Old House Revival Tour

Saturday, April 15, 2017

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get your tickets here!

The 2017 Old House Revival Tour includes eight beautiful homes displaying a variety of approaches to renovation and decoration.

This year the stops on this self-guided our are located in SE, SW, NE, and North Portland. Several of the homes are in close proximity, so you’ll have time to stop for lunch along the way and still see everything.

We’ll have two examples within a historic district demonstrating that you can readily update homes to meet your needs and still meet design guidelines. Two homes on the tour this year are associated with noted Portland architects – Joseph Jacobberger and Roscoe Hemenway. There’s also a gorgeous award-winning kitchen renovation!

There’s a little something for everyone on the Old House Revival Tour!

Questions about the tour or the nomination process? Contact us.

Tickets for the 2017 are on sale now! Follow this link for more details.


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

Supporting Sponsor:

Archaeological Investigations Northwest

Image courtesy of Jim Heuer.

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.

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.