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Register Now! 2017 YLG Cascadia Regional Conference (Portland, OR)

July 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am
July 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Eastside Exchange Ballroom
123 NE 3rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232 United States
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We are pleased to announce that the 9th Annual YLG Cascadia Regional Conference is back in Portland on July 14-15. Get ready for a whirlwind of local site tours, guest speakers, and a trip through the Gorge to visit our friends in Hood River!

Friday, July 14: Eastside Exchange, 123 NE 3rd Avenue, Portland OR
9:00 – 12:30 PM: Keynote & Panel Discussion – Includes breakfast & lunch
12:30 – 4:00 PM: Concurrent City Tours
– Eastside Pioneers: Goatblocks, Yard, REDD
– North Williams Tour
– Old Town Tour: Work & Play, Historic Preservation & Infill

4:30 – 6:30 PM: Reception – Light Food & Drinks Provided
Stoel Rives: 760 SW 9th Avenue, Suite #3000

Saturday, July 15
10:00 – 4:00 PM: Concurrent Tours
– Hood River Waterfront Tour & Wine Tasting
– NW Waterfront & Industrial Re-Development Tour

Registration Fees
Private Sector: $110 Members/ $150 Non-Members
Public Sector/Non-Profit: $110 Members / $150 Non-Members
Young Leader: $110 Members / $150 Non-Members
Students: $90 Members / $120 Non-Members

Friday, July 14: Eastside Exchange, 123 NE 3rd Avenue, Portland OR

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast
9:00 – 9:10: Welcome Address – Eric Cress | Principal, Urban Development + Partners
9:10 – 10:00: Conversation with Jill Sherman | Partner, Gerding Edlen

10:00 – 10:15: Break
10:15 – 11:30: Panel Discussion: See bios here.

Planning for Cascadia’s Future: Opportunities & Challenges

  • Brian Campbell, FAICP | Board Member, American Planning Association (Moderator)
  • Nolan Lienhart | Director of Planning & Urban Design, ZGF Architects
  • Kira Cador | President, Rembold Properties
  • Josh Lehner | Economist, State of Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis
  • Jacqueline Gruber, AICP | Urban Planner, Downtown Seattle Association


11: 30 AM – 12:30 PM: Lunch
12:30 – 1:00: Travel to Tour Locations
1:00 – 4:00: Concurrent Tours

Old Town Tour: Work & Play, Historic Preservation & Infill

Old Town, Portland’s oldest neighborhood, and original downtown has welcomed visitors from around the globe since the 1850s. Join us for a walking tour through Portland’s past, present, and future as we explore historic preservation, infill and adaptive reuse projects throughout the district. Stops include two of Portland’s newest hotels, The Society Hotel, a 19th century sailor’s boarding house turned hostel and the still-under-construction Grove Hotel, a boutique hotel that will offer a rooftop bar and basement speakeasy. We will also visit the new waterfront offices of Ankrom Moisan, Voodoo Doughnut’s new public plaza at Ankeny Alley, and a historic 1913 U.S. Post Office which now houses the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

North Williams Tour

This tour will provide an up-close view of three new projects along North Portland’s North Williams Avenue. This tour will start with a tour of Peloton, a mixed-use project with 268 units and a unique interior courtyard developed by Security Properties. Next, we will tour One North – a new three-building office and retail development. We’ll hear from The Courtyard at One North developers Kaiser Group of the Radiator building, and Owen Gabbert of One North about their new model for urban infill development, which includes a focus on cutting-edge heavy timber architecture and sustainable materials. Finally, we will take a look at the outside of the eight-story Carbon 12, Portland’s tallest cross-laminated timber structure, which is nearly complete. The tour will end with a discussion in the One North Courtyard where we will talk with the developers and a CLT supplier Structurlam about the changes the Pacific Northwest is seeing in wood construction projects.   

Eastside Pioneers: Goat Blocks, Yard, REDD

This tour will highlight three pioneer projects in the Central Eastside. Our first stop will be the Burnside Bridgehead, where we will visit YARD by Key Development. The 21-story project includes 284 apartments and features Knot Springs, an urban social club with hot springs and fitness center. Next, we will visit the REDD, a two-block urban food production and distribution campus developed Ecotrust in order to support and grow Portland’s local food economy. Our final stop will be the Goat Blocks, two superblocks that used to be occupied by a herd of goats who kept the grass down. Killian Pacific’s development of this site combines urban and suburban elements, including 350 apartments spread across four buildings, a grocery and hardware store as ground floor anchors, and a network of urban plazas and alleys connecting parking to residential and commercial uses.

4:30 – 6:30 PM: Reception – Light Food & Drinks Provided

Stoel Rives: 760 SW 9th Avenue, Suite #3000

Saturday, July 15:

10:00 – 4:00 PM Concurrent Tours

Hood River Waterfront Tour & Wine Tasting: $65
Seen enough of the city? This tour will take us to the magical Columbia River Gorge and adventurer’s paradise town of Hood River. Upon arriving in Hood River we’ll get a tour by local firm Key Development of several waterfront developments and take in some Hood River history. After that we’ll head to Solstice Pizza for an outdoor lunch and panel discussion. We’ll finish up the trip with a visit to the White House winery and sample some local wines and ciders, and take in some fabulous views. Ticket price of $65 is in addition to the Conference registration. Includes transportation, lunch and wine tasting.

Northwest Waterfront & Industrial Re-Development Tour

With quality property close to downtown Portland in high demand and short supply, some visionaries are turning to underutilized, industrial properties to create new and exciting development opportunities.  We will tour developments in Northwest Portland that were previously overlooked, but will soon include high-end office, housing, and retail with immediate connectivity to the Pearl and Alphabet Districts.  We will tour the four acre Centennial Mills site where the stark remnants of a once burgeoning flour mill will help set the scene for Portland’s new waterfront.  Next, we’ll take a short walk to the Field Office Project where a brownfield, industrial site is being transformed into a revolutionary office campus that merges the indoors and outdoors to create an inspiring work environment, surrounded by parks, views of the Willamette River and the West Hills.  Next, we’ll stop by the New York Building which is breaking ground with the creation of the first new-construction, high-rise industrial building that Portland has seen in 60 years.  For the last tour, we will head to the Conway Development, where a thoughtful master plan is guiding the development of a new and vibrant community next door to the Alphabet District.  We’ll wrap up at Breakside Brewery where tour participants can share a pint and tell some stories to close out the conference.


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