A style of architecture traditionally found in Portland’s Eastside neighborhoods, this stunning Portland Metro area Tudor Revival was designed by noted architect J. Lister Holmes. It was built for the Polsky family in the 1930s. Phil Polsky was bootlegger, a man deeply immersed in the spirits trade. He was also a boxer and owner of Christiansen Oil. His wife, Pearl, was an organist in area theaters and played the estate’s large pipe organ, pieces of which are now a sculpture in the living room. This iconic home offers the luxurious details of the era—incredible wood paneled rooms, leaded and stained glass windows, hand-crafted brass and ironware, a brick and half-timbered exterior. At Taylor Made Retreat, both the lower level ballroom and opulent living room set the stage for meetings and group work led by solid members of the 12-step alcohol recovery and 12-step drug recovery programs in the Portland Metro area. This magic place is unlike any other alcohol rehab facility or drug recovery care facility—it is truly a new experience.
The retreat is close to downtown Portland, St. Vincent’s Hospital, and public transportation, but offers a feeling of “country in the city.” On more than four acres, the retreat is a place to explore the forested paths, walk along Messenger Creek, meditate near the terraced gardens, or sit by the tranquil waterfalls. Swim laps in the sparkling pool, or simply soak up the relaxation in the courtyard or patios. Benches all over the extensive estate permit you to sit with sponsors, peer recovery coaches, or peer recovery mentors, who will help you discover the path that has been laid out for you.
This superbly maintained and well preserved historic jewel is ready for the next chapter to be written in its history, taking the spirit trade originally conceived of by Phil Polsky and turning it into a spiritual endeavor inspired by Taylor Hanes. Come join us in Portland at the Taylor Made Retreat and help us write its history moving forward, one rich in 12-step alcohol recovery and 12-step drug recovery.