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Restoration Celebration 2017: You Helped Saved History!

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 [...]
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Tourist No. 2 (Astoria Ferry)

The wooden ferry Tourist No 2 was built by Wilson Shipyards in Astoria, Oregon, in 1924, for $42,000. It is the only surviving vessel from the once-vital fleet of ferries owned and operated by Captain Fritz Elfving that crossed the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington from 1921 to 1966, completing the last water gap [...]
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Butte Creek Mill

Located in Eagle Point, The Butte Creek Mill was built in 1872 and situated on a steep bank on the west side of the Little Butte Creek. Over 140 years ago, a ship sailed around the horn to Crescent City carrying giant stones, quarried in Paris, France for grinding stone into flour, which the mill [...]
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OSU Experiment Station (The Red Barn)

Oregon State University’s (OSU) Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center’s (EOARC) “Red Barn” (aka South Barn) in Union, OR is an iconic structure that harkens back to simpler times, where farming was the primary economic force in the county. It is a distinctive landmark in Union County; one of the first sights on the horizon on [...]
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Heryford Building

Frequently described as “The Cornerstone” of downtown Lakeview, the Heryford Building has been at the center of Lake County commerce since its completion in 1913. This Lakeview landmark was financed by William and James Heryford – siblings in a pioneering Lake County family. With profits from the sale of the family’s ranch, the brothers hired [...]
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It Costs You Nothing

It’s that time again. You’re filled with generosity, but your wallet not so much. You can still support a great cause like protecting Oregon’s historic places without spending a dime more than you normally would. These will take only a few moments of your time and you can enjoy the warm glow of doing something good […]

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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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Future Success Secured

In the past year, Restore Oregon has made great strides towards protecting and preserving the places that make Oregon livable and sustainable. This is an update on two of the places that were on the 2016 list of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places and have now progressed toward the ultimate goal of a long-term viable use. The […]

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Versatile rebuilt the tracery panels for the First Congregational Church - one of Oregon's Most Endangered Places

Versatile Wood Products Presents the 2016 Restoration Celebration

Restore Oregon is proud to announce that the Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Restoration Celebration is Versatile Wood Products, a Portland company owned and operated by Richard and Anne De Wolf. (Buy your Restoration Celebration tickets now!) Richard and Anne De Wolf are not just partners in business, but in life.  Their story began in […]

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Wooden Jewel Box on the Southern Coast

Placed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2015, and named one of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places that same year, the 1896 Lindberg House in Port Orford is a stunning example of the Queen Anne style and shingle-siding craftsmanship. The house was designed and built by John Peter Lindberg between 1892 and 1896, and […]

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