Camp Namanu Receives Designation as Nation Historic District Serving as a Beacon of Community, Inclusivity, and Education Since 1924, Camp Namanu Now Officially Woven into the Fabric of Oregon’s Cultural and Historical Landscape In March 2024, Camp Namanu, a pioneer in outdoor education, experiential learning, and its commitment to inclusivity and diversity, was officially recognized as […]

Restore Oregon Brings an Exciting Twist to 2024 with the DeMuro Impact Awards!

We’re thrilled to share the news that this year’s DeMuro Awards is getting an exciting new twist! In 2024, Restore Oregon will present the DeMuro Impact Awards. Rather than project-focused awards, this year, the awards will focus on the people and organizations behind Oregon’s preservation movement and allow us to reimagine how we honor preservation […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Celebrating Barbara Fealy (1903 – 2000)

Image courtesy of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Often referred to as “the matriarch of landscape architecture in the Pacific Northwest,” Barbara Vorse Fealy was an accomplished landscape architect and the first woman in Oregon elected as a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects. With the notable exception of the Portland Garden in Yurigahara […]

Apply for Restaurant Funding

Backing Historic Small Restaurants Grant Program Should your restaurant get $50,000?! Apply for the Backing Historic Small Restaurant Grant Program! Applications are due March 25. Announcing Backing Historic Small Restaurants, presented by American Express in collaboration with the National Trust for Historic Preservation! 50 restaurants across the country have the opportunity to receive a $50,000 […]

Kick Some Love Our Way

Looking for ways to spend your Kicker Refund? Considering Supporting Restore Oregon Many Oregonians are eligible for a generous kicker refund this tax season, which means now is the perfect time to support good causes like the statewide preservation work we do at Restore Oregon. Fifty years ago, Oregon was a preservation innovator. We believe […]


Pictured Above: Nicole Possert, Executive Director of Restore Oregon; Christine Curran, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for Oregon; Representative Earl Blumenauer;  and Russ Carnahan, President of Preservation Action. It was an amazing day in DC for the Oregon delegation!  We presented Representative Earl Blumenauer with a hand carved bow tie award, from Preservation Action and National Conference of […]

Restore Oregon Modernism: Celebrating the Preservation and Reuse of Oregon’s Historic Modern Architecture

Statewide historic preservation nonprofit raises awareness of Oregon’s Outstanding Historic Modern Architecture; touts the sustainability of reuse of Mid-Century Modern homes Announcing Restore Oregon’s 2024 programming for Restore Oregon Modernism: a year-long preservation program dedicated to raising awareness of Pacific Northwest modernism and Oregon’s impressive collection of historic, modern architecture. Through a series of educational […]