The Architectural Heritage Center organizes a range of programs, including talks, panel discussions, workshops, and forums on diverse topics about Portland’s architecture. These programs are open to the public and most take place in the historic West’s Block Building in southeast Portland.

Check out our Schedule + Registration page for what’s on now at the AHC.

Past Programs

  • New York’s High Line and Portland’s Green Loop: Linear Parks and Urban Futures
  • The Apartment Building in Portland
  • Atomic Age Interiors
  • Portland’s Fraternal Lodges and Secret Societies
  • Shake, Rattle & Roll: Getting Your House Ready for the “Big One”
  • Portland 101: Crooked grids, Tiny Blocks, and the Building of the City
  • How to Research the History of Your House
  • Vocabulary of Architecture
  • Wood Window Repair Workshop
  • Older African Americans, Place and Change in N/NE Portland

Architect Programs Include: William Knighton, John Storrs, Justus Krumbein, Wade H. Pipes, Richard Sundeleaf, Joseph Jacobberger, Charles Ertz, Roscoe Hemenway, Ellis F. Lawrence. Emil Schacht, and John V. Bennes.

Architectural style programs include: Colonial Revival, Prairie, Craftsman, Greek Revival, Storybook, Arts & Crafts, and the Bungalow.