Wanted: Volunteer Volunteer Coordinator!

We are not ashamed to admit when we need help.  Oregon is a big state and our staff… not so big! If you have experience organizing tasks and managing people, we are looking for a volunteer to serve as our Volunteer Coordinator. Check out the roles and responsibilities and then shoot an email to […]

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Living in a Historic District Forum Recap

Restore Oregon was thrilled to see nearly 100 people attended our free public forum on September 8th : “Living in a Historic District: What Does It Mean to You?” which was generously sponsored by McCulloch Construction. Over the course of an hour and a half, participants submitted questions to an expert panel including representatives of the […]

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Soaring ceilings inside a Rummer living room

Return to Rummer

  The End-of-Summer Rummer House Tour lived up to its name as clouds and rain rolled in, bringing an end to the warm sunny days here in Portland. Undeterred, over 600 Oregonians made the trip out to the Oak Hills Historic District to tour six homes built by Robert Rummer. Participants hit the tour route […]

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Heritage Barn Workshop heads to Champoeg

In 1862 Donald Manson pioneered the Oregon art of sustainable construction. Using timbers salvaged from the flood-ravaged town of Champoeg, Manson built a new barn. His barn and its reclaimed components now form the focal point of the visitor center compound at Champoeg State Park where Restore Oregon will host its Heritage Barn Workshop on […]

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Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple

Statewide Protections for Historic Resources Could Change Dramatically

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation & Development (DLCD), which has jurisdiction over State statutes protecting natural and historic resources, has convened a committee to review and amend the rules pertaining to the protection of historic properties and the requirements of owner consent for the designation of properties as historic. Restore Oregon Executive Director, Peggy […]

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Portland Chronicle

Portland Ends its 14-Year Violation of State Preservation Law

After years of pressure applied by Restore Oregon and others, the City of Portland today closed a loophole that affects over 2,700 significant properties on the City’s Historic Resources Inventory (HRI). As a response to preservationists’ recent State Supreme Court victory, the City’s Service Level Update will stop ranked properties on the HRI from being […]

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Historic Theaters Workshops a Success!

Theaters make magic happen. Our childhood memories are filled with buttery popcorn, first dates, and stolen kisses lit by the glow of the silver screen. Experiencing art and culture, feeling the power of architecture, and meeting family and neighbors for a special night out, are all ways we interact with theaters. Restore Oregon, along with […]

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Restoration Celebration Speaker, Emilie Evans

Restore Oregon is excited to announce that Emilie Evans, of PlaceEconomics, will be giving the Keynote Address for the 2016 Restoration Celebration. Our most important event of the year, the Restoration Celebration will take place on Friday, November 11, showcasing outstanding historic rehab projects receiving DeMuro Awards and announcing the list of Oregon’s Most Endangered […]

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Richardson romanesque repeating round archways

Workmen Temple Replacement Design Gets Thumbs Down

Restore Oregon has been advocating for the preservation of the Workmen Temple since its removal from the Historic Resource Inventory in November 2015. Restore Oregon’s Executive Director Peggy Moretti provided testimony at the City of Portland’s Design Commission hearing on August 4th regarding the proposed demolition and replacement of the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple. Restore […]

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