Starting this evening, the City of Portland is launching a series of new Portland Plan workshops and they want your input. Our hope is that all of these conversations include the issue of historic preservation and how preserving the fabric and character of our traditional neighborhoods is one component of a sustainable future. We will certainly be adding our 2 cents to the discussions, but we certainly encourage other preservation-minded people to participate as well.

It is also important that these discussions acknowledge the many areas on the outskirts of the city, both on the east and west sides, that deserve recognition as  important to the history of the city. This includes post World War II housing in the Parkrose, David Douglas, and the Hillsdale areas.

The Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center is planning a panel discussion for late March on Historic Preservation and the Portland Plan, to hopefully compile ideas and suggestions for supporting preservation as the Portland Plan process moves forward.  Stay tuned for more details.