A large green wall interspersed with weathered steel panels announces the entrance to the Slabtown Marketplace in northwest Portland. An old renovated warehouse has been reinvented as a thriving market with a pedestrian plaza that serves as a forecourt to the grocery store and an important link to the adjoining mixed-use district. The promenade design includes custom timber benches, perforated weathered steel screens, concrete plank paving, and special concrete pavement treatments which reference to the industrial roots of the neighborhood.
Cairn Pacific, Capstone Partners
Oregon ASLA Honor Award, 2019