Portland’s most unique and
luxurious building for
elevated retirement living.
Tucked into Portland’s bustling Richmond neighborhood, the 34,000 square foot space offers a unique approach to elevated retirement living. The first of its kind in the Portland area, the Greek-inspired residence offers a collection of ten opulent, ADA compliant apartments: single-level spaces on the second and third floors, ranging from 1,000 to 4,000 square feet. Amid tiered hilltops, the European-inspired landscaping includes terraces with trellises and jasmine plantings to serve as privacy screens. With custom terracotta-clad exteriors and contemporary interiors, the homes were designed to create a feeling of urban connectivity, balancing the togetherness of community with the independence of apartment living.
Inspired by a Trailblazing Woman
The Ellen Browning Building is named after Ellen Browning, a trailblazing woman and building owner Molly McCabe’s great aunt, three times removed. Ellen Browning was the only one of ten siblings to attend college; she studied science and mathematics at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, one of the few educational institutions that admitted women. After the Civil War, Ellen Browning and her brother, James E. Scripps, started a politically independent newspaper called The Detroit Evening News, which brought both esteem and fortune to the Browning Scripps family.
Located on the ground floor of the Ellen Browning Building, The Lobby is a public art space designed to encourage creativity, community, and connection. The exhibits will rotate every four months and will be curated by Sima Familant — private curator and art advisor — from building owner Molly McCabe’s personal art collection. The concept for The Lobby derived from Molly McCabe’s dedication to philanthropy and passion for ground-breaking contemporary art.
The Lobby’s debut exhibit, The Drop, launched on Thursday, May 12 and ran through August 2022. The artists included Daniel Buren, Leonardo Drew, Fred Eversley, Sam Gilliam, Jenny Holzer, and Jack Whitten. Leonardo Drew, renowned contemporary artist, introduced his work at the opening. These artworks were selected for the exhibition to complement each other through color palette, sense of texture, and sculptural concepts. As a collection, they propel the art conversation further through the lens of abstraction.