I lived on the west side of Portland in the suburbs for over ten years. About two years ago I made the decision that I eventually would move Downtown. On the weekends I started looking at different apartment buildings in the Pearl District and SW. My office is right off of Broadway in the heart of the Central Business District. I watched Park Avenue as it was being built. I am a commercial real estate broker that has a great appreciation for architecture design and high end construction.
Once Park Avenue was completed I decided to tour. As soon as I walked into the lobby it felt like home. From the fire place, to the iconic Zell Brothers clock (my mother worked there when she was pregnant with me, the jewelry store used to be where Park Avenue is now), to the wood decor, the lobby felt sophisticated and inviting at the same time. The service of the property management was above and beyond any other property I had toured. I knew right away that Park Avenue was the building I wanted to live in. I had never rented an apartment before, and the entire process was new to me. Aside from being the nicest apartment building I had toured in Portland, the staff demonstrated the highest quality of service and detail.
The building's amenities are some of the nicest in the city. The community area, and building gym are the highest quality I have seen in any office or apartment building. The location can't be beat either, with Directors Park being right outside it gives Park Avenue the Portland community vibe in one of the most central locations the city has to offer.
As a real estate broker I did my homework on the Portland apartment market. There were apartments I looked at that were not as nice that were actually more expensive. Like many people from Portland I am all about value, for what you get, Park Avenue can't be beat.
I felt quite fortunate that I secured my unit when I did, as it seems that days after I leased my space the building started filling very quickly. All of the residents I have run into at the property have been friendly and a pleasure to meet. The building views are one of a kind to say the least. I am very happy with my decision to make the move here, and I am glad to call Park Avenue West my new home! For anyone interested in living in Downtown Portland at the nicest building, with the highest quality of service I highly recommend Park Avenue West.