Grand Opening of the Erickson Fritz Apartments!
Grand Opening of the Erickson Fritz Apartments

Innovative Housing, Inc. invites you to join us for the
Grand Opening of the Erickson Fritz Apartments!

Come and see how these two legendary Portland buildings have been repurposed to create 62 homes with historic charm and modern amenities. We will also be unveiling specially commissioned art installations that explore the legacy of these storied buildings.

Immediately following the grand opening, IHI will hold its 2015 FriendRaiser - guaranteed to be the best progressive party in Portland this year! Join us as we celebrate IHI's friends and supporters, the future of two historic buildings, and the vibrancy of present-day Old Town.

Guests will enjoy diverse culinary offerings from local Old Town restaurants while touring newly constructed apartments, each set up to showcase one of Old Town's coolest and most exciting establishments. Add live music, locally crafted beer and spirits, and a photo booth and it's a party sure to make August Erickson proud!

This is a free event open to the public and all ages.

July 23, 2015
9 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland
Grand Opening from 4-5 pm
Remarks by Commissioner Dan Saltzman at 4:25
FriendRaiser from 5-7 pm

The site is easily accessible by public transportation (MAX Red and Blue Lines are just 2 blocks away) and nearby parking is available at the Smart Park on NW Davis and Naito Parkway.

Participating Old Town Establishments Include:



Erickson Fritz Apartments
Erickson Frtiz Apartments
Located just 2 blocks from MAX, close to bus lines, Waterfront Park, and all downtown Portland has to offer, the Erickson Fritz Apartments offer the amenities of the central city at affordable rents. The historic Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel buildings have been completely renovated to create 62 studio and one-bedroom apartments. All units feature dishwashers, salvaged wood floors, and energy efficient lighting and appliances. Free individual storage areas and secure bike storage are located in the basement. Residents will also enjoy ample communal gathering space in two covered courtyards (one in each building) and two community rooms.

Project Partners

Developer:Innovative Housing, Inc.
Contractors:Silco Commercial Construction, Inc.
Architects:LRS Architects (Erickson Apartments)
ORANGEWALLstudios architecture+planning (Fritz Apartments)
Property Manager:Income Property Management
Lenders:Wells Fargo
Network for Oregon Affordable Housing
Equity Partner:Raymond James Tax Credit Fund
Funders:Oregon's Department of Housing and Community Services
Portland Housing Bureau
Artist Team:James Harrison, Evan Holt, Dave Laubenthal, With Historian Doug Kenck-Crispin and guest artist Natalie Ball


Signature Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

Special thanks to Pints Brewing, our Official Beer Sponsor!

Pints Brewing Company

Bull Run Distilling Co.Oregon College of Oriental MedicineCycle Portland Bike ToursLan Su Chinese GardenVoodoo DoughnutOld Town PizzaPINTS Brewing CompanyAlexis Restaurant Silco Construction Chase BankKeyBankRaymond James Tax Credit Fund Advanced ElectricRiverview Community BankComcast CableWells FargoGBC ConstructionLMC Construction JR JohnsonP&C ConstructionPortland Mechanical Construction, Inc.Loveridge HuntIncome Property ManagementFroelich EngineersBateman & SeidelLRS Architects Bill Naito CompanyEvren NorthwestKennedy RestorationHunter DavissonCoin MeterMetroOregon Green Raters LLCQEDLABCarlson Testing, Inc.JD Fulwiler & Co. InsuranceAlder Geotechnical Services, LLCWFG National Title Insurance Co.