Category: Property Sale

Commercial Building for Sale on SE 80th

The single-story brick building at 327 SE 80th Avenue is for sale. The shop most recently housed Dan’s Auto Upholstery. However, the 1949-era building is divided into two units, each space having an independent street-facing entrance and rollup automotive door. Located near the center of Montavilla Town, this commercial building could easily support a variety of businesses, including retail or food service.

The owners are seeking nearly $1.5 million for the property, positioning it as an owner-occupied investment with added tenant revenue. The building occupies practically the entire lot at 4,600 square feet. It has twelve and a half feet of internal height, making the building move-in ready for automotive or manufacturing use. However, the Commercial Mixed Use 2 (CM2) zoning would allow retail, office, and housing on the site. The new owner could potentially build above this structure, supporting up to three additional floors of offices or apartments.

Interested buyers should contact Capacity Commercial Group through their website or review the real estate flyer.

Montavilla Apartment Complex for Sale

This month, the owners of Connery Place Apartments at 8130 SE Mill Street listed the property for sale. The 72-unit apartment complex sits in the center of a city block near SE 82nd Avenue and Mill Street. Amenities for the twelve-building site include a swimming pool, secured parking, community building, and laundry facilities. Residents access their homes through a gated parking lot behind the Sushi Yummy & Chinese Restaurant.

Developers built this large housing project in 1977. In the last 20 years, the complex sold three times. Tall Pine Properties LLC bought the site in 2005 for $2,800,000 and sold it to CH Montavilla LLC for $3,875,000 in 2012. Euclid Associates LLC purchased the apartment buildings three years later for $7,100,000. In 2017, the current owners transferred the property to a new company with similar ownership, Connery Place Partners LLC. The current asking price for the 1.79-acre development is $13,800,000.

The apartment complex contains 19 one-bedroom and 53 two-bedroom units. The property owners recently refurbished four units after a fire in one of the southeast structures. Apartments 53-56 received new windows and other updates, including a new stairway and landing. According to the seller, the owners upgraded other select units with resurfaced counters, new cabinets, vinyl plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, and stainless-steel fixtures.

Image from Portland Maps

The sale of the property could present a downside for residents. The real estate listing for the property notes that “rents are below market rates, presenting immediate investment upside.” Although the new owner is ultimately responsible for determining rate adjustments after leases expire, investor financing for this real estate purchase could require an increase in renal revenue.

Commercial real estate can take months or years to sell. Residents of the Connery Place Apartments should not anticipate an immediate change in ownership or operations at the site. However, this site has an advantage over other housing in the area. These apartments are secluded in the center of a city block, providing a uniquely isolated living environment in an otherwise busy area of the neighborhood. Interested buyers should contact HFO Investment Real Estate at 503-241-5541.

NE 93rd and Glisan Residential Property

This week, the owners of a vacant building at 9265 NE Glisan Street listed the property for sale. The 8,000 square foot corner lot is zoned Residential Multi-Dwelling 2 (RM2) and allows for three or four-story buildings with an urban scale. An existing single-family residence built in 1919 occupies the site. The old structure is currently boarded up and fenced off, preserving the 100-year-old interior.

2265 E. Glisan Sanborn Map 1924

The property is located in a prime area for medium-scale housing with a TriMet number 19 Bus Stop on the block. The site is within walking distance of the Gateway Transit Center, and future NE Glisan improvements intend to tame the heavy traffic in front of this property.

9265 NE Glisan Portland Maps

Although the home is in salvageable condition, the property’s redevelopment into a medium-scale multiunit dwelling would better fit the current zoning along NE Glisan and provide housing for up to 17 families. John L. Scott’s listing for the Glisan street home contains more information and pictures. Interested buyers should contact Beverly Moser to schedule a tour.

SE Yamhill Vacant Lot for Sale

The new owners of a vacant lot east of 8505 SE Yamhill Street recently placed it on the market after selling the neighboring single-family residence. Ground Breakers Construction & Development purchased the 1923-era home and lot in April of 2022, reselling the home two months later.

2115 E Yamhill Sanborn Map 1928

The vacant lot once held a five-room “modern bungalow” built in the early 1900s. The one-and-a-half-story home had the address of 2115 E. Yamhill Street. The first record of the property appears in the Morning Oregonian of December 12th, 1912. This advertisement asks for a $200 downpayment for the home located one block from the Mt. Tabor streetcar line. Four years later, the home’s inhabitant J. A. Orchard, listed his Victrola and records for sale in The Oregon daily journal on June 22nd, 1916. By 1919, the Morning Oregonian of August 11th shows the property for sale again. Later that year, a marriage license by J. R. Moffatt at this address was printed in The Oregon daily journal on November 29th, 1919. Through the early 1920s, J. A. Orchard continued using 2115 E. Yamhill Street as his home address. The demolition date for the house is unknown, but at some point, the land merged with 8505 SE Yamhill Street.

