The Oregon City Main Street Program, was recently accredited by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program, which aims at revitalizing historic downtowns or main streets, while preserving their character, was begun in Oregon City in 2008. To date, only 759 communities in the U.S. have achieved National Trust accreditation through the Main Street Program that they started nearly 30 years ago.
Recently, 3 neighborhoods in Portland were selected to become part of Portland’s Main Street Program: NE Alberta, St. John’s, and Hillsdale. You can find out more about the Portland Main Street programs here. Our hope is that they maintain a focus on historic preservation as they move forward in their revitalization efforts.
You can read more about the National Trust’s Main Street Program and what it takes to gain accreditation here.