ORIGNAL POST DATE: August 14, 2014
Special day today! Its Opal 28’s first blog post AND the Portland Business Journal honored us as a Better Bricks Commercial Real Estate Retail Project of the Year. What an honor! http://bizj.us/10tlzf/i/25 / http://bizj.us/10tlzf/i/26
This honor would not have been possible with out the endless hours that owner, Margot Feves and her closest family and friends put in------everything from offering her advice, cleaning out, painting, choosing colors, finding heirlooms in family storage, moving furniture, building things, developing menus and process’ and much more…
In December 2013, Margot got the keys to her dream property. Opal 28 was originally built in 1908 as a single family home, in the 1950’s was remodeled into 4 apartments upstairs and retail on the ground level. Upstairs, Margot has transitioned the apts. into 4 separate vacation rentals each with unique character where guests immerse themselves in an authentic Portland experience. The hallway is adored with her grandmothers art and antique furniture.
Downstairs, the ground level retail space has been converted into an intimate and versatile event space, hosting everything from upscale weddings to corporate off-sites to princess parties for gaggles of laughing little girls. The commercial kitchen houses some of Portland’s most creative culinary entrepreneurs, and its own versatile in-house caterer who can prepare everything from Hawaiian BBQ to delicate farm-to-table finger foods depending on the crowd.
Outside, Opal 28 has an airy private patio for mingling.
Margot reminisces about her favorite part of the Opal 28 project by saying, “every obstacle has become a new adventure and opportunity—--when I got the keys the space was overflowing with stuff I never thought I could use. When I look around the space now I am elated to see so much re-purposed materials—from shelving to coat hooks to outdoor lighting and signage. It was like I had my very own rebuilding center, it credits the nostalgia and history of the property.”
Welcome to the Opal 28 blog, where we will be sharing all of Opal 28’s happenings including our favorite event trends, cooking ideas, places to visit in Portland and lots of photos of past parties! Looking to host a small group or up to 125 person cocktail reception---we are already excited to meet you!