Location

Lincoln City, OR

SCALE

15,000 Sq Ft

Completion

2015

DESIGNER

Vito Cerelli

Beautiful renovation through and through, this established hotel has a bright lobby overlooking the iconic Lincoln City coast.

O’Brien’s team served as contractor for this $2.2 million full renovation of the Pelican Shores Inn exterior, and its interior comprised of 36 units including elevator addition and lobby.

Rooms sit oceanside with kitchenettes and cozy chairs to enhance anyone’s getaway.

A gem of a building encloses a relaxing swimming pool for guests to enjoy.

The stunning upgraded exterior is designed and constructed to embrace the breathtaking oceanfront scenery.

Inn at Cannon Beach

Location

Cannon Beach, OR

SCALE

15,500 Sq Ft

Completion

2018

architect

Abbott Architecture

This coastal hotel just south of Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach is a beautiful, peaceful site near shopping and the beach. O’Brien constructed the Inn at Cannon Beach from the ground up, giving it natural elegance that shines in sun, rain, or fog.

A gem of a small inn, the complex was designed to nurture guests’ sense of renewal and discovery by providing them just the perfect environment in Cannon Beach. The architects undertook this project infusing their design with a celebration of nature and a warm sense of Northwest hospitality. The cottage-style buildings are designed to be low in profile to provide a very human scale. The majority of rooms were then arranged around a shared central courtyard and naturalized pond.

Location

Vancouver, WA

SCALE

Building A:

25,000 Sq Ft

Building B:

12,000 Sq Ft

Completion

2023

Architect

Open Concept Architecture

Since 1979, Nu-Tech Machining Inc. has provided precision machining services in the Pacific Northwest to Aerospace, Food, Electronics, Semi-Conductor, and Transportation Industries.  The company supports these businesses through prototyping, development, and construction of special handling and processing equipment.

High demand for the company’s products, particularly those used in computer chip production and testing, led to Nu-Tech purchasing a 3.25-acre surplus property site located at the Port of Vancouver USA.

In 2023, O’Brien’s team completed two new buildings totaling nearly $5 million on the site. At 25,000 SF, Building A serves as the company’s new machining center. Building B provides 12,000 SF of leasable space for a complementary tenant. The company plans to employ up to 30 full-time people at the new Vancouver facility.

Location

Beaverton, OR

SCALE

2,229 Sq Ft

Completion

2020

ARCHITECT

Orange Design Industries

AFURI Ramen + Dumpling’s Old Town Beaverton location reflects the company’s mission to “make the world better through ramen.”

The international food sensation’s menu centers around its signature bowl of Yuzu Shio Ramen, with each individual kitchen handcrafting all noodles using the same techniques employed in the “central kitchen” at the foot of Japan’s Afuri mountain.

Located in a historic midcentury doctor’s office that was cleverly reused to accommodate several local restaurants, Afuri worked closely with the City of Beaverton to secure storefront and tenant improvement grants to renovate the space.

Construction included seismic upgrades, new canopies, and complete new storefront and operable window systems. With 85 seats and a full bar, ramen devotees can enjoy signature libations alongside their meals.

Location

Portland, OR

SCALE

28,000 Sq Ft

Completion

2017

Architect

Sum Design Studio

Move over Willy Wonka, Portland’s own Salt & Straw’s Manufacturing Kitchen was specifically built as an exploration and celebration of food innovations. The new $2 million building is mainly for “kitchen stuff, to make the best ice cream and create a lovely working environment for our team,” says Salt & Straw co-founder Kim Malek.

Located in Portland’s eastside Enterprise Zone (E Zone), the Salt & Straw team makes up to 100 batches of ice cream every day to be distributed to Scoop Shops nationwide. And if that’s not impressive enough, eighty percent of everything that goes into their ice cream— chocolate, coffee, jam, spirits, and other mix-ins—is made right here as well.

Because of their amazing expansion, Salt & Straw needed a much larger production, R & D and administrative HQ space. The generous commercial kitchen features an enormous freezer that holds product at negative 40 degrees, and workstations filled with buckets of fresh Oregon berries and jugs of cream.

“We are moving our exact ice cream makers over to this new facility,” Malek said. “We make our ice cream five gallons at a time and we hand pack every single pipe — in fact, if you turn it over, they sign the bottom and you can see who put each brownie and handmade caramel in.”

Public Coast Farm Greenhouse

Location

Banks, OR

SCALE

5,000 Sq Ft

Completion

2020

ARCHITECT

Skidmore Janette

Powered 100% through solar panels, the 5,000 square foot greenhouse at Public Coast Farm is chef-driven: part restaurant supplier, part kitchen test-lab.

Located on 40 acres nestled at the base of Oregon’s Coastal Range, this culinary farm is a food playground for the chefs and brewers at Cannon Beach icons the Stephanie Inn and Public Coast Brewing.

Built by O’Brien’s team, the new greenhouse features state of the art heating, ventilation and lighting systems, allowing chefs to experience with a rotating variety of typically seasonal specialty crops that they can now cultivate year round.