Good Beer Fuels Great Preservation Results

Properties are rescued to create public spaces that embrace art, the love of good beer, and an urban renewal effort reflecting neighborhood history.
January 30, 2004, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Portland, a city reknowned for planning and great beer, is blessed to have the McMenamin brothers. In an effort to create unique public spaces, they have rescued abandoned properties (ranging from an elementary school to the legendary Crystal Ballroom). These spaces reflect neighborhood history, support local artists, and provide great places to drink great beer. Planners can learn a great deal from this "organic" effort that just sort of happened.

Thanks to Denese Neu

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Published on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 in The Chicago Tribune
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