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Urban Works
Portland, Oregon
Local. Urban. Retail. Portland
Interests: real estate, restaurants, development, portland, neighborhoods, retail, planning & policy, mixed-use projects & commercial brokerage
Recent Activity
We're pleased to announce that Urban Works has placed Green Zebra Grocery in it's 4th location in the heart of Portland State University's downtown campus. The 4,200 SF space is located in the street level of a PSU parking garage.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Portland Urban
Besaw's cafe, an iconic legend in the Portland food scene finds a new home in Northwest Portland. Cana, Cheffy, and the rest of the team will be bringing back our favorites…wild salmon scramble, oatmeal pancakes, house made granola and those... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Portland Urban
Urban Works Real Estate is pleased to have assisted Green Zebra Grocery, Portland's healthy and convenient neighborhood grocer, in identifying the location for their latest store. "Green Zebra Grocery will serve as the anchor tenant for Hassalo on Eighth, a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Portland Urban
Oregonlive interviewed Craig Sweitzer of Urban Works, Peter Koehler of Geen Zebra and food industry analyst Phil Lempert for their take on the shift in grocery store spaces and urban population shopping habits. "Smaller stores have more options in urban... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Portland Urban
New Seasons' long awaited NW Portland store opened on Wednesday August 5th 2015. The store did not disappoint. The 32,000 SF store housed in a former Con-Way Parts warehouse is a stunning collaboration of exposed beams, roll-up garage doors and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Portland Urban
Retail spotlight: Food, health care drive Portland retail growth. The retail leasing market is picking up steam this year as business fundamentals around the Portland area continue to provide fertile ground. Thanks in large part to the population and job... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Portland Urban
Set to open in September 2015 TreeHouse, an apartment development with retail on the ground floor is seeking LEED certification. Drawing inspiration from its natural surroundings the building connects to the existing trails and pedestrian networks of Marquam Hill. Urban... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Portland Urban
Photo: Stephanie Yao Long - The Oregonian The Oregonian has named Renata as the restaurant of the year! Congratulations Nick & Sandra Arnerich. In Michael Russell we trust! Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Portland Urban
Wow Really...?! I had to re-read this quote several times in GoLocalPDX to see if Jim John at CE John Company really believes that their prior tenant, Besaw's (Cana Flung) has destroyed an icon and then equate that to the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Portland Urban
After suffering for nearly a year through the city's byzantine permitting and zoning process...Portland's next great Italian restaurant, Renata is now open and available for reservations at OpenTable. Located at the corner of SE Main & 7th in what is... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Portland Urban
Congratulations to Jessi Duley and the entire Burncycle squad on the opening of their second whole-body indoor cycling studio in Lake Oswego. Burrncycle 2 is located in the brand new Kruse Village shopping center just off of I-5. Burncycle opened... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Portland Urban
David Howitt of Meriwether Group wrote a great article in the Portland Business Journal regarding developer C.E. John's dispute with Cana Flug and her beloved Besaw's restaurant. Well said Mr. Howitt! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Portland Urban
Soon you'll be able to enjoy a libation and bite alongside the river at NW Front Avenue and 17th Street. Howl and Growl Filling Station will open a pub/café serving beer, wine, kombucha, coffee, tea and light provisions on the... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Portland Urban
Locally owned Sloan Boutique will open its third location in the heart of the Mississippi District at LEED Gold Tupelo Alley this spring. The shop sells stylish apparel, shoes and accessories for women of all ages and has two successful... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Portland Urban
The Stagecraft Building at 1302 NW Kearney (and 13th) in the heart of the Peal District will be home to new retailers and creatives in spruced-up digs as early as Q1 2016. The building offers 28,000 square feet of divisible... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at Portland Urban
Upper Left Roasters soon will open a coffeehouse and café with onsite gourmet coffee roasting in the newly renovated Ladd Corner building at SE 12th and Clay. Originally Sheldon's Service Station in the 1920s, the building has been home to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Portland Urban
Congratulations to our friends at Produce Row. Urban Works, along with the rest of Portland is excited to see the doors open again this May! More info at Eater - Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Portland Urban
Salt, Fire & Time/SFT is opening its first retail outlet at NE Couch and 6th Avenue in the Central Eastside Lofts building. Featuring bone broth, kombucha, coconut yogurt and other yummy, nutritional treats, SFT is a perfect fit for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Portland Urban
The mixed use building coming to the corner of NW Couch and 9th features 137 high-end apartment units with ground floor retail space. The ground floor retail space features three units from around 1200 SF - 2500 SF with prime... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Portland Urban
Urban Works Real Estate is thrilled to be handling the leasing of the 6,000+ square feet of retail space at the revitalized 1320 Broadway building. The former Oregonian building is being transformed into the largest single block of Class A... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Portland Urban
The Hamilton Building, at 510 SW 3rd, is now home to fine mens retailer: Wildwood Bespoke! Wildwood Bespoke has leased 1,458 SF of retail space in this historic office building and will bring the craft of high-quality hand tailored suits... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Portland Urban
Over 14,000 square feet of prime ground floor retail space is 100% leased in the South Waterfront's LEED certified luxury apartment building, The Ardea. The retail spaces are located in the “side car” building fronting Gaines Street and the tower... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Portland Urban
The new Mason Williams building on North Williams is leasing up fast! Saint Cupcake will be opening its 3rd location, Tiger Tiger Salon is moving to N Williams, and new boutique Breighela James is opening its 1st location making the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Portland Urban
Garden Bar Salad Co. is set to open their 3rd location in the Postal Building at 510 SW 3rd Ave this summer. The perfect salad centric restaurant you'll want to eat at every day and your taste buds won't get... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Portland Urban
International yoga studio chain Modo Yoga has landed in Portland at 400 SE Grand Avenue. Modo Yoga is a green, clean, hot yoga series that stretches, strengthens and tones the muscles while helping to detoxify the body and calm the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Portland Urban