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Union Way

Portland calls for a new kind of shopping experience. Its climate and culture lead us to an urban indoor/outdoor space for eating, drinking, and shopping. Union Way finds its origins in the streets and alleyways of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and serves as a counterpoint to the typical urban retail block or the suburban festival marketplace.  The public promenade draws people through the building, which is bookended by Powell’s Books, a major retail destination and The Ace Hotel, an iconic contemporary hotel.  Union Way houses a collection of carefully curated shops and restaurants providing an authentic and unique shopping experience while adding energy and momentum to the West End neighborhood. Since the alley is a private walkway through the block, new types of ways to eat, drink and shop have emerged and end in an exciting symbiosis between merchants and their customers. 

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type

Retail

location

Portland, OR

completion

2013

cost

$4.4M

scale

10,454sf

partners

California Bank & Trust
Treehouse
Unique Covered Retail Experience
Center of Union Way
Stevan Alan
Boxer Ramen
Copyright project^
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awards

awards

Portland Business Journal

Better Bricks Awards, Retail Project of the Year 2014

AIA Portland

Design Awards, Mayor’s Award for Design Excellence 2013

AIA Portland

Design Awards, People’s Choice Awards, 2nd Place 2013

PORT, portlandart.net

Architecture in Portland: Best and Worst Developments 2013