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Do Your Homework if You're in the Vintage Portland Condo Market

Recent tremors underground may indicate that Portland is overdue for some significant seismic activity. The problem is that the city still has many of the most vulnerable types of buildings, unreinforced masonry structures, within its borders.

The clear solution would be to use seismic retrofitting to modify these buildings so that they have a better chance of surviving an earthquake. These modifications could include various techniques or combinations of techniques:

  • External steel frames
  • Base isolation
  • Structural reinforcing walls

Unfortunately, all of these solutions come at a significant cost. Furthermore, the expertise necessary to determine which strategy is best

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Portland is a pretty green city. However, living the in-town condo lifestyle may mean that open park space isn't closely available. If you are looking for a condo with green space nearby, check out these five Portland high-rise condo buildings that are either right next door to a park or with a block or two.

5. John Ross - South Waterfront

The John Ross is a modern high-rise building located in Portland's South Waterfront district. The building neighbors Elizabeth Caruthers Park which is a 2 acre green space that includes public art, a splash pad, boardwalks, and courts for different types of recreation. View available condos at the John Ross.

4. The Strand - South Waterfront

The Stand is a collection of three condo towers located at

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Pearl District Portland is a historic neighborhood where art aficionados, galleries, and artists come together. It's in one of the oldest parts of the city, with most of the galleries concentrated in the southern portion of the neighborhood, bordered to the north by Northwest Glisan Street. Portland artists and art lovers looking for homes in the city will definitely want easy access to this roughly 28-square-block art heaven.

The variety and range of work is what really makes the area special. However, Upfor is certainly one of the most important Pearl District galleries in terms of the art world at large. This avant-garde space was founded in 2013, and is featured in internationally renowned publications, such as Artforum.

From the Pearl District,

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Exceptional 8th floor condo with floor-to-celiling windows & oversized covered terrace. This 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath unit has hardwood oak flooring & brand new top-of-the-line carpeting in bedroom. Beautiful light oak, quartz countertops, heated floor in master bath, open layout, huge deck, expansive views, & a deeded parking space! Building Amenities include 24/7 Concierge, & Fitness rm w/Sauna. Fantastic location in the Pearl and on the river!

1310 Nw Naito Pkwy 809a is listed courtesy of Stuart Stevens with Highrises Realty of Portland

Call (503) 473-0111 for more information and availability

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Luxury one bedroom condo on the river at the Strand. This fourth floor unit has an open floor plan with floor to ceiling windows, and a private covered balcony with city and river views. Hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, walk-in closet, laundry room, and lots of natural light in this beautiful condo along the riverfront. Walk to shops, restaurants, downtown, the streetcar, and more. Deeded parking included!

1920 Sw River Drive E407 is listed courtesy of Stuart Stevens with Highrises Realty of Portland

Call (503) 473-0111 for more information and availability

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Downtown Condo on the 10th Floor with Coveted East-facing Views of City, River, and Mountains. Open Floorplan with 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath and Large Private Balcony. Streetcar Right Outside Your Door. Just a few Blocks to PSU, Farmer's Market, Riverfront, Downtown. HOA Amenities Include Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Internet, Free On-site Laundry, & more. Deeded Parking Included.

255 SW Harrison Street 10g is listed courtesy of Stuart Stevens with Highrises Realty of Portland.

Call (503) 473-0111 for more information and availability

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Light filled east facing loft on the 4th floor of Old Town Lofts. An open floor plan with tons of light and city views from both the unit and the deck. Washer and dryer in unit, deeded storage and all appliances included. MAX and bus lines are one block away! Walkscore 97! Explore Downtown, the Pearl District, the Saturday Market, and the Willamette River.

411 Nw Flanders Street 406 is listed courtesy of Stuart Stevens with Highrises Realty of Portland

Call (503)-473-0111 for more information and availability

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The Elizabeth - 333 NW 9th Ave, Unit 610

This sixth floor loft in the Elizabeth faces east, with peek-a-boo views of Mt. St. Helens and downtown. This unit includes stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, full-size washer & dryer, and in-unit storage. There are no neighbors to either side of this condo and so it is absolutely quiet, all the time! The Elizabeth is ideally situated in the Pearl District very close to restaurants, pubs, theaters, museums, art galleries.

333 NW 9th Ave, Unit 610 is listed courtesy of Highrises Realty of Portland.

Call (503) 473-0111 for more information and availability.

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Amazing Corner Condo on 24th Floor of American Plaza Towers.

Enjoy Breathtaking Views of Downtown, Mount Hood, West Hills, & The Willamette River! Three Bedrooms, Two Full bathrooms, Two Large Balconies, Two Gas Fireplaces, Nine Foot Ceilings, and Tons of Natural Light. HOA Amenities include: Indoor & Outdoor Pools, Sauna, Exercise Room, Meeting Room, Concierge, Free Guest Parking. Photos are of unit prior to current resident.

2221 SW 1st Avenue 2424 is listed courtesy of Highrises Realty of Portland

Call (503) 473-0111 for more information and availability

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  Spectacular views from this luxury 1-bedroom loft on the 18th floor of the John Ross Condominiums. Views of downtown, the hills, the river, and Mt. St. Helens! Hardwood floors throughout unit. Private balcony, walls of windows, custom wood window treatments, flexible living space. Enjoy the 24hr concierge service of the John Ross, along with outdoor garden space, BBQ area, and community entertainment room.   3601 SW River Pkwy #1804 is listed courtesy of Stuart Stevens with Highrises Realty of Portland   Call (503)-473-0111 for more information and availability  
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