PHOTO ESSAY: Portland Assembly

Portland has a habit of keeping secrets, and the PPAA building is one of them. The depth of texture and color seems endless, serving as a constant reminder of the mixed history of the building. Every surface has a story to tell and it's history is about to get a new chapter with the opening of the Portland Assembly later this year. 

First floor.

First floor.

This first floor used to be a cluttered film and camera store. You can see the layers of something left behind literally dripping down the walls.  

Event space.

Event space.

Textures in event space floor.

Textures in event space floor.

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Ceiling detail.

Ceiling detail.

Relics of the past. 

Relics of the past. 

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Old PPAA sign. 

Old PPAA sign. 

Two ladders, a fan, and a safe.

Basement kegs.

Basement kegs.

Basement.

Basement.

Summer Killingsworth.

Summer Killingsworth.

The bones of this building are solid, and its sure go undergo a dramatic transformation before it serves as a functioning space again. But with Summer and Patrick's resolve it has the potential to be one of most handsome event spaces on the East Side.