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Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sunday
Apr
23
2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Exploring the heart of Portland’s late-nineteenth century commercial district, this tour is packed with the names of prominent city pioneers who made their mark as merchants, developers, and architects as well as providing some of the city’s finest examples of cast iron, Richardsonian Romanesque and Classical architecture. You’ll learn about the Willamette river’s first bridge, the first public market, and our first Chinatown as we also discuss how the district was at the forefront of downtown preservation efforts in the 1970s.
Monday
Apr
24
2017
Tuesday
Apr
25
2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
This eleven-block downtown area was first platted and donated to the City in 1852, transforming a fire break parcel into the most desirable residential area of its day –complete with schools, playgrounds, stately homes and places of worship. Come take a stroll through the groves of elms and recount some of the stories they would love to tell about the area’s history and architecture. The South Park Blocks stand alone as a place of revitalization, refreshment and cultural allure.
Thursday
Apr
27
2017
Friday
Apr
28
2017
Saturday
Apr
29
2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
This exciting new tour explores the abundant architectural and cultural history in the downtown neighborhood wedged between Old Town and the Pearl District. Along the way you’ll see 19th century gems, like the Mariner’s Home building which has just been rehabilitated and turned into the Society Hotel. You’ll also learn how the area became New Chinatown, and later Japantown, and you’ll see some landmark buildings like Union Station, the US Custom House, and even a historic fire station.
Sunday
Apr
30
2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
This exciting new tour explores the abundant architectural and cultural history in the downtown neighborhood wedged between Old Town and the Pearl District. Along the way you’ll see 19th century gems, like the Mariner’s Home building which has just been rehabilitated and turned into the Society Hotel. You’ll also learn how the area became New Chinatown, and later Japantown, and you’ll see some landmark buildings like Union Station, the US Custom House, and even a historic fire station.
May
2017
Monday
May
1
2017
Tuesday
May
2
2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 15, 2017 at noon
10am through Thursday, June 15 at noon
Downtown Portland contains an extensive collection of classically influenced buildings, many of which are clad with glazed terra cotta, a building material that was at its height of popularity in the early 20th century. You’ll see the city’s first “skyscraper”, a bank that could have been a Greek temple and learn about several architects from this period who left an indelible impression on Portland including A.E. Doyle, the firm of Whidden and Lewis, and the Reid Brothers from San Francisco.
Thursday
May
4
2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6pm through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8pm
6pm through Tuesday, June 27 at 8pm
This exciting new tour explores the abundant architectural and cultural history in the downtown neighborhood wedged between Old Town and the Pearl District. Along the way you’ll see 19th century gems, like the Mariner’s Home building which has just been rehabilitated and turned into the Society Hotel. You’ll also learn how the area became New Chinatown, and later Japantown, and you’ll see some landmark buildings like Union Station, the US Custom House, and even a historic fire station.
Friday
May
5
2017
Saturday
May
6
2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:30am
10am through Thursday, June 29 at 11:30am
From the 1950s through the 1970s, the ranch style became almost ubiquitous as new housing developments sprung up throughout the American West. In this brand new presentation, AHC education committee member Jim Varner explores the ranch from its beginnings as an indigenous housing style, through the World War II era and beyond, when it became so popular that nearly 75% of new houses constructed in the 1950s were built in the ranch style. Along the way, Jim will discuss the achievements of architects and builders, such as Cliff May, Joseph Eichler, and Oregon’s own Robert Rummer, as well as major influences on the style. Jim Varner previously presented an AHC talk on the Prairie Style in 2016.
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
The commercial district near the famous Skidmore Fountain and the oldest standing buildings in downtown comprise this fascinating tour of Portland’s only National Landmark Historic District. You’ll see the work of Portland’s earliest architects, learning how cast iron played a central role in their designs and how the city developed so close to the river. Along the way, you’ll also learn about some beautiful, but long-lost, buildings while also seeing great examples of historic preservation.
