A peek inside Portland's new CityTarget

A peek inside Portland's new CityTarget
Photo courtesy Cathy Cheney, Portland Business Journal.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland has been waiting a long time for this.

Minneapolis-based Target Corp. opens its first Portland CityTarget on July 28.

For more than a year, workers have been turning two floors of the historic Galleria, 939 S.W. Morrison St., into an urban-themed edition of Target.

The 89,000-square-foot store will employ about 200 people and will feature a pharmacy, Starbucks cafe, some groceries, beer and wine, clothing, household items and other goods.

It will cater to sports fans by carrying Portland Trail Blazers gear along with University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State University Beavers merchandise.

Target officials offered Portland media a sneak preview of the new store on Thursday. Take a look

Target leased the space from the Bill Naito Co. after being heavily recruited by former Portland Mayor Sam Adams.

Skanska USA constructed the store inside the historic building.