Portland Sights

Ecotrust Building

  • 721 N.W. 9th Ave. Map It
  • Pearl District
  • Building/Architectural Site

Published 01/25/2016

Fodor's Review

Officially named, but rarely referred to as, the Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center, this striking building has a handful of organic and environment-friendly businesses and other retail outlets, including Hot Lips Pizza, Sustainable Harvest Coffee, Laughing Planet Café, and Patagonia outdoor clothier. Built in 1895 and purchased by Ecotrust in 1998, the former warehouse has been adapted to serve as a landmark in "green" building practices. Grab a "field guide" in the lobby, and take the self-guided tour of the building, which begins with the original "remnant wall" on the west side of the parking lot, proceeds throughout the building, and ends on the "eco-roof," a grassy rooftop with a great view of the Pearl District.

Sight Information


721 N.W. 9th Ave., Portland, Oregon, 97209, United States

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Website: www.ecotrust.org

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Weekdays 7–6; ground-floor businesses also open evenings and weekends

Published 01/25/2016


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