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Everett Station Lofts

Preserving Space for Old Town Artists

625 N.W. Everett Street, Portland, OR, 97209


Resident Artist

Studio Interior


First Thursday Open Studios

Gallery Opening



Resident Painter



In 1989, a private developer purchased three adjacent buildings in Portland’s Old Town District, renovated them, and thereby created Everett Station Lofts, a thriving community of artists and their families. Everett Station’s 47 live/work units feature high ceilings and hardwood floors; building amenities include indoor parking and a second-floor courtyard shared by all residents. Sixteen storefront units are reserved for artists who agree to open their studios to the public during regular business hours and at least nine “First Thursday” evenings each year.

During the 1990s, as commercial developers began scooping up Old Town properties and converting them into upscale condominiums, many Portland artists were displaced. In 1998, when Everett Station’s owner decided to sell, the artists themselves contacted Artspace. Although the owner could have made a larger profit by selling the buildings on the open market, he agreed to sell them to Artspace at their appraised value of $3.9 million to preserve Everett Station Lofts as a center of creative life in Old Town, serving both the resident artists and the community. 

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Old Town water tower
About the Neighborhood
Portland's oldest neighborhood, Old Town, includes both the Skidmore Historic District as well as the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District, both on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our Thanks to...


Portland Development Commission

TCF Bank