The Architectural Heritage Center educates and advocates for the preservation of Portland’s historic built environment and diverse cultural heritage. Each year we organize over 100 public programs, docent-led tours, and a rotating series of gallery exhibitions on a wide variety of topics about Portland’s past, present, and future.
Portland’s architecture and neighborhoods reflect the city’s cultural and ethnic diversity. Our education programs and tours promote conversations about how our historic built environment has over time shaped and been shaped by the rich and multi-layered fabric of our society and our contemporary environment. Our advocacy is directed at keeping Portland a just, sustainable, and livable city.
UPDATED January 28, 2020 - The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission reviewed the MPD at its meeting on January 27 and made a formal recommendation to approve it. The MPD now moves on to the State [...]
December 17, 2019 - Efforts by the AHC advocacy committee and other historic preservation advocates have resulted in additional protections for historic resources in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones. Following almost two years of development, the Portland [...]