The Benson Towers

 The Benson Towers - High Rise Living on a Historic Lot

Benson Towers Exterior 2014The Benson Towers are high rise residential condominiums that were completed in 2007 located on SW 11th Avenue between SW Clay and SW Market Streets. The building is over 250 feet tall and has 27 stories. It is named The Benson Towers after Simon Benson - Portland Timber Baron at the turn of the century - because it is built on the land were his home used to stand. There are other iconic Portland structures named after him as well, like the Benson Bubblers - more on this here - and the Benson Hotel. The Benson House was preserved and moved to the Portland State University campus in 2000, so trust us no harm was done to the home when the Benson Towers were built.

The Benson Towers are home to 143 units; 58 one bedroom condos, 92 two bedroom condos and 6 penthouses. The building is very modern on the exterior, but the condos themselves are traditional condos with separate bedrooms and open living. The finishes in this building make the condos here stand out among a large pool of Portland condos. They are finished with teak floors, quartz counter tops, European fixtures, beautiful tile and stainless steel appliances. The condos live larger than they actually are and have amazing views of the city and mountains. Other features of this building include an outdoor garden, fountains, secure parking, fitness center with Jacuzzi and library.

Benson Towers South View 2014

The Benson Towers were under litigation due to failing valves and such on the water pipes - read more about that here- but this should be resolved now. There are currently 6 condos for sale in the Benson Tower ranging from $329,000 up to $1,199,000 with an average price per square foot of $634. In the last 90 days there have been 3 condos that sold in the Benson Towers ranging from $339,900 up to $400,000 with an average of $560 per square foot. The condos were on the market for on average 31 days and were around 678 square feet in size.

It is no surprise to me that the Benson Towers Condos are as desirable as they are. The location is perfect, right on the streetcar line in the heart of SW Portland's cultural district. On the very land where Simon Benson lived and thrived in Portland almost 100 years ago. Living in the Benson Towers is really embracing all the city has to offer today and remembering what it was in the beginning.

Benson Towers North View

Written by Amanda Folkestad and Brian Porter

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5 Listings found with the following criteria:

  • Legal description like: benson tower
  • Property type and category like any: CONDO

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Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 605 Portland, OR 97201
Price:
$329,900
Sqft:
505
MLS#:
19616694
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$3,534.20
Schools:
Capitol Hill / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Premiere Property Group, LLC
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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Condo boasts beautiful hardwood flooring in the living area. Gourmet kitchen w/quartz counters, cherry/maple cabinets, gas range & stainless steel appliances.Large private balcony and deeded parking space P-124.With the Streetcar at your front door and a Walk Score of 98, you're only steps away from PSU, two Farmer's Markets, Portland Art Museum, theaters, restaurants, shopping and more
Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 503 Portland, OR 97201
Price:
$320,000
Sqft:
536
MLS#:
19107331
Built:
2007
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$3,984.00
Schools:
Chapman / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Savvy Lane
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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1 Bed, 1 Bath condo in downtown Portland. Approximately 536 sf. plus outdoor balcony. Underground parking space and separate storage come with unit. Lovely, light filled corner condo overlooking the old church and urban panoramas. Live the city life & walk to everything or hop the street car outside your door. Exercise room, a hot tub and a library.
Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 302 Portland, OR 97201
Price:
$399,900
Sqft:
722
MLS#:
19316922
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
BENSON TOWER
Taxe/yr:
$4,373.90
Schools:
Chapman / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Windermere Realty Trust
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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Open light filled floor plan with 2 master suites. Fresh interior paint white on white, gleaming hardwood floors, & new designer wall to wall carpet in the bedrooms. Kitchen granite, cherry cabinets, & SS appliances. Outdoor spacious deck the perfect place to entertain family and friends. Located in the heart of dwntown PDX in the Cultural District. Parking and Storage are included.Walking Score 97.Parking space P-101 and Storage S32.
Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 304 Portland, OR 97201
Price:
$398,800
Sqft:
725
MLS#:
19667398
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
BENSON TOWER
Taxe/yr:
$4,509.83
Schools:
Chapman / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Windermere Realty Trust
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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The city at your doorstep from this NE corner, window-on-the-world view from world-class Benson Tower Unit 304. This true-one-bedroom layout is perfect for a Portland pied-a-terre or a full-time luxury city residence. Your friends will love to stop by for cocktails before a show at Portland Art Museum, The Schnitz, PSU or wherever you're headed in downtown Portland's Arts & Education District. Streetcar, stroll or bike to all the rest!
Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 801 Portland, OR 97201
Price:
$544,900
Sqft:
1004
MLS#:
19550590
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$6,768.98
Schools:
Chapman / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Premiere Property Group, LLC
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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Light filled corner unit w/gorgeous views of the west hills from the floor to ceiling windows. 2 bedrooms/2 full baths, plus den or office. Gourmet kitchen w/quartz counters, cherry/maple cabinets, gas range & stainless appliances. Private balcony. Hardwood floors. Double closets in master. All appliances Included. Gym, hot tub, rec room & outdoor patio. Secure parking & additional storage . Can be investment property.

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  • Property type and category like any: CONDO

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2 Comments

March 06, 2014 11:48
Gene Williams said:

You should correct the information about when the Benson Tower was finished. It was 2007. Your article begins with a statement that it was 2001 and some of your listings show 2006.

March 06, 2014 12:13
Brian Porter said:

Hi Gene, Thank you for bringing the typo about the termination date of the Benson Towers to my attention. We have made the correction. With regard to the data in the MLS listings, this data comes to us from the Portland Regional Multiple Listing Service, and by contract, we are not allowed to edit or change this data in any way. Thank you, Brian

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