Portland’s Past Meeting its Future in the “Central Eastside Industrial District”
For well over a hundred years the East Side industrial district was a hub for wholesale food distribution throughout the Pacific Northwest. In recent years, this area of abandoned warehouses and crumbling brick structures has been transformed into a magnet for forward-looking entrepreneurs and an important job generating center on the East Side.
Still maintaining its image as Produce Row, a variety of diversified businesses have moved into the area including coffee roasters, restaurants, delis, breweries and a mix of trendy retailers. This avant-garde ambiance was enhanced by the conversion of several warehouses into affordable commercial space and artist’s lofts.
Now development pressure from the north and south ends of the district brings more change to this neighborhood. Join us for a view of Portland’s past meeting its future in the “Central Eastside Industrial District”. We’ll end the tour with a visit to Sheridan’s Produce Market, a long-time favorite neighborhood food store.
409 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97214
Approx. 2 1/2 hours
Easy – covers about two miles in an easy urban walk.
Dress for the weather!