With an extensive collection of classically-influenced architecture, downtown Portland is also the city’s architectural heart and soul. This tour examines the downtown “temples of commerce,” many of which are clad with beautiful glazed terra cotta, a building material that was at its height of popularity in the early 20th century. Along the way you’ll see the city’s first “skyscraper,” a bank resembling a classical Greek temple, and you’ll learn about the prominent 20th century architects who left an indelible impression on Portland, including A.E. Doyle, the firm of Whidden and Lewis, and the Reid Brothers from San Francisco.
Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required.
Image: U.S. National Bank, Architectural Heritage Center photo.