Slabtown Center, a 5-story Class A office building is located in the heart of the vibrant Slabtown area of Portland. Previously XPO’s Corporate office and data center, the 206,004 square foot building was formerly called XPO.
Slabtown, named after the piles of wood at George Weidler Lumber Mill on Northwest Northrup Street starting in the 1870s—once ranged from 11th Avenue to the edge of Forest Park. This district in Portland’s northwest has gone through a revival in the past couple of years. It still retains some of its historical past as a center of traditional industries, its roots a working-class residential area of sawmills and streetcars, but is developing a very modern character as service sector businesses move in as loft apartments go up.
Slabtown Center will continue to develop, especially in the area around the New Seasons store where several new buildings are under construction. The neighborhood feels modern and revitalized but has kept its historic feel.