Multnomah County Central Courthouse project to host open house for Minority, Women and Emerging Small Businesses (MWESB)

August 25, 2015

News Release

Contact: Mike Pullen, 503-209-4111,, Jessica Morkert-Shibley, 971-563-3735,

In a continuing effort to reach out to local businesses, especially emerging small businesses and those owned by women and minorities, the Multnomah County Central Courthouse Project will host an open house on Monday, August 31. The event will be held in the board room of the Multnomah Building at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland from 4 pm to 5:30 pm and will serve as an opportunity for architectural, engineering, professional services, public involvement and training firms to learn about the estimated $250 million project and discuss project opportunities.

Multnomah County is the lead agency for the Central Courthouse project.  A team led by SRG Partnership was selected for architecture and engineering services, while Hoffman Construction was selected for the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC) contract in July.  The county and its project partners are committed to providing equal opportunities and encouraging Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (MWESB) firms to compete for contracting opportunities.  During the design phase of the project, the county and SRG will actively recruit small businesses and will provide workshop and mentorship opportunities for MWESB’s.  Similar outreach will also occur during the construction phase of the project.  

Conceptual Image of future Central Courthouse

The open house will begin with a short introduction of the team and overview of the project.  The following is a partial list of some of the skills the county and SRG are looking for:

Architectural design

Interior design

Historic preservation

Landscape architecture

Structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing engineering

Training and facilitation

Public involvement

ADA compliance

Specialty Consultants


Suppliers and Vendors

WHO:  Multnomah County Central Courthouse Team

WHAT:  Central Courthouse Open House  

WHERE:  Multnomah Building Board Room, 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, Oregon

WHEN:  Monday August 31, 4pm to 5:30pm

PARKING: There is free parking available on the street. Paid parking is also available in the parking garage across the street (south) from the Multnomah Building at 501 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, Oregon. The garage closes at 6pm sharp. Drivers are strongly advised to pick up their vehicles before close.