2019 Mid-Century Modern Design Series (Expired)

Volunteer Opportunities

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The Opportunities:

  • OLCC Licensed Server
  • Check-In Table
  • Lobby Greeter
  • Membership Table
  • Volunteer-at-Large
  • Lead House Volunteer
  • House Volunteer


Saturday, May 11th
10 am – 4 pm
Portland, Oregon


How to Apply:
Email Dan Bramske ([email protected]) or fill out a form on Restore Oregon’s Volunteer Page.


The Benefits:
 All volunteers receive free admission to all events that weekend!


About the Event:
On Friday May 10, 2019, we will kick off the Mid-Century Modern Design Series, our signature historic preservation event highlighting mid-century modern architecture, art, and interior design in the Pacific Northwest. Now in its 6th year, the event will focus on how to sensitively renovate mid-century modern and pacific northwest modern homes for today’s lifestyle.

The two-day, preservation-focused design event is open to the public and will offer attendees a lecture panel, a preservation pop-up, a self-driving home tour, and an after-tour party. All proceeds benefit Restore Oregon, a historic preservation non-profit organization that advocates for and saves historic places and communities around the state.


The Mid-Century Modern Home Tour, Saturday May 11, 10am-4pm
Each year Restore Oregon and its committed Mid-Century Modern Committee carefully curates an exclusive tour of homes to best illustrate modernism in Oregon. This year, the self-guided tour showcases five sensitively updated mid-century homes from a spectrum of perspectives including architects, design/build firms, and DIY-ers. Tour homes include a Pietro Belluschi designed home, two homes designed by Robert Rummer, as well as a Day Hilborn-designed home featured in Atomic Ranch Magazine’s latest winter issue.

Self-Guided Driving Tour of 5 Homes

  • Check-in: Saturday, May 11 @ The Jupiter Hotel beginning at 9am through 1pm
  • Jupiter Hotel: 800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
  • Homes open: 10 am – 4 pm

Learn more here >>


The MIX:MOD After-Tour Party – 21+,Saturday May 11, 6pm
After a full day of mid-century modern art and design, attendees can enjoy a festive 21 and over after-tour party that includes signature vintage cocktails, dancing, a raffle, and prizes for best mid-century modern dressed. This special event is hosted by Rejuvenation, the official after-tour party sponsor.

  • 21+ over party
  • At Rejuvenation: 1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
  • MCM-themed cocktails & nibbles starting at 6pm


The Retro Rehab Lecture Panel & Preservation Pop-Up, Friday, May 10, 6pm – 8pm
This lecture panel discussion, moderated by Tony Belluschi, will take place at Portland’s own sensitively-renovated 1960s-era, The Jupiter Hotel. Attendees will gain practical insights from the tour homeowners and gain best practices for navigating obstacles specific to preserving mid-century design–plus the the opportunity to ask mid-century-home renovation questions of the experienced panel.

As an added bonus, this year the lecture panel includes a wine reception and a Preservation Pop-Up featuring vendors specializing in local, vintage, and renovation goods and services. The Retro Rehab and Preservation Pop-Up is presented by The Jupiter Hotel.

  • The Dream Tent @ The Jupiter Hotel
  • Friday, May 10
  • 800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
  • Hosted Beer & Wine Reception & Tour Check-In – 6 pm – 7 pm
  • Lecture & Panel Discussion – 7 pm – 8:30 pm



Cover image courtesy Restore Oregon/Timothy Niou.

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