Rehabs: a solid niche in a shaky market

Renovating historic buildings for re-use has never been easy. But, at a time when returns on other commercial properties are falling, historic rehabs are proving to be a healthy niche.

Streetcar garage reaches end of line

A landmark 92-year-old former streetcar garage in the Sellwood neighborhood will be demolished, despite strong neighborhood opposition to pave the way to a development of 81 townhomes.

Historical Value

It takes a certain talent to walk through a dilapidated building and see its value. In a society that equates “new” with clean, shiny and efficient, old buildings often don’t survive. But the Portland City Council is trying to improve the outlook for historic buildings and make them a vital part of the city’s future