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17 Feb 2017

Orangetheory Fitness: What’s All The Hype About?

By: Management

Orangetheory Fitness offers a popular interval-training fitness program at a number of different locations. Their approach encourages a healthy lifestyle and makes staying fit fun!

 


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Their studios are popping up all over the city. In fact, you’ve undoubtedly already seen one (or several)! Orangetheory Fitness offers a popular interval-training fitness program at a number of different locations. Their approach encourages a healthy lifestyle and makes staying fit fun, which is why so many have gotten hooked on the program.

The name “Orangetheory Fitness” derives from the concept of staying “in the orange zone” for a certain amount of time during a workout. In other words, your goal is to maintain your body’s ideal heart rate/workout intensity level. By engaging your body in this way, you end up burning additional calories for up to 24 hours after your workout.

Orangetheory’s 60-minute workouts are exhilarating, with lively music, a high-energy studio and a talented group of fitness coaches who guide your workout to suit your individual needs. It’s also a great way to meet new friends, and each session is different so that you don’t get bored!

By showing you (and your peers) how hard you’re working at any given point in your workout, Orangetheory pushes you to try your hardest to get the most out of your workout. Many of us have a hard time holding ourselves accountable, but this program makes it easier. As a member, you’ll also get pre-booking capabilities through their mobile app to help hold you accountable for attending your scheduled sessions!

Become An Orangetheory Member

Interested in being a member at the Lloyd District location? Choose from their basic, elite and premier packages. Orangetheory’s memberships are month-to-month with no contract, and your first session is free! Stop by the studio or contact their office at (503) 946-9409 to learn more about their program.



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03 Feb 2017

Making Small Spaces Feel Spacious

By: Management

A guest post by Elwood resident Henri Martinez-Lessard

Open the door of your apartment at Hassalo on Eighth and you’ll be invited into a world of mingling social movements. You’re greeted by bright, open floor plans fit with modern finishes, and smart technologies. Explore further and you’ll realize these spacious-seeming units are mostly between 500 and 700 square feet. You’re now at the intersection of the small house movement and green living movement.


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A guest post by Elwood resident Henri Martinez-Lessard

Open the door of your apartment at Hassalo on Eighth and you’ll be invited into a world of mingling social movements. You’re greeted by bright, open floor plans fit with modern finishes, and smart technologies. Explore further and you’ll realize these spacious-seeming units are mostly between 500 and 700 square feet. You’re now at the intersection of the small house movement and green living movement.

These spaces offer more than the eye can see. Tiny living and low-impact/green living offers numerous advantages, unique opportunities for design and introspection. When faced with limited living space, questions present themselves: How will I use this space? What is important for my daily life? What do I want and need to surround myself with in order feel at home? The list may be long and never-ending, ultimately square footage will dictate which items make the list and which are cut.

Make living in your space successful and enlivening by creating multipurpose spaces decorated with multipurpose furniture. I’ll share some of my favorite ways to design a small space that will give you big time vibes and pack maximum impact into every single square foot.

Believe That Unconventional Can Work

Make your home a place uniquely suited to you. Don’t get stuck on the idea that a dining area is only for dining or that a spare room must be decorated as a guest bedroom. If you don’t need a dining table or have room for one, give your space a live-work vibe by making the dining area into your office. Clear your desk for special occasions requiring a dining table. Have a second bedroom but no real need for a second bed? Turn it into a dressing room, gallery or indoor garden space. If you don’t have a lot of furniture, consider anchoring a room with something unexpected like an imposing garden pedestal or sculpture. Adding elements meant for outdoors can add unexpected dimension.

Integrate Multipurpose Furniture

Shop for stackable or modular pieces that stow away easily or serve multiple purposes. Side tables that double as stools are a perfect way to add seating or table space to a conversation area.

Cherish and reflect your own favorite style but consider adding a piece of mid-century, modern or industrial furniture. These pieces are particularly well-suited to small spaces. They often feature minimalist bases or tops, can fit in tight spaces, and typically very strong. Check out Kartell’s Prince AHA Stool or their mid-century classic Componibili Round Storage Module, both are lightweight and stackable.

