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Join Us in Union for the 2017 Heritage Barn Workshop

Have you ever wondered what steps you need to take to restore a historic barn? Or how to fund a rehabilitation? Well, look no further! Restore Oregon is hosting its fifth annual Heritage Barn Workshop in Eastern Oregon! This is the first time the workshop will be held on the east side of the state [...]
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Inventorying Portland’s History

Restore Oregon is working with Walnut Park to document and survey its own architecture and history. Documentation is the first step in discovering the stories of a place and telling them, and it is a fundamental tool for historic preservation. It’s impossible to preserve a place if that place and its story are unknown. While […]

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Introducing Walnut Park

Walnut Park is important. But it’s likely that you’ve never heard about it. That’s forgivable. Restore Oregon didn’t know it existed until last summer. It’s probable that even some residents of Walnut Park don’t know that they live within its boundaries. When platted in 1904, this undeveloped island of forest in Northeast Portland was bounded [...]
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ADVOCACY ALERT- Hearing Thursday, June 22nd on HB 2007 (1)

SUCCESS! HB 2007 Has Been “Fixed!”

The introduction of HB 2007 blindsided many of us in the preservation community. As cities across the nation struggle to solve the affordable housing crisis, Restore Oregon strongly believes that historic places and neighborhoods are part of that solution. As an attempt to relieve some of the housing pressure in Oregon, HB 2007 was introduced [...]
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Pioneer Photography: A Sam Brown Gift

Restore Oregon would like to thank Daniel Dinges who donated this photo to us after our Pioneer Home Tour in May, 2017. According to Dinges, "it may or may not have been taken by the Woodburn pioneer photographer J.J. Hall. It is the size of a glass plate so I know it is a contact [...]
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40th Birthday Celebration: Explore Our 1977 Eastside Historic Architecture Tour!

Learn about the points of interest from the 1977 event, curated by Alfred Staehli, and what tour goers learned about these places 40 years ago!   As part of our 40th Birthday Celebration, we are culling through our organization's history to celebrate our accomplishments and honor our preservation work. Our summer intern, Victoria Hensley, found Restore Oregon's [...]
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Restore Oregon Provided Testimony on HB 2007 Today in Salem; Still Time to Take Action

Still Time to Tell Legislators to either FIX IT or VOTE NO! Today Restore Oregon's Executive Director, Peggy Moretti, headed to Salem to provide testimony on HB 2007 before the Ways and Means subcommittee on National Resources. Here's what she had to say, June 22, 2017: "I’m Peggy Moretti, Executive Director of Restore Oregon, a statewide non-profit [...]
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