Building Feature: Portland’s New Market Building

Portland’s New Market Building (built in 1872) sits across the cobblestone street from the historic Skidmore Fountain and is a prominent feature at Portland’s Saturday Market. While the Saturday Market has not always been located here, the New Market Block, with the New Market Building and the projecting colonnade, was constructed to house both a theater… Read More Building Feature: Portland’s New Market Building

Building Feature: the Portland Building

While the Portland Building in downtown Portland, Oregon, has received its fair share of critiques, it is a poster child for the American Post-Modern style and helped define Post-Modern Classicism. It pulls classical details back into architecture unapologetic, though stylized ornamentation. Look no further than the giant ribbons that festoon the building’s upper floors! While… Read More Building Feature: the Portland Building