Add a piece or two of transparent furniture in glass or acrylic, they can add understated “wow-factor” and functionality without visually overwhelming small areas. I balance out the heavy quality of Restoration Hardware’s Flat Iron Desk by pairing it with Kartell’s Louis Ghost chair (in crystal, or smoke) in our dining room-office.

Free Up Your Surfaces

As it often does in my apartment, a desk can double as a dining table. It’s easier to make most furniture multipurpose by keeping its surface clear or clutter-free.

Surprisingly common household items can make artful displays, enabling you to free up most surfaces. Consider what can go on the wall and get creative with your display. Perhaps you have beautiful wooden or copper utensils that can be a hung on the tile backsplash, freeing up counter/cupboard space and adding personality to your kitchen. I hang rulers in a random composition on the wall above my drafting table which frees the space for other uses and allows me to quickly fold up the table top to create more space in the room.

Keep Your Paths Clear

Keeping open floor space is comforting visually and psychologically. Avoid feeling your daily path is impeded by clutter by ridding your space of too much or too large furniture.

Make big pieces blend in and small pieces pop. It’s okay to have large statement pieces but have a few others that blend into the background. Or try using smaller pieces to create negative space in front of large furniture. I have a large blue-green sofa against a white wall and use white side tables in front to create the illusion of negative space. Moooi’s Double Round Table Lamp is large and fills out a corner nicely while its white cloth blends into the wall behind it.

Search for pieces with hairpin legs or pedestal-style bases, they have all the functionality but typically have smaller footprints which keeps the area beneath them free or available for modular storage.

Paint Your Walls with Light

Adding light to a space instantly makes it feel larger and more inviting. If you long for colorful walls adding a Philips Hue Light kit can provide wonderful ambiance for your living space.

Freestanding pieces like Hue Bloom and Hue Go are small, stylish and discreet. Place a Bloom in a corner behind a plant for a striking, glowing silhouette.

Mix Textures & Colors for Depth

Don’t match too many fabrics. Smaller spaces need to pack more visual interest to keep the eye from getting bored.  I find mixing a variety of colors in a small space keeps the eye interested and avoids creating visual blobs or big blocks of color. Split-complimentary color combinations have vibrant appeal (even muted palettes) without being too visually demanding or harsh. Enhance your color scheme and connect colors by layering accessory pieces with different patinas. Stains, washes, or natural patinas are subtle and sophisticated and seem to work better in small spaces than patterns.

Add Plants

Incorporate plants into your décor, they evoke an expansive feeling, it could come from memories of visiting a vast desert, deep forest, or wide canyon. Mix foliage shapes to create depth and urban-jungle appeal. Adding plants not only improves the energy of a space, but also improves air quality.

Clean Living

Keeping smaller spaces clean takes less time but the products used can have a greater polluting impact on indoor air quality. Living in a LEED Platinum building means well-insulated apartments can keep you exceptionally warm or cool but can also occasionally retain fumes. Consider a sizable investment in Dyson’s Pure Cool Link Purifier or Humidifier. The quality of indoor air and humidity plays a big role in our health and well-being. Avoid scent-masking products or heavily scented laundry detergents. Many artificial fragrances contain toxins.  Consider instead, eco-friendly household cleaning products. Check out Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Soap and Mrs. Meyers Dishwasher Tabs.

Wherever you call home and however you do or don’t decorate it, remember to consider everything you allow inside and the effects it will have on your well being, sense of safety, and future developments.

Henri and Rusty

 



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12 Jan 2017

Little Big Burger Opens at Hassalo on Eighth

By: Management

There’s a new kid on the block, and it’s a little burger with BIG flavor. After many months of anticipation, Little Big Burger is finally open at Hassalo!


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There’s a new kid on the block at Hassalo on Eighth, and it’s a little burger that packs a BIG punch of flavor. Little Big Burger’s 9th location is finally open on the corner of NE Holladay and Water Street (8th Avenue)! A local legend, these little burgers are made to order with natural beef and fresh ingredients.

