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.
Urban Lives, Old Spaces is a new blog series that chronicles the shifting lives of historic spaces and how the built environment connects with contemporary issues in our lives. Featuring a different space in each [...]
May 13, 2021 - We’re pleased to announce that Denyse McGriff is the newly elected President of the Board of Directors of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center. Denyse was appointed to the board in 2007 [...]
March 3, 2021 - We are proud that our board member, Kimberly Moreland, has been appointed to the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. Kim will make great contributions to this hard-working commission as a preservationist, urban planner, heritage [...]
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.