Lloyd Center mall’s desolation captured in bleak 2021 photographs – OregonLive

Portland's Lloyd Center faces foreclosure
Lloyd Center mall’s 1.2 million square feet seem even larger as a sense of emptiness, left by the loss of retailers and crowds, pervades the Northeast Portland landmark facing foreclosure.
Lloyd Center opened in 1960 with 100 stores as an open-air mall, at the time touted as the largest in the world. In the 1980s, it was covered with a glass ceiling, then extensively renovated in the 1990s into a more traditional enclosed shopping mall with a central food court.
A multiplex and signature ice rink provided entertainment, and popup kiosks added variety as shoppers were lured by the aroma of the wares of shops like Cinnabon and Joe Brown’s Caramel Corn.
In late 2021, a New York-based real estate lending company said it planned to foreclose on the Lloyd Center mall and redevelop the beleaguered Northeast Portland shopping center. KKR Real Estate Finance Trust had loaned $177 million toward a renovation of the Lloyd Center in 2015.
The announcement surprised no one who had seen the anchor tenants and smaller shops abandon the mall over the past decade. These photos were taken on a Tuesday.
Macy’s left earlier this year left, following Nordstrom (in 2015) and Sears and Marshalls (in 2018). The COVID-19 pandemic only worsened the center’s problems.
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