Preserve, reuse, and pass forward Oregon's historic resources to ensure livable, sustainable communities.
We work statewide as the thought-leader on matters of historic preservation, community livability, and downtown revitalization in Oregon. Re-branded as Restore Oregon in 2014, we operate with a 5.0 FTE paid staff and a twelve-member board of directors, providing consultation, advocacy, educational programs, tours, and hands-on help for an annual list of Oregon's Most Endangered Places.
We serve the entire state of Oregon
Ms. Peggy Moretti
historic preservation, culture, economic development, Place-making, sustainability, livable communities
Also Known As
1130 SW Morrison Street Suite 318
Portland, OR 97