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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

fax: 503-823-3596

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Giving families a second chance

This morning, Nick was pleased to attend the grand opening of LifeWorks Northwest’s Beech Street Apartments in Northeast Portland.

As former housing Commissioner, Nick believes in building not just homes – but a stronger community. 

The City was proud to partner with LifeWorks Northwest and Home Forward to build the homes, and help improve the quality of life for some of Portland’s most vulnerable families.

The Beech Apartments provide a unique service. In addition to providing safe, affordable homes, the building also houses Project Network, a culturally-focused residential treatment program for women recovering from substance abuse problems. In addition to 32 permanent apartments, 29 apartments will serve as temporary homes for women in treatment.

The building would not have been possible without our strong community partners. In addition to Home Forward and Lifeworks Northwest, Holst Architecture stepped in with their beautiful design. Fresh of their award-winning Bud Clark Commons, Holst’s work at the Beech Apartments is expected to earn LEED Platinum certification, thanks to energy- and cost-saving materials. It’s a shining example of why Portland is a leader in green building and infrastructure. 

Learn more about Beech Street Apartments on Home Forward’s website, and check out all the services that LifeWorks NW provides on their website.

Photos courtesy of Andie Petkus Photography