Art District Revitalization

The Arts District and Congress Street revival continues with a growing restaurant cluster (offering everything from burritos, barbecue, and sushi to five star cuisine), numerous art galleries and studios, and new market rate and affordable housing units including the introduction of loft-style condominiums to Portland.

Young professionals, retirees, and others are choosing to move to downtown Portland for the culture, entertainment, energy, and pedestrian orientation it offers. Many of the lofts have been converted from upper floor Class B office space.