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

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

Office Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Education Programs

Lawrence and Anna Halprin

and the Transformation of Portland Public Space

Saturday, February 13, 2016

10:00am - 11:30am


2016 Old House Revival Tour

Saturday, April 9, 2016

10:00am - 4:00pm

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Walking Tours

The 2016 AHC Walking Tour Season begins in May. Watch for more details coming soon.

For information about private group walking tours please contact us
via email info@VisitAHC.org or call (503) 231-7264


Current History Exhibits

Strength, Utility, and Beauty: Architectural Metal in the Gilded Age
Extended through February 2016!

Logos, Monograms, and Corporate Imagery:

The Fine Ornament of Emblematic Hardware


Current Artist Exhibit

The Definition of an Artist:

Selected Oils from the Life of Virginia Brown Durost; 1928 - 2014

Opening Reception Friday, February 5, 2016  

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 Upcoming Artist Exhibit

PRESERVE ______________.

A group show led by Kate Giambrone and Randi Haugland

Opening Reception Friday, April 1, 2016

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