Welcome to the Architectural Heritage Center

The Architectural Heritage Center is a non-profit resource for historic preservation owned and operated by the Bosco-Milligan Foundation. As “home base” for heritage conservation in the Portland, Oregon metro area, the AHC hosts dozens of programs, tours, and exhibits each year which help people appreciate and preserve older and historic buildings, neighborhoods, and traditional commercial areas. The AHC is also steward of one of the largest collections of architectural artifacts in the United States, maintains a research library, and hosts art exhibits which honor the historic and creative legacy of its founders, Jerry Bosco and Ben Milligan. The work of the AHC is made possible only through contributions from a community of members who support preservation of our historic building traditions, and the craftsmanship, culture, and environmental sustainability they represent. About 82% of the organization’s budget is given by individuals. The AHC thanks them, and invites you to join or contribute now!

701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Museum Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Entry:   Free to Members        General Public $3.00
Contact Us: 503-231-7264 or

20th Annual "Riches of a City" Heritage Auction

Saturday, October 17, 2015

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Melody Ballroom

Save the date to celebrate community preservation and support "Saving Your City" at the 20th annual event.

Click here to see the auction catalog, buy auction tickets and raffle tickets

Find a donation form here


Education Programs

The École des Beaux-Arts and America’s Architectural Gilded Age

Saturday, October 10, 2015
10:00 am – 11:30 am

Members: $12    General Public: $20

Click here for more information



Bungalow Heaven: Preserving a Neighborhood

Showing at Portland's Historic Hollywood Theatre

Sunday, October 11, 2015    2:00 pm

Tickets: $8 General Public    $5 AHC Members

Contact the AHC 503-231-7264  for the special AHC member discount code


Click here for more information and to purchase advance tickets from the Hollywood Theatre website


Walking Tours

Our Summer 2015 Evening Walking Tour season has come to an end, but there are still a few weekend tours coming up!

Click here for a full list of upcoming events

For information about private group walking tours please contact us
via email info@VisitAHC.org or call (503) 231-7264


Current History Exhibits

Strength, Utility, and Beauty: Architectural Metal in the Gilded Age
On exhibit through November 2015

Logos, Monograms, and Corporate Imagery:

The Fine Ornament of Emblematic Hardware

On exhibit through December 2015


Current Artist Exhibit



 Upcoming Artist Exhibit