Welcome to the Architectural Heritage Center

The Architectural Heritage Center is a non-profit resource for historic preservation owned and operated by the Bosco-Milligan Foundation. As “home base” for heritage conservation in the Portland, Oregon metro area, the AHC hosts dozens of programs, tours, and exhibits each year which help people appreciate and preserve older and historic buildings, neighborhoods, and traditional commercial areas. The AHC is also steward of one of the largest collections of architectural artifacts in the United States, maintains a research library, and hosts art exhibits which honor the historic and creative legacy of its founders, Jerry Bosco and Ben Milligan. The work of the AHC is made possible only through contributions from a community of members who support preservation of our historic building traditions, and the craftsmanship, culture, and environmental sustainability they represent. About 82% of the organization’s budget is given by individuals. The AHC thanks them, and invites you to join or contribute now!

701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Entry:   Free to Members        General Public $3.00
Contact Us: 503-231-7264 or

Education Programs

16th Annual!
Kitchen Revival Tour

Saturday, April 12, 2014      10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Members: $20    General Public: $25

Pre-registration is strongly suggested

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A Lecture

Victorian Glory: Residential Architecture on the West Coast, 1850-1910
Saturday, April 26, 2014    10:00 am – 11:30 am
Members:  $12    General Public:  $20

Pre-registration is required

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Walking Tours

The Pearl District: Preservation in the Midst of Change

Thursday, May 1, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Members: $12    General Public: $20

Pre-registration is required

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Current History Exhibits

Old-Growth Architecture: the Art, Craft, and Function of Wood

On Exhibit through July 2014

Designs from the Hidden Kingdom: 

"Japanesque" Hardware and American Buildings

On Exhibit through June 2014

Current Artists Exhibit

What's Cooking?

An Exhibit by the Elysium Artists

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Upcoming Artist Exhibit

Preservation Month Special Exhibit!

Opening Reception Friday, May 2nd