You Helped Save History! The Restoration Celebration was a huge success!
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 see so many familiar faces and warmly welcomed many new ones to the preservation community. The Restoration Celebration highlights all the efforts that all of us are truly having on Oregon’s architectural and cultural heritage.
In the coming days we will share photos from the event, but wanted to thank the incredible generosity of everyone who joined us and volunteered at the event. With your support, Restore Oregon raised over $90,000—money that will be used to continue our Oregon’s Most Endangered Places program and to help further our mission to preserve, reuse, and pass forward the historic places that make our communities livable and sustainable.
A highlight of the night was a standing ovation from the entire room as we recognized Karla Pearlstein for her immense contributions to Restore Oregon. Restore Oregon will continue to celebrate her as a heroine of historic preservation.
The Restoration Celebration honors Oregon’s historic preservation success stories with the DeMuro Award honoring extraordinary rehabilitation and compatible infill projects across Oregon. The DeMuro Awards went to 10 projects selected for exceptional quality and craftsmanship, creative problem-solving, and community impact. Congratulations to all of our DeMuro Award winners! See the full list of 2017 DeMuro Award-winning projects.
One of the most anticipated and high-profile parts of the event was the unveiling Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for 2018. The program works to raise public awareness and save important historic places at risk of being lost to demolition, hard times, bad public policy, or encroaching development. Updated annually and nominated by concerned Oregonians, the 2018 list covers our agricultural roots and passion for the outdoors, to our iconic maritime heritage. See the full list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places for 2018.
We couldn’t have done it without you!
Restore Oregon would like to thank everyone who attended the Restoration Celebration for their time and generosity. Thank you!
Thank you to our sponsors for their ongoing support of historic preservation and Restore Oregon: