A “master agreement” between the city and a developer changed the game and the scale of development.  The rails were removed, toxic soil removed or mitigated and a new city street grid imposed on the vacant urban landscape.

A “master agreement” between the city and a developer changed the game and the scale of development.  The rails were removed, toxic soil removed or mitigated and a new city street grid imposed on the vacant urban landscape.

 Adaptive reuse of old warehouses continued, but a checkerboard of new city blocks began to sprout mid and high-rise structures.  The Northwest Triangle was becoming the Pearl District. Photo by Bruce Forster©

Adaptive reuse of old warehouses continued, but a checkerboard of new city blocks began to sprout mid and high-rise structures.  The Northwest Triangle was becoming the Pearl District. Photo by Bruce Forster©

 Businesses followed, and urban dwellers sought out homes that no larger had lawns to mow.  Powell’s Bookstore, an established tourist attractor, together with the conversion of the old Blitz Brewery into a multiple block commercial and residential complex expanded the district boundaries.

Businesses followed, and urban dwellers sought out homes that no larger had lawns to mow.  Powell’s Bookstore, an established tourist attractor, together with the conversion of the old Blitz Brewery into a multiple block commercial and residential complex expanded the district boundaries.

 The early incorporation of a streetcar program in the Pearl District became a catalyst for development.  Expansion of the streetcar system now connects the Pearl to other urban neighborhoods and downtown Portland State University.

The early incorporation of a streetcar program in the Pearl District became a catalyst for development.  Expansion of the streetcar system now connects the Pearl to other urban neighborhoods and downtown Portland State University.

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 Photo by Bruce Forster©

Photo by Bruce Forster©

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Lovejoy Column, courtesy Bruce Forster ©.jpg
Lovejoy Columns, courtesy Bruce Forster ©.jpg
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Our sky flower garden .jpeg
Welcome to EcoTrust.jpeg
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 A “master agreement” between the city and a developer changed the game and the scale of development.  The rails were removed, toxic soil removed or mitigated and a new city street grid imposed on the vacant urban landscape.
 Adaptive reuse of old warehouses continued, but a checkerboard of new city blocks began to sprout mid and high-rise structures.  The Northwest Triangle was becoming the Pearl District. Photo by Bruce Forster©
 Businesses followed, and urban dwellers sought out homes that no larger had lawns to mow.  Powell’s Bookstore, an established tourist attractor, together with the conversion of the old Blitz Brewery into a multiple block commercial and residential complex expanded the district boundaries.
 The early incorporation of a streetcar program in the Pearl District became a catalyst for development.  Expansion of the streetcar system now connects the Pearl to other urban neighborhoods and downtown Portland State University.
An airy pub.jpeg
A new hotel under construction .jpeg
An interior court.jpeg
An urban beach.jpeg
 Photo by Bruce Forster©
EcoTrust.jpeg
Entry off Pedestrian Lane.jpeg
Henrys and the smokestack.jpeg
Inside EcoTrust.jpeg
Lovejoy Column, courtesy Bruce Forster © (1).jpg
Lovejoy Column, courtesy Bruce Forster ©.jpg
Lovejoy Columns, courtesy Bruce Forster ©.jpg
Once Jim Fisher's was here .jpeg
Our sky flower garden .jpeg
Welcome to EcoTrust.jpeg
thumb_DSC01131_1024.jpg
thumb_DSC01135_1024.jpg
thumb_DSC01136_1024.jpg
thumb_DSC01139_1024.jpg
thumb_DSC01141_1024.jpg
thumb_DSC01143_1024.jpg
thumb_DSC01148_1024.jpg
thumb_DSC01161_1024.jpg
thumb_DSC01162_1024.jpg

A “master agreement” between the city and a developer changed the game and the scale of development.  The rails were removed, toxic soil removed or mitigated and a new city street grid imposed on the vacant urban landscape.

Adaptive reuse of old warehouses continued, but a checkerboard of new city blocks began to sprout mid and high-rise structures.  The Northwest Triangle was becoming the Pearl District. Photo by Bruce Forster©

Businesses followed, and urban dwellers sought out homes that no larger had lawns to mow.  Powell’s Bookstore, an established tourist attractor, together with the conversion of the old Blitz Brewery into a multiple block commercial and residential complex expanded the district boundaries.

The early incorporation of a streetcar program in the Pearl District became a catalyst for development.  Expansion of the streetcar system now connects the Pearl to other urban neighborhoods and downtown Portland State University.

Photo by Bruce Forster©

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