Central Eastside

RJ Templeton

Standing on the east end of the Burnside Bridge overlooking the Willamette River, RJ Templeton provides a fresh look at creative office. The building was originally constructed in 1930, and has since changed ownership in 2012 with renovations that followed. A mix of great views with a unique location, RJ Templeton is among the buildings pioneering a path of creative office in east Portland. With numerous amenity options in the immediate vicinity, the building offers an exclusive opportunity for its tenants.

Designed in 1929 by the locally well-known architectural firm Knighton & Howell, The RJ Templeton Building was originally known as the Frigidaire building. It was one of the first buildings in Portland  that combined warehousing with retail space. At the time it was built it was reported to be the largest and most modern facility of its kind on the West Coast. The building was specifically designed for the Frigidaire Company that occupied the building from 1929-1934. After a series of other tenants, RJ Templeton purchased the building in 1959 for operation of his auto parts business. While the building still bears his name the historic name is the Frigidaire Building.


  • Abundant Light via Large Windows and High Ceilings
  • Bike Storage
  • Exposed Brick
  • Immediate Access to Transit
  • New Renovations Completed in 2014
  • Refinished Wood Flooring
  • Secure Entry
  • Shower Facilities
  • After Hours Access and Secured Entrance

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