For those of you thinking about visiting the Laurelhurst Theatre (Tour Stop #1), we have another beauty for you just around the corner from there.
Built in 1941, the Coca-Cola building at the corner of NE 28th and Couch is one of Portland's finest examples of Streamline Moderne architecture. Once a bottling plant, we confirmed this morning that the facility is now a manufacturing plant for fountain syrup. Please note: this facility is not open for tours.
If you're a fan of this style of architecture (as we are), here's a link to a landmark nomination report for Seattle's Coca-Cola building, also formerly a bottling plant. The report is worth a look as it includes a couple of photos of Portland's Coca-Cola building along with a few beautiful examples of Art Deco / Streamline Moderne buildings around Seattle.
According to the landmark application, Portland's and Seattle's Coca-Cola buildings were both designed by Atlanta architect Jesse M. Shelton.
Beautiful during the day, this building really comes to life at dusk. If you're planning on a movie and a pint at the Laurelhurst Theatre, walk just one block north to see the Coca-Cola building in all its glory.
NE Couch Street & 28th Ave
How to Get There
Directions from the downtown Hilton courtesy of TriMet
1. Walk northeast from 921 SW 6th Ave to SW 6th & Yamhill (Stop ID 7807)
2. Board 19 Glisan to Gateway TC
3. Get off at NE Glisan & 28th
4. Walk 0.2 mile south to NE 28th Ave & NE Couch St
Travel time: 25 minutes (including 9 minutes walking)
Fares: Adult ($2.00), Youth/Student ($1.50) or Honored Citizen ($0.95)
Have a great weekend!
Jeff & Kelly