We have a vision of the future that drives our work today: a city that respects and preserves its historic building fabric to promote neighborhood vitality, a thriving economy, cultural and artistic enrichment, and environmental and social sustainability.

The Architectural Heritage Center inspires 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.

Annual Heritage Auction

Timber and Stone: Celebrating Portland’s Built Environment

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Melody Ballroom, Portland


Original, local, fun, historic.  Join us for our most fun and important event of the year and help support the Architectural Heritage Center’s work in preservation education and advocacy.

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Now on Exhibit

Parting Shots: Minor White’s Images of Portland, 1938 – 1942

Open March 3 – December 23, 2017

Guided tours of the exhibit July 20th and 21st, August 9th and 24th

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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!


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Your support enables the AHC to engage, teach, and inspire all generations to appreciate and protect the historic places that make Portland unique.

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