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SALE OR LEASE | The Sphynx Building

Creative Space / Event Space

Building Size +/- 18,248 SF


This stunning historic property in Portland’s Central Eastside features exposed brick and timber, beautiful stained glass and an amazing opportunity for outdoor space; this property is for sale or for lease. The current owner has completed demolition of the former build out and has permit ready drawings for a large scale renovation. This offering is perfect for an event space, restaurant and bar and/or creative space projects.

Building History

Originally dubbed The East Side Funeral Directors Building or East Side Mortuary, the building was constructed in 1931 and designed by Thomas and Mercier - a local architectural firm that designed a number of Art Deco and Exotic Revival style buildings throughout the city. Built in the finest tradition of 30’s era funeral homes, it is a well-preserved example of a “dignified death palace”. The building has a distinctive stepped back plan with exuberant polychrome brick and cast stone decorative features. The prominent corner entrance is noteworthy with its curvilinear floral motifs which are repeated at the cornice line. The building is an important visual element in the heart of the area’s historic commercial core.

Contact Brokers

Charlotte Larson | 503.228.3165 | Email

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