The Streets of Tanasbourne

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The Streets of Tanasbourne
Streets of Tanasbourne.JPG
Location Hillsboro, Oregon,  United States
Coordinates 45°32′11″N 122°52′42″W / 45.536490°N 122.878288°W / 45.536490; -122.878288Coordinates: 45°32′11″N 122°52′42″W / 45.536490°N 122.878288°W / 45.536490; -122.878288[1]
Opening date October 2004
Developer Continental Real Estate
No. of stores and services 55
Total retail floor area 368,000 square feet (34,200 m2)
Parking 1500

The Streets of Tanasbourne is a shopping mall located in the Tanasbourne area of Hillsboro in the U.S. state of Oregon. Opened in October 2004, the center provides shopping to the Hillsboro/Beaverton area west of Portland, near the Sunset Highway. The $55 million center is an open-air complex designed to mimic older downtown shopping districts and has 55 store locations.


Plans for a specialty retail center in the Tanasbourne area were originally announced in 1999.[2][3][4] The original plan had construction beginning in June 2001 on the project that would have two parking garages.[5] In all, these plans called for a $60 million project on 19 acres (77,000 m2) to open in the summer of 2002.[6] Hillsboro approved the project in 2000, but construction was delayed.[7]

Eventually developed by Continental Real Estate and designed by Field Paoli, The Streets of Tanasbourne cost $55 million to complete.[8] This shopping complex was the last development in a larger Hillsboro project titled Tanasbourne Town Center.[9] Originally The Streets of Tanasbourne were to be named the Shops of Tanasbourne.[2][4] However, the project's name was changed when Continental Real Estate acquired the project from Federal Realty Investment Trust.[8] Macy's (formerly Meier & Frank and one of the center's anchor stores) signed up as planned, however very little had been done to attract other tenants by 2002.[8]

Construction on the project began in 2003.[10] The Meier & Frank opened in early October 2004,[11] while other stores finished construction later that month.[7][12] The grand opening for the 386,000 square feet (35,900 m2) shopping complex was November 6, 2004.[13] The 55-store complex is designed to resemble a standard Main Street style shopping district with open air, free-standing stores complete with parallel parking on the streets within the complex.[7][14] When it opened it was the first of the lifestyle centers to open in the Portland metropolitan area.[15]


Fountain at the center at night

The shopping center is a 386,000-square-foot (35,900 m2) outdoor lifestyle center.[7] As a lifestyle center, the target customer for the center are upper-income shoppers.[14] Designed to look like Main Street, the center includes retail and restaurants.[7] Retailers include anchors Macy's (formerly Meier & Frank) and REI, while restaurants include Buffalo Wild Wings, Macaroni Grill and P. F. Chang's, among others. While not situated along a highway or MAX Light Rail, the center was estimated to have approximately 225,000 people within five miles in 2005.[7] An apartment complex abuts the shopping center on the west.[7] The Streets of Tanasbourne had 49 tenants as of March 2010.[16]

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  1. ^ "The Streets of Tanasbourne". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 2010-03-11. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b Colby, Richard N. (January 28, 1999). "Large shopping project planned for Hillsboro". The Oregonian. p. C1. 
  3. ^ Hill, Jim. "Solid retail growth predicted as a buyer is found for Washington Square, analysts say plans for new malls in Oregon are a positive sign", The Oregonian, February 5, 1999.
  4. ^ a b Goldfield, Robert (January 22, 1999). "Hillsboro targeted for specialty mall". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 4 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Meier & Frank Tanasbourne plans approved". Portland Business Journal. March 21, 2001. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  6. ^ Brenneman, Kristina. The Shops embodies Main Street retail trend. Portland Business Journal, June 22, 2001.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g Sullivan, Edward J. (2005–2005). "Cudgels and Collaboration: Commercial Development Regulation and Support in the Portland, Oregon - Vancouver, Washington Metropolitan Region". Vermont Journal of Environmental Law 6.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ a b c Hazel, Debra. Lifestyle center completes Oregon city project Shopping Centers Today, September 2003.
  9. ^ RetailTraffic: PORTLAND'S PROGRESS, May 1, 2004
  10. ^ Williams, Christina Dyrness. Retail on a Roll. The Oregonian, October 26, 2003.
  11. ^ Mandel, Michelle. Shoppers hit the Streets. The Oregonian, October 7, 2004.
  12. ^ Boone, Jerry. Putting a face on a skeleton. The Oregonian, October 21, 2004.
  13. ^ Goldfield, Robert. Retail arrives in spades on Portland's west side. Portland Business Journal, January 28, 2005.
  14. ^ a b Mandel, Michelle. Power shopping season moves close to home. The Oregonian, November 25, 2004.
  15. ^ Nussmeier, Corine and Emily Matza. Lifestyle centers force new way of thinking. Portland Business Journal, August 26, 2005.
  16. ^ "Stores by Map Location". The Streets of Tanasbourne. Retrieved 4 March 2010. [dead link]

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