Built in 1878, the Harker Building is now the headquarters of the Portland band Pink Martini. Its facade is inscribed with a French lyric from their song Sympathique.

Harker Building (Pink Martini House) (Portland, Oregon)
Italianate west facade of the Harker Building, 1878. The facade reads JE NE VEUX PAS TRAVAILLER ("I don't want to work"), a lyric from the Pink Martini song Sympathique... Holly Hayes
Location map of the Harker Building, Portland, Oregon. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of the Harker Building, Portland, Oregon. Click to enlarge.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
741289
Article Title
Harker Building
Coordinates
45.5172530° N, 122.6735810° W map · aerial
Street Address
728 SW 1st Ave
Postcode
97204

Page Info

Place ID
741289
Title
Harker Building, Portland, Oregon
Added By
Holly Hayes
Date Added
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
May 6, 2022