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 […]

Grow Your Business with Us!

Grow Your Business with Us! Restore Oregon has created a number of ways for business partners to connect with our programs and unique audiences AND support our work. Annual Corporate Support: benefits can include listing in our online Business Directory, inclusion on our website footer, FieldNotes monthly enewsletters, and quarterly magazines. Event Sponsorships: benefits can […]

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 […]

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 […]

Update on our Albina Preservation Initiative – Volunteer Research

Above: Albina House History Research Workshop – Held in August at the Architectural Heritage Center, the research workshop attracted over a dozen participants who learned best practices for researching the history of historic buildings. Photo by Restore Oregon. Pictured here (left to right) is Sandy Southern, Deborah Roache, Kimberly Moreland, and Donna Maxey. Update on […]

Celebrating Black History in Oregon!

Celebrating Black History in Oregon This February, we’re celebrating Black History month on the Oregon Coast with Oregon Coast Visitors Association and Oregon Black Pioneers! Our friends at OCVA and OBP have compiled amazing stories to celebrate Black history along the coast. Here is one story focused on Astoria: People of African descent have been […]