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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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26 Aug 2016

Meet The Elwood Building

By: Management

With subtle elegance, unique finishes and a grocery on the ground floor, The Elwood Building is everything you want in an urban home. And with five stories and 143 apartments featuring studio, one and two bedroom floor plans, there’s room to stretch out. Here’s a preview:


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With subtle elegance, unique finishes and a grocery on the ground floor, The Elwood Building is everything you want in an urban home. With five stories and 143 apartments featuring studio, one and two bedroom floor plans, there’s room to stretch out. Here’s a preview:

The Elwood Building Lobby

The Elwood Building Lobby

 

Lobby

The Elwood Building’s lobby is a welcoming entrance to 143 beautiful apartments. There’s concierge at the front desk seven days a week, and the lobby hosts a cozy seating area with wood-paneled walls, colorful art and vintage globes. While enjoying the morning coffee service, you can also see when the next TriMet train is coming or catch the morning news on the lobby television.

The Elwood Building Courtyard

The Elwood Building Courtyard

Courtyard & Pet Relief Area

Enjoy the outdoors? Get some fresh air hanging out in Elwood’s private second-floor courtyard. The courtyard has asymmetrical walkways bordered by tall grasses that lead to the BBQ with plenty of outdoor seating. It’s the perfect place to enjoy grilling with friends and neighbors or reading your favorite book.Given that Hassalo on Eighth is pet friendly with no breed, age or weight restrictions, there’s also a space just for your dog (of course). The courtyard includes a fenced pet relief area for your convenience.

The Astoria Lounge

The Astoria Lounge

The Astoria Lounge

This gorgeous lounge is an extension of your home. There is free Wi-Fi and cable, perfect for working from home or watching the Super Bowl with friends.  The balcony and panoramic windows look over the Hassalo Plaza and the west hills.  One of the most fun elements is the custom walnut dining table that double as a regulation size ping-pong table!

Model at The Elwood Building

Model at The Elwood Building

Floor Plans and Finishes at The Elwood Building

This mid-rise building has the most unique finishes at Hassalo on Eighth. Its light finish palette boasts maple flooring, birch-colored casework, ivory brick backsplash and wood-framed windows. The Elwood Building’s apartments have high ceilings and white walls that contribute to their spacious feeling. If you’re a fan of open-concept floor plans, Elwood could be just the place for you!

Velomor Fitness Center

Velomor Fitness Center

24-Hour Fitness Center Access

The Elwood Building may not have a fitness center of its own, but residents here get to enjoy 24-hour access to our largest on-site fitness center at Velomor. With such a large space and wide variety of equipment, there is plenty of room to get your workout in! We are also partnered with BeneFitness, and every new resident gets a free 60-minute personal training session with one of their skilled trainers.

Green Zebra Grocery

Green Zebra Grocery

Green Zebra Grocery at Your Door

Green Zebra Grocery is located on the ground floor of The Elwood Building! Green Zebra specializes in sustainably sourced fresh and organic products. We have healthy, local, organic options at your doorstep. If you live in The Elwood Building, grocery shopping couldn’t possibly be more convenient.

Tour Hassalo on Eighth

Call (503) 416-1976 or email info@hassalooneighth.com for more information on leasing your new apartment in the Hassalo on Eighth neighborhood. Though we do accept walk-ins, scheduling an appointment in advance is highly recommended due to our high volume of leasing activity. Contact us today!

 

 

 

 

 

 



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12 Aug 2016

Meet Aster Tower

By: Management

A shining star at Hassalo on Eighth, many are choosing to call Aster Tower home. With incredible amenities that rival those of some of the Pearl District’s most popular communities, it isnt’ hard for Aster to capture (and keep) your attention. Here’s a preview:


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A shining star at Hassalo on Eighth, many are choosing to call Aster Tower home. With incredible amenities that rival those of some of the Pearl District’s most popular communities, it isnt’ hard for Aster to capture (and keep) your attention. Here’s a preview:

Aster Tower Lobby

Aster Tower Lobby

Aster’s Concierge Service

Let concierge greet you and your guests in Aster’s elegant, spacious lobby. Attending to the front desk 24/7, concierge is always at your service – a coveted convenience!

Dog Lounge

Dog Lounge

Dog Lounge

We’re more than just pet friendly; bring your dogs to their very own lounge for a bath and play session! Complete with three wash stations, complimentary shampoo and toys, the dog lounge also leads into a large pet relief area where you can walk your dog without ever leaving the building.

A Seating Nook in the Capella Room

A Seating Nook in the Cappella Lounge

The Cappella Lounge

Enjoy panoramic views of Portland by the fireplace while watching the game! The Cappella Lounge has multiple seating areas so that many can enjoy the space. Free Wi-Fi and TV make it easy to work from home with a view, or to just relax and enjoy this gorgeous extension of your home. Bonus: There’s also a shuffleboard table or those with competitive spirit!

Aster Tower Fitness Center

Aster Tower Fitness Center

 

Aster Tower Fitness Center

24-hour access to a state-of-the-art fitness center on the top floor? Talk about motivation! Run on the treadmill at dawn and watch the sunrise view of Mt. Hood, or lift weights to the sun setting over the city skyline. And when you’re finished, why not walk down the hall and reward yourself by relaxing in the spa?

Rooftop Terrace

Rooftop Terrace

Rooftop Terrace

Step out onto the terrace and drink in views of the beautiful city we live in. Look left for a stunning view of Mt. Hood, or look right to see the panoramic views of  Portland’s city skyline. You can see all the way up to St. John’s and down to Ross Island. The terrace is a great spot for grilling dinner or enjoying a glass of wine by the outdoor fire pit!

Spa, Sauna and Steam Room

Spa, Sauna and Steam Room

Spa, Sauna and Steam Room

Live in Luxury with a spa right at home! The Nova Spa has a hot tub, cool soaking tub, sauna, and steam room, with beautiful views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams.

The Vega Room at Aster Tower

The Vega Room for Private Dining

The Vega Room

Want to cook dinner for all of your friends? The Vega Room is a gorgeous private dining space with a full kitchen, available for residents to reserve. Host the dinner party of the year!

Want to See More?

Interested in applying for an apartment at Aster Tower or taking a tour? Schedule an appointment with one of our leasing consultants by calling (503) 416-1976 or emailing info@hassalooneighth.com. You can also check out our available homes here.

 

 

 



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