Explore the abundant architectural and cultural history in the downtown neighborhood that bridges Old Town and the Pearl District. Along the way you’ll see 19th century gems, like the Mariner’s Home which has been rehabilitated and turned into the Society Hotel. You’ll also learn how the area became New Chinatown, and Japantown, and you’ll see some landmark buildings like Union Station and the former U.S. Custom House.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
$20.00 – General Public
$12.00 – AHC Members
About the Architectural Heritage Center
The Architectural Heritage Center’s mission is to “inspire people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable, communities.” We seek to preserve the historic character and livability of our built environment, and to promote sustainability through the re-use of period homes and buildings.
Owned and operated by the non-profit Bosco-Milligan Foundation, we empower people in the Portland region to preserve both landmark buildings and the regular “vernacular” vintage homes and storefronts that collectively define our neighborhoods, traditional downtowns, culture, history, and quality of life.
Cover image courtesy Architectural Heritage Center.