Doug Fir Bar Portland restaurant design, Oregon music venue building, USA architecture photos

Doug Fir Bar in Portland

post updated March 30, 2024

Design: Skylab Architecture

Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

Doug Fir Bar Portland

Photos by Boone Speed

Dec 30, 2020

Doug Fir Bar Portland, Oregon

Doug Fir is a 25,100-square-foot modern log cabin-inspired bar, restaurant, and music venue, conjuring an idealized vision of Portland’s up-and-coming potential as a global travel destination and cultural hub.

Doug Fir Bar Portland

The site began as a run-down diner adjacent to a forgotten motor lodge in an underappreciated stretch of East Burnside.

Doug Fir Bar Portland

The mountain lodge aesthetic was created by expanding the modernist elements of the original motel and recapturing the optimistic experience of mid-century travel and motel culture found in the existing site.

Doug Fir Bar Portland

Large glulam beams were restored and offset with new modern finishes of stainless steel, glass block, and chrome ceiling panels, now seen in a fresh context.

Doug Fir Bar Portland

Downstairs, a premium 300 guest capacity music venue was built out, creating an iconic backdrop to showcase emerging acts both local and international.

Doug Fir Bar Portland

In whole, the futuristic application of modern materials and careful programming of space against an existing modernist structure create a unique experience that has come to define Portland’s dynamic music, travel, and social scene.

Doug Fir Bar Portland

Doug Fir Bar Portland

Doug Fir Bar in Portland, Oregon – Building Information

Architecture: Skylab Architecture

Doug Fir Bar Portland

Design Team
Skylab (architecture and interior design)
Pat the Log Guy (wood/logs)
Tom Ghilarducci (contractor)
Burnside Entertainment Group (client)

Doug Fir Bar Portland

Photography: Boone Speed

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