List of tallest buildings in Portland, Oregon

Portland, the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon, is the site of 30 completed high-rises over 250 feet (76 m), three of which stand taller than 492 feet (150 m).[1][2][3] The tallest building in the city is the Wells Fargo Center, which rises 546 feet (166 m) in Downtown Portland and was completed in 1972.[4] The second-tallest skyscraper in the city is the U.S. Bancorp Tower, which rises 536 feet (163 m) and was completed in 1983.[5] KOIN Center, completed in 1983 and rising 509 feet (155 m), is the third-tallest building in Portland.[6]

Wells Fargo CenterKOIN CenterPacWest CenterEdith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building (pre-renovation)Mark O. Hatfield United States CourthouseOne Main PlaceUmpqua Bank Plaza
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Although The Oregonian Building, rising 194 feet (59 m) if its clock tower is included, was Portland's tallest building from 1892 until 1913,[7] the history of skyscrapers in the city is thought to have begun with the construction of the Wells Fargo Building in 1907. This building, standing 182 feet (55 m) and 12 floors tall, is often regarded as the first skyscraper in Portland.[8][9] The Wells Fargo Center was Portland's first building standing more than 492 feet (150 m) tall.[4] There are currently two buildings under construction that are planned to rise at least 250 feet (76 m).[10] Overall, Portland's skyline is ranked, based on existing and under construction buildings over 492 feet (150 m) tall, second in the Northwestern United States (after Seattle), tied for fifth in the Pacific Coast region with San Diego (after Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Las Vegas), and 22nd in the United States.[a]

Skyline of Portland seen from the southeast side of the Hawthorne Bridge in 2007
Panorama of the Lloyd District in 2007

Tallest buildingsEdit

As of August 2017, there are 30 high-rises in Portland that stand at least 250 feet (76 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This height includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.[b][33][2][3]

