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Restoration Celebration



Emilie Evans, guest speaker

Restoration Celebration

The Restoration Celebration is a festive evening celebrating what makes Oregon, OREGON.  Architects, craftsmen, concerned-citizens, developers, designers, and historic property owners come together to recognize and toast exemplary preservation and reuse projects with the DeMuro Awards.

Our featured guest speaker is Emilie Evans, Co-founder and Co-leader at Brick + Beam Detroit; Director, Rightsizing Cities Initiative with PlaceEconomics.

Presentation of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places at the Restoration Celebration (photo: Drew Nasto)

We also announce Oregon’s Most Endangered Places ®,  a keystone program of Restore Oregon. We work hand-in-hand with sites earning this designation to bring together rehabilitation expertise, resources, grants, and local support to bring these significant and irreplaceable sites back to life in their communities and be passed forward to future generations.

The proceeds of this event support Oregon’s Most Endangered Places ®, fund necessary legal work, and allow us to act as your voice in local and statewide government. Without you we wouldn’t be able to do this important work! If you are not able to attend, but still wish to support us, buy a raffle ticket today!


5:30 PM



*Please note tickets are non-refundable.

If you or your company would like to sponsor the 2016 Restoration Celebration
or purchase tables,
please contact Sarah Heath (971) 717-6895

Header image: original artwork by Kate Powell of MPF Conservation


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 Art Demuro

Washington H.S., a DeMuro Award Winning Project

For over 20 years, Washington High School stood vacant and deteriorating. Built in 1925, it’s graced by classical detailing and fantastic lion heads on the parapet made from glazed terracotta. The Buckman neighborhood was eager to see Washington High returned to active use and Art DeMuro (a Restore Oregon board member) was determined to figure […]

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Old Salty, A DeMuro Award Winning Project

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Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design, Portland

Arlene & Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design – A DeMuro Award Project

On November 13, Restore Oregon presented the DeMuro Awards to seven extraordinary historic rehabilitation projects. The award is named in honor of Art DeMuro whose redevelopment of historic properties such as the White Stag Block set the standard for quality, creativity, persistence, and business acumen. This is the second in our series of posts about these […]

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Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families, Oregon State University, Corvallis (new 2011)

DeMuro Awards Announced for Exceptional Historic Preservation, Reuse, and Community Revitalization

The Astoria Train Depot (1925), Astoria – restored as the Barbey Maritime Center (2013) The Burkes-Belluschi House (1948), Portland – restored as family residence (2011) The US Forest Service Ranger Station (1936), Sisters – repurposed as the Fish Inn/Bike Inn (2011) Furman Hall (1902), Corvallis – rehabilitated for Oregon State University School of Education (2011) [...]
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