Say Hello to Portland’s Newest Luxury Apartments

Have you heard the news? There’s a new residential community that truly stands apart from all other apartments in the Nob Hill and Pearl Districts. 21 Astor offers the most exclusive luxury apartments in Portland! The most recent project from renowned PDX developer Robert Ball – who has a history of excellence with residential development in the Pearl District and Nob Hill area – 21 Astor promises to provide residents with an unprecedented level of quality, craftsmanship, elegance, and luxury. Of course, we realize that the question that may come to your mind here is, “How?” Let’s find out.

Get to Know Robert Ball

Robert Ball has become synonymous with luxury apartments in Portland, but that reputation didn’t come without paying the dues of hard work. Robert Ball’s passion for renovation and real estate began nearly 25 years ago.

On the Road to Portland’s Premier Luxury Apartments

After honing his incredible talent for purchasing and rehabilitating small properties, Ball purchased his first apartment building in Portland’s Nob Hill District. With a ton of elbow grease, he was able to transform the 1920s-era Sara Ann Apartments into a Class A apartment community, with the highest quality rating for a property.

Becoming One of Portland’s Leading Developers

Following the Sara Ann Apartments, Ball’s passion for revitalizing aging properties has grown exponentially. Robert Ball has completed six high-profile projects, in the heart of Portland’s downtown, including 21 Astor.

By blending the character of classic architecture with modern design the Robert Ball team is able to foster refined, luxurious living experiences that remain respectful of their neighborhoods’ rich histories. Several of Robert Ball ventures are even listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


And now on to the star of the show — the 21 Astor community and its 27 impeccable units. Residents not only benefit from decades of experience in residential development, but also a deep-rooted philosophy of service, style, functionality, attention to detail, and excellence. There are many reasons why 21 Astor is distinct from other luxury apartments in Portland:  

An Incredible Location in NW Portland

Located steps from the notable NW 23rd Avenue in the Nob Hill District, 21 Astor’s LEED-certified homes have an impressive walk score of 97. Tenants have everything they could need right at their fingertips. In addition to Portland’s top coffee shops and restaurants, there’s no shortage of major grocery stores, boutique shopping, banks, houses of worship, and local businesses that support health needs.

Carefully Curated Features and Amenities

The Robert Ball team worked hard to incorporate equally elegant and purposeful features. This ensures that every resident experiences the seamless harmony between a vibrant urban center and chic, comfortable apartments:

Building Features

  • Timeless red brick exterior
  • Controlled access and exterior call box for guest admittance
  • Statuary Carrara marble slabs and 24k white gold Bisazza “cut-tile” mosaic in the lobby
  • Neoclassical designs
  • Ground-floor restaurants and storefronts
  • Private balconies for street-facing apartments
  • Public transportation options nearby

Community Features

  • On-site, indoor parking
  • In-house management services
  • Reserved storage spaces on each floor
  • Bike storage and maintenance areas
  • Pet-friendly facilities including washing station
  • Package acceptance and holding

Exquisite and Spacious Apartment Homes

Robert Ball Companies knows it is crucial for an exceptional community to be impeccably complemented by an exceptional apartment home. 21 Astor merges functional and sophisticated elements to create ideal living spaces for the contemporary Portlander:

Apartment Floor Plans

One bedrooms range from 701 to 743 square feet and boast fabulously unique living and dining spaces larger than other apartments in Portland’s Pearl District. Every one bedroom also includes an en-suite, pass-through style bathroom and large walk-through closets with plenty of storage.  

Two bedrooms range from 933 to 1,165 square feet. All units spotlight large living and dining spaces, pass-through style bathrooms (with the master including a stand-up shower and double vanity sinks), and large walk-through closets. Plus, each bedroom is located on the opposite side from the other so as to generate as much privacy as possible.

Apartment Features

  • Crisp, clean, and modern designs and fixtures
  • Wrap around kitchens with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances
  • Breakfast bar seating
  • Lofty ceilings
  • Conveniently located stackable washers and dryers
  • Air conditioning
  • Enormous windows that allow plenty of natural light
  • Quartz Carrara countertops and shaker cabinets with abundant space
  • Tiled bathroom floors as well as tiled shower/tub surrounds
  • Food pantries and linen storage
  • Extra storage lockers available

As you can tell, we’ve built something remarkable here at 21 Astor. With only 27 units, our team is able to put all our time and energy toward making sure every resident feels that they are truly at home. Our goal is to cultivate an upscale experience that’s a perfect complement to how you live, work, and play.

Are you searching for a place in Portland that’ll provide a little something more, both inside and out? 21 Astor’s luxury apartments near the Pearl District provide an unprecedented level of comfort for those looking for a refined living experience in NW Portland.

