An iconic brand blazes a new trail in the Pacific Northwest
A star professional athlete could live almost anywhere in Portland, Oregon, but it’s hard to find a more enticing option than the brand-new Ritz-Carlton Residences. The condos are part of a $800 million high-rise that stretches 35 stories into the sky, rising above the Willamette River in full view of the Moda Center where thousands cheer on the Portland Trail Blazers. If you’re a big-league player in the Beaver State’s largest city – either on the court or in the boardroom – would you want to spend the night anywhere else?
The Ritz-Carlton Portland is the iconic brand’s first expansion into the Pacific Northwest, maximizing luxury, style and convenience into a breathtaking structure of steel and glass that honors the charm and character of the Rose City. The property, designed by GBD Architects with LEED Gold certification in mind, has more than 250 hotel rooms with 132 residential units that begin on the 21st floor.
Home prices run between $1,265,000 and $9 million, featuring fine touches like oak floors, built-in furnishings and marble bathroom enhancements. Kitchens are equipped with quartz countertops, waterfall-edge islands and ultra-premium Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances. Admire the spectacular city and mountain views through floor-to-ceiling windows or from the fresh air of a private balcony.
There are 10 floorplans in one, two or three-bedroom configurations plus four extravagant penthouse options that dominate the top four stories of the tower. The design elements by HKS Hospitality Interiors take inspiration from Oregon’s natural environments with soothing earth tones and subtle splashes of color with native woods and rough-cut stones throughout the property.
Homeowners enjoy the same accommodations offered to hotel guests, including a sleek infinity pool, day spa and fitness center on the 19th floor. Book a reservation one level above at The Ritz-Carlton Signature Restaurant & Bar, where the dining room shows off city skyline views while presenting the cuisine of Executive Chef Pedro Almeida, who earned Michelin recognition for his work in Portugal. Those on the run can relish a quick bite at the 9th Street Food Gallery or relax with a craft cocktail at The Ritz-Carlton Lobby Bar – both on the ground floor. It’s a place where everyday life feels like a vacation.
Homeowners, however, have their own exclusive benefits, including a private entrance and elevators. The Owner’s Lounge is a showstopper: a quiet, elegant retreat on the eighth floor with accordion doors that open wide to a spacious outdoor terrace. Decorated with colorful artwork, comfortable furniture and modern light fixtures, the lounge includes a boardroom for business meetings, wine storage and even a simulator to practice a golf swing.
The energy surrounding The Ritz-Carlton is helping give new life to Portland’s West End. The project is the centerpiece of an enthusiastic rejuvenation effort with more than $1 billion recently invested within a three-block radius, from ground-up construction projects like Eleven West to extensive renovations in the Galleria Building and other historic structures. The Ritz-Carlton is also on the edge of the Green Loop, a planned six-mile linear park for biking and jogging that follows a safe and scenic path through Downtown, Old Town, the South Waterfront and other riverside neighborhoods. Portland is a city that embraces big thinking, sustainability and healthy living – and it’s all happening now.
Beyond the attractions and culture of Downtown, The Ritz-Carlton is within easy access to the joys of Oregon Wine Country, historic landmarks like the Pittock Mansion and the 5,200-acre Forest Park. Residents are also less than a two-hour drive from the beaches of the Pacific Coast or the snow-capped mountains of the Cascade Range.
Luxury Estates Founder and Broker Kamran Zand is proud to be part of SportsStar Relocation, a team of experts who make all-inclusive home transactions seamless and stress-free for high-performance professionals in the sports industry. The network includes Terry Sprague of Luxe | Forbes Global Properties, a brokerage that represents The Ritz-Carlton, Portland and other luxury properties in Oregon.
Reach out to Luxury Estates International and learn more about how The Ritz-Carlton Residences are a game-winning score for any professional athlete, business executive or retiree who appreciates an elevated lifestyle in a city on the rise.