Now that Ground Breakers Construction & Development separated these two properties into the original parcels, this lot will again serve the needs of Montavilla residents, providing needed housing. Windermere Real Estate offers information regarding the sale price in the property listing. Contact Kendall Woodworth at (503) 539-0001 with questions or to see the land.


36 SE 82nd LiveWork Building for Sale

The distinct green metal-clad building at 36 SE 82nd Avenue is for sale. Initially built in 1910 as a home, this two-story structure is now zoned for medium-scale commercial mixed-use and configured to support a live-work business. The building has transformed substantially over the last century, with the most recent remodel in 2002. Since that time, it housed Eastgate Health Clinic offering naturopathy herbs and acupuncture.

Phan Hoang An owns both the building and business at this site. However, the listing at Keller Williams Realty does not state the property will sell with an active lease, indicating the clinic will no longer operate from this location.

Although the building is in usable condition, a new owner may redevelop this property. Half of the site serves as a paved back parking lot and driveway. New buildings in this zone are generally expected to be up to four stories tall, with a base floor area ratio (FAR) of 2.5:1. That number increase to 4:1 with bonus provisions, allowing a four-level development that uses most of the property. With the lot located within steps of the number 20 and 72 TriMet bus lines, this location would be ideal for affordable housing with retail on the ground floor.

People interested in buying this property can contact the listing agent Tim Phommany at (503) 896-8861 or timphommany@kw.com.

Family Fun RV Moves Out of Portland

This month, Family Fun RV closed its location at 333 SE 82nd Avenue after relocating the last reaming inventory to the new lot in St. Helens, Oregon. Construction fencing now surrounds the former vehicle sales establishment. Last year this company closed its other Portland location at 1027 SE 82nd Avenue to focus efforts oping a larger facility along Columbia River Highway.

Since 2017, Family Fun RV sold new and used recreation vehicles from the 82nd Avenue location. Although suffering recent thefts at the site and navigating challenging conditions on surrounding streets, this business’s relocation stemmed from the imminent sale of the property. The owner of this 28,212 square foot car lot listed it for sale at the beginning of 2022, along with many other properties in the area. Information regarding the pending sales of the site is not yet known. However, Family Fun RV staff indicated in a phone call last month that they would only close the 82nd Avenue location after being informed of an offer on the property. 

Family Fun RV at 333 SE 82nd Avenue from January 2022. Image from Google Maps

Family Fun RV’s new sales lot is substantially larger than the old Portland location, giving the woman-owned business the space to grow operations. Whoever buys the now-vacant 82nd Avenue location will gain a propionate property near downtown Montavilla. The half-block site has street frontages on three sides, making it highly accessible for many concurrent uses. Although it could easily host another automotive business, it is an ideal location for a mixed retail and housing project.

Medical Building For Sale on SE 80th

A single-story medical building on SE 80th Avenue near SE stark Street is for sale. The property at 300 SE 80th Avenue formerly housed Hand Therapy Specialists. The corner lot sits across SE Pine Street from Montavilla United Methodist Church and next door to Montavilla Dental Arts.

Hand Therapy Specialists relocated to Northwest Portland In January of 2022 and appears to have changed ownership. The hand rehabilitation clinic had occupied the building on SE 80th Avenue for twenty years. Now the former clinic owners are selling the facility located in historic Montavilla downtown.

Crews completed construction of the 1,878 square foot building in 1948. It has undergone several updates over the years, including a project to enclose the front porch around 2018. The long building is surrounded by well-maintained landscaping on a quiet street. Although last used for medical work, it can easily convert into office space. Contact the Nick Shivers Team at (503) 594-0805 for more information about purchasing the property.

AYCO Seeks New Home on 82nd

African Youth & Community Organization (AYCO) is in the process of buying the Flex Building located at 2110 SE 82nd Avenue. The youth mentoring organization currently operates out of the former Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) building on NE Glisan Street. Developers will soon transform the TBN site into affordable housing, prompting AYCO’s move to a new facility. However, the group needs to raise $5.5 million to purchase and renovate the new building.

In January 2021, AYCO relocated to 432 NE 74th Ave from SE 122nd Avenue. Although the group knowingly committed to a short-term lease for the property on NE 74th, they hoped to become a partner organization in the supportive housing planned for the site. Unfortunately, Metro did not select the development group they partnered with, making another move inevitable.

This week the developers submitted a type 2 Land Use Review for the first of two buildings planned for the Glisan and 74th housing project. That four-story wood-framed residential building will contain 41 units of permanent supportive housing above a ground floor commercial kitchen, cafe, and retail incubator space. Additional amenities include resident services, laundry rooms, bike parking, and a community room.

With the permitting process underway, securing a new home for AYCO takes on a new sense of urgency. The Flex building on SE 82nd Avenue is several years old but has never found a tenant. Constructed in 

Flex 2110 SE 82nd Ave

2017, the building’s owner anticipated demand for high-end office and commercial space on 82nd Avenue near SE Division Street. Lower demand and the pandemic kept the building vacant except for a short-term popup COVID testing site. Crews only constructed the basic shape of the space, waiting for tenants to dictate the placement of interior walls. This unfinished condition will add to AYCO’s overall costs for the project. “The building is a shell and needs huge construction [and] tenant improvements,” explained AYCO Executive Director Jamal Dar.

