Berenger Apartments, Portland


A four storey mixed use building in a peripheral location in the Portland region, responding to planning and zoning  incentives to develop transit-oriented development with walkable distances of the town centre and rail station.

Project Summary

Located on the corner of NE 3rd Street and NE Hood Ave, Gresham, Portland, the ground floor retail units have street access on to both street frontages, with apartment access via a lobby on NE 3rd Street. The building is an L-shape wrapping around the site at the street intersections, and facing either south or east with good solar orientation). 

The building is four stories in height and is constructed of a wood frame over a concrete slab-on-grade. The project consists of ground-floor retail, "tuck-under" parking, 30 dwelling units, and a green roof. Of those 30 dwelling units, the second-story floor plan is particularly unique where each unit has a large floor plan with a loft. There is a mixture of residential apartments on each arranged in back to back design with access via a central corridor. The 3-bedroom apartments occupy the corner location of the building. All apartments have direct access from the principal spaces to sizeable balconies. The apartments face onto NE 3rd Street and NE Hood Ave (being south facing) and have views over the street, to the adjacent park (Greshan Plaza) and out towards the Mt Hood in the distance. The facing the back of the building have views over the adjacent residential areas. 

The development is within walking distance (200 m) of the Gresham Town Centres and the local Trimet light rail station (400m), which provides direct access to Portland CBD and beyond. The local Trimet station also has a bus interchange facility which provides access to locations sin the wider Portland area.  

The Gresham Town Centre has a range of local services, including retail shopping opportunities, supermarkets, cafes/restaurants and professional and civic services. The car parking, loading arrangement for the ground retail units and rubbish collection areas are located at the rear of the building at ground level, with access via a service lane. ​ ​