Meyer Headquarters

Our Place in Oregon History

Meyer Memorial Trust is rooted in Portland's Historic Albina community and will never forget its connection to the state’s entire, complicated history. At the same time, we will continue to do our best to connect resources to solutions that make all communities stronger and healthier.

This video offers a glimpse into our headquarters campus and Oregon's rich and diverse history.

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For 38 years, Meyer Memorial Trust leased office space in downtown Portland, beginning at 1515 Market Square, where the Fred Meyer Charitable Trust first opened its doors in 1982. In 2004, Meyer moved to a space in the Pearl District — at the time, an area filled mostly with industrial lots and warehouses — where it remained for more than 15 years. In Spring 2018, Meyer announced a plan to move from its leased office space to a 25,000-square-foot plot of land at the southwest corner of North Tillamook Street and North Vancouver Avenue, just northeast of the Broadway Bridge. The construction project for Meyer's home has office space for more than 40 employees and features a library, educational garden and convening space for all-hands collaboration with community partners was completed in October 2020.

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Helen Shum, Director of Communications
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Awards & Recognitions

Architizer A+ Awards | Special Mention Commercial Office- Low Rise Category

Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award | Honorable Mention

Portland Business Journal | Transformer Award 2022

ULI Americas Global Awards for Excellence 2022 | Finalist

ULI Americas Awards for Excellence 2022 | Winner

American Institute of Architects | National | 2022 COTE® Top Ten Award

Canadian Wood CouncilWood Design & Building Awards, Top Ten 2022

Gray Magazine Awards 2021 | Design for Good 

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Oregon | Oregon Architecture Awards 2021 | 2030 Award 

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Oregon | Oregon Architecture Awards 2021 | Honor Award

International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Oregon Chapter 2021 Design Excellence Award

Fast Company 2021 Innovation by Design Award Finalist, Spaces and Places Category

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership Award, Pacific Region 2021

Daily Journal of Commerce  Building Diversity Honoree 2021

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Leed Platinum v4 Designation 

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) 2020 Leadership Award in Design & Build

Daily Journal of Commerce TopProject

Metropolis Planet Positive Award Workplace/Northwest Region Category

Media Coverage

Meyer Memorial Trust is made with mass plywood panels
Treehugger | March 28, 2022

Meyer Memorial Headquarters: Embodying organizational values of sustainability and equity (Case Study)
Energy Trust of Oregon | 2021 

A Better Building: How Meyer Memorial Trust's New Headquarters Advances Equity in Historic Albina 
Portland Business Journal | October 21, 2021

LEVER Architecture’s Meyer Memorial Trust HQ Balances Equity and Sustainability 
Metropolis Magazine | April 23, 2021

• Earning our Trust 
Business Tribune | April 23, 2021

• Change Agent
Architectural Record | March 2021

• Advancing Justice, Equality: Meyer Memorial Trust leader on MLK, new headquarters
Portland Observer | January 12, 2021

• Future of Work: Meyer Memorial Trust eagerly awaits entry into new office
Oregon Business | December 21, 2020

• Meyer Memorial Trust's new headquarters opens (Photos)
Portland Business Journal | October 22, 2020

• Meyer Adopts Advanced Equity and Sustainability Approach in Construction of New Portland Headquarters
The Skanner | October 22, 2020

• Chandra Robinson, LEVER Architecture
Daily Journal of Commerce | October 14, 2019

• Team preparing to build new home for nonprofit
Daily Journal of Commerce | July 31, 2019

Meyer Memorial Trust Breaks Ground on North Portland Campus
The Skanner | July 30, 2019

• Meyer Memorial Trust to build new headquarters on North Portland tow lot
The Oregonian | March 23, 2018

Meyer Memorial Trust to Relocate  
The Skanner | March 21, 2018