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:

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  • Property type and category like any: CONDO

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Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 407 Portland, OR 97201
Videos:
Virtual Tour
Price:
$375,000
Sqft:
708
MLS#:
20143341
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
BENSON TOWER
Taxe/yr:
$4,974.79
Schools:
Chapman / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Living Room Realty
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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Updated SE Corner home in the desired Benson Tower Condominiums. New Brushed Oak Tidewater Flooring, Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, True Bedroom, and Covered Balcony overlooking a canopy of trees. Overlarge living room, could be used as second bedroom or den. The building features a common room, gym, outdoor courtyard, spa, lobby, & bike storage. A block from Safeway, Portland State/Saturday Market, & MINUTES from the Max/Streetcar, Museums, WITH EASY freeway access. 1 Deeded Parking
Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 203 Portland, OR 97201
Price:
$279,000
Sqft:
536
MLS#:
20243588
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Taxe/yr:
$3,483.89
Schools:
Chapman / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Hasson Company
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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Contemporary corner unit located in the Cultural District. Incredible view of The Old Church. This bright Northwest facing condo includes hardwood floors, exceptional cherry cabinets, a private balcony, deeded parking. With the Streetcar at your front door and a Walkscore of 98, you're only steps away from PSU, the Farmer's Market, Portland Art Museum, OHSU, restaurants, and shopping! Easy freeway access to Nike and Intel! Rental cap not met. Outstanding HOA!
Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 1802 Portland, OR 97201
Videos:
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Price:
$650,000
Sqft:
910
MLS#:
20216082
Built:
2006
Beds:
2
Baths:
2.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
Downtown Portand
Taxe/yr:
$7,552.70
Schools:
Chapman / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Think Real Estate
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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Breathtaking views from this stunning 18th floor condo in the Benson. In the heart of the cultural district in downtown Portland with Cityscapes and West Hills views. Open concept living with gourmet kitchen including granite counters and breakfast bar. Beautiful master suite with walk in closet organizer. Second bedroom with adjacent full bath. Sweet balcony for alfresco dining. Deeded parking and storage. All this in A+ location on the street car line with secured parking & gym.
Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 606 Portland, OR 97201
Videos:
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Price:
$339,900
Sqft:
603
MLS#:
20326036
Built:
2006
Beds:
1
Baths:
1.0
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
CULTURAL ARTS DISTRICT
Taxe/yr:
$4,142.49
Schools:
Chapman / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Highrises.com
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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Light, bright & modern! Luxe living in this gorgeous Benson Tower condo, a true 1-bedroom in the heart of Portland's Cultural Center. Highlights include a private balcony, wall of SE facing windows, hardwood floors, deeded parking & storage. Kitchen features custom wood cabinetry, gas cook top & SS appliances. With a walk score of 98 and the Streetcar at your door, take advantage of all downtown has to offer! Building amenities include a fitness center, hot tub, lounge and outdoor patio.
Address:
1500 SW 11TH AVE 2701 Portland, OR 97201
Videos:
Virtual Tour
Price:
$3,200,000
Sqft:
2920
MLS#:
19235052
Built:
2007
Beds:
3
Baths:
2.1
County:
Multnomah
Nhood/Bldg:
Benson Tower
Taxe/yr:
$54,550.51
Schools:
Chapman / Lincoln
Courtesy:
Hoag Real Estate
Zone:
RX
Status:
Active

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One of a kind contemporary penthouse with a 360 degree view in the heart of Portland. View of 3 mountains. Live in luxury with a top of the world feel. Floor to ceiling windows with electric blinds, gourmet kitchen with all Wolf SS appliances, large island. Private entry. 2 private VERY large decks (1, 300 square feet). View from every window. Relax in the hot tub with a view of the city lights. 3 deeded parking spots.

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