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.

Welcome

to the home base for heritage conservation in the Portland metro area

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!

Our Mission
EVENTS + EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS    EXPLORE PORTLAND’S ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

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Your gift will help shape through advocacy and education with impact the place that we want to share now and leave for generations to come.

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