Nomad is a 130-unit transit-oriented apartment building in the Overlook neighborhood of North Portland, Oregon, adjacent to the Killingsworth MAX station. Its interiors were inspired by motorcycle culture and each floor features works by a different well-known moto photographer and a custom bike by Venier Motorcycles has been displayed in the building’s publicly accessible lobby-cafe. At seven stories, many of the units have sweeping mountain or city views.

The neighborhood offers a residential context with pedestrian access to Portland Community College, the Adidas Corporate Campus, and the Mississippi business district. Nomad offers motorcycle parking, electric vehicle charging, a fitness center, workspace, a roof deck, and a community room.

location Portland, OR
Date 2020
Total Square FT 86,000
Typology Mixed-Use, Multifamily, Retail
client Ethos Development
rating Energy Trust of Oregon’s ‘Best’ status


Architect Carrie Strickland