Have you been on the #8 bus lately? Or the Max Green line? Something is going on at the top of downtown!
My guess is that it is Portland State getting ever bigger. There were a few buildings in the block bounded by 5th, 6th, Jackson and College. I say ‘were’ because all that’s left now is the last remaining cute old house. Everything else has been knocked down and there are large excavations being dug all around.
You know what this means, right? Yes, the Portland Bartending Academy has been forced to move! In fact, I believe that I spotted their new facility the other day, but didn’t realize the significance until just this morning. Unless I’m mistaken, which could certainly happen, those studious future bartenders are no longer in the University district but are now across the freeway in a strip mall. I think they are now on SW Caruthers, but I will check that out and get back to you with a definite yea or nay.
So, what is PSU building now? I briefly checked their website and couldn’t find a page with Urban Domination as a header. They’re up to something, but it might take me awhile to find out just what it is… in the meantime, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for signs.