Celebrated Fast Fashion Retailer H&M Arrives in Downtown Portland!

On November 11, 2010, in a flurry of anticipation, ribbon cutting, and very long lines, Portland welcomed H&M, one of the world’s hottest retailers, to Pioneer Place in downtown. Throughout the day, between 800 and 1200 people were estimated to have lined the blocks at SW 5th and Taylor to catch a glimpse of low-priced trendy fashions and nab opening day bargains—a very welcome frenzy in an era of vacancy and “for lease” signs. The popular fast fashion retailer’s arrival couldn’t come at a better time, filling a vacancy by downtown’s loss of Saks Fifth Avenue. H&M’s entry marks another success story for Portland’s Downtown Retail Strategy. In 2008 and 2009, Leland Consulting Group wo

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