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Coordinates Notes
1 Wells Fargo Center   546 (166.4) 40 1972 45°30′51.3″N 122°40′45.8″W / 45.514250°N 122.679389°W / 45.514250; -122.679389 (Wells Fargo Center) Tallest building constructed in Portland in the 1970s. Tallest office building in Portland.[4][34]
2 U.S. Bancorp Tower   536 (163.4) 42 1983 45°31′21.6″N 122°40′33.2″W / 45.522667°N 122.675889°W / 45.522667; -122.675889 (U.S. Bancorp Tower) Tallest building constructed in Portland in the 1980s.[5][35]
3 KOIN Center   509 (155.2) 35 1984 45°30′47.3″N 122°40′39.6″W / 45.513139°N 122.677667°W / 45.513139; -122.677667 (KOIN Center) [36][37]
4 Park Avenue West   460 (140.2) 30 2016 45°31′21.6″N 122°40′33.2″W / 45.522667°N 122.675889°W / 45.522667; -122.675889 (Park Avenue West) Tallest building constructed in Portland in the 2010s.[38][39]
5 PacWest Center   418 (127.4) 30 1984 45°30′55.1″N 122°40′48.3″W / 45.515306°N 122.680083°W / 45.515306; -122.680083 (PacWest Center) [40][41]
6 Fox Tower   372 (113.4) 27 2000 45°31′6.3″N 122°40′51″W / 45.518417°N 122.68083°W / 45.518417; -122.68083 (Fox Tower) Tallest building constructed in Portland in the 2000s.[42][43]
7 Standard Insurance Center   367 (111.9) 27 1970 45°31′0.9″N 122°40′40.7″W / 45.516917°N 122.677972°W / 45.516917; -122.677972 (Standard Insurance Center) [44][45]
8 Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building[c]   361 (110) 18 1974 45°30′51.9″N 122°40′37.4″W / 45.514417°N 122.677056°W / 45.514417; -122.677056 (Edith Green – Wendell Wyatt Federal Building) [46][47]
9 Cosmopolitan on the Park   340 (103.6) 28 2016 45°31′54.8″N 122°40′55″W / 45.531889°N 122.68194°W / 45.531889; -122.68194 (Cosmopolitan on the Park) Tallest residential building in Portland.[48][49]
10 John Ross Tower   325 (99.1) 32 2007 45°29′48.6″N 122°40′12.2″W / 45.496833°N 122.670056°W / 45.496833; -122.670056 (The John Ross Tower) Built to the maximum allowable height in the South Waterfront area.[50][51]
Mirabella   325 (99.1) 30 2010 45°29′51.5″N 122°40′12.6″W / 45.497639°N 122.670167°W / 45.497639; -122.670167 (Mirabella) Built to the maximum allowable height in the South Waterfront area.[52][53]
The Ardea   325 (99.1) 30 2008 45°29′45.4″N 122°40′13.2″W / 45.495944°N 122.670333°W / 45.495944; -122.670333 (The Ardea) Built to the maximum allowable height in the South Waterfront area.[54][55]
13 Multnomah County Central Courthouse   324 (98.8) 17 2020 45°30′50.4″N 122°40′30.0″W / 45.514000°N 122.675000°W / 45.514000; -122.675000 (Multnomah County Central Courthouse) [56] [57]
14 Congress Center   321 (97.8) 23 1980 45°30′59.5″N 122°40′45.7″W / 45.516528°N 122.679361°W / 45.516528; -122.679361 (Congress Center) [58]
15 Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse   318 (96.9) 16 1997 45°30′57.3″N 122°40′34.5″W / 45.515917°N 122.676250°W / 45.515917; -122.676250 (Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse) Tallest building constructed in Portland in the 1990s.[59]
16 Moda Tower   308 (93.9) 24 1999 45°31′6.2″N 122°40′28.9″W / 45.518389°N 122.674694°W / 45.518389; -122.674694 (Moda Tower) [60]
17 The Meriwether, West Building[d]   303 (92.4) 24 2006 45°29′50.5″N 122°40′9.4″W / 45.497361°N 122.669278°W / 45.497361; -122.669278 (The Meriwether, West Building) [61]
18 Lloyd Center Tower   290 (88.4) 20 1981 45°31′55.5″N 122°39′26.2″W / 45.532083°N 122.657278°W / 45.532083; -122.657278 (Lloyd Center Tower) [62]
19 1000 Broadway   288 (87.8) 23 1991 45°31′0.7″N 122°40′50″W / 45.516861°N 122.68056°W / 45.516861; -122.68056 (1000 Broadway) [63]
20 NV   288 (87.7) 26 2016 45°31′57.3″N 122°41′2.4″W / 45.532583°N 122.684000°W / 45.532583; -122.684000 (NV) [64]
21 Portland Plaza   272 (82.9) 25 1973 45°30′46.6″N 122°40′48.9″W / 45.512944°N 122.680250°W / 45.512944; -122.680250 (Portland Plaza) [65]
22 One Main Place   270 (82.3) 20 1980 45°30′55.8″N 122°40′31.7″W / 45.515500°N 122.675472°W / 45.515500; -122.675472 (One Main Place) [66]
23 Union Bank Tower   268 (81.8) 15 1969 45°31′15.9″N 122°40′45.3″W / 45.521083°N 122.679250°W / 45.521083; -122.679250 (Union Bank Tower) Tallest building constructed in Portland in the 1960s.[67]
24 Twelve West   266 (81.1) 22 2009 45°31′20.1″N 122°41′1.6″W / 45.522250°N 122.683778°W / 45.522250; -122.683778 (Twelve West) [68]
25 Aster Tower[d]   265 (80.8) 21 2015 45°31′49″N 122°39′25.6″W / 45.53028°N 122.657111°W / 45.53028; -122.657111 (Aster Tower) [69]
The Meriwether, East Building[d]   265 (80.8) 21 2006 45°29′51.4″N 122°40′6.6″W / 45.497611°N 122.668500°W / 45.497611; -122.668500 (The Meriwether, East Building) [70]
27 Umpqua Bank Plaza   263 (80.2) 19 1975 45°30′48.4″N 122°40′31.4″W / 45.513444°N 122.675389°W / 45.513444; -122.675389 (Umpqua Bank Plaza) [71]
28 Broadway Tower   258 (78.6) 19 2018 45°30′52″N 122°40′58″W / 45.51444°N 122.68278°W / 45.51444; -122.68278 (Broadway Tower) [72]
29 200 Market   257 (78.3) 19 1973 45°30′41″N 122°40′43.9″W / 45.51139°N 122.678861°W / 45.51139; -122.678861 (200 Market) [73]
30 Harrison Tower Apartments, West Tower   256 (78) 25 1965 45°30′37.6″N 122°40′45.5″W / 45.510444°N 122.679306°W / 45.510444; -122.679306 (Harrison Tower Apartments, West Tower) [74]
31 Benson Tower   250 (76.2) 26 2007 45°30′52.7″N 122°41′9″W / 45.514639°N 122.68583°W / 45.514639; -122.68583 (Benson Tower) [75]

