On Saturday, April 14th, the Architectural Heritage Center will be holding its annual Kitchen Revival Tour – the AHC’s most popular education program. This year there are eight kitchens from around the city, presenting a variety of approaches to “reviving” kitchens in our older homes, while also retaining historic character and charm.

If you’re thinking of renovating your own kitchen or maybe you just love seeing inside some of Portland’s wonderful vintage homes, regardless of the reason, this tour is a delight for all.

1898 home on the 2012 AHC Kitchen Revival Tour

The oldest home on this year’s tour is an 1898 Queen Anne cottage in southeast Portland in which the homeowners painstakingly took on a DIY project that returned the kitchen to a very period look, while also meeting their needs.

The youngest home on the tour is a 1961 architect-designed ranch home in Alameda that displays an amazing renovation. The house itself is also a Mid-Century Modern gem, so if you are a fan of that era, you’ll love this tour stop!

1961 home on the 2012 AHC Kitchen Revival Tour

In the middle are several wonderful homes from the 1910s – an era in which thousands of homes were built in Portland. If you have a home from this period, this tour offers several kitchen renovation ideas.

Rounding out the tour is a wonderful 1920s apartment building, displaying an intact, original kitchen – other than the appliances of course. This kitchen offers several great lessons for owners of smaller 1920s – 1930s era homes and condo dwellers. Just the fact that the cabinets and built-ins are still intact shows how these materials were made to last!

1910s home on the 2012 AHC Kitchen Revival Tour

The tour is Saturday, April 14, 2012 from 10am to 4pm. You can register online, by phone, or simply come to the AHC on the day of the tour to purchase your tickets.

Here’s a link to purchase tickets for the Kitchen Revival Tour on the AHC website: https://visitahc.org/content/kitchen-revival-tour-2012

Or you can call the AHC at 503.231.7264

The Architectural Heritage Center is located at 701 SE Grand Avenue @ Alder