The collaborative project will create an easier path to historic designation for significant African American resources in Portland.Read More…
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The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s historic resources program provides information, guidance, and policy expertise to citizens, property owners, elected leaders, and other community partners interested in designating, protecting, and adaptively reusing Portland’s historic places. Program staff advance preservation-related planning projects, liaise with state and federal agencies, manage historic resource protection programs, and provide technical assistance to all Portlanders.
View an interactive map of designated landmarks, historic and conservation districts, and resources included in the Historic Resource Inventory.
News and updates about historic resources and preservation projects
Learn more about the regulations that the City of Portland applies to significant historic resources.
Receive periodic updates about the City of Portland’s historic resource program.
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.
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
Organizations and websites that focus on preservation, architecture and history
Historic resource publications
Various historic maps
The seven-member Historic Landmarks Commission provides leadership and expertise on preserving and enhancing Portland's historic resources.
How Portland's historic and conservation districts are designated, maps of each district and lists of properties within each district
How historic landmarks are designated, and information on landmarks listed in the National Register of Historic Places and Portland's Historic Resource Inventory