Completed in Fall 2015, FrameWork is a glass and timber tribute to Portland’s industrial history and a home for retail business, creative workspace, and innovative partnerships.

As a nod to our Northwest heritage, Framework features handsome glulam beams that echo the distinctive look of the signature heavy timber that support the neighboring American Brush Building. These exposed structural elements produce a distinctive design feature while using sustainable wood materials instead of old growth timber.

The first floor has 1,175 sq ft of street-facing retail in the front and parking in the back. Each of the four upper floors has nearly 5,000 sq ft of workspace, allowing tenants to adapt the space to fit their needs and create collaborative work environments. By offering flexible, open spaces that can meet the needs of a variety of tenants, Framework is helping to foster creative partnerships in the neighborhood.

Located in the close-in Central Eastside district, within two blocks of four bus lines, the Portland Streetcar, and a popular bike commute route, Framework has excellent access to multiple modes of transportation. The building features first-rate facilities for bike commuters, including showers on every floor and covered, secure bike parking.


Architect: Works Progress Architecture (W.PA)
Builder: Yorke & Curtis


Project Features:

  • New construction incorporates glass, exposed glulam beams and sustainable design features reminiscent of older Central Eastside industrial buildings
  • Ground floor retail and parking with four floors of flexible workspace above
  • Convenient access to multiple bus lines, Portland Streetcar, and the Ankeny Street Bike Boulevard/Neighborhood Greenway
  • Recipient of numerous sustainable design and architecture awards including WoodWorks Wood Products Council’s 2016 National Commercial Wood Design Award; the Portland chapter of the American Institute of Architects 2016 Architecture Awards (Merit and Craftsmanship Categories); and ArchDaily’s Building of the Year 2016 (Office Category)
  • Managed locally by UD+P
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