Look up...

In today's edition of What's Up Downtown, we take a closer look at one of Portland's most iconic landmarks: the Time & Temperature Building. This stately edifice, located at 477 Congress Street, houses more than 100 businesses ranging from law firms, nonprofits, tech companies and retailers. Here are a few fun facts:
  • It was erected in 1924 and originally known as The Chapman Building.
  • At 14 stories, it's one of Portland's tallest (just behind the 16-floor Franklin Towers and the 15-floor Back Bay Tower).
  • The rooftop sign flashes the time and temperature, as well as a frequently changing (occasionally cryptic) 8-letter message sponsored by The Law Offices of Joe Bernstein.
  • This week's message ("COMP PLAN") is a call-to-action for Portlanders to participate in the City of Portland's Comprehensive Plan Survey. Want to help shape the future of your city? Click here to take the survey (the deadline to participate is January 22)
  • Other recent messages include "THNX MLK," "HMLS VIGL" (in recognition of Preble Street's Homeless Persons Annual Memorial Vigil) and "GIVE TDAY" (in promotion of Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving back).
  • The first floor is home to a number of successful Downtown businesses including High & Tight, Z Fabrics, Whip's Right Time Cafe and a new bead shop called The Bead Hound. Check 'em out if you haven't already!

Upcoming events

On any given day or night, there's always something fun happening Do wntown. Here's a taste of what's going on in the next couple of weeks. For a full list of upcoming events,   click here .

Saturday, January 23

Sunday, January 24

Wednesday, January 27

Saturday, January 30

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