Little Big Burger Storefront

Little Big Burger Storefront at Velomor

What Makes Little Big Burger Such A Big Deal?

We’ve got a few reasons:

  1. They’re quick and to the point: We all know that too many choices can be overwhelming. Little Big Burger’s limited menu expedites the ordering process, and helps guests focus on the simplicity of savoring the flavor of a good, old-fashioned burger.
  2. They use quality ingredients: Their patties are made with a 1/4 lb. of cascade natural beef, brioche buns, local cheeses, fresh veggies and Camden’s Catsup. Even better? Ingredients are delivered fresh daily.
  3. The price is right: Every menu item costs less than $5. Quality ingredients at a reasonable price can be pretty tough to beat!
  4. An enjoyable environment: Little Big Burger is the place to be if you’re looking for a burger joint with a fun ambiance. The communal-style arrangement of their seating and their killer playlist make it a fun, casual, upbeat place to hang out while you dine out.

… And that’s not even counting their legendary truffle fries or famous fry sauce. The next time you’re in our neighborhood, drop in for a quick bite and see for yourself why Little Big Burger is one of Portland’s favorite burger joints! Their storefront is located on NE Holladay in Velomor, right in front of the 7th & Holladay MAX stop.

*Feature image courtesy of Little Big Burger.



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06 Jan 2017

New Year’s Resolutions: Apartment Edition

By: Management

New Year’s resolutions are as much a holiday tradition as “Auld Lang Syne,” but often don’t last much beyond Groundhog Day. Many of us make resolutions to keep a tidier home. Instead of making promises to yourself about keeping your apartment tidy, start cultivating long-term habits by setting reachable daily goals. These daily routines are the crucial bridge that transform resolutions into reality. Here are a few tips to help get you started!


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New Year’s resolutions are as much a holiday tradition as “Auld Lang Syne,” but often don’t last much beyond Groundhog Day. Many of us make resolutions to keep a tidier home. Instead of making promises to yourself about keeping your apartment tidy, start cultivating long-term habits by setting reachable daily goals. These daily routines are the crucial bridge that transform resolutions into reality. Here are a few tips to help get you started!

Make Time

Make some time in your schedule to do something that gets you closer to meeting your New Year’s resolutions each day, no matter how small. Maybe you hate cleaning your whole apartment. Why not break it down into smaller, more tolerable projects? If you have two minutes of idle time between work and the gym, it’s not a big deal to pick up a rag and wipe down your desk or a bookshelf – but tackling a different spot in your home each day can make a difference! Make it fun by setting a timer after dinner, then zipping around scooping up toys, doing a quick vacuum and sorting socks.

Know Thyself

“I’d wipe down the shower here, but the sponge is in the kitchen and the spray is in the car.” Sound familiar? Spend a few bucks on cleaning supplies for each room. If keeping track of too many tools/supplies makes you less likely to accomplish a task, take shortcuts by purchasing disposable wipes (earth-friendly options are available). Another change you can make to improve the cleanliness of your home is to use the “Now or Never” mantra when you come across small tasks that should be done. If you notice that the bathroom garbage needs to be emptied, and you have the time to take it out, just do it now – otherwise, you never will!

Make One Change

Just adding one new habit to your lifestyle can lead to a more efficient home. Try to think of ways that you can add something to your daily routine, without interrupting it. For example, unloading the dishwasher while waiting for the pasta water to boil, or putting something away where it usually “lives” the minute you pick it up, instead of just moving it to a different surface.

 

*This blog post was adapted from this article on apartments.com.



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28 Nov 2016

Managing Holiday Stress: 5 Tips for Success

By: Management

The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends. But the last couple months of the year can be pretty stressful, too. Here are a few tips to help you keep your stress in check this holiday season.


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The holidays are a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends. But the last couple months of the year can be pretty stressful, too.

Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

Get Organized. Get a head start by planning for the holidays early. Start thinking about gift budgets, meals, travel and lodging plans now, and you’ll feel a lot less stressed later. There are great tools for staying organized during the holidays, especially when it comes to gifts. Check out apps like Santa’s Bag and The Christmas List!

