Nico LarcoCity Grill

Nico Larco
Associate Professor Architecture, Co- Director Sustainable Cities Initiative
University of Oregon

In terms of Portland trends, “housing is going crazy right now,” Larco says, adding “there is a ton” of multifamily housing projects in both the central city and inner suburbs, including North Portland. Developers are also experimenting with a range of amenities. Because many Portland newcomers grew up in suburbs, they seek outdoor features like rooftop gardens, Larco adds. Overall, the biggest issue facing Portland leaders is housing solutions for the homeless, Larco says.

Firm in Focus

Hoffman Construction
805 SW Broadway, Ste. 2100, Portland, Ore.
President & CEO: Wayne Drinkward
Founded: 1922
Portland Power: Some of the Portlandbased company’s recent projects include the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museums, a replacement for the Oregon State Hospital and the Fox Tower.