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Creative / Retail Flex Space

We re-claim, we re-purpose, we re-develop. That’s Portland.

There are many creative ways to utilize or redevelop a space – or an entire city block. At Urban Works, we’ve helped breweries, food and product manufacturers, creative offices and everything in between find their ideal retail flex space.

Wayfinder Beer Case Study

"Slightly Refined"

About Wayfinder Beer

WAYFINDER BEER is a new brewery project in Portland. Wayfinder transformed 8,900 square feet of a century-old brick warehouse in Portland's Central Eastside into a classic destination for beer and food lovers. Wayfinder is the brainchild of Charlie Devereux (co-founder of Double Mountain Brewery), Matthew Jacobson (co-founder/owner of Sizzle Pie, Quality Bar, and Relapse Records) and Rodney Muirhead (co-founder/owner of Podnah's Pit and La Taq). Guests to Wayfinder will find a 110-seat taphall, a 2,000 SF brick bar, and a 3,000 SF patio. The on-site 10-barrel brewhouse will create world-class lagers and ales for enjoyment and wholesale distribution. Target opening is Spring 2016.

Brewery site identified

Urban Works was given the task of identifying a central location within the city for that could accommodate the various uses of a brewery that include industrial distilling, distribution, storage as well as the retail use of a restaurant and bar. Very difficult to do in Portland’s zoning code. The flexible space that was eventually identified was a IG1 mixed-use building that fell within the new EOS zone. And as a bonus, a 3,000 SF outside parking lot is being converted to one of the best outside patios in Portland. It will be the place to sit outside and enjoy great beer and food in the central east side. Prost!
Wayfinder Beer