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Restoration Celebration 2017: You Helped Saved History!

You Helped Save History! The Restoration Celebration was a huge success! Last Friday, Restore Oregon welcomed more than 250 guests and volunteers to the annual Restoration Celebration. It was amazing to be surrounded by so many people who make an impact on Oregon’s historic preservation and help further Restore Oregon’s mission. We were honored to [...]
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Restore Oregon Helps Prepare Portland for Cascadia Earthquake; Encourages Financial Incentives to Offset Cost of Seismic Retrofitting

Illustration of seismic retrofitting. (Photo courtesy of the Oregonian) The high cost of seismic retrofitting has long been an obstacle to the rehabilitation and reuse of historic buildings constructed of unreinforced masonry (URMs), which adds to the many pressures accelerating their loss. Restore Oregon devoted a year of study in 2012 to this issue and [...]
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Jantzen Beach Carousel, in storage somewhere near Portland

Jantzen Beach Carousel

Jantzen Beach CarouselYear Built: 1904 Location: Portland, Oregon The Jantzen Beach Carousel, a national treasure, was built by C.W. Parker, renowned carver and aptly named “amusement king,” in 1904 in Abilene, Kansas, for the St. Louis World’s Fair. It then moved to Venice, California, for an intermediary period, before arriving at its longtime home at [...]
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The Historic Tax Credit provided essential
funding to convert the historic Erickson Fritz Saloon to affordable housing.

ADVOCACY ALERT: Historic Tax Credit Eliminated

The federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) has been an essential source of funding for the restoration and revival of over 100 historic buildings across Oregon.  Without the HTC, the vast majority of these projects – along with their jobs and community uplift – would not have happened. The HTC has returned a 25% “profit” to […]

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In Search of Storrs

Looking Towards 2018: Seeking Homes by John Storrs At Restore Oregon, we're mad about mod! We are already planning our 2018 Spring Mid-Century Modern Home Tour and we need your help. We’re hoping to feature John Storrs for our 2018 tour coming up in May.  If you or someone you know owns a John Storrs [...]
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Sponsored Post: Restoration to The Sentinel Hotel

As a young married couple, Scott & Jody Bird began Apollo Drain & Rooter Service back in 1984. They were also starting a family and knew this wouldn’t be an easy task. Eventually their family of three sons (Brandon, Ryan and Derek), who grew up watching their parents work hard to build their business, would [...]
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A Mid-Century Modern Thank You!

Thank You to the Mid-Century Modern Community! Restore Oregon is so grateful to everyone who joined us on our 2017 Mid-Century Modern Home Tour! We are honored to work with such an inspirational design community and dedicated group of volunteers, sponsors, and home owners that made the three part event possible. And finally, thank you [...]
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Sponsored Post: Why Old Windows Matter by Indow Windows

Windows are the soul of a building. They let in light and determine how those who live or work in the space see the outside world. Their placement and design determine the balance and beauty of a structure. A historic building with its original windows intact is a gem and can maintain higher property values [...]
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