NW Portland International Youth Hostel & Guest House


SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference [PDF] with the Bureau of Development Services to discuss the following proposal:

Pre-Application Conference to discuss Type III Historic Resource Review for a new 5-story, 15- room Hostel (Retail Use). The ground- floor will include a small café.

The site is currently a surface parking lot, located in the Alphabet Historic District. It is adjacent to the existing NW Portland Hostel, whose main building is also individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Hotel Cornelius, back from the dead


As recently as mid-2013, Downtown Portland’s historic—and long vacant—Hotel Cornelius was under threat of demolition by its then owners, TMT. Fortunately the building was sold to Arthur Mutal, a developer with a growing portfolio of adaptive reuse projects. At the time of the sale they were still considering their options for the property, which included “multifamily housing and creative offices”, as reported in the Oregonian.

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