A style of architecture traditionally found in Portland’s East Side neighborhoods, this stunning 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 a boxer, an owner of Christiansen oil, and a bootlegger, deeply immersed in the spirits trade. (The downstairs of Taylor Made Retreat actually used to be a speakeasy.) His wife, Pearl, an organist in local theaters, played the estate’s large pipe organ. Pieces of this organ 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, as well as 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 and leaders of 12-step recovery programs. The Taylor Made house is a peaceful meditation retreat – a magical place unlike any other alcohol rehab facility or drug recovery care center. 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, residents can explore the forested paths, walk along Messenger Creek, meditate near the terraced gardens, or sit by the tranquil waterfalls. They can also choose to swim laps in the sparkling pool or simply relax in the courtyard or patios. Benches all over the extensive estate permit residents to sit with sponsors, peer recovery coaches, or peer recovery mentors.
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. Being the best meditation center in Beaverton, we specialize in alcoholics anonymous & substance use disorder treatment.
From Phil Polsky’s spirit trade to spiritual transformation inspired by Taylor Hanes, this house is a superbly maintained and well-preserved historic jewel. Come experience your own transformation in Portland, Oregon at Taylor Made Retreat.