It's impossible to miss this twelve-story building, as it's the
tallest one in the central eastside area. If you have good eyesight, you might make out the gargoyles jutting out from the Weatherly's faÃ§ade just below the roofline. (Architects Sutton & Whitney used the same design at a lower elevation with the Tiffany Center.) One of the first highrises built on the east side, the building was financed by ice cream czar George Weatherly. Thus, the Weatherly's groundbreaking ceremony showcased the mayor of Portland digging a cake and carton of ice cream with his shovel.
* The parking lot adjacent to the Weatherly was once the site of Portland's most sumptuous movie palace, the Oriental Theater (1928-1970, Thomas & Mercier). Covered in exotic sculpture, it looked like a transplanted temple from ancient Cambodia. (See www.bartking.net for a picture.)