Sunday
May
7
2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:30am
10am through Thursday, June 29 at 11:30am
From the 1950s through the 1970s, the ranch style became almost ubiquitous as new housing developments sprung up throughout the American West. In this brand new presentation, AHC education committee member Jim Varner explores the ranch from its beginnings as an indigenous housing style, through the World War II era and beyond, when it became so popular that nearly 75% of new houses constructed in the 1950s were built in the ranch style. Along the way, Jim will discuss the achievements of architects and builders, such as Cliff May, Joseph Eichler, and Oregon’s own Robert Rummer, as well as major influences on the style. Jim Varner previously presented an AHC talk on the Prairie Style in 2016.
Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
4-5:30pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic closes out its Season 93 Schnitzer Series on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall at 4:00 PM. The Spring Concert will feature the winner of PYP’s 2016 Concerto Competition, a symphony by Antonín Dvořák, and the premiere of a commissioned work by Debra Kaye. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Full Program: Debra Kaye: Ikarus Commissioned for PYP by Asher Klatchko and Katja Garloff Concerto Competition Winner Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
The commercial district near the famous Skidmore Fountain and the oldest standing buildings in downtown comprise this fascinating tour of Portland’s only National Landmark Historic District. You’ll see the work of Portland’s earliest architects, learning how cast iron played a central role in their designs and how the city developed so close to the river. Along the way, you’ll also learn about some beautiful, but long-lost, buildings while also seeing great examples of historic preservation.
Monday
May
8
2017
Tuesday
May
9
2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this leafy enclave of early 20th century homes, churches, and businesses. This National Register Historic District is Oregon’s oldest planned community and in 2009 the American Planning Association honored it as one of America’s Great Places.
Thursday
May
11
2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6pm through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8pm
6pm through Tuesday, June 27 at 8pm
This Modernism tour looks at Portland skyscrapers from the oldest to the near-tallest and most recent. The fingerprints of iconic architect Pietro Belluschi are on five buildings on this tour including, perhaps, his most famous of all. Other stops include the work of modern masters Richard Sundeleaf, Skidmore Owings & Merrill, and Zimmer Gunsul Frasca. We'll also look at three "modern" public plazas and discuss reasons for success or failure of those designs.
Friday
May
12
2017
Saturday
May
13
2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at noon
10am through Thursday, June 29 at noon
Contrary to the mass marketing that fills our mailboxes, original windows can be refreshed and repaired to meet today’s energy savings goals. At the same time, preserving original windows also preserves historic character and re-uses material that is inherently sustainable. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and repairing the wood windows in our older homes. Original wood windows are the “eyes of a building” and contribute tremendous charm and authenticity to our older homes. But after many years of openings and closings, coupled with the impacts of seasonal weather changes, our windows can develop a set of maintenance needs that must be attended to. To address these issues, the AHC welcomes back Patty Spencer, owner of Fresh Air Sash Cord Repair Inc. Patty will share her years of experience in preserving and restoring the function of original, double-hung, wood windows found in homes built in the 1940s and earlier. With a focus on improving function, this workshop will cover the basics that owners of older homes should know, including: signs of window deterioration, preventive maintenance measures, good maintenance and repair practices, plus good ideas about weatherization. Window replacement is not a cost-effective means of saving energy, and is certainly not “green.” If you love your original, double-hung windows, but just wish they worked better - they can! Come learn to do-it-yourself from a local expert.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
This tour rambles through a stunning neighborhood on the west side of Mt. Tabor Park. From the former Baseline Road, now Stark Street, you’ll meander past numerous fine residences, as well as a school, church, and hospital. This area retains much of the freshness and beautiful views today that made it a popular place to build beginning in the 1880s and continuing well into the 20th century.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 1-2pm
1-2pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Young String Ensemble brings its popular, family-friendly concerts to Vancouver, Washington, on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM. Conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique, these concerts are specially designed with younger audience members in mind. Families of all ages up are invited on a musical adventure for all to enjoy. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more!
