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The Portland Art Museum: Framing a Masterpiece

The Portland Art Museum's $34 million renovation of the North Building, a 141,000 square foot landmark built as a Masonic temple in 1925, has added new modern and contemporary art galleries, two large ballrooms, as well as meeting rooms and administrative offices for the Museum. Tonkon Torp assisted the Museum in obtaining all permits from the City of Portland, including approval from the Portland Landmarks Commission. Our real estate group also negotiated the Architect Services Agreement and the General Construction Contract.

Tonkon Torp has been involved with the Portland Art Museum for many years, serving on the board and providing pro bono legal advice. Our longstanding relationship and deep knowledge of the Museum's goals have helped this non-profit obtain top tier legal representation for its expansion. Now completed, the North Building's expansion and dynamic design have renewed this landmark as a cultural and civic destination for the city of Portland.

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