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 encouraged 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: $8
The AHC is aBlue Star Museum. We offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve from Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2022 to Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. The AHC also participates in Museums for All: those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) get free admission.
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.
Plaster Demo at AHC Open House August 13, 11am-2pm Come see the process of restoring plaster for yourself at AHC’s upcoming Open House on August 13. The event runs from 11-2 and will feature walking [...]
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 & [...]
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.