Well it looks like the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission and Apple Computer couldn’t come to an agreement, as reported here. So no store is forthcoming on Northwest 23rd. While there are a lot of opinions on this issue, as you can see by the comments, I personally think it’s unfortunate. It would have been really nice to have a bigger Apple store in Portland proper, and I also think it would have been good for that neighborhood.
As some folks pointed out, however, there are probably better neighborhoods than that, and I don’t disagree. I’d love to see an Apple store in the Pearl. One almost expects to see one there, it would fit right in to that style of architecture. We can always hope.