Broadstone Anthem

Portland, Oregon

Bridging Historic and Industrial Portland Neighborhoods


  • Neighborhood

    East Burnside

  • Type


  • Size

    222,017 SF
    211 Residential Units

  • Status

    Completed 2020

  • Services


  • Photographer

    Built Work Photography

  • Client

    Alliance Residential Company

Thoughtfully bridging Portland neighborhoods

Broadstone Anthem is poised to be a gateway from Portland’s Eastside core to downtown, enabling a transit-oriented lifestyle brimming with neighborhood amenities, green-space and community artwork. Its prominent location marks a transition from a historic, industrial district into a dense, burgeoning residential corridor. Anthem is surrounded by an eclectic mix of single-family homes and boutique businesses to the South, a new Encore-designed apartment building to the East and industrial buildings including the Portland Bottling Company and Franz Bakery to the North. Our challenge was to create a building that comfortably bridges the contrasting neighborhoods, seamlessly fitting in and serving residents’ needs.

Creative ties to the community and city

Anthem embraces the neighborhood with views of green space with community artwork to the West. Its elevated courtyard creates a link to the city with vistas of downtown Portland, while also containing an outdoor gathering space, open kitchen and fire pit. This side of the building offers a quiet pedestrian experience, serving as the main residential entry. Anthem’s amenities are equally thoughtful; including a bicycle lounge and storage, maker’s space, fitness center, club room, mail center and reserved garage parking.

 Transit-oriented, pedestrian friendly

Anthem is primed for easy commuting, situated where the flow of pedestrians and transit create an eddy around the site. It will serve as a seamless link to the central business district, with the TriMet bus providing regular service to and from downtown. Two neighborhood greenways are located within two blocks of Anthem, enabling pedestrian and bicycle travel with low-traffic volume.

Program: 211 apartments, three live-work units, ground-floor residential amenities including a fitness room, bicycle lounge and a maker’s space. At Level 2, amenities include a clubroom and an outdoor courtyard with an outdoor kitchen and fire pit.