Commodore Hotel (Portland, Oregon)

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Commodore Hotel
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
Commodore Hotel 2 - Portland Oregon.jpg
Commodore Hotel (Portland, Oregon) is located in Portland, Oregon
Commodore Hotel (Portland, Oregon)
Location 1609 SW Morrison Street
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′19″N 122°41′18″W / 45.521907°N 122.688373°W / 45.521907; -122.688373Coordinates: 45°31′19″N 122°41′18″W / 45.521907°N 122.688373°W / 45.521907; -122.688373
Area less than one acre
Built 1925
Architect Herman Brookman
Architectural style Art Deco
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84003076[1]
Added to NRHP June 27, 1984

The Commodore Hotel is an Art Deco-style former hotel building in Portland, Oregon, United States. It was built in 1925 by Herman Brookman, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.[1] The Commodore Hotel became the home of KTBR radio (later known as KALE) beginning on November 12, 1927, when the station moved from 393½ Yamhill Street.[citation needed] On March 28, 1928, KTBR moved to the Weatherly Building.[citation needed]

By 1984, when the building was added to the National Register, it had already ceased to be used as a hotel and was vacant. Plans to renovate the building and convert it into apartments were approved by the Portland Development Commission that year.[3] The hotel currently houses a market, apartments, and a restaurant.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved October 31, 2013 .
  3. ^ "Portland Then & Now". The Oregonian. July 15, 2013 (online date July 3). p. B1. Retrieved July 22, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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