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Beatrice Morrow

The 80-unit Beatrice Morrow apartments, completed by PCRI in the Eliot neighborhood, serves displaced or longtime residents of North/Northeast Portland under the City’s Preference Policy.
Completed – Opened Fall 2018

Located on NE MLK Blvd within the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area, in rapidly gentrifying inner Northeast Portland, the Beatrice Morrow is one of the City’s first rental projects to utilize the N/NE Preference Policy to prioritize households impacted by displacement for new housing opportunity.

The mixed-use building is the result of a 2015 Request for Qualifications soliciting a community-based team to develop a vacant City-owned parcel, formerly the Grant Warehouse site. Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI), in partnership with Gerding Edlen, was selected to complete the development.

The Beatrice Morrow is certified LEED Gold and provides 79 new affordable units and one manager’s unit, plus ground-floor community and commercial space and 29 parking spaces. Building features include indoor bike parking, a community room, a small outdoor play area, and laundry on each floor. Irving Park, Matt Dishman Community Center, and Legacy Emanual Medical Center are located nearby, along with several frequent service transit and grocery options.

Building Profile

Project TypeNew Construction
LocationInterstate Corridor/NE MLK Blvd.
Regulated Units79
Total Units80
Bedroom SizeUnits
30% AMI24
40% AMI-
50% AMI7
60% AMI48
80% AMI-

AMI = Area Median Income

Estimated Development Cost

Portland Housing Bureau$7,350,000

Development Team

  • PCRI, Sponsor
  • Carleton Hart Architecture, Architect
  • Colas Construction Inc., General Contractor
  • Gerding Edlen, Construction Firm
  • Cascade Management, Property Management


Jill Chen

Housing Investments and Portfolio Preservation Manager

phone number503-823-2375

For email inquiries, please include the name of the project in the subject line to promote an efficient response.