Oregon’s Most Endangered Places

About the Program

Since 2011, Restore Oregon has delivered one of the most impactful preservation programs in the state: Oregon’s Most Endangered Places. Each year historic properties are at risk of being lost to demolition, neglect, hard times, poor public policy, or encroaching development. Oregon’s Most Endangered Places program works to raise public awareness of the cultural value of these places, provides direct consultation, distributes seed grants, advocates for pro-preservation public policy, and helps owners leverage additional grants and private investment to support their restoration.

Each year passionate Oregonian’s nominate places in need of help and restoration guidance. From those nominations, Restore Oregon carefully curates the Most Endangered Places list based on significance, urgency, viability, and community support. It includes places from previous years, as well as new additions that are nominated by Oregonians seeking help and guidance.

Most Endangered Places Program Highlights:

  • Launched in 2011
  • Helped 52 places across Oregon
  • Delivered over 3,800 direct consultation hours
  • Distributed $72,000 in seed grants
  • Helped owners leverage nearly $4,000,000 of additional grant funding and private investment towards rehabilitation and restoration


Statewide Partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation