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Portland Tower Neighborhood

Things to do in Downtown Minneapolis | Nightlife, dining, shopping, recreation and entertainment | Amenities near Portland Tower condos 

Close to work but not far from play, The Portland Tower brings the best of Minneapolis right to your door–and it’s improving all the time! The Downtown East area of Minneapolis is experiencing a surge of new development, including:

You can keep up to date on all the happenings in the Downtown East/Portland Tower neighborhood by following our blog and Facebook page. It’s a great time to be part of the Downtown Minneapolis experience…call the Portland Tower Sales Center and reserve your unit today!

Did You Know?

Portland Tower is:

1 block to Skyway, perfect for your winter walk!

2 blocks to Commons Park, featuring daily events.

3 blocks to US Bank Stadium – handy for concerts and games.

6 blocks to Nicollet mall.

9 blocks to YMCA – exercise & swim all year long!

2 blocks to the Farmers Market, Thursdays in summer.

2 blocks to Event Center – concerts & cultural events!

9 blocks to the River Walk & bike paths.

Within 1 mile of 3 grocery stores: Whole Foods, Lund’s, & Trader Joes!

Want to know where to eat, shop, and relax in the Portland Tower neighborhood? Just explore our interactive map!

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Located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of “East Town” in downtown Minneapolis!

Enjoy U.S. Bank Stadium, the historic Foshay Tower, iconic clock tower, and downtown skyline views.

Walk to the Skyway just a few blocks away…the venues are endless. Don’t miss out on the enjoyment of Nicollet Mall.

Just steps across the street to Finnegan’s Brew Pub & Conference Center, and the newest Marriot Hotel for your guests.

Turn the other direction and enjoy the Commons Park, weekly Farmers Market, Peavey Plaza and outdoor concerts. Other benefits include being close to medical needs, Elliot Hotel with Tavola Italian Restaurant.

The refurbished Armory is a real hit for entertainment options. Within 7 blocks are 23 eating establishments, close by dog park, 3 coffee shops, and the list goes on!

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740 Portland Avenue South · Minneapolis, MN
Phone: 612-341-4000 | Email Us!
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Pat and SusanYour Community, Your Home

“My husband and I lived in Plymouth for thirty years and built many wonderful memories in our home. Last year, we decided it was time to downsize and look at condos in Minneapolis. We spent several months looking and decided on The Portland Tower for a variety of reasons.

First, we love the location. We have easy access to freeways and the downtown skyway is only two blocks away. I personally love the skyways because I can leave our condo and get exercise, go shopping or meet friends during all times of the year. I also enjoy the character of the Elliot Park neighborhood because it’s one of the oldest neighborhoods in Minneapolis. The Portland Tower is also conveniently located near parks, the U.S. Bank Stadium, Stone Arch Bridge and the light rail – everything we need is right within our reach! Finally, as a retired school teacher, volunteering is very important to me and House of Charity Food Center is only two blocks away.

Aside from the great location, there are many things I love about our condo. We have a spectacular view of downtown. I still can’t believe I can see the Foshay Tower while having my morning coffee! My husband and I enjoy grilling and spending time on our large balcony. When we retreat back in to our condo, we can still have a nice fresh breeze coming in through our windows. Another selling point of the building is the dog area on the fifth floor. Our dog had no problems adjusting to the area and it’s so convenient to let her out during all seasons. It’s attention to these types of details that makes The Portland Tower special.

The building is very secure and everyone we meet that works here is warm and welcoming, particularly the construction workers. All the construction workers always put the residents first and they are extremely professional. Every time I come into the building, Nicole, the office manager greets us with a warm welcome and a smile – which makes us feel like we’re home. We are so happy to be living here and look forward to meeting our new neighbors.”



Portland Tower Feels Like Home

“We were looking for a new, upscale condo somewhere downtown and came across Portland Tower in East Town. Admittedly, we didn’t know too much about this pocket of the city but soon realized all the items on our ‘wish list’ that Portland Tower checked off. Within the development’s four walls, we have everything we were looking for…a new condo that we could customize to make our own, high-end finishes, views of the Minneapolis skyline, indoor parking, building security, outdoor community spaces, and an exercise room.

Outside of the four walls doesn’t disappoint, either. I love that I get a little taste of everything in this neighborhood. We are sports fans, and enjoy taking in the energy and excitement from the Vikings crowds at US Bank Stadium. It’s also important that we have access to open, green spaces. We thought that would be hard to come by when we moved downtown, but we were wrong.

Commons Park is only a couple blocks from Gold Medal Park, which puts you right at the Mississippi River with its miles and miles of bike paths. Another important “must-have” that this location offers is convenience. Whether the skyways or the highways, it’s essentially right outside our front door. It’s been an incredible adventure moving in to Portland Tower and creating a new lifestyle for ourselves. We’ve come across several other condo owners who were in similar situations as we were, and we’ve enjoyed getting to know our new surroundings and our new neighbors.

Portland Tower feels like home…inside and outside our four walls.”



Cozy and Warm, with Fabulous Views!

“We are thrilled with our loft at the Portland Tower! It turned out even nicer than we imagined during the planning. Our space fits us perfectly. It is open and light filled, but yet a cozy warm environment. We never get tired of our fabulous views. Every visitor gives us rave reviews. In addition, the location is so convenient with restaurants, theater, jazz, shopping, sporting events, the light rail, all within an easy walking distance. Not to mention it is exciting being part of all the changes in East Town. We looked at numerous condominiums before we chose the Portland Tower and we know we made the right choice. Truly a fabulous building with lovey amenities and wonderful residents.”


Downtown East article in The Journal

Read this exciting article about the exploding development and amenities in the Downtown East neighborhood!