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2017 Mid Century Modern Tour Featuring Works of William Fletcher – RESCHEDULED

Due to scheduling conflicts and Restore Oregon’s desire to present a high-quality tour-going experience, we are shifting the date of our annual Mid Century Modern Tour to Saturday, September 23, 2017. As previously announced, this year’s tour will feature works by Northwest Modernist architect William Fletcher, founding partner of the Portland architectural firm Fletcher Farr [...]
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Molalla Log House Once Again Seeks Permanent Home

Formerly known as the Fox Granary, the Molalla Log House is an expertly-crafted primitive dwelling which may pre-date the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Believed by some to be the oldest structure in Oregon, the house was declared a Clackamas County historic landmark back in 1991. Restoration of the unique hewn log structure was sponsored by [...]
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Restore Oregon Welcomes New Marketing Manager

Restore Oregon welcomes Jeannette Shupp to help preserve, reuse, and pass forward Oregon’s most historic places and communities. As our new marketing manager, Jeannette joins us with more than 15 years of experience helping non-profit, high tech, and health and wellness organizations build brands, develop integrated marketing programs, and raise consumer awareness through innovative strategy, [...]
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Ankeny Blocks Development Design Submitted to Landmarks Commission for Review

Guidelines adopted last summer are shaping the design of a mixed-use development slated to replace a parking lot at Southwest 3rd and Ash. The surface lot/building site is one of the Ankeny Blocks located within the Skidmore/Old Town Historic District. The Skidmore/Old Town Historic District, first listed in the National Register of Historic Places back in 1975, became […]

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State Legislation Aimed at Offsetting Seismic Retrofit Costs

With mandatory upgrades proposed, will it be enough to avoid demolition of historic buildings on a massive scale?   Seismic retrofitting for Unreinforced Masonry Buildings (URMs) is mandated in earthquake-prone cities from San Francisco to Tokyo.  In Oregon, it is not – but that may soon change.  With the dire predictions of the Cascadia quake [...]
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Save Milwaukie High School

Annabella Gelmetti, a Milwaukie High School student, brings us her testimony which was delivered to a public meeting hosted by the North Clackamas School District regarding the proposed demolition of the Milwaukie High School. A bond measure was passed which could be used to renovate the school, but instead a new building is proposed. Built […]

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Two for the Price of…FREE!

Restore Oregon has partnered with Oregon Heritage to offer a FREE regional membership in the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) and Restore Oregon. This is an exclusive offer for historic Oregon theaters! Our work with historic theaters started with a survey in 2015, continued with regional theater workshops throughout the state in 2016, and now […]

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Living in a Portland Historic District: FAQ

Restore Oregon has released an updated frequently asked questions (FAQ) handout to address recent statewide rules changes affecting the state’s historic places. This informational overview focuses on new National Register Historic Districts in Portland which are designated after January 2017. It highlights several questions including the following: Can properties in new historic districts be demolished? […]

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