COVID-19: Our Commitment

The health and well-being of our residents, visitors and the entire Portland community is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19, and are dedicated to providing support and resources that promote a healthy environment for everyone. We are implementing new procedures and tools, and are following the guidance and recommendations by the CDC, State of Oregon and City of Portland.

Latest Updates

5 MLK will closely track and heed guidance from Governor Brown’s Reopening Oregon plan, with county-by-county guidelines for recreational, social and business activities. Effective November 18, Multnomah County is on a 4-week “freeze”, limiting use of gyms, office operations, and more. Face coverings are required statewide for everyone five years of age or older in indoor public spaces and outdoor public spaces where physical distancing is not possible. For more information, please visit

Scheduling Tours & Virtual Leasing

Although our leasing office remains closed, we are now conducting in-person tours by appointment only, and are adhering to the following guidelines:

  • Face masks required for all visitors. We’re happy to supply one for those who need it
  • Limit 2 visitors per tour. Visitors must be a part of the same group.
  • Limit 1 group per elevator ride

If you prefer to search virtually, we have a number of online resources and digital tools to better support your search. Our leasing team is also available to assist you digitally, so please reach out for more information or to schedule a video tour. Our virtual leasing efforts include:

Best Practices

5 MLK is still under construction, but as we plan and prepare for opening day, we have created a list of policies and procedures that will help support the health and wellbeing of our visitors, residents and staff. We continue to evaluate these practices and will evolve or adapt them as needed or recommended by city, state and federal officials. Highlights include:

  • 100% fresh outside air is constantly delivered to each apartment and filtration is used to remove contaminants
  • High touch points will be cleaned regularly with a non-toxic disinfectant and sanitizer
  • An electrostatic sprayer will be used for broad application of disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the building
  • SafeHandles will be applied to elevator buttons
  • Daily, non-contact temperature checks for staff members
  • Face masks are encouraged in all public spaces 
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet of more is encouraged in all public spaces 
  • Reduced occupancy requirements in all shared spaces
  • Reduced elevator occupancy requirements
  • Physical barriers at the concierge desk

Resident Support and Resources

We are also committed to providing programs and services that support the health, wellness and new, at-home routines of our future residents. These will include:

  • Contact-free package pick-up
  • Dedicated food delivery drop off area 
  • Building updates sent regularly via email
  • Amenity reservation system via the resident portal
  • Free, non-toxic cleaning supplies and refills


Contact us

Now offering up to 2 months free on select apartments. Contact the leasing office today for details!