Portland, Oregon

Nomad is a 130-unit transit-oriented apartment building in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon, adjacent to the Killingsworth MAX station. Its interiors were inspired by motorcycle culture and each floor features works by a different well-known moto photographer and a custom bike by Venier Motorcycles has been displayed in the building’s publicly accessible lobby-cafe. At seven stories, many of the units have sweeping mountain or city views.

The neighborhood offers a residential context with pedestrian access to Portland Community College, the Adidas Corporate Campus, and the Mississippi business district. Nomad offers motorcycle parking, electric vehicle charging, a fitness center, workspace, a roof deck, and a community room.

As a complement to the eight apartments built under Portland’s Inclusionary Zoning program, which will be rented to residents earning no more than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), the balance of the building is designed to provide accessibly priced apartments by way of efficient floorplans. Of the 122 market-rate units in the building, 55 are affordable to those earning 100% of AMI and 63 are affordable to those earning 80% of AMI. Additionally, 42 units include built-in furniture, further reducing the total cost of housing.

The project was built to the Energy Trust of Oregon’s ‘Best’ status.

5620 N Interstate Avenue
Building Size
86,000 sq. ft
130 Apartments + 1 Retail Unit
November 2020

Works Progress Architecture
Retail Leasing
Ethos Commercial Advisors