Street of Dreams comes to Pearl District

The Oregonian I July 31, 2009

Street of Dreams boldly breaks from past with tour of Pearl District penthouse

Since its debut in 1976, the annual Street of Dreams home show has endured fires, disgruntled neighbors, and near cancellations due to lack of land or builders. And if anything could have derailed the show, put on by the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland, it would have been the financial meltdown that froze credit and dealt a blow to the area’s homebuilding industry. Instead, the 2009 NW Natural Street of Dreams has reinvented itself, departing from its past as a showcase of single-family homes to this year’s tour of glittering inner-city condo towers. The buildings chosen for the show — 937 Condominiums, Block 90, The Encore on the Park, and Waterfront Pearl — all opened within the past year.

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