White Oak Construction Completes CRC HealthGroup building in Historic Chinatown in Portland

Building Front CRC Health in a historic area of New Chinatown on 140 NW 4th AVE in Portland
Building Front CRC Health in a historic area of New Chinatown on 140 NW 4th AVE in Portland

Salem, OR, (April 18, 2016) – White Oak Construction (WOC) has completed a building for CRC Health in a historic area of New Chinatown on 140 NW 4th AVE in Portland.

The property is located in what was originally the dynamic center of Chinatown in the late 1800s. Once the Duck Lounge & Co. and later Tuck Lung, it was the location of the oldest Chinese grocery store and restaurant in Portland until its closure in the 1980s.  Since then the property has been unoccupied and fallen into disrepair. Before renovations began, all work had to be approved through Portland’s Historical Design Review process.

WOC Project Manager, Peter Shanks said, “It was important that we maintain the Chinese motif that contributed to the cultural atmosphere of the area.  We were pleased that our designs were approved.”

The City of Portland describes the Chinatown Historic District as a 10 block area bounded by W Burnside Street to the south, NW Fifth Avenue to the west, NW Glisan to the north, and NW Third Avenue to the east. The majority of buildings within the district are used commercially or industrially. However, some buildings also contain residential units.

Shanks said they began the project in November 2015, with a scheduled finish Feb. 29, 2016.  He added, “Three weeks left of the project schedule, the move-in date was accelerated by one week.  We were able to finish it on time and on budget…that was quite an accomplishment.”

The 9,500 sq. foot medical tenant improvement includes offices, conference center, exam rooms, reception area as well as seismic upgrades.crc1

Kim Sanderson, Regional Vice President of Acadia HealthCare said, “We threw a lot of barriers their way and they  were able to accommodate every one of them.  I was onsite  and the positive feedback from the staff and patients on the building was non-stop.  White Oak Construction did quality work.”

WOC is also currently working on an internal buildout for a 4,500 sq. foot medical clinic for CBC Health at 10763 SW Greenburg RD in Tigard, scheduled for completion this spring.


About White Oak Construction: Founded in 1997, White Oak has constructed hundreds of projects in the Willamette Valley. Fostering a true team atmosphere, WOC has established long-term relationships with clients, architects, engineers and subcontractors provides general contractor services, construction management, design build, budgeting, feasibility studies and consultant services for all types of commercial projects. www.WhiteOakConstruction.net.