Pepsi Blocks Brings New Life to a Portland Neighborhood

Date Posted: 05.14.2020

Portland Monthly

The Pepsi Blocks mixed-use project is a “big-deal development” changing the face of Portland neighborhoods, according to Portland Monthly magazine. The 4.5-block development is planned to include five new buildings with a mix of housing and offices, public parks and plazas, as well as a new woonerf on a now-closed street segment. The vibrant mix of uses and open space will be a great asset to the neighborhood.

As Mithun partner Dorothy Faris shared in the article, the Pepsi Blocks “has, for so long, been four blocks completely closed off to the neighborhood: occupied by large warehouses, chain-link fences, and huge trucks. This is an opportunity to open it up and make it very porous and walkable.”

Centerpiece of the first phase of implementation is the renovation of an iconic Pepsi warehouse structure into a retail pavilion that could accommodate a large food hall—expanding the surging Sandy Boulevard food scene that already features the Zipper, Providore Fine Foods and the Ocean. The initial phase of construction will also include two six-story residential buildings with 218 units, including a mix of affordable three-bedroom apartments, townhomes and live/work units.

Mithun is providing architecture, landscape architecture and interior design services. Security Properties is the developer.

Read the full article, “Three Projects Reshaping Portland Neighborhoods.”