Vacasa, a Portland-based vacation rental management company, has just signed a lease in the Heartline Building for 61,000 SF to take over the entire office space in the Heartline. They will be sharing the building with ground floor tenants Quickfish and Kure Juice Bar. Vacasa already occupies a 36,000 SF space in the RiverTec Building, just up the street from the Heartline, which will give a campus-like feel to the area for the company. Vacasa currently has 1,800 employees globally, with 320 in Portland; their headcount increases by 50% each year – this building will give them plenty of space to accommodate that growth!
The Portland Mercury recently released their Bar Issue and included DIY Bar in a lineup of 13 unique bars around town! MJ Skegg, a writer at the Mercury, recently spent the afternoon in the bar and described how it all works: for $39, you get instructions and materials to create your own project, each rated by difficulty and time to complete. On Tuesdays-Fridays from 3-6pm, there is a Happy Hour in which select projects are $10 off. They have a nice list of beers and ciders for $5, wine on tap, sangria and mimosas, which are bottomless during a weekend brunch!
MJ quoted, “The instructions, complete with pictures, were easy to follow and I soon had mallet in hand and was hammering away. Staff kept close by to answer questions and generally provide moral support.” He took about an hour and a half to complete his project and two beers to keep him company. “My efforts were received with indulgent smiles by friends, but it was more about the process—spending a happy afternoon getting lost in an unfamiliar world—than the actual result.”
Link to the article here!
Matthew Korfhage with the Willamette Week recently visited Wayfinder Beer; he touched on their “seriously good cocktails, excellent nachos and great German brews”, and also pointed out that Wayfinder looks like a setting for a photoshoot on sunny days, always packed with hikers and tourists. He tried a few of the beers during his visit, and quoted, “Wayfinder’s helles is one of the few in America to ever match that deep bready malt and balancing light sulfur aroma that characterizes a freshly cracked bottle of Augustiner in Munich. It’s a portal to Bavaria, where they drink beer-flavored beer.”
We agree with Matthew! And now we are craving nachos…
Read his full review here!