The George Besaw


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Old World charm meets contemporary-boutique in one of Portland's most revered and historic neighborhoods. With seamless access to downtown, and local favorites within a few tree-lined blocks from home, including New Season's Market, you'll enjoy the quaintness and energy of NW 23rd with all the perks of city living.



Intentional layouts, traditional warmth, and modern amenities make for a home that has it all. With just a touch of nostalgia and the perfect combination of comfort and contemporary, this space is designed for living.

  • Energy-Star© stainless appliances

  • Quartz countertops in both the kitchen and bathroom

  • Luxury vinyl plank flooring

  • Stacking Energy-Star© washer and dryer

  • Energy saving water and lighting fixtures

  • Pet-friendly community



The George Besaw offers studio, one, and two bedroom apartments, and layouts that make sense for every personal style.


The year was 1900, and a young, Wisconsin-born George Besaw Jr. had just arrived in Portland. Though he quickly found himself a job in Slabtown, at the Eastern Lumber Company, it wasn’t long before he set his sights on a new line of work—hospitality.


Building Features

Enjoy boutique living at its finest—from approachability and charm to parking, fresh air, and space for gathering. Home is in the details.

  • NW 23rd Avenue restaurants and nightlife

  • Close to Forest Park

  • Private resident lobby with controlled access

  • Controlled access covered parking available

  • Controlled access bike storage

  • Completely smoke-free environment

  • Classic old Portland building look with modern amenities

  • Low-VOC interior paint and finishes

  • High-efficiency Energy-Star© appliances

  • Dual-flush toilets, low-consumption sink and shower fixtures

  • High-efficiency lighting

  • Resident and building recycling

  • Transportation-friendly location with Walk Score® of 97, Bike Score® of 97, and Rider Score® of 57



An endearing enclave of historic architecture, NW 23rd and Slabtown is a hub of all that is Portland, old and new. Here, sidewalks separate old elms from lines of boutique storefronts, neighborhood theaters, and pubs. Alphabet District charm meets the rich nostalgia of Slabtown, and nights and weekends bustle with energy just a few blocks away from Forest Park trails.

Nearby Streetcar and Trimet stops offer easy alternative transit, but know that from here, your bike will get you downtown in minutes. Cafes and restaurants beckon, and New Seasons offers high quality ingredients for home-cooked meal. Eclectic, fashionable, established, and equipped—it’s the ideal setting for any story.


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The George Besaw is as endearing as the neighborhood and as storied as you are—just like home should be. We can’t wait for you two to meet.