Washington High School totals 113,505 square feet over four stories. Anchor tenant New Seasons Market occupies the entire fourth floor and half of the third floor for their corporate offices. Other tenants are Copious Creative, Brink Communications, Struck Creative, Archrival, Switchboard, Harvest PR & Marketing, Optimist, Nonstop Administration and Insurance, Murmur Creative, Walker Tracker, Roboboogie, The 211 Collective, Snapshot, Cash Music, artist Kelly Rae Roberts, attorney Sean Riddell and Revolution Hall, Martha’s and The Assembly Lounge.
Buckman Public House is the new anchor tenant. The restaurant will be on the first floor and have the large patio for outdoor dining. Restaurant owners are Gregg Matteucci, David Regan and Suzanne Regan, who operate Tucci Italian restaurant. Tucci chefs Jeff Emerson and Kurt Spak will open the new restaurant soon.
Buckman Public House will offer a broad range of cuisines and will complement the attendees at events at Revolution Hall.
For all tenants who lease space at Washington High School, the building includes ample interior bike parking with shower rooms, secured after-hours entry, new shared ADA restrooms, common area trash/recycle room, and a generous roof deck. The property has some off-street parking available to tenants by permit.
Historic preservation projects are inherently sustainable, but additional green features of Washington High School’s adaptive reuse include:
- High-efficiency, tenant-controlled VRV heating/cooling system,
- New efficient lighting,
- New insulated windows on the south elevation and restored/ weatherized historic windows everywhere else,
- Construction waste reduction through donations to Habitat for Humanity and
- Salvage and reuse of doors, windows, trim, terracotta, lockers, and other original building items.
Washington High School is located in Portland’s Central Eastside—a thriving, 24-hour scene where restaurants, bars, retail, offices, and housing all happily co-exist in an unbeatable central location. In recent years, the area has become an incubator for hundreds of creative businesses looking to grow within Portland’s central city.
The school building is situated on the cusp of the Buckman residential neighborhood, which boasts an active and youthful population that values sustainability, local business, bike commuting, and all that urban living has to offer. Just seven blocks from the Portland Streetcar line and one block from a frequent-service bus line, Washington High School is a transit-friendly destination. Even better, the building has a walkscore of 86 and a bike score of 98.
Within a couple of blocks, tenants and visitors will enjoy some of Portland’s favorite businesses and hangouts including Sweetpea Bakery, Meat Cheese Bread, Floyd’s Coffee, Herbivore Clothing, Roost, Rimsky-Korsakoffee House, and Nostrana.
In addition to the redevelopment of Washington High School, the Central Eastside has other developments in the works, including 152 new apartment units at SE 11th & SE Stark, the Portland Development Commission’s five-city-block Burnside Bridgehead project, and the highly-anticipated ODOT blocks. The neighborhood just keeps getting better.