Bye Bye VQ

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We recently said good bye to Veritable Quandary when we moved our Urban Works office from SW 1st Ave, in the white brick building right next door. And now we will say good bye again as they close their doors for good. Multnomah County purchased the building that has inhabited VQ since 1971.

Many changes are in store for the area as the courthouse begins to take shape. Dennis King, owner and operator, plans to keep the restaurant open through the summer season, when the restaurant's patio comes into full bloom. The county said it will break ground on the courthouse later this year.


For plans and renderings of the new courthouse in the CBD click to view's article.

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Wayfinder Beer...Coming Soon!

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Just when you thought the Central East Side couldn't get any cooler... Wayfinder Beer!  As reported by Michael Russel at The Oregonian the new brewery and restaurant is scheduled to open this spring at 304 S.E. Second Ave (half a block north of Produce Row).  With the likes of Charlie Devereux, the co-founder of Double Mountain; Rodney Moorhead of Podnah's Pit; and Matt Jacobson of Sizzle Pie the trio are sure to knock it out of the park and brew some of the best lagers in the region.  The only thing not detailed in the article is the amazing 3,000 square foot outside deck that is sure to be hottest seat in city.  I can almost taste that lager and pretzel now...

Urban Works is proud to have negotiated the transaction.

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Couch 9 set to open in 2017

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Urban Asset Advisors secured a $41.6 Million loan to commence construction on Couch 9, the 136 unit mixed-use project in the Pearl District near the Brewery Blocks. Urban Works Real Estate is working on securing dining and shopping options for the 5,258 square feet of ground floor retail.

“Couch 9 has a desirable in-fill location in one of Portland’s most acclaimed neighborhoods, ‘The Pearl’, an amenity rich area known for its high-rise condominiums, upscale boutiques, and beautiful modern parks,” said Davidson of Urban Asset Advisors. Click here for full article.

Kia Hartley and Rob Moneyhan of Urban Works are currently in discussions with a wide variety of food and service users for the ground floor retail space. Please contact us for more information.

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Top 38 Portland dining hot spots

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Top 38 Portland dining hot spots


Here at Urban Works we get to work with some of the finest culinary talent in the city. Eater Portland has released the latest installment of Eater 38 featuring some restaurants who's leasing transactions Urban Works has been involved in. Our faves? Bamboo Sushi for the being the world's first certified-sustainable sushi restaurant, Andina for 15 years of delicious South American dining, Lardo for crave-worthy flavor-packed sandwiches, St. Jack for atmosphere and French gratin and Bollywood for bringing the culinary experience of Mumbai to Portland.

Click here for the Eater 38 list and map out your 2016 dining hot spots.

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Downtown's Retail Revival

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Downtown's Retail Revival


As Portland continues to evolve into a major metropolis with an ever increasing population growth, the long quiet central business districts such as Old Town, Ankeny Alley, Goose Hollow, and PSU are showing signs of a retail revival lead primarily by local retailers.  As reported by Anna Marum at The Oregonian, the changes are significant and exciting.  





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East Side or Bust!

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On Friday December 4th we said goodbye to our office in Downtown Portland, where we called home for the past 8 years. We now inhabit the Cargo Building at 75 SE Yamhill alongside Brix Law, Beam Development and above the best retailer in the city, Cargo! Check them out! 
Please feel free to stop by when you’re in the area, visit our offices and shop downstairs. The Cargo building, at the intersection of Water Ave and Yamhill has been redeveloped into a beautiful mixed-use office and retail project with high ceilings, exposed wood beams and original brick walls.

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