Preservation Tools, Blogs, Websites, and Online Publications
Cafe Unknown – Portland history and architecture blog by Dan Haneckow
Columbia-Pacific Preservation Craftsperson Guild – restoration and preservation of historic resources
Portland Architecture – a blog about design in the Rose City by Brian Libby
PreservationDirectory.com – a blog and national listing of historic preservation links and resources, historic properties for sale, and online bookstore
American Bungalow Magazine – published in the interest of preserving and restoring the modest American 20th century home, the Bungalow
Antique Home – Vintage Home Resources From 1900 to Mid Century
Atomic Ranch Magazine – Devoted to 1940’s-70’s ranch houses and modernist tract homes
Barn Again! (a program of the National Trust and Successful Farming magazine) – provides advice, information, and referrals to barn owners
Central Eastside Design District – A directory of design, renovation, and cultural resources in the Central Eastside district of Portland, Oregon.
Historic Resources Program – the Bureau of Planning & Sustainability, City of Portland, Oregon offers a wide range of information about historic preservation. This web site introduces the basics of the City of Portland’s historic preservation activities.
Home Advisor – Online resources about home research provide a general guide to the process of learning a house’s history, and others are focused on one geographical area.
National Park Service Preservation Briefs and Tech Notes – Technical assistance and guidance on the preservation of historic properties.
NW Renovation – Online magazine for homeowners and contractors with a huge collection of articles on the remodeling industry in the northwest.
Old House Journal – a restoration magazine with a restoration directory
Oregon Online Architectural Guide – published by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to help preservationists identify and evaluate historic resources.
Preservation Directory – a national listing of historic preservation links and resources, online bookstore, historic properties for sale, and publisher of “Preservation Resources on the Web” Resource Guide. email Preservation Directory to request a copy.
Preservation Toolkit – Restore Oregon’s guide to the process and decisions one needs to make when approaching the restoration and reuse of a historic building.
Historic Preservation and Architectural Organizations
ADCA – Antique Doorknob Collectors of America
African American Heritage Preservation Foundation – a not for profit organization dedicated to the preservation of African American history and historical sites
AIA Portland – A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
AIA Southwest Washington – A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Alameda Old House History – Connecting Past and Present in Northeast Portland’s Historic Homes
Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation – dedicated to the preservation and conservation of historic landscapes in all their variety, from formal gardens and public parks to rural expanses
Architecture Foundation of Oregon – advocates the enhancement of our built environment, the livability of our communities, and preservation of our rich architectural heritage
The Arts & Crafts Society – an online “home” for the present-day Arts & Crafts Movement community
Association for Preservation Technology – dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings
Benton County Historical Society – Philomath, OR
Center for Understanding the Built Environment – (CUBE) brings together educators with community partners to effect change that will lead to a quality built and natural environment
Historic Seattle – dedicated to architectural preservation
Lake Oswego Preservation Society – supports Lake Oswego’s historic fabric through advocacy and education.
League of Historic American Theatres – an international, not-for-profit membership association that promotes the rescue, rehabilitation and sustainable operation of historic theatres throughout North America
National Trust for Historic Preservation – provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America’s diverse historic places and revitalize our communities
Northwest Woodworking Studio – a school dedicated to teaching the art and the craft of woodworking
Oregon Historical Society – mission is preserving and interpreting Oregon’s past in thoughtful, illuminating, and provocative ways
Preservation Action – a nonprofit organization created to serve as the national grassroots lobby for historic preservation, seeking to make historic preservation a national priority by advocating to all branches of the federal government for sound preservation policy and programs
Recent Past Preservation Network – Promoting preservation education and advocacy of the modern (last 50 years) built environment
Restore Oregon– Preserve, reuse, and pass forward Oregon’s historic places to ensure livable, sustainable communities.
Save Our Elms – a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of street trees in Portland, Oregon
Society for Commercial Archaeology – devoted to the buildings, artifacts, structures, signs, and symbols of the 20th-century commercial landscape
Society of Architectural Historians – promotes the study and preservation of the built environment worldwide
Vernacular Architecture Forum – encouraging the study and preservation of traditional “ordinary” buildings, industrial and commercial structures, twentieth-century suburban houses, and cultural landscapes
Washington Trust for Historic Preservation – founded to safeguard Washington’s historic places through advocacy, education, collaboration and stewardship
William Morris Society – for those interested in Morris as designer, craftsman, businessman, poet, preservationist, environmental pioneer and socialist
Women’s Architectural League – Educating members and public about the value of architecture. Contact: Vianne Patterson, (971) 221-5557, email Vianne.