The leasing agents at 21 Astor would love to hear from you! Connect with us to get more acquainted with our luxury apartments in Portland!


21 Astor’s Neighborhood Favorites

Do we hear your stomach grumbling? No? Okay, maybe it’s just ours. But, just you wait — we’ll get you with this post! Portland is a foodie paradise and there’s no question as to why. Everywhere you go, from upscale restaurants down to coffee shops, you find deliciously amazing ways to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst. As we at 21 Astor are already well aware of, some of Portland’s finest culinary offerings are in the Pearl District/Nob Hill area. So, we think it’s high time we share some of the neighborhood spots that we adore!

Where to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

This says it all, doesn’t it? When you eat good food and sip on tasty drinks, you just feel happy. Here are restaurants that are sure to put a smile on your face. (Side note: They’re all less than a half mile from our luxury apartments in Portland!)


Portland Food

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Located about 200 feet from our Nob Hill Apartments is Serratto. Their Italian/French/Mediterranean menu is made with TLC and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Plus, the wine selection is fantastic!

Papa Haydn


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Papa Haydn can be considered American food with a bit of a French twist. The menu changes often and is always wonderful. But, what really gets the crowd going is the succulent desserts.

Laughing Planet Cafe

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Laughing Planet Cafe gives you healthy bowls, burritos, salads, and soups with a side of quirkiness. They’ll also blend up an awesome smoothie for you. And, it’s vegan-friendly!

Ling Garden

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No neighborhood is complete without a good Chinese restaurant. Nob Hill is lucky to have Ling Garden. Our recommendation — get the Lo Mein!

Caffe Mingo

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Caffe Mingo boasts “simple Italian”, but don’t equate the word “simple” to “dull”. They use uncomplicated ingredients to create really delicious dishes.

Salt & Straw

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Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream! It’s always nice to balance out the savory with some sweetness. Salt & Straw’s inventive ice cream flavors are certain to blow you away.



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We’re ecstatic that 21 Astor’s Pearl District apartments are just a 3-minute walk to Marrakesh. Here, you get an unforgettable experience with mouthwatering Moroccan food and super talented belly dancers!

Cafe Nell


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Fabulous cocktails and food in an adorable bistro? Yes, please! Cafe Nell serves up American and French-inspired cuisine that you’ll fall in love with.  What we fell in love with — the homemade mac and cheese.

The Fireside


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Fireside is arguably one of the coolest Portland restaurants out there. You can enjoy American brunch, lunch, and dinner while you sit by — you guessed it — a cozy fire. Also, PDX-ers go nuts for the eggs benedict.

Where to Get Your Coffee Fix

If you’re one of those don’t-talk-to-me-until-I’ve-had-my-coffee people, we’ve got your back with coffee shop suggestions. (Even if you’re not, we’ve still got your back, and you should still check out these spots.)

Coffee Time

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For over two decades, Coffee Time has been serving Portlanders locally-roasted coffee and farm-to-table fare. It’s a terrific space for connecting with loved ones over a good cup of joe.  

Sterling Coffee Roasters

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Sterling Coffee Roasters is only four minutes south of 21 Astor. It’s a neighborhood gem that regulars consider both fancy and casual. The coffee is outstanding and the pastries are phenomenal.  

World Cup Coffee & Tea

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World Cup Coffee & Tea takes coffee brewing seriously. The beans are fresh, the water is heated perfectly, and the staff is knowledgeable. They serve weekend mimosas, too!

Java Hound Coffee Bar

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If you’re looking for a dog-friendly place, head over to Java Hound. You can enjoy an exceptional cup of coffee while your pup “sips” on a Puppuccino (that’s goat’s milk with dog treats).

Blue Star Donuts

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Scrumptious donuts and coffee! The perfect marriage! Enough said!

There you have it — our guide to eating and drinking in the Pearl District/Nob Hill neighborhood. We hope that you find a spot that you love!

At 21 Astor, we strive to stand out from other apartments in the Nob Hill neighborhood. We strive to provide residents with a wholesome experience both within and outside of our building. It’s why we talk about the best of Portland. It’s also why we provide top-of-the-line features and amenities such as concierge services, dry-cleaning pickup/drop-off lockers, bike storage/maintenance areas, reserved storage spaces, pet-friendly facilities, and an exterior call box for guest access. Additionally, our apartment homes showcase tasteful designs and gorgeous finishes that foster an extremely luxurious yet comfortable living experience.

Have you been searching luxury apartments in Portland but haven’t found the right fit? 21 Astor could be just what you’re looking for. Reach out to us to chat or take a tour of our luxury portland apartments.