Weekly Roundup: KEX Portland, Hoxton Hotel, Broadway Tower, and more

The KEX Portland will be located in the historic Vivian Apartments at 110 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. A building permit for the addition, seismic upgrade and change of occupancy is currently under review.

Eater Portland reports that the KEX Portland hostel at will include a restaurant, bar, and rooftop patio bar run by Iceland’s Ólafur Ágústsson, the food and beverage director Iceland’s only Michelin-starred restaurant.

Submarine Hospitality, owners of Ava Gene’s and Tusk, will open a new restaurant and two bars in The Hoxton Hotel (formerly known as the Grove Hotel).

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Portland Housing Bureau latest rules for affordable housing in condominium developments*, which have been revised from an initial draft that received strong criticism from developers.

The Radisson Red hotel in the Broadway Tower will open in November, reports the Oregonian.

Portland Art Museum director Brian Ferriso and Hennebery Eddy co-founder Tim Eddy spoke to Portland Architecture about the latest designs for the Portland Art Museum Rothko Pavilion.

The Portland Housing Bureau will use housing bond funds to buy, tear down and replace the Westwind Apartments at 333 NW 6th Ave, reports the Oregonian.

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9 thoughts on “Weekly Roundup: KEX Portland, Hoxton Hotel, Broadway Tower, and more

      • Why can’t we do both? We’re the ones thinking there can be only one solution for every project in town. The city is big enough – let diversity happen. There are a fair amount worth saving, and new construction doesn’t have to replicate the older stuff.

        The fabric and the future can compliment each other.

        • Agreed Justin. Just glance around the neighborhood to see plenty of futuristic design; Yard, Slate Dumbell, and my personal favorite, B-Side 6. Preservation provides continuity in a rapidly changing environment, not to mention visual diversity. I think we’re better off for having the Town Storage and Templeton buildings still extant. No need for such binary thinking.

      • Have you not noticed that Vancouver often juxtaposes old and new architecture? Have you not noticed that Vancouver has examples of old buildings or historic facades incorporated into new building projects?

  1. can someone explain to me the thinking behind buying housing units and tearing them down in the name of increasing housing? Why not spend less money on vacant land and build there for a lower cost?

  2. Innovativethinking was run off the skyscraper forum for incessant whining about Portland’s supposed lack of tall buildings. He’s just an internet troll with one singular, tired message. Thank God Portland looks nothing like Vancouver.

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