Historic districts in Portland have been a frequent and at times controversial topic of public conversation in recent months. This panel is an opportunity to examine the many issues surrounding historic districts from different perspectives. Joining the discussion will be Ian Johnson, Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, who will provide a statewide perspective on historic districts; Brandon Spencer-Hartle, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, who will speak to local historic districts; representatives from neighborhoods involved in the historic district process; and members of the AHC Advocacy Committee. Through this discussion, we hope to clarify what historic districts are and are not, better understand the questions that people on all sides of the landmark designation issue have raised, and perhaps even find some common ground.
Free Admission ($5 suggested donation). Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited.