Mid-Century Modern Design Series

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On Friday May 10, 2019, Restore Oregon 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.

For a limited time only, The Jupiter Hotel–the official host hotel and Retro Rehab Lecture Sponsor–is offering a special 20% standard room rate discount just for the weekend of the Mid-Century Modern Design Series. Use promo code RESTOREOR when booking or contact them directly at (503) 230-9200.


Attendees will experience:

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

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


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 97214MCM-themed cocktails & nibbles starting at 6pm
Purchase Tickets for the Home Tour & MIX:MOD After-Party Today!

Includes Self-Driving Home Tour and MIX:MOD After-Tour 21+ Party.

Non-Member Price: $50 | Member Price: $40


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.

Retro Rehab: Adapting Mid-Century Homes for Modern Living

The Dream Tent @ The Jupiter Hotel:
Friday, May 10800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214Hosted Beer & Wine Reception & Tour Check-In – 6 pm – 7 pm

Lecture & Panel Discussion – 7 pm – 8:30 pm

This portion of the design series is sold out.



Images courtesy Restore Oregon/Timothy Niou.

Event Detail

May 10, 2019 6:00 pm
May 11, 2019 9:00 pm


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