Just as the battle for Apple Store Boston continues
, ifoAppleStore is reporting
that Apple has decided not to further pursue plans to construct one of its retail stores in Portland, Oregon. Apple initially showed interest in building a store in the city in November 2005, when it presented the city's Historic Landmarks Commission with a proposed design. The Commission felt that Apple's trademark metal paneled exterior didn't mesh well with the "historical image" of the Northwest District which it is charged with administering. A second proposed design was rejected by the Commission late last month.
Apple previously canceled plans for a store in New York City's Flatiron district due to similar problems involving design approvals.