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So you’ve heard that Portland has turned into some sort of food mecca?

We are enthusiasts of all things food. Fast and healthy, sweet and hearty, or gourmet and aromatic. Whether it’s your first time opening a neighborhood cafe or a national chain looking for the best corner in the central city, we have vast experience to facilitate that journey. Urban Works specializes in restaurant transactions and negotiates more restaurant leases than any other brokerage group in Portland.

Renata Case Study

Restaurant of the Year 2015!

About Renata

Renata is a contemporary Italian restaurant dwelling deriving inspiration from the diverse regional cuisines of Italy and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. After just 6 weeks of being open, The Oregonian awarded Renata with Restaurant of the Year 2015.

Wanted: 4,000 SF Restaurant Space

The owners of Renata were looking for an owner/user opportunity for their new restaurant concept. They were intrigued by the Central Eastside and had hopes of revitalizing the area and help bring in other restaurants and food related businesses.

Found: 10,000 SF Building

Urban Works matched Renata with a Central Eastside building that came as just a shell. To build out spaces for the restaurant and other food businesses Urban Works advised owners on efficient use of space and connected them with experienced architects and contractors. The outcome is a 3 tenant building housing Renata, Ancient Heritage Creamery and Alma Chocolates.