Architectural Heritage Center

701 SE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 - United States





The Architectural Heritage Center connects people and place, past and future. Each year we organize public programs, walking tours, and gallery exhibitions on a wide variety of topics related to Portland’s built environment.

The Architectural Heritage Center is owned and operated by the Bosco-Milligan Foundation.


Black Domain is the largest solo photographic exhibit by Portland-based artist Intisar Abioto to date. It explores places of home, worship, creativity, and healing through environmental portraits of Black Portlanders and Oregonians. Abioto documents, through her eyes, the homes, small businesses, community centers, and other sites whose deep cultural meaning illuminates their architectural significance. 

Also on view on the AHC's second floor is Touring the Central Eastside, an exhibit that traces the history of the neighborhood around our center through the stories of 57 of its buildings. With the oldest buildings dating to the 1860s, the district’s architecture shows how it evolved from its marshy roots in the 19th century to become a booming center of industry and manufacturing to then develop into the ever-growing hub for design, IT innovation, maker spaces, and tourism that it is today.

Black Domain support generously provided by the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation, the Regional Arts & Culture Council, The Van Evera and Janet M. Bailey Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, Multnomah County Cultural Coalition, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the Cathy Galbraith Educational Endowment. “Northeast Voices” video dialogues made possible in part by Oregon Humanities. Touring the Central Eastside exhibit was made possible by support from Central Eastside Together. The exhibit is sponsored by Miller Paint.

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