Save Our Elms Gala at Mowrey Manor

71568Another reason to Save the Date — Saturday July 25th. After you finish taking in the Street Fair along Division and Clinton, head over to Ladd’s Addition to tour the newly restored Mowry Manor from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

SAVE OUR ELMS is sponsoring a GRAND PARTY at a GRAND PROPERTY. Join us for a “Restoration Celebration”, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tour the newly restored Mowrey Manor, 1718 SE 16th Avenue on the North Rose Garden in Ladd’s Addition. The event includes hors d”oeuvres, wine, beer, live music by local musicians and a fascinating lecture about the history of William Ladd and the neighborhoods that he built.

Your donation will support the work of SAVE OUR ELMS, an all volunteer non-profit that strives to keep Portland’s heritage elms and mature urban street trees healthy.

TICKETS: $50/person or $90/couple RSVP: Karen Girard, 503-232-5509 or visit for online purchase

PRESENTATIONS at 5:00 and 7:00 PM on “William Ladd’s Legacy to Portland”


Bosco Milligan Foundation – Historic Preservation Needs Assessment 2009

Home at SE 21st & Taggart sometime during the 1930s.
Home at SE 21st & Taggart sometime during the 1930s.
The Bosco Milligan Foundation has posted their 2009 Historic Preservation Needs Assessment for Portland. It is based upon information provided to them by dozens of Portland residents last October-November.

Read the report here. (.pdf document)

You can find more on their website:

Expect more information on future historic preservation programs created specifically from the findings in the Needs Assessment.

HAND Landuse Notices for March, 2009

Coalition: Southeast Uplift
Hosford-Abernethy | 03-05-09 | 2107 SE Ladd Avenue | Historic Design Review – NOTICE | LU 09-107692 HDZ
Publish date: March 5, 2009

Hosford-Abernethy | 03-03-09 | SE Clinton Street – lot west of 2426 SE Clinton | Land Division – NOTICE | LU 08-182289 LDP Publish date: March 3, 2009 | Pull date: by 5PM on April 2, 2009

Hosford-Abernethy | 03-11-09 | 1552 SE Hickory Street | Historic Design Review – NOTICE | LU 09-110769 HDZ (PDF Document, 777kb)

The land use reviews noted above have been attached to TRACS for your review. For those who do not have TRACS you should be able view the land use case on the web within 24 hours. At the following link, click on the District Coalition.

Street Renaming/Historic Info on Grand Ave

As indicated earlier the City is considering a request to rename Broadway, 39th or Grand Avenue in honor of Cesar Chavez. For information on the entire process please scroll down to the bottom of this message. Thanks to one of the historians living in our neighborhood, we have some information on the history of the name, Grand Avenue (Please see below.) The next step in the process regarding the potential renaming of these streets will be the opportunity to testify before a specially created Historian Panel that will consider the appropriateness of the nominee and the historical significance of the current street names. This panel will hold a series of public hearings:

March 23, 6:00-9:00: Grand (Location: Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand)
March 30, 6:00-9:00: Broadway (Location: Metro Regional Center, 600 NE Grand)
April 6, 6:00-9:00: 39th (Location: Hollywood Theater, 4122 NE Sandy)

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Upcoming Events at the Architectural Heritage Center

The Architectural Heritage Center – events

The Evolution of the Modern Kitchen
Saturday March 7
10 – 11:30 AM
Architectural Heritage Center701 SE Grand Avenue
Tickets: $18 [AHC Members: $13]
Sponsored by: Interworks, LLC Learning From Ladd’s Addition

William S. Ladd’s Legacy in Portland, 1851-2009
Saturday March 14
10 – 11:30 AM
Tickets: $18 [AHC Members: $13]

Dine Out and Support the Architectural Heritage Center
The Academy Theater
7818 SE Stark Street
Wednesday, March 11 – All Movies! The Architectural Heritage Center is located at 701 SE Grand Avenue. Open 10 AM- 4:30 PM Wednesday – Saturday. For membership and program information, go to or call 503 231-7264.

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