The Grove is a multigenerational community dedicated to personal and community growth. The community consists of 22 members, 2 buildings, and a wide open courtyard grounded by a small grove of old cedars. The community was designed for coliving by Polyphon Architecture and built in 2020 using sustainable practices by Orange Splot. It is in the popular NE Prescott/NE 42nd Ave area, located on 43rd Ave – a quiet street on a culdesac.
Each of the buildings features 11 private bedrooms with private or shared bathrooms, and private or shared entrances. The members of each building share a spacious kitchen, dining room, living room, and laundry room. All shared common spaces are professionally designed and furnished by OpenDoor.
The kitchens come fully stocked with cooking utensils, eating utensils, pots/pans, a Breville expresso machine, and Vitamix blender
Z recently moved to Portland from the NYC metropolitan. She grew up in Israel and has been living in Israel and the US interchangeably. As an educator, psychologist, scholar-practitioner of conflict and diversity, her work focuses on implementing them as learning and growth opportunities for the individual and community. She teaches communication, conflict, negotiation, and dialogue to undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students, as well as provides training, consulting, and coaching services.
T is a long-time Portland musician, videographer, and instructor. After spending 5 years in the ‘burbs’, and hating it, he decided he wanted to live in a real community. He’s looking forward to spending time on the bench outside his door, over the common area, reading, playing guitar and mandolin, and getting to know all his neighbors.
S is native to the Pacific Northwest, and has lived in Spokane, Seattle, Vancouver, and is pleased to be living in such a supportive community as the Grove in Portland. He has worked as a teacher, a personal trainer, and now as an expert in home appliances. He is engaged in the Portland theater community, and enjoys curling up with a book or more exciting activities such as martial arts.
Members rent private bedrooms while coming together in beautifully furnished common areas to attend community dinners, host events, and share each others presence. We provide beautiful homes for members and a variety of community development programs including communication workshops, coaching on shared food & shared decision making, and events with other OpenDoor communities.
Our members regularly share with us that living in an OpenDoor community is one of the most meaningful experiences in their lives – whether it’s making lifelong friends, learning from housemates, or feeling a greater sense of belonging.
We believe that community cannot be manufactured – it needs to be nurtured by the people living it. Whether it’s your first time in a shared home or you’ve been living in community for years, we want to hear from you.