Don’t over-commit. Decide what’s important to you and avoid taking on any additional obligations. A huge challenge during the holiday season is remembering that it’s okay to say no! But, by doing so, you’ll protect yourself from feeling unnecessarily overwhelmed.

 

managing holiday stress

 

Ask for help. For example, if you’re planning a holiday get-together, ask everyone – or even just a few people – to bring a dish rather than preparing everything yourself.

Make time for yourself. It’s wonderful to be surrounded by family and friends, but allow enough time for yourself to relax, unwind, and do the things you enjoy so that you don’t find yourself feeling irritable and burnt out by the time family and friends come around.

Know your spending limit. Take a look at your finances and pick a spending limit you are comfortable with for this holiday season. Your spending limit could be for gifts only, or it could include holiday meals like Thanksgiving dinner. If you plan a comfortable budget ahead of time, shopping will be much less stressful.

Apply these tips for managing holiday stress to your daily life throughout the holiday season, and you’ll be able to take a deep breath and truly enjoy the holiday season.

Happy holidays to you and yours, from the Hassalo Team!

*This blog post was adapted from this article provided by Apartments.com.



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14 Nov 2016

Lloyd Cycle Station: The Largest Bike Hub in the PNW

By: Management

For months, we talked about bringing the largest bike parking station in the country to Hassalo on Eighth. Now, Lloyd Cycle Station is a lively hub serving cyclists in the Lloyd with more than 500 bike parking spaces and a myriad of luxury amenities!


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For months, we talked about bringing the largest bike parking station in the country to Hassalo on Eighth. Now, Lloyd Cycle Station is a lively hub serving cyclists in the Lloyd with more than 500 bike parking spaces and a myriad of luxury amenities! Lloyd Cycle Station is located in the Lloyd 700 building and boasts plenty of bike parking and locker rooms with showers and towel service. It also offers self-serve repair and bike wash stations, access to an on-site mechanic, and other perks.

The Cycle Station fills avid commuter cyclists’ need for easy access to bike parking. It also encourages other commuters to use bicycles more often by providing solutions to common deterrents, such as a lack of access to showers. The Cycle Station provides amenities that cyclists haven’t had easy access to in the past. In doing so,  it also offers Lloyd-area employees, residents and visitors an opportunity to bike to the area without the ordinary hassle.

The Lloyd Cycle Station is home to a multitude of services and amenities, including:

  • 24/7 access to secure bike parking
  • Self-service repair station
  • Bike wash station
  • Service from on-site mechanics (pay per service on scheduled days)
  • Locker rooms with showers and towel service
  • Complimentary bike registration and route-planning services
  • Free two-hour valet bike parking for visitors

The best and most noteworthy part? Lloyd Cycle Station is open to the public! Short-term bike valet services are available to visitors, and anyone can become a member. An annual administrative fee of only $20 will cover year-round bike parking at the Lloyd Cycle Station. From there, members have the flexibility to create the membership that fits them best by adding monthly services such as shower and locker services a la carte.

Become A Member

Lloyd Cycle Station is located on level P2 of the Lloyd 700 Building at 700 NE Multnomah Street and is managed by our friends at GoLloyd. Please visit Lloyd Cycle Station’s website to learn more about the facility, pricing, frequently asked questions, and to begin registration. You can stop by GoLloyd’s office on Thursdays at noon for a tour of the space before you join! Visit their office at 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 340.



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28 Oct 2016

Shelving Solutions for Your Apartment

By: Management

One of the most common questions we hear from new residents is, “Can I hang personal belongings on the walls?” Every community’s answer is different.


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nOne of the most common questions we hear from new residents is, “Can I hang personal belongings on the walls?” Every community’s answer is different. In short, our answer is, “yes!” We want you to feel comfortable in your home. You are welcome to mount shelves, televisions, picture frames and more. You can even paint your walls! All we ask is that you restore the apartment to its original condition before you move out. To avoid unnecessary move-out charges, this means patching any holes and, if necessary, painting walls back to their original color. Sometimes, when it comes to living in an apartment, it’s best to find simple shelving solutions for your home. Here are a few of our favorites!

