Whether your favorite preservationist has been naughty or nice, the Restore Oregon staff has curated their favorite Oregon history, cultural, and architectural inspired gifts.
For kids of all ages, explore the world of coloring with this great book “Color the Pacific Northwest” by Zoe Keller. Available at local bookstores and retail outlets (Powells Books in Portland) OR online at Amazon but please remember to use Amazon Smile and donate proceeds from your purchases to support Restore Oregon.
Find some inspirational photography of Oregon’s historic places and hang it on your wall with Aluminyze. For inspiration, here’s a few fun Instagram photographers: @restoreoregon, @patricks_portland, @gemini_digitized
Gift of a Unique Oregon Experience — Railriding next Spring or Summer! Adaptive Re-use of old train tracks with this innovative, Oregon first, journey. Pedal the rails at the Oregon Coast or the historic landscape of Eastern Oregon in Joseph, Oregon.
McMenamins Passport — discover history and experience all that the McMenamins team have done to save, preserve and re-use historic buildings in Oregon and Washington by having fun with their interactive Passport program. $30
Wear your preservation heart on your – well chest – with great t-shirts from Cafe Press.
For the MCM fans on your list – this book even includes a small section on Portland and Oregon. Find it on Amazon–don’t forget to Amazon Smile for Restore Oregon.
While there are a couple other architectural guides to Portland out there, Dan Everhart, our Preservation Programs Manager says this is “the most recent and arguably the best guide to Portland architecture.” Available on Amazon.
And don’t forget Stephanie Meeks new book, The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities
Head down to Salem for great gift giving at The Capitol Gift Shop. One of our favorite Oregon-inspired gifts are socks with patterns of the carpets of, from left to right, the governor’s office, the senate chamber, and the House chamber. (photo courtesy of Gary A. Warner/The Bulletin)
Of course prints of old maps top the home or office decor of every preservationists.
For the vintage plate collector on your list, this temporary tatoo, in the Dutch Delft Blue style will surely make them smile.
Give the gift of preservation! It’s our favorite gift of the season that keeps on giving for generations to come – a donation to save your favorite Oregon Most Endangered Place!