The Flex building will cost $3.6 million to purchase. AYCO staff have allocated the remaining $1.9 Million to cover construction and furnishings. Fortunately, they have already received commitments for $1.5 million from supporters. An additional $2.5 million is expected to come from Federal funds and contributions from the City of Portland. Now, AYCO is seeking donors at any level who can help bridge the $1.5 million gap. They must find those funds within six to ten months or incur debt from loans.

The Flex building offers many benefits to the AYCO community, and buying the building will provide the permanent home this group has sought for many years. Dar explained that the building is centrally located near the community his organization serves. He feels its proximity to several schools, shopping, and transit options will be an invaluable benefit to the immigrant and refugee community using this resource center.

At 18,682 square feet, the increased building size means AYCO will continue to offer all existing programs with room to expand. “[The building] will allow us to conduct all of our programs, including establishing early childhood education and many other programs we currently don’t have,” said Dar. Buying the Flex building has the potential to take AYCO to a new level and secure its space in the supportive services community.

People or groups interested in investing in AYCO’s future location on SE 82nd Avenue should visit the group’s website www.aycoworld.org and click this Donate Now button at the top of the page. Jamal Dar and his staff are available to talk to groups interested in large sponsorship opportunities.

Two House Project on NE 93rd

Work is complete for both 717 NE 93rd Avenue and 713 NE 93rd Avenue. The property sold earlier this year and the back house is currently listed to rent.


Article update originally published September 28th, 2021

Work is starting to shift forward on the development located at 717 NE 93rd Ave. In February of this year, crews completed foundation work on the three-story residence situated at the back of the property. Now, the back home is nearly complete, and work is beginning on the front house. Both detached structures will share a single lot.


Original article published February 3rd, 2021

The foundation is complete for a three-story home located at 717 NE 93rd Ave. It is the first of two houses planned for this unconventional lot. The new structure sits at the wider back portion of the lot and shifts north towards the property line. Construction vehicle access dictates the back building must proceed ahead of the front structure on this tightly packed development.

The project proposed a year ago will host two detached houses. The back home is a three-bedroom, two and a half bathroom structure. Being accessible only by a walkway along the north property line, the house will not offer any onsite parking. Although being a secondary dwelling, it has many desirable features. The entire third floor is a master suite, and the main floor maximizes the limited space in an open floorplan.

When completed, the front unit will feature an attached garage and four bedrooms. It has two full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. As with the back building, this unit also spans three-stories, with its main floor on the second level. Another distinct feature is the position of the fourth bedroom on the ground floor. That room has both an interior and exterior entrance. A small half bathroom next to the bedroom provides some limited autonomy from the rest of the house. This extra bedroom would be an ideal home office for someone needing to see the occasional client.

Addressed as 713 NE 93rd Ave, the front house will span 20 of the 30-foot wide property frontage. For ease of construction, the back house must complete framing before the front house blocks truck access. Although progressing slowly, this project now seems to be moving forward at a faster pace. When completed, it will create a unique property that has built-in rental revenue for the owner.

March 2020

Proposed Food Cart Pod on SE 82nd

SE 82nd Avenue may soon have a new food cart pod near the popular SE Stark commercial area. A recent Early Assistance application revealed plans for the large corner property on SE 82nd Avenue at SE Ash Street. The new owner of 218 SE 82nd Avenue wants to demolish the existing Recreational Vehicle (RV) sales buildings and construct a food cart pod with an overhead canopy structure and other amenities.

B&U Properties bought the corner lot used by Budget RV Center in November of 2021. The same Limited Liability Company had recently acquired three lots adjacent to the RV sales property in June of 2021. B&U Properties is owned by Uday Seelam, who previously operated a food cart business and has experience in the food service industry.

The combined site owned by B&U Properties is 260 feet long and 100 feet deep, making it a sizable dining venue with space for parking and dozens of food carts. The proposal for the site includes adding water and sewer services to support the food carts, along with a shared trash enclosure. Crews will reconstruct the existing commercial driveway and add a pedestrian entrance from SE 82nd Avenue. They will also provide modular bathrooms on site, similar to the facilities installed at The Yard at Montavilla food cart pod.

Modular bathrooms at The Yard at Montavilla

This new food cart pod would be Montavilla’s second culinary collective opened in the last few years. The Yard at Montavilla greeted guests a year ago, just two blocks to the north. One month before the Yard’s grand opening, the Collective Oregon Eateries (CORE) at 3612 SE 82nd Avenue opened near SE Powell Blvd. If approved, this new pod could create a competitive marketplace for food cart operators seeking favorable rent while remaining in the same vicinity. This project is in the early stages of development and will likely not begin construction until sometime in 2023.