The 1906 EW Ring House at 2808 SE Belmont was<br />
demolished in February. Photo courtesy Christopher Wilson.

Preservation Pubs to Discuss Demolition Epidemic

Demolition of 2808 SE Belmont (Christopher Wilson photo)

By year’s end, it is estimated that a record 400 Portland houses will be lost to demolition. With modern McMansions and high-density apartments quickly filling lots that once housed single-family homes, the recent demolition trend means millions of pounds of waste are going to the landfill, the character of established neighborhoods is rapidly changing, and tangible reminders of our history are disappearing forever. And while not every older building should be preserved, Portlanders will continue to see quality houses demolished without meaningful delay periods, public discourse, or neighbor notification unless reasoned code changes are adopted by the City Council.

Restore Oregon invites you to join us for one of two happy hour Preservation Pubs® to discuss the demolition epidemic and learn about solutions proposed by the Coalition for Historic Resources.

Friday, August 22

Velo Cult Bar 
1969 NE 42nd Avenue 

Tuesday, August 26

Kells Pub
210 NW 21st Avenue 

Preservation Pub® is a responsive Restore Oregon program that invites the public to learn more about Oregon’s historic places, discuss local advocacy campaigns, and meet others in their community who are passionate about historic preservation. Preservation Pub® is free and open to all ages (though a $5 donation from non-members is encouraged). Beverages and snacks can be purchased from the host upon arrival.

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