Sub-Market Spotlight: Central Business District
Over 1 million square feet of office construction is slated for the Central Business District (CBD) over the next couple of years. With creative companies such as PuppetLabs, Wacom, Smarsh, and WeWork taking large blocks of newly renovated creative office space, the downtown vibe has turned back to a younger, hipper workforce reminiscent of the dotcom days. CBD boasts gourmet food markets and food trucks, access to cultural riches such as the Portland Art Museum, Chinese Gardens, Waterfront Park and Esplanade, and access to hundreds of retail stores and restaurants – all within walking distance – making the 9-to-5 less of a grind.
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