Located just off the loading dock of the Wieden+Kennedy Building in Portland’s Pearl District, Bluehour was a collaboration between Allied Works and Bruce Carey, one of Portland's leading restaurateurs who brought new influence and elegance to the culinary landscape of the city. Together, the design team worked to create a space that would provide a sense of welcome to the agency by day and enliven the emerging arts and cultural district by night.
Bluehour deftly balances the intimate with the spacious. Café tables on the terrace and expanses of glass on the corner site ensure that Bluehour feels like an extension of its environment; within, mirrored panels in white-painted, beveled frames brighten the deep interior spaces. A simple pairing of pale and luminous surfaces with deeply-stained wood unify the 80' x 100' space and harmonize with the building's heavy timber frame. A grid of custom, 12' high translucent curtains create opportunities to scale the space, soften the industrial edges and offer varying degrees of privacy and opportunities to reconfigure for private events.