Sunday
May
14
2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at noon
10am through Thursday, June 29 at noon
Contrary to the mass marketing that fills our mailboxes, original windows can be refreshed and repaired to meet today’s energy savings goals. At the same time, preserving original windows also preserves historic character and re-uses material that is inherently sustainable. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and repairing the wood windows in our older homes. Original wood windows are the “eyes of a building” and contribute tremendous charm and authenticity to our older homes. But after many years of openings and closings, coupled with the impacts of seasonal weather changes, our windows can develop a set of maintenance needs that must be attended to. To address these issues, the AHC welcomes back Patty Spencer, owner of Fresh Air Sash Cord Repair Inc. Patty will share her years of experience in preserving and restoring the function of original, double-hung, wood windows found in homes built in the 1940s and earlier. With a focus on improving function, this workshop will cover the basics that owners of older homes should know, including: signs of window deterioration, preventive maintenance measures, good maintenance and repair practices, plus good ideas about weatherization. Window replacement is not a cost-effective means of saving energy, and is certainly not “green.” If you love your original, double-hung windows, but just wish they worked better - they can! Come learn to do-it-yourself from a local expert.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
This tour rambles through a stunning neighborhood on the west side of Mt. Tabor Park. From the former Baseline Road, now Stark Street, you’ll meander past numerous fine residences, as well as a school, church, and hospital. This area retains much of the freshness and beautiful views today that made it a popular place to build beginning in the 1880s and continuing well into the 20th century.
Monday
May
15
2017
Tuesday
May
16
2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Over the last 20 years, the Pearl has been transformed from an outdated and tired industrial area into one of Portland’s premier residential and retail districts. A century ago, the area went through a similar transformation—from a working class housing area at the edge of a marsh to the city’s premier industrial and warehousing area. Many of Portland’s best known architects of the period designed buildings for important local and national companies. Most of these buildings remain, with their exteriors intact and new uses inside.
Thursday
May
18
2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7pm through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:30pm
7pm through Thursday, June 29 at 8:30pm
Dr. Kenneth Hawkins will present an overview of Minor White's work as "creative photographer" for the Federal Art Project and Oregon Art Project of the U.S. Works Progress Administration. White photographed the cast-iron fronted buildings in the city's former business center as they fell to mass demolition, the city's working riverfront, and houses small and grand. Dr. Hawkins compiled the first inventory of White's original WPA negatives at the Oregon Historical Society in 1978, and in 2016 helped the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum, describe its holdings of White's Portland works. His presentation will show how White used technique and artistry to create enduring records of Portland's past, and how the series of negatives and prints in these repositories and others comprise sequences that provide insight into his career, architectural loss, and historical memory.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 6pm through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8pm
6pm through Tuesday, June 27 at 8pm
Downtown Portland contains an abundance of post-World War II architecture by Pietro Belluschi, Michael Graves, and the world-renowned firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This tour explores the southern portion of the central business district. You’ll learn about the controversial as well as the award winners, the architects and firms that designed them, and the issues of the times that led to such dramatic changes to our built environment and skyline.
