Wow, Oregon! What a Year It's Been!

Restore Oregon celebrated many successes in 2023, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the support of our donors and supporters.

Creating a Vibrant and Equitable Oregon

We share these successes with Oregonians who have worked to reimagine and transform their communities through the preservation and reuse of historic and cultural places. We are excited to work to create a vibrant and equitable Oregon where historic preservation and reuse are crucial to solving the problems we face locally, statewide, and globally.

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Thanks to YOU, We Have:

Secured a new home for one of our Most Endangered Places, the Jantzen Beach Carousel, after six years of ownership, preservation planning, and restoration testing.
Invested in Most Endangered places across the state by assisting the Mayo House and several rural theaters, extensively supporting Portland’s Bill Webb Elks Lodge, and announcing Gates School as our latest rural Most Endangered Place.
Launched a digital resource guide for rural Oregon to better respond to rural challenges and concerns statewide.
Protected 47 Oregon properties through our historic Easements program.
Helped make preservation work for Oregon’s Black communities by launching the Albina Preservation Initiative.
Provided over 1,000 hours of free restoration consultation through our Technical Services program to help Oregonians best preserve and reuse Oregon’s historic places.
Celebrated 14 DeMuro Award-winning projects, demonstrating that adaptive reuse of existing structures is essential to reaching climate goals and preserving cultural heritage.
Reached over 15,000 people through preservation programs, educational events, social media, and our  FieldNotes magazine. 
Helped pass legislative bills addressing climate change through our Policy & Advocacy initiatives. 
Deepened relationships with Oregon’s Asian American Pacific Islander community and strengthened demolition protections in Portland through our attempts to save the Yamaguchi Hotel from demolition.

Join Us with a Gift Today and Help Create Solutions

Restore Oregon is redesigning our strategic framework to rethink and reimagine historic preservation’s role in meeting the needs of Oregonians and their communities.

Ambitious & Innovative

Our strategic framework will be ambitious, innovative, and will need dedicated community support.

Promoting Preservation and Reuse

One cornerstone of this new plan is our commitment to promoting preservation and reuse, which are two of the quickest, greenest paths to climate mitigation, yet they are regularly overlooked.

Can we count on you?

Working to Curb Demolition

Sadly, Oregon’s current policies and lack of preservation and reuse incentives contribute to increased demolitions statewide. Thankfully, if we work together, we can change that!

Did you know an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition debris is generated nationwide annually, with demolition debris accounting for 90% of this waste?

Please Consider Giving A Gift to Restore Oregon

To implement this new strategic work, we need to raise $40,000 by the end of 2023.

We have the dream and the drive, but without dedicated supporters like you, Restore Oregon can’t grow and fight for Oregon’s preservation and reuse.

We need you!