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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
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awards

awards

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

Portland Business Journal

Better Bricks Awards, Retail Project of the Year 2014