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. Admission is free through the end of the year! 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
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.
ADMISSION Free through the end of the year. $8.00 for the general public in 2022. AHC Members are always free!
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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.