Wednesday, June 29, 2011

ecoFLATS screens painted

The metal perforated screens at ecoFLATS got their finishing touches last week with their final coat of paint. The resident garden planter boxes are also installed in the back yard. Here are some photos of the finished product.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hopworks Urban Brewery is expanding brewing capacity with the help of Siteworks

The first new fermentation tanks are now in at Hopworks Urban Brewery, with more to follow soon. Siteworks is assisting HUB in tripling their annual brewing capacity by expanding their brewery operations as well as giving the brewery an energy efficient upgrade. More beer for everyone!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hopworks BikeBar now open!

Hopworks Urban Brewery's new restaurant 'BikeBar' is up and running in the ground floor of ecoFLATS, located at 3947 N. Williams Ave. This Siteworks designed & built project was also featured on the website.

Christian and JP toast to BikeBar's opening

Open just a week, 'BikeBar' on N Williams already a hit

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on June 14th, 2011 at 3:54 pm
HUB Bike Bar on Williams-11-10
Inside BikeBar on Williams.
(Photos © J. Maus)
Hopworks' new BikeBar on North Williams Avenue seems to be an instant hit. The small restaurant in the ground floor of the Ecoflats apartment building between N Shaver and Failing, is just the latest new bike-centric business to spring up on what Hopworks' owner Christian Ettinger calls the "Williams bike highway."
"We've had a great response from the neighborhood so far, business is about 10% better than we expected for the first week."
— Christian Ettinger, owner
Ettinger told me today that even with a very quiet opening, he's thrilled with the response so far. "Business is about 10% better than we expected for the first week." A bike racer himself, Ettinger said about 25 people from the Short Track mountain bike races out at PIR last night came straight from that event to the pub.
From the BikeBar name to the ample bike and the row of Oregon-made bike frames that hang over the bar, Hopworks owner Christian Ettinger leaves no mystery who he's trying to appeal to.
Here's a list of the "bike friendly features" as listed on the front page of the menu:
  • A bike frame canopy over the bar featuring frames by members of the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association
  • 75 bike parking spaces (combined with staple racks on Williams and two large ribbon racks out back)
  • A place to fill water bottles near the main entrance
  • Loaner bike tools
  • "Bike friendly take out specials"
  • Loaner U-locks in case you forgot yours
  • "Plug Out" exer-cycles that you can spin and generate electricity while you wait for your order.
I swung by last week and the place was buzzing. Check out the photos below for a look around...
Photos from Jim Golden (which you'll recall from our post back in April) adorn the walls...
You can spin while you wait and generate electricity with these "Plug Out" exercycles (Ettinger says each RPM generates one watt of power that goes back into the building)...
The front is lined with staple racks...
And there's plenty more bike parking in the back...
And a closer look at those gorgeous, Oregon-made frames above the bar...
Hopworks has planned a "HUB to Pub" grand opening event tomorrow (6/15). An organized ride (led by Portland Bicycle Tours) from the original Hopworks location (2944 SE Powell Blvd) to 3947 N Williams is set for 5:00 pm. Show up for free bike check-ups and $2 beers.
At the event, people will be encouraged to donate to local non-profit bike shop, North Portland Bikeworks. A $10 donation will get you BikeBar gear and two free beer tickets. More details at

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Transitions Professional Center underway in the South Waterfront

Siteworks Design | Build has just started construction on a 1,900 S.F. office space build out for Transitions Professional Center

Located in the eastern ground floor retail space of the Ardea Building, Transitions Professional Center will provide Palliative Care, End-of-Life, and Loss & Bereavement psychological services for those who are facing life-threatening illness, terminal illness, or who are facing the loss of a loved one.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jean-Pierre to speak at the APWA Sustainability Conference

Energy Trust New Buildings Program

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
1:30:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM

Room Galleria North
The Energy Trust of Oregon is a third-party non-profit company that gives energy incentives (cash) to residential, commercial, industrial, public sector, and non-profit customers. Funded through a small charge on the investor-owned electric and natural gas companies, Energy Trust also offers outreach and technical assistance. In response to Oregon's new energy code, Energy Trust has developed enhancements to its program. As public works professionals are responsible for the specification, contracting, monitoring and inspection of public construction projects, insight into the Energy Trust's best practices and performance measures will be of great benefit to you.
Learning Objectives:
By attending this session, participants will be better able to:
  1. Identify potential energy-efficiency and renewable energy improvements that could be implemented by your agency.
  2. Select energy savings projects that will have an immediate effect on operating costs and bring a return on investment.
  3. Demonstrate your good stewardship of taxpayer dollars by adopting performance measures for your energy-efficiency strategies.
Elin Shepard
Outreach Manager, Energy Trust New Buildings Program, Portland, OR
Jean-Pierre Veillet
President, Siteworks DESIGN BUILD, Portland, OR

To Learn more about the conference including registration, please visit the link below:

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Grizzly Tattoo Grand Opening June 3rd

Please join us for Grizzly Tattoo's Grand Opening this Friday June 3rd @ 7pm. Grizzly Tattoo is located in the ground floor of ecoFLATS at 3949 N. Williams Ave. See you there!

Hopworks Bike Bar opening soon!

Hopworks Urban Brewery is set to open their second restaurant location in the ground floor of ecoFLATS at 3947 N. Williams Ave.  The new Hopworks Bike Bar will open the weekend of June 4th. Here are a couple drawings of what to expect in the new space. Please come experience the real thing soon!