We lived at Honeyman Hardware Lofts for just under six years in one of the double level units. Overall, we had a positive experience here. Our unit was a little over 1000sq ft. and included a large patio overlooking Glisan Street and the North Park Blocks. Reasons for renting here for as long as we did include: proximity to work (up until this year, we both worked downtown), inexpensive rent relative to comparable units within the Pearl District, and the layout of the unit (there's very few split level units for rent in the Pearl District and even less with private patios). Additionally, we enjoyed the various monthly and annual events that occur within a few blocks from the building, e.g., First Thursday, International Beer Fest, Art in the Pearl, and some of the Rose Festival parades start close by.
During the six years we lived here, the building was run by three property management companies: Madrona Ridge, American Property Management, and currently Greystar. We didn't experience too many issues with Madrona Ridge but the same can't be said about American Property Management. During the time they managed the property, garbage rooms were poorly maintained, maintenance requests weren't addressed in a timely manner, and staff were rarely in the office which made it difficult to receive packages. Fortunately, a couple of years ago, the property was taken over by Greystar. Since then, a ton of improvements have been made such as: expanded office hours, additional recycling bins have been added to the garbage rooms, the common areas of the building are regularly cleaned/maintained, improvements were made to the fitness center, a resident portal was rolled out which made it much easier to pay rent, engage with the resident community, and submit maintenance requests. Additionally, it's clear that Angelica (current property manager) and her team are committed to making Honeyman Hardware Lofts a comfortable and enjoyable place to live. Also, in the last 6 months of living at Honeyman, we logged several maintenance requests which were promptly addressed by Dan, the new maintenance supervisor.
Another nice addition is Thelonious Wines located on the west side of the building on NW 9th. The staff are friendly and it's a great place to purchase wine to go or to drink on site. There's also a good Italian restaurant a few doors over from Thelonious.
If our job situation hadn't changed, we'd definitely be spending a few more years here. While I can't speak closely to other units in the building, I highly recommend the double level units with patios!