You say you want an evolution? As future Portland cityscapes spring to life, so will the design of our New England city morph into “outdoor rooms” that will allow us to see and be seen.
By Patrick Venne
As any longtime Portlander can attest, before Portland was positively funky, it was positively funky. But over the past few decades the city has achieved a miraculous turnaround, largely through adaptive re-use of formerly vacant or dilapidated structures. Portland’s unique sense of place enabled and continues to fuel this remarkable transformation.