Category Archives: YLG Portland

Calling All Urbanist Photographers! Enter the ULI Northwest Photo Essay Contest!

You know all those photos you take with your phone of cool urban settings and interesting street art? Put them to work and possibly earn some cool, hard cash in the ULI Northwest Photo Essay Contest. All participants 18 and over are welcome to enter. Entries require 2-4 photographs and an accompanying statement of up to 300 words. This year our contest will examine ACCESS in the urban environment: What critical issues of access face our urban communities, and how are cities and neighborhoods overcoming challenges of access in creative … Read More

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2014 ULI Northwest Photo Essay Contest

ULI Northwest is hosting a photo essay contest in conjunction with the 2014 Cascadia Regional Conference, which will be held on July 18 & 19 in Portland, Oregon. Competition participants will address these concepts through a photo essay consisting of two to four images and a written statement of up to 300 words. The photo essay should aim to address the theme while answering the following question: “What ingredients or elements make up successful urban neighborhoods, and which of these will be most important as our world moves rapidly toward … Read More

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YLG Portland Tours Savier Flats

With over 40 real estate professionals present, ULI NW’s Young Leaders Group of Portland organized an on-site presentation and tour of the newly constructed Savier Street Flats on Thursday, July 11th. Sam Rodriguez of Mill Creek Residential led an informal presentation about their two four-story LEED Platinum buildings that feature 179 unit market rate apartments, and ground-floor retail. The site formerly owned by Con-Way, the transportation and services company, was Mill Creek Residential’s first development and is located on Northwest 23rd and Savier Street. The development was built in 2013, targets … Read More

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Portland Young Leaders Group Launches Leadership Forum Series

Below is a brief summary of the first in a series of Leadership Forums by the Portland YLG Leadership Team written by YLG members Jackie Gruber, Bryce Payne, and Suja Shyam: The Portland YLG group kicked off its Leadership Forum Lunch Series on February 20, 2013 with Jeff Myhre, President of Myhre Group Architects.  Jeff is a respected architect and planner with a portfolio including the Mosaic condominium community, the Enso mixed-use building, Orenco Station Town Center, and the Gateway District Master Plan. Jeff led a discussion regarding  balanced free market … Read More

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YLG and MercyCorps: Design with the Other 90% in Portland

On November 13, 2012, ULI Northwest Young Leaders Group in Portland hosted a viewing and discussion of New York’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Design with the Other 90%: CITIES. The event was hosted at the Mercy Corps global headquarters in downtown Portland where the exhibit is currently on display. Below is a brief summary by leadership team member Jackie Gruber: The Design with the Other 90%: CITIES exhibit offers an assessment of the scale and intensity of informal settlements around the world and the urban solutions that have been designed by and for … Read More

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