Link to Owner Dr. Robert B. Pamplin Jr.



The Business Briefs are short news items of interest, from the Inner Southeast Portland business community

ERIC NORBERG - At left is Daniel Kim, a PSU student and intern Project Manager, and at right, Project Manager Rory Matheny, at the site of their forthcoming Brooklyn townhome development. Townhome project underway in Brooklyn neighborhood: A business called "Green Oregon Construction", in an innovative publicity move, announced for Friday, July 3, a ribbon-cutting for its new "Brooklyn-503, the Towns" two-townhouse development at 3220 S.E. 12th Avenue, a block and a half south of Powell Boulevard. What was innovative about that, was that they hadn't built it yet! At the appointed hour, the two executives on hand decided not to bother with the ribbon cutting, and instead held up a banner in front of the excavated lot. The new two-townhouse high-end development will be three stories with included parking, each with three bedrooms and baths, a pro media room "fully wired for the digital age", wood flooring and timber exposed beams, and "Northwest stone masonry throughout". The sale price of each of the two townhomes is expected to be in the neighborhood of $750,000; and construction should be completed by the end of the year. To learn more, go online – New Westmoreland family restaurant opens takeout window: Downtown Portland's "Bullard" restaurant, and Woodlark Hotel bar, "Abigail Hall", are owned by Holler Co. partners Jen Quist and chef Doug Adams (Adams is touted as a former finalist on "Top Chef"). Starting Thursday, July 9, those partners are also operating a Westmoreland family-friendly neighborhood restaurant with the same name as their company: "Holler". It's on the ground floor of the new block-sized "Meetinghouse" apartment development, at 7119 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. The menu centers around its well-reviewed fried chicken, burgers, and similar dishes, as well as ice cream. Although the restaurant eventually intends to have customers seated in its available indoor space, right now only a takeout window is open, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m, to 5 p.m. – and for information, or to order, call 971/200-1391.

Fitness studio is open in Westmoreland: Owner Micah Rabwin advises THE BEE that "Essential Strength Studio", still under the "Rivet Fitness" sign, is now up and running. "We are a Smart Gym using science and technology to provide super-efficient, safe, and socially distant fitness. Our workouts are so efficient, people here only typically spend 20 minutes to one hour in the gym per WEEK! All exercises are automatically tailored to each client's level of fitness, so it's perfect for athletes trying to gain an edge in their sport, people recovering from injuries, seniors, and everyone in between. Minimum time commitment, minimum exposure, and real results. Additionally, we are only allowing one client in the gym at a time, so it's a private gym experience. As a 15 year resident of Sellwood, I'm proud and excited to open this business at S.E. 17th and McLoughlin Boulevard." The business' telephone number, for more information, is 503/389-8786.

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