Friday
May
19
2017
Saturday
May
20
2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:30am
10am through Thursday, June 29 at 11:30am
The most reproduced of Minor White's photographs of Portland in the late 1930s and early 1940s are of the cast-iron fronted commercial buildings and blocks along Front Avenue and nearby streets. But White moved across the city, from the Willamette to the West Hills, taking photos of Portlanders and their city, public buildings, workplaces, homes, and businesses, with insight and affection. This presentation will center on White's lesser-known photographs and favorite subjects in Portland, with unpublished examples and time for questions and discussion.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Exploring the heart of Portland’s late-nineteenth century commercial district, this tour is packed with the names of prominent city pioneers who made their mark as merchants, developers, and architects as well as providing some of the city’s finest examples of cast iron, Richardsonian Romanesque and Classical architecture. You’ll learn about the Willamette river’s first bridge, the first public market, and our first Chinatown as we also discuss how the district was at the forefront of downtown preservation efforts in the 1970s.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at midnight through Sunday, May 21, 2017 at midnight
midnight through Sunday, May 21 at midnight
Apple Jam Music Festival is a grassroots event in Southern Oregon that has been growing exponentially over the last 8 years. AJMF strives to strengthen the community by bringing together local businesses, artists, and most importantly great music from the PNW and beyond! Apple Jam is the best, and most affordable, 3-day music festival in the area. With high caliber musical entertainment, free camping, amazing food & craft vendors, and a breathtaking landscape surrounding the site, it truly provides an enjoyable experience for all. This year the expected turn-out is 5,000 people. AJMF also partners with a local nonprofit (ACCESS Food Share) that focuses on providing food for families in need.
Sunday
May
21
2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 4-5:30pm
4-5:30pm
Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Conservatory Orchestra and Wind Ensemble close their Season 93 Skyview Series with the Postlude Concert on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington. PYP Musical Director David Hattner leads Portland Youth Wind Ensemble and Lawrence Johnson conducts Portland Youth Conservatory Orchestra. To buy tickets, visit www.portlandyouthphil.org or call the PYP office at 503.223.5939. Connect with PYP on Facebook as Portland Youth Philharmonic, on Twitter and Instagram as @pdxyouthphil, and on YouTube as PortlandYouthPhilTV for performance dates, behind-the-scenes features, giveaways, and more! Program highlights: Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10am through Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:30am
10am through Thursday, June 29 at 11:30am
The most reproduced of Minor White's photographs of Portland in the late 1930s and early 1940s are of the cast-iron fronted commercial buildings and blocks along Front Avenue and nearby streets. But White moved across the city, from the Willamette to the West Hills, taking photos of Portlanders and their city, public buildings, workplaces, homes, and businesses, with insight and affection. This presentation will center on White's lesser-known photographs and favorite subjects in Portland, with unpublished examples and time for questions and discussion.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Exploring the heart of Portland’s late-nineteenth century commercial district, this tour is packed with the names of prominent city pioneers who made their mark as merchants, developers, and architects as well as providing some of the city’s finest examples of cast iron, Richardsonian Romanesque and Classical architecture. You’ll learn about the Willamette river’s first bridge, the first public market, and our first Chinatown as we also discuss how the district was at the forefront of downtown preservation efforts in the 1970s.
Monday
May
22
2017
Tuesday
May
23
2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Named for pioneering Portland lawyer and newspaper editor William Lair Hill, this residential neighborhood is one of Portland’s oldest. Lair Hill contains a fascinating mix of historic homes, along with notable buildings significant for their connections to the city’s early immigrant populations. It’s also a neighborhood that was impacted by urban renewal and freeway development.
Thursday
May
25
2017
Friday
May
26
2017
Saturday
May
27
2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Once farmland, the Eastmoreland Neighborhood is known throughout Portland for its undulating pattern of dense, tree-lined streets and landscaped yards. The housing in Eastmoreland was largely constructed between 1925 and 1940 and displays the variety of architectural styles popular at the time.
Sunday
May
28
2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Once farmland, the Eastmoreland Neighborhood is known throughout Portland for its undulating pattern of dense, tree-lined streets and landscaped yards. The housing in Eastmoreland was largely constructed between 1925 and 1940 and displays the variety of architectural styles popular at the time.
Monday
May
29
2017
Tuesday
May
30
2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Take a whirlwind tour of the entire range of Portland's architectural history. You’ll learn about the first wooden structures near the river as well as the elaborate cast iron, stone and terra cotta decorated buildings of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. From there you will be transported into the modern age and the sleek designs of Pietro Belluschi and the Post Modernism of Michael Graves.
