brick structure peeks over the edge of the Burnside Bridge while skateboarders are grinding it out near its foundation. This building was originally an assembly/retail location for Frigidaire; its three floors were utilized by retail (top floor), research and development (middle), and assembly and shipping (ground).
* Best Spot to Execute a Riparian Ollie: According to Thrasher magazine, Oregon is "King of the Skateparks," and the base of the Templeton is the biggest reason why. A world-famous skateboard park opened under the Burnside Bridge in 1992. Its construction was initiated by skaters building concrete ramps under the city's radar, and it ended with full city approval. Check it out.
A 2007 renovation/remodel morphed the Templeton into 23,000 square feet of arty coolness that was inhabited by the arts organization, Disjecta. While Disjecta has moved on to new digs, the space still hosts art exhibits. (To see for yourself, you'll need to enter via the door on SE 3rd Avenue, not the "official" address up on the Burnside Bridge.)