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The View from the Sapphire Room - Indigo @ Twelve West - Portland Oregon

by Aaron on Saturday, April 07, 2012 9:30 AM
Indigo Building - Saphire Room - Portland, ORAs both a resident of the Pearl District in Portland, OR and as a Realtor, I have had the chance to go into nearly every building in the Pearl District.  The buildings all have their own vibe and style, and vary from very simple to quite extravagant.  Over the last few months I've had several opportunities to go to the Indigo @ Twelve West which is technically not in the Pearl District, but it's right across the street.  This building contains high end apartments and while the theater room, gym, lobby, etc. are all pretty cool, the biggest selling point for me is the Saphire Room.  On the roof of the Indigo Building there is a swanky common room known as the Saphire Room, and it is surrounded by a beautiful patio with 360 degree views of the city.  The patio has built in gas fire pits to keep you warm, bbq's, and even covered areas making it usable 365 days a year.

What makes it even more unique to me, is the fact that many of the residents actually take advantage of the room.  In many buildings there are great common areas that seem to be deserted 99% of the time.  In my experience, and in talking to my friends that live there, the Saphire Room is constantly being used.  This is a great way to meet your neighbors and get a nice community feel.  While knowing your neighbors isn't for everyone, if you're moving to a new city, I find it to be highly desirable.  This building is also LEED Platinum Certified which is important to many residents of Portland, OR.  Here is a website that talks about all of it's 'Green' features.   

 I will say, you will pay a premium to live in this building, but with the view in this video it's understandable.  The Indigo building is located at: 430 Southwest 13th Avenue  Portland, OR 97205.  If you'd like to check out availability and rates, go to their website:  



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