For Craig Kelly, president of Venerable Group Inc., selling the historic, three-building White Stag property to the University of Oregon Foundation for $42.6 million is bittersweet. For starters, the $37 million renovation of the property marked the last major project that Kelly completed with Art DeMuro, the founder of Venerable and a close friend of […]
Since 1991, Venerable’s goal has been to bring about positive change in neighborhoods through redevelopment projects that increase investment, street activity, building standards and opportunities for new businesses and job creation. During this anniversary year, we recognize and thank our partners, clients, tenants and vendors for their cooperation and their business in helping make Venerable one of the city’s top 10 commercial developers.
By chance while doing research on another property, I stumbled upon an article providing some interested history about the Minnesota Hotel — a property we renovated and manage at 322 NW 5th Ave. Dating to 1910, the article describes the leasing of the Minnesota Hotel building by the M. Hachiya Company: As a possible nucleus […]
The restoration of the Hung Far Low sign is good news for the architecture and ethnic heritage of the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District.
A multimedia art piece was unveiled on Oct. 8 at the White Stag Block to honor the legacy of the Naito family in Old Town Chinatown
White Stag Block wins Grand Award for Building Technology Systems from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Oregon
Minnesota Hotel, at 322 NW 5th Avenue is featured property this week in Daily Journal of Commerces “Block by Block.” The column looks at Portland commercial real estate at a microcosmic level. Each week, one city block’s history and future — from recent leasing activity to available space — is examined.
Today begins a four-day grand opening celebration for the University of Oregon’s new home at the renovated White Stag block, in Old Town at Naito Parkway and Couch Street beside the Burnside Bridge.
Five years ago, when Terri Warpinski first forayed north from Eugene to expand the University of Oregon’s outpost in Portland, many in this city decided she was in over her head.
Portland’s Skidmore Old Town Historic District is being revitalized with a push to preserve more of the district’s historic buildings.