Portland's new urban healthy living community
409 Cumberland combines healthy living and an urban location to create a community in Portland unlike any other. Located on the corner of Forest and Cumberland avenues in the Bayside neighborhood, this brand-new building opened late January 2015 and features 57 efficiency, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Residents are within walking distance to the shops, restaurants and services of Bayside, the Arts District and the Old Port.
What makes 409 Cumberland unique is what’s on the roof: a 750 square-foot, four-season rooftop greenhouse and 1,600 square feet of raised garden beds, where residents grow and harvest their own vegetables year-round. The Healthy Living Center on the first floor includes a demonstration and teaching kitchen where residents can learn how to make the most of their harvest. Cultivating Community — a Portland nonprofit dedicated to enhancing urban sustainability through the food we all eat — provides year-round programming to help residents and community members alike learn about food growing, preparation and more.
Designed to be 30% more efficient than the typical apartment building, 409 Cumberland features a super-insulated building envelope, energy efficient windows, low levels of air infiltration and a high-efficiency heating system. 409 Cumberland has many other green features including zero-VOC paints, low-VOC flooring and other materials, ample bicycle storage, and a UHaul Car Share service. Other amenities include 24-hour emergency maintenance, an attached courtyard, and large community spaces for gatherings, meetings and more.409 Cumberland is designed to serve people of all income levels, enhancing the neighborhood's vibrancy and diversity.
Click here to like 409 Cumberland on Facebook.
Photos by James R. Salomon