Society Hotel Renovation
The November 2015 opening of the Society Hotel on the corner of NW 3rd and Davis marked yet another milestone in the vision for Old Town/Chinatown as a safe, vibrant, economically healthy neighborhood. The project owners behind the revival of the long-dormant Mariners building, built in 1881 as a boarding house for sailors, have attracted a new mix of travelers to enjoy the ground floor café, spectacular views from the rooftop deck, and an eclectic mix of rooms from bunk-style to king-size comforts.
Jessie Burke, one of the project owners, had worked with Prosper Portland in a number of capacities, including as owner of Posies Bakery and an active participant in urban renewal projects. She said, “The work that I’ve found myself doing is only possible with a partner like [Prosper Portland] being willing to create an opportunity for someone like me – someone who doesn’t fit the traditional mold for this project type and business, but we’re both willing to give it a shot.”