In the News: Mixing Business with Pleasure

Wash High Auditorium

Inka Bajandas with the Daily Journal of Commerce wrote the following article published April 6, 2015.   Here’s the link to the online story: Washington High School If the former Washington High School building in SoutheastRead more →


WHS named Development of the Year

The Portland Business Journal announced Washington High School was selected the Development of the Year at the recent Commercial Association of Brokers, “A Night of Excellence in Commercial Real Estate,” at the Portland Art Museum. ClickRead more →


Inspirational Quotes at Washington High

“Education has this objective — the formation of character.” I noticed this Herbert Spencer inspirational quote  at Washington High School project and wondered about it and his life. He was an interesting Victorian character who originallyRead more →


Filling in the Cracks: Terracotta Repairs at Washington High School

Photo of terracotta repairs at Washington High School in Portland, OR

No doubt, Washington High School is a striking and magnificent piece of architecture.  However, upon close examination, it has clearly suffered from abuse and neglect over the years.  It is particularly sad to see the amountRead more →


Landmarks Commission Approves Washington High School Designation

Washington High School Portland Oregon PDX Historic Cornice

The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission voted to approve the landmark designation of Washington High School exactly one year ago on January 14, 2013. This designation was the first step in Venerable’s goal of rehabilitating the 1923Read more →