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Going Out Short Takes August 2021

BOOKS WITH PICTURES, 1401 SE Division St. hosts Free Comic Book Day (FCBD), Saturday, August 14, 10 am-8 pm and costumes are encouraged. There are comic books for all ages …

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Architectural Heritage Center Exhibit

The Architectural Heritage Center (AHC) has opened a companion piece and walking tour to its latest exhibit, South Portland and the Long Shadow of Urban Renewal. The long, narrow South …

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How the Working Class Home Became Modern

It wasn’t really that long ago, but between 1900 and 1940, the average American home went from kerosene to electric lighting, outhouses to full indoor baths, and saw the rise …

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October Community Events

AHC Walking Tours – The Architectural Heritage Center is continuing its tour of local neighborhoods to explore their architecture and history in October. Tours are limited to eight to nine …

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Improvement Grants Awarded to Nonprofits

By Nancy Tannler In February of 2019 Portland City Council approved the Enhanced Services District (aka business improvement district), in the Central Eastside; a geographic area from the Willamette River …

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Project to Protect African-American Historic Resources Moves Forward

The Architectural Heritage Center has announced an important update on a project that will help honor and protect the culturally significant yet vulnerable structures of Portland’s African-American community from demolition.  …

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