June
2017
Thursday
Jun
1
2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6pm through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8pm
6pm through Tuesday, June 27 at 8pm
The largest National Register Historic District in Portland, Irvington encompasses 583 acres and 2,800 buildings. This tour explores only a small slice of a remarkable neighborhood, including the work of notable architects like Joseph Jacobberger and Ellis Lawrence – all with the goal of providing a broader understanding of the fascinating and rich history of this one-time streetcar suburb.
Friday
Jun
2
2017
Saturday
Jun
3
2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
The dramatic redevelopment occurring along Mississippi Avenue today is merely the latest chapter in the remarkable and unique history of this neighborhood. From an electric streetcar line to “real estate redlining,” this tour explores the cultural and economic changes that have shaped Boise's built environment. Tour-goers will see some of the finest examples of late-19th century working-class homes in Portland, built primarily by Scandinavian, German, and Polish immigrants. You will also see some hidden architectural gems and a forgotten dance hall that once housed a temple of the Nation of Islam.
Sunday
Jun
4
2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
The dramatic redevelopment occurring along Mississippi Avenue today is merely the latest chapter in the remarkable and unique history of this neighborhood. From an electric streetcar line to “real estate redlining,” this tour explores the cultural and economic changes that have shaped Boise's built environment. Tour-goers will see some of the finest examples of late-19th century working-class homes in Portland, built primarily by Scandinavian, German, and Polish immigrants. You will also see some hidden architectural gems and a forgotten dance hall that once housed a temple of the Nation of Islam.
Monday
Jun
5
2017
Tuesday
Jun
6
2017
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Exploring the heart of Portland’s late-nineteenth century commercial district, this tour is packed with the names of prominent city pioneers who made their mark as merchants, developers, and architects as well as providing some of the city’s finest examples of cast iron, Richardsonian Romanesque and Classical architecture. You’ll learn about the Willamette river’s first bridge, the first public market, and our first Chinatown as we also discuss how the district was at the forefront of downtown preservation efforts in the 1970s.
Thursday
Jun
8
2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 6pm through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8pm
6pm through Tuesday, June 27 at 8pm
This eleven-block downtown area was first platted and donated to the City in 1852, transforming a fire break parcel into the most desirable residential area of its day –complete with schools, playgrounds, stately homes and places of worship. Come take a stroll through the groves of elms and recount some of the stories they would love to tell about the area’s history and architecture. The South Park Blocks stand alone as a place of revitalization, refreshment and cultural allure.
Friday
Jun
9
2017
Saturday
Jun
10
2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Garthwick? Where is that?...you might ask. Located just south of Sellwood and north of the Waverly Country Club, this hidden residential neighborhood is a great "outdoor lab" for the most popular residential styles of the 20th century. Join us in an exploration of this often overlooked, off-the-beaten path neighborhood on the edge of Southeast Portland.
Sunday
Jun
11
2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Garthwick? Where is that?...you might ask. Located just south of Sellwood and north of the Waverly Country Club, this hidden residential neighborhood is a great "outdoor lab" for the most popular residential styles of the 20th century. Join us in an exploration of this often overlooked, off-the-beaten path neighborhood on the edge of Southeast Portland.
Monday
Jun
12
2017
Tuesday
Jun
13
2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
When Ralph Lloyd began his 35-year long project to create an east Portland "downtown" in 1926, the site for his project, Holladay's Addition, was one of Portland's grandest neighborhoods. The remaining neighborhood, now known as Sullivan’s Gulch, was heavily impacted by the development of Lloyd Center but still retains some wonderful architecture.
Thursday
Jun
15
2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Over the last 20 years, the Pearl has been transformed from an outdated and tired industrial area into one of Portland’s premier residential and retail districts. A century ago, the area went through a similar transformation—from a working class housing area at the edge of a marsh to the city’s premier industrial and warehousing area. Many of Portland’s best known architects of the period designed buildings for important local and national companies. Most of these buildings remain, with their exteriors intact and new uses inside.
