The Architectural Heritage Center connects people and place, past and future. Each year we organize public programs, walking tours, and gallery exhibitions on a wide variety of topics related to Portland’s built environment. The Architectural Heritage Center is owned and operated by the Bosco-Milligan Foundation.
Our exhibition galleries are open to the public Thursday – Saturday. All people 5 and older (2 years and older if tolerated) in Multnomah County are required to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
GALLERY HOURS Thursday – Saturday | 11am – 5pm
LOCATION 701 SE Grand Avenue | Portland, Oregon 97214
ADMISSION Members: free General public: Suggested donation
GETTING HERE #6 – MLK and Grand Avenue #15 Morrison and Belmont The Portland Streetcar (map) The A Loop stop closest to the AHC is SE MLK and Morrison. The B Loop stop closest to the AHC is SE Grand and Morrison.
DISCOVER THE CENTRAL EASTSIDE
Stop by the AHC and pick up our guidebook to the history and architecture of the Central Eastside neighborhood surrounding our center ($5).
A district celebration of this guidebook is being planned for May 19 with walking tours and a taste of the district. Find out more.
The Bosco-Milligan Foundation appreciates that the Portland City Council voted May 11 to restore the landmark Thompson Elk Fountain to its original location on SW Main Street. The outpouring of public support for the fountain [...]
In the early days of the automobile boom, service stations specifically geared toward batteries and electrical components were commonplace. Johnnie Walker Inc. operated out of a then new building still standing at NW 9th & [...]
This is a collaborative project between the AHC and the Japanese American Museum of Oregon. The project was awarded a grant from the Telling the Full History Fund program from the National Trust for Historic [...]
We honor the tribes whose longhouses were in what is now Portland: the Chinook bands of Multnomah, Clackamas, and the Cascade/Watlala and the Kalapuya band of Tualatin. We also honor the nearby tribes who traded here–in the Willamette Valley: the Kalapuya, the Molalla, and the Chinook-speaking Clowwewalla/Tumwater; and many tribes along the Columbia River including: the Cowlitz, and the Chinook bands of the Wasco, Chinook, and the Kathlamet.