Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability).

Image from the Discussion Draft of the Central City 2035 Plan, showing a possible development scenario approximating future growth in the Pearl District over 20 years (Bureau of Planning & Sustainability). At least two of the sites shown as potentially developable have current proposals on them.

It is just over a year since Next Portland last did a roundup of the tallest buildings planned or under construction in Portland. At that time, we counted 25 buildings over 100′ in height planned. Today we count 40. Given the length of time it takes to complete a high rise building, many of the buildings on the 2016 were also on the 2015 list. Four buildings are no longer on the list this year, due to having been completed: Block 17, Pearl West, the Aster Tower and Park Avenue West. Seven buildings that were still in the design phase last year are now under construction. No building on last year’s list is known to have been cancelled.

Read on to see our complete list. Where possible, the heights given are the building height as defined in the Portland Zoning Code and published in the Design Commission’s Final Findings. In some cases the heights have been estimated.

40 – Slate (Block 75)

Height: 104′-4″
Architect: Works Partnership
Status: Under Construction

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39 – OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

Height: 114′-6″
Architect: SRG Partnership
Status: Design Review (in process)

OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building

38 – 14th & Raleigh

Height: 129′-8″
Architect: LRS Architects and Salazar Architects
Status: Design Advice

NW 14th & Raleigh

37 – North 18

Height: 120’
Architect: YBA Architects
Status: Design Advice (pending)

36 – Station Place Lot 5

Height: 122′
Architect: Hacker and GBD Architects
Status: Permit Review

Station Place Lot 5

35 – Couch9

Height: 125′-6″
Architect: Vallaster Corl
Status: Under Construction

Couch9 by Vallaster Corl Architects

34 – 3rd & Taylor

Height: 128′ (estimated)
Architect: Ankrom Moisan
Status: Design Review (Pending)

3rd and Taylor

33 – Canopy Hotel

Height: 128′-8”
Architect: ZGF
Status: Permit Review

Canopy Hotel

32 – AC by Marriott

Height: 130′
Architect: SERA
Status: Under Construction

AC Hotel Portland

31 – 505 NW 14th Ave

Height: 130′ (estimated)
Architect: SERA
Status: Pre-Application Conference

30 – Oregon Square (Block 102)

Height: 131′
Architect: GBD Architects
Status: Design Review

Oregon Square Block 102

29 – Oregon Square (Block 91)

Height: 132′-6″
Architect: GBD Architects
Status: Design Review

Oregon Square Block 91

28 – 710 E Burnside

Height: 132’-10”
Architect: Polyphon
Status: Design Advice

7th & Burnside

27 – Modera Davis

Height: 133’-0”
Architect SERA
Status: Design Review (pending)

Modera Davis

26 – OHSU Patient Housing & Garage (Block 28)

Height: 137′-8″
Architect: ZGF Architects
Status: Design Advice

OHSU Center for Health and Healing South

25 – Framework (Pearl)

Height: 140′ (estimated)
Architect: Lever Architecture
Status: Design Review (pending)

24 – Riverplace Parcel 3

Height: 140′ (estimated)
Architect: Ankrom Moisan
Status: Design Advice

Riverplace Parcel 3

23 – Block 136

Height: 148’-4”
Architect: Mithun
Status: Under Construction

Pearl Block 136

22 – Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

Height: 148′
Architect: ZGF Architects
Status: Design Advice

Multnomah County Health Department Headquarters

21 – 12th & Market

Height: 150’-0”
Architect: SERA
Status: Design Review (in process)

12th & Market Apartments

20 – 619 SW 11th Ave

Height: 150’ (estimated)
Architect: SERA
Status: Design Review (pending)

19 – Con-way Block 294E

Height: 159′-9”
Architect: GBD Architects
Status: Permit Review

Conway Blocks 294E and 295E

18 – Sky3

Height: 160′
Architect: Ankrom Moisan
Status: Under Construction

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17 – The Dianne

Height: 163′
Architect: Ankrom Moisan
Status: Under Construction

The Diane

16 – 1430 NW Glisan

Height: 174’-6”
Architect: Ankrom Moisan
Status: Design Advice

14th & Glisan

15 – 4th & Harrison

Height: 175′
Architect: Hartshorne Plunkard & Myhre Group Architects
Status: Design Review (approved)

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14 – Convention Center Hotel

Height: 181′
Architect: ESG Architects
Status: Design Review (pending)

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13 – The Porter Hotel

Height: 190′
Architect: HC Architecture
Status: Under Construction

The Porter Hotel

12 – OHSU Center for Health & Healing South (Block 29)

Height: 196′-8″
Architect: ZGF Architects
Status: Design Review (approved)

OHSU Center for Health and Healing South

11 – Yard

Height: 206′
Architect: Skylab
Status: Under Construction

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10 – Burnside Bridgehead Block 75 Phase II

Height: 206’-6”
Architect: Works Partnership
Status: Design Advice

Block 75 Phase II

9 – Pearl Block 20

Height: 225’ [estimated]
Architect: Bora
Status: Design Review (pending)

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8 – Grand Belmont

Height: 240’
Architect: Vallaster Corl
Status: Design Advice

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7 – Oregon Square (Block 90)

Height: 244′-8″
Architect: GBD Architects
Status: Design Review (approved)

Oregon Square Block 90

6 – 3rd & Salmon

Height: 245’-6”
Architect: Ankrom Moisan
Status: Design Review (in process)

3rd & Salmon

5 – The NV

Height: 252′
Architect: ZGF Architects
Status: Under Construction

The Overton - 02

4 – Broadway Tower

Height: 269’-8”
Architect: GBD Architects
Status: Permit Review

Broadway Tower

3 – Multnomah County Courthouse

Height: 327′
Architect: SRG Partnership & CGL RicciGreene
Status: Design Advice

Multnomah County Courthouse

2 – The Cosmopolitan on the Park

Height: 340′
Architect: Bora
Status: Under Construction

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1 – Oregon Square (Block 103)

Height: 340′-6″
Architect: GBD Architects
Status: Design Review (approved)
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2 thoughts on “Focus: Portland’s Tallest Planned Buildings (2016)

  1. Let’s hope these actually look as represented.

    Yard? Are you kidding me? The artist rendering and real life are worlds apart. The real world building is a sad deathstar and a blight on the skyline.

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