That’s a Wrap! Oregon’s Rural Historic Theaters Complete Major Grant Program

In 2020, as part of our Oregon’s Most Endangered Places program, Restore Oregon joined forces with Oregon Heritage to bring an unprecedented infusion of over $615,000 in grants to eight rural historic theaters in Oregon. Restore Oregon has acted as a technical consultant for these projects, many of which were affected by pandemic shutdowns, inflation, […]

Announcing the 2023 DeMuro Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation

Restore Oregon Announces Winners of the 2023 DeMuro Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation! Award-winning projects repurpose buildings to capitalize on embodied carbon and demonstrate that adaptive reuse of existing structures is essential to Oregon reaching climate sustainability goals Restore Oregon has selected 14 historic projects across Oregon to receive a 2023 DeMuro Award for […]

Grants Awarded for Main Street Projects!

Project rendering image credit: CBTwo Architects/Dylan Chavez, courtesy of Charles Weathers. Oregon Main Street Revitalization Grants $5 million in Funding Announced Restore Oregon congratulates ALL the recipients of the Main Street Revitalization grants in every corner of our state including many rural main streets that really need all the resources possible! With housing being such […]

2023 Preservation Month sticker ‘People Saving Places’

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month!

Every year in May, local preservation groups, state historical societies, and business and civic organizations across the country celebrate Preservation Month through events that promote historic places and heritage tourism, and demonstrate the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. This year’s Preservation Month theme is “People Saving Places,” a national high-five to everyone doing […]

State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) meets June 16th

Oregon’s State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation meets June 15-16 On June 16th, the State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) will meet to consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). This meeting is open to the public and will take place in person at the Central Hotel in Burns, Oregon–a 2019 […]

Paradise of Samoa is a Polynesian dance troupe based in Keizer, Oregon.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage

It must be MAY! Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage & All Things Historic Preservation!   Celebrate Our Stories Join Lan Su to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month! In partnership with more than 20 local cultural organizations, performers, and artists, we explore the history, traditions, and arts that make up […]

Give Oregonians something to remember.

Celebrate the reuse of historic buildings with a donation today. The protection of Oregon’s cultural heritage relies on preservationists. Preservationists rely on Restore Oregon—and you. Help provide technical assistance, educational toolkits, and so much more, with a gift today. Join as a monthly donor to make an impact every month! Small Steps Equal Big Impact […]

Canby’s Historic Mark Prairie School Needs Your Help!

Canby’s Historic Mark Prairie School Needs Your Help! The Mark Prairie Schoolhouse, built circa 1879 south of Canby, needs the public’s help with restoration efforts. The all-volunteer Mark Prairie Historical Society (MPHS), previously known as the Mark Prairie Community Club, has owned and operated the property as a vital community gathering and educational space since […]

Portland’s Yamaguchi Hotel demolition

Less of This (Demolition); More of This (Call to Action)

Recent Advocacy Work of Restore Oregon – Federal and State Although there is a direct connection between policy and what happens on the ground, it‘s often difficult to make that connection. In the very big picture, if Oregon had more tools and financial incentives for historic preservation, existing historic properties would be less threatened with […]