AHC Education Programs

Architectural Heritage and Historic Preservation Learning Opportunities

As part of our mission, the Architectural Heritage Center hosts lectures, workshops, and panel discussion style education programs. Whether you’re fixing up an old house, love great design and craftsmanship, or are interested in learning about and preserving Portland history and architecture, you’ll find a lot of interesting educational opportunities at the AHC.

Please check out our Schedule + Registration page for the most up-to-date calendar of AHC education programs and walking tours.

Old House Revival Tour

The 2017 Old House Revival Tour on April 15th was a tremendous success and our largest house tour ever!

Thank you to everyone involved from the generous homeowners and contractors, to the tour-goers and all of our volunteers for making the tour such a success. Tour-goers braved challenging traffic, but beautiful weather, in order to see the eight beautiful homes on tour.

We will soon be accepting nominations for the April 2018 tour. Watch this space for more information in the coming months.

In the meantime, if you have questions about the tour or the nomination process? Please Contact us.


The Presenting Sponsor for the 2017 Old House Revival Tour was:

Supporting Sponsor:

Archaeological Investigations Northwest

Image courtesy of Nina Johnson.

Recent Programs

  • Portland 101: Crooked grids, Tiny Blocks, and the Building of the City
  • How to Research the History of Your House
  • Portland Architecture in a National Context
  • Vocabulary of Architecture
  • Wood Window Repair Workshop
  • Andrew Carnegie and a Century of Portland Libraries
  • Naming the Portland Vernacular
  • Film and Architecture: Two Shared Worlds
  • Density without Demolition
  • The Apartment Building in Portland
  • Atomic Age Interiors
  • Invisible Additions
  • The Architects and Architecture of Portland’s Fraternal Lodges and Secret Societies
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll: Getting Your House ready for the “Big One”
  • Mid-Century Architects and Builders of Portland
  • National Register of Historic Places
  • Modern living + Old House

Architect Programs Include: William Knighton, John Storrs, Justus Krumbein, Wade H. Pipes, Richard Sundeleaf, Joseph Jacobberger, Charles Ertz, Roscoe Hemenway, Ellis F. Lawrence. Emil Schacht, and John V. Bennes.

Architectural style programs include: Colonial Revival, Prairie, Craftsman, Greek Revival, Storybook, Arts & Crafts, and the Bungalow.