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The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s historic resources program works with citizens, businesses, property owners, public agencies and other community partners to bridge policy with action to protect and interpret our history and built heritage. This website shares information about the legal processes that govern historic resources in Portland, incentives for property owners, current preservation-related projects and links to other sources of information and support.
This joint project will develop design guidelines for new construction and alterations to historic buildings in Portland’s New Chinatown/Japantown National Register Historic District.
How Portland's historic and conservation districts are designated, maps of each district and lists of properties within each district
Various historic maps
How historic landmarks are designated, and information on landmarks listed in the National Register of Historic Places and Portland's Historic Resource Inventory
Regulations and benefits, including historic preservation incentives
Organizations and websites that focus on preservation, architecture and history
Historic resource publications
Proposes amendments to the Zoning Code to make it easier for property owners to make minor home improvements in the City's historic and conservation districts
Using a whole systems approach for rehabilitating old structures