Ducks to invade White Stag building

The White Stag block, home to four dilapidated buildings and the landmark “Made in Oregon” sign that overlooks the Burnside Bridge, likely will be the new home of the University of Oregon’s Portland Center.

Retooling the Telegram

Developer Art DeMuro looks out of place inside the bowels of the old Portland Telegram building on the edge of downtown. Dressed in a crisp, maroon shirt, tan slacks and polished shoes, DeMuro effortlessly climbs a jury-rigged staircase that rises to the top floor of the four-story building on a quarter block at 1101 SW Washington St.
Workers scurry about putting up beams and other support structures as part of the $9.5 million renovation project. Already, they’re spraying stabilizing concrete on the interior as part of a seismic upgrade.

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.