EASY SHELVING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR APARTMENT

Need some shelving space for your apartment? Get free-standing shelving units that you can pack up and move easily from Target or DIY furniture stores like IKEA or The Container Store. They’re affordable and really easy to put together! And if you just want a few shelves for books or DVDs, get a few mountable single-shelf units and consider adding some storage baskets to help keep your belongings organized.

Corner shelving is also a great solution for floor plans that don’t have much wall space. Shop around to find a corner shelving unit that fits your needs and space. We also recommend visiting Pinterest to get ideas for small spaces and other storage needs! There are many apartment-friendly shelving solutions that are simple to install and uninstall, which will make things much easier for you when it’s time to move.

For more apartment decorating tips and ideas, follow us on Pinterest and Instagram! We’re always sharing our favorite interior designs. Sometimes, we even feature the homes of our residents! If you live at Hassalo and would like us to show off your beautiful home, tag us on Instagram using the hashtag #HomeSweetHassalo.



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14 Oct 2016

Portland’s Harvest Happenings 2016

By: Management

Fall is here and so is the fun that comes with it! Here’s a brief guide for 2016’s fall festivities, including pumpkin patches, haunted houses and corn mazes in the Portland area. There is plenty of safe, spooky fun to be had!


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Fall is here and so is the fun that comes with it! Here’s a brief guide for 2016’s fall festivities, including pumpkin patches, haunted houses and corn mazes in the Portland area. There is plenty of safe, spooky fun to be had!

Fright Town

Described by many as the scariest haunted houses in Oregon, Fright Town is “a whole city block of screams and shock.” The haunted houses are designed to scare adults and older children alike, and they do their job well. The haunted house tours are open throughout October, and you can visit frighttown.com to see if the event is right for you and/or your family.

Maze at Sauvie Island

The corn maze at Sauvie Island is open now through October 31st. This year, they’ve teamed up with Peanuts Worldwide to bring The Great Pumpkin to Portland by hosting a Charlie Brown-themed maze! Visit portlandmaze.com for more information.

Haunted Pub Tour

Throughout October, BeerQuest Walking Tours takes guests on a 2.5-hour haunted pub tour through two of Portland’s most historic bars. Enjoy beer tastings and ghost stories as you learn about the city’s eerie past. Visit beerquestpdx.com to schedule a tour!

Boo! Cruise with Portland Spirit

Cruise down the Willamette River in your best costume! Board the Portland Spirit’s Boo! Cruise on the night of October 29th and enjoy dinner, live music, dancing and costume contests. Visit portlandspirit.com to book your table!

Trick-Or-Treating

It can be tough to find a safe place to trick-or-treat in the city. Thankfully, our neighborhood is the perfect solution! We’re inviting all Hassalo on Eighth residents to put on your best costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the community. (If you’re not a resident, you should be! Check out our floor plans here.) For those of you who choose not to trick-or-treat, we encourage you to hand out candy at your apartment! In the coming weeks, we will supply concierge with Halloween-themed paper cutouts that you can place on your door to indicate that you are ready and waiting for trick-or-treaters.
Have a happy, festive October and a safe Halloween!



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30 Sep 2016

LightsOut PDX: What’s It All About?

By: Management

Many of you have heard about the initiative “LightsOut PDX,” which begins tonight. Want to get involved and help save lives with the Audubon Society? Read about the campaign here!


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Many of you have heard about the initiative “LightsOut PDX,” which begins tonight. We,’re participating, and we hope you’ll join us! LightsOut PDX is an initiative that was organized by the Audubon Society, which has long been concerned about light pollution. At night, birds use the stars to navigate their migration pattern – and light pollution from the city drowns out that light from the stars.

