The Heritage Auction is our most important fundraiser of the year!
Funds raised at the auction support the historic preservation educational programs and operations of the Architectural Heritage Center. This vital event couldn’t be accomplished without our dedicated Board of Directors/Advisors and our incredible army of volunteers.
Everyone joined in the festivities.
Good food, good wine and a great cause brought us together.
Our theme for this year's "Riches of a City" Heritage Auction is "A Streetcar Named Preservation." We look back on the historic streetcar lines of Portland as we move forward with the arrival of a new streetcar line on Grand Avenue. Preservation is at the heart of the AHC's mission and is what guides us as we welcome the modern streetcar of the 21st century. Jump on board! Guests holding Patron tickets will enjoy a private reception at the AHC before the auction begins and they'll enjoy early entrance to the auction.
The venue for our 16th annual "Riches of a City" Heritage Auction is the historic Melody Ballroom. Built in 1925 for the Woodmen of the World, the building was considered the largest and finest hall of its kind. It was designed by Portland architects Wallace William Lucius and Earl G. Cash. Explore this historic space, enjoy a festive evening and support the AHC!
We have featured several of our live auction items in this space over the past several weeks, but remember, we also have our fabulous silent auction and regular raffle awaiting your inspection. Here is a sample of the many treasures that will be available at the auction:
Walnut Armoire German Harpsicord
Get your GOLDEN RAFFLE TICKET while they last! Our new golden ticket raffle offers one winner a chance to select from over 20 live auction items. Imagine, a $50 ticket might just win you a week at a beach house, a fine German harpsichord, professional floor refinishing or a private gourmet dinner for 6 at a fabulous house. ONLY 100 tickets are available, so buy one (or more) now to enhance your chances of winning. Call 503-231-7264.
In our Live Auction:
Private Tour and dinner at the Watzek House, designed by John Yeon: