Weekly Roundup: Porter Hotel, Towne Storage Building, Providence Park, and more

Construction is well underway on the Porter Hotel in Downtown

The Portland Chronicle wrote about the demolition of a 1930 funeral home. The site at 80 NE 14th Ave is being redeveloped as a six-story mixed-use building containing 190 residential units.

Eater PDX reported that Touché Restaurant was set to close this Sunday after 20 years in the Pearl. The historic firehouse that housed the restaurant will be renovated as part of the Modera Glisan development.

The Portland Business Journal reported that software company Autodesk will move 200 employees from Lake Oswego to the Towne Storage Building in the Central Eastside.

The DJC wrote about the massive number of new hotel rooms coming online, including at the AC Hotel, Convention Center Hotel, The Woodlark and The Porter.  If all hotel projects currently proposed get built they “would expand Central Portland’s room count by 35 percent by 2020.”*

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Timbers’ proposed expansion of Providence Park drew City Council support at a hearing held last week.

As Esco Corp. winds down operations in NW Portland The Oregonian reported that its 15 acre site is being prepared for redevelopment.

Portland for Everyone wrote about the eleven bills aimed at tackling housing prices that are still alive in the legislature.

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