Not only does this disturb their migration pattern and throw them off course, but it also endangers their lives by putting them at greater risk of colliding with windows. According to the Audubon Society, up to one billion birds die every year across the United States by mistakenly flying into a lit window. This is a tragic number, which LightsOut PDX aims to curb.  While light pollution is an alarmingly unrecognized issue for migratory birds, the good news is that it can be corrected – and that’s the goal! While the Audubon Society continues to work with the City of Portland to amend city policies and plans to improve lighting standards, they could still use our help to reduce the effect of light pollution throughout the city – and that’s where LightsOut PDX comes into play.

LightsOut PDX

LightsOut PDX

 

With the LightsOut PDX campaign, the Audubon Society of Portland aims to reduce light pollution in the Portland Metro and surrounding areas by spreading the word and convincing Portlanders to turn out unnecessary lighting after dark, especially during the spring and fall, which are peak migratory seasons. Portland businesses and private residences alike have taken the pledge to participate in the campaign. So far, more than two thousand Portland individuals have pledged, and a significant number of businesses will participate as well, including: Fox Tower, Wells Fargo Tower, OMSI, Hassalo on Eighth, Bonneville Power Administration, 200 Market, Lloyd 700 Building, Lloyd Center Tower, Metro Regional Center, the 911 Federal Building, East West College, Bank of America Financial Tower, Montgomery Park and the Oregon Convention Center.

We hope you’ll hop on board and take the pledge to turn unnecessary lighting off after dark beginning tonight! Here are tips from the Audubon Society of Portland (and a few of our own) on how you can help:

  • Beginning tonight, September 30, 2016, turn out your lights at home and go outside to see the stars!
  • Do a home audit of your lighting and make sure that your outdoor lights are well-shielded. When converting to LED, make sure to select warm bulbs (under 3,000 Kelvin).
  • Turn off your outdoor lights when you’re not using them.
  • Talk to your boss or building manager at work about ways to minimize unnecessary lighting in the workplace after hours.
  • Throughout the year, be mindful of unnecessary lighting after the sun sets. Turn those lights out!

Click here to take the pledge! For more information on LightsOut PDX and the Audubon Society’s campaigns, go here.



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09 Sep 2016

Meet Velomor

By: Management

At Velomor, eco-friendly living is easier than ever before. Park your bike downstairs and meet up with friends in the community room of your LEED Platinum certified building. Velomor has six stories featuring 177 studio, one and two bedroom apartments, as well as an eco-roof garden.


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At Velomor, eco-friendly living is easier than ever before. Park your bike downstairs and meet up with friends in the community room of your LEED Platinum certified building. Velomor has six stories featuring 177 studio, one and two bedroom apartments, as well as an eco-roof garden.

Velomor's Eco-Terrace

Eco-Terrace

 

Rooftop Eco-Terrace

The eco-terrace on Velomor’s top floor offers a relaxing outdoor space with wireless internet access where residents can enjoy the fresh air and a view of the city. The eco-terrace is part of Velomor’s green roof structure, with low-growing vegetation that collects and redistributes storm water throughout the site.

Velomor's Peloton Lounge

Velomor’s Peloton Lounge

The Peloton Lounge

The lounge, named after the main group of riders in a bicycle race, is open to residents during daytime hours and features a bar, fully-stocked refrigerator, HD television and french doors that open fully to the outdoor barbecue space in the courtyard.

Velomor's Courtyard

Courtyard

Courtyard with Barbecue

Enjoy casual patio seating while you barbecue with friends, or kick a soccer ball around on our large courtyard turf. At Velomor, we have fun rain or shine! In the summer months, accordion doors from the lounge open out into the courtyard to create one large, inclusive live/play space.

 

Model Home in Velomor

Model Home

Interior Finishes

Our finishes are warm and contemporary, with two-tone euro-style cabinetry, dark espresso vinyl flooring, stainless-steel energy-efficient appliances from GE and a soft gold backsplash in select units. Floor plans range from various studio layouts to a two bedroom with den option, and we are leasing quickly!

Find Your Home at Velomor Today

Velomor is almost entirely occupied, but we still have a few apartments left! Contact our leasing team at info@hassalooneighth.com or (503)416-1976 to learn more about available options. Call Hassalo on Eighth home today!

 

 



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