Lost Portland - Book Talk

12/15/2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PT




  • $20.00  -  General Public
  • $12.00  -  AHC Members


Since the city consolidated with Albina and East Portland in 1891, countless Portland buildings, streetscapes, and even entire neighborhoods have been lost. Historian and AHC Education Manager Val Ballestrem will take a look at some of the lost icons as well as the not-so-well-known buildings and places that were once an important part of the city. With excerpts from his new book Lost Portland, Oregon (History Press, 2018) along with a few outtakes, Val will share stories of what he feels were significant losses for the city, all while recognizing that change isn’t always for the better or for that matter, worse. Copies of Lost Portland will be on hand for purchase.


This talk is held at the Architectural Heritage Center - 701 SE Grand Avenue

Seating is Limited. Pre-Registration is Highly Recommended.


Parking is on-street (free on Saturdays) or in the parking lot on the west side of Grand Avenue between SE Yamhill and Belmont Streets - just to the north of the Urbanite. Thank you to Bolliger and Sons Insurance for sharing their lot with us for our evening and Saturday education programs.


Photo: Minor White, Witch Hazel Building and the Hawthorne Bridge, 1940. bb015335, Oregon Historical Society Research Library. Commissioned by the Works Progress Administration, public domain.