Tallest under constructionEdit

As of January 2019, there are three buildings under construction in Portland that are planned to rise at least 250 feet (76 m).[10][56]

Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
Block 216 460 (140.2) 35 2022[76] Broke ground July 2019.[77]
Eleven West 291 (88.7) 22 2020 Completion planned for 2020[78]

Tallest proposedEdit

As of January 2019, there are three proposed buildings in Portland that would exceed 250 feet (76 m) in height. These buildings are going through the permit and design review process with the intent to begin construction soon.

Name Height in ft (m) Floors Notes
Toyoko Inn 357 (108.8) 32 Still in early assistance[79]
Press Blocks 250 (76.2) 23
Broadway Corridor 400 (122) [80] N.A. USPS relocation and demolition ongoing [81]

Timeline of tallest buildingsEdit

 
The American Bank Building stood as the tallest building in Portland from 1913 until 1927.

Since 1892, the year The Oregonian Building was completed,[7] the title of the tallest building in Portland has been held by nine high-rises.

Current name Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Reference
The Oregonian Building[e] 1892–1913 (21 years) 194 (59.1) 12 [7]
Yeon Building 1911–1913 (2 years) 194 (59.1) 15 [82]
American Bank Building 1913–1927 (14 years) 207 (63.1) 15 [83]
Public Service Building 1927–1962 (35 years) 220 (67.1) 16 [84]
Hilton Portland Hotel 1962–1965 (3 years) 241 (74.5) 22 [85]
Harrison Tower Apartments, West Tower 1965–1969 (4 years) 256 (78) 25 [74]
Union Bank Tower 1969–1970 (1 year) 268 (81.8) 15 [67]
Standard Insurance Center 1970–1972 (2 years) 367 (111.9) 27 [44]
Wells Fargo Center 1972–present (49 years) 546 (166.4) 40 [4]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ New York has 293 existing and under construction buildings over 492 feet (150 m),[11] Chicago has 128,[12] Miami has 56,[13] Houston has 39,[14] Los Angeles has 32,[15] San Francisco has 28,[16] Boston has 20,[17] Seattle has 20,[18] Dallas has 19,[19] Atlanta has 16,[20] Las Vegas has 15,[21] Philadelphia has 14,[22] Jersey City has 12,[23] Sunny Isles Beach has 11,[24] Pittsburgh has 10,[25] Minneapolis has 9,[26] Denver has 8,[27] Detroit has 8,[28] Charlotte has 7,[29] Austin has 5,[30] Columbus has 5,[31] and Portland has 4.[32]
  2. ^ If two or more buildings are of the same height, they are listed in order of floor count, then alphabetically. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was originally completed.
  3. ^ Originally constructed at a height of 270 feet (82 m), the building's height was extended in 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Height estimated by Emporis.
  5. ^ Demolished in 1950.

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