News and stories2021-06-01T12:48:11-07:00

Researching your House History

Our popular series on how to research the history of a vintage home or building is back. In this series, educator and historian Val Ballestrem takes you through some of the steps necessary to uncover the history of your house or Portland area building, using the latest online sources, local archives, [...]

November 24th, 2021|Blog|

Share your voice on our city’s historic resources

The Historic Resources Code Project (HRCP) proposes changes to the City of Portland’s regulations for identifying, designating, protecting, and reusing historic places. You can read the draft HRCP proposal, released in July 2021, here. The draft will go before the Portland City Council on November 3. Share stories [...]

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Shoetown PDX 

Urban Lives, Old Spaces is a 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 blog, guest writer Lainie Ettinger looks at the resilience of historic places and the changing role they [...]

September 9th, 2021|Blog|
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