Friday
Jun
16
2017
Saturday
Jun
17
2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
The commercial district near the famous Skidmore Fountain and the oldest standing buildings in downtown comprise this fascinating tour of Portland’s only National Landmark Historic District. You’ll see the work of Portland’s earliest architects, learning how cast iron played a central role in their designs and how the city developed so close to the river. Along the way, you’ll also learn about some beautiful, but long-lost, buildings while also seeing great examples of historic preservation.
Sunday
Jun
18
2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
The commercial district near the famous Skidmore Fountain and the oldest standing buildings in downtown comprise this fascinating tour of Portland’s only National Landmark Historic District. You’ll see the work of Portland’s earliest architects, learning how cast iron played a central role in their designs and how the city developed so close to the river. Along the way, you’ll also learn about some beautiful, but long-lost, buildings while also seeing great examples of historic preservation.
Monday
Jun
19
2017
Tuesday
Jun
20
2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
This exciting new tour explores the abundant architectural and cultural history in the downtown neighborhood wedged between Old Town and the Pearl District. Along the way you’ll see 19th century gems, like the Mariner’s Home building which has just been rehabilitated and turned into the Society Hotel. You’ll also learn how the area became New Chinatown, and later Japantown, and you’ll see some landmark buildings like Union Station, the US Custom House, and even a historic fire station.
Thursday
Jun
22
2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6pm through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8pm
6pm through Tuesday, June 27 at 8pm
Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District owes its existence to Captain John Couch, his family, and in-laws. Development in the area includes everything from fairly modest homes to mansions – not to mention vibrant commercial areas. This tour is the first of two tours in which we will look at the wonderful historic homes that define a large portion of this National Register Historic District.
Friday
Jun
23
2017
Saturday
Jun
24
2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Downtown Portland contains an abundance of post-World War II architecture by Pietro Belluschi, Michael Graves, and the world-renowned firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This tour explores the southern portion of the central business district. You’ll learn about the controversial as well as the award winners, the architects and firms that designed them, and the issues of the times that led to such dramatic changes to our built environment and skyline.
Sunday
Jun
25
2017
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10am through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at noon
10am through Tuesday, June 27 at noon
Downtown Portland contains an abundance of post-World War II architecture by Pietro Belluschi, Michael Graves, and the world-renowned firm of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. This tour explores the southern portion of the central business district. You’ll learn about the controversial as well as the award winners, the architects and firms that designed them, and the issues of the times that led to such dramatic changes to our built environment and skyline.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6pm through Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8pm
6pm through Tuesday, June 27 at 8pm
Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District owes its existence to Captain John Couch, his family, and in-laws. Development in the area includes everything from fairly modest homes to mansions – not to mention vibrant commercial areas. This tour is the first of two tours in which we will look at the wonderful historic homes that define a large portion of this National Register Historic District.
Monday
Jun
26
2017
Tuesday
Jun
27
2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 10am-noon
10am-noon
Downtown Portland contains an extensive collection of classically influenced buildings, many of which are clad with glazed terra cotta, a building material that was at its height of popularity in the early 20th century. You’ll see the city’s first “skyscraper”, a bank that could have been a Greek temple and learn about several architects from this period who left an indelible impression on Portland including A.E. Doyle, the firm of Whidden and Lewis, and the Reid Brothers from San Francisco.
Wednesday
Jun
28
2017
Thursday
Jun
29
2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
In addition to the well-known neighborhoods of Irvington, Ladd's Addition, or Laurelhurst, Portland is also home to the lesser known but architecturally rich neighborhoods of Piedmont and Walnut Park. These areas contain many fine examples of familiar styles such as Queen Anne and Arts & Crafts but also the less frequently seen forms of Byzantine, Jacobean and Prairie style. Along the way you’ll see the work of architects like Joseph Jacobberger, whose North Portland Branch Library has stood as a neighborhood landmark for more than a century.
Friday
Jun
30
2017
July
2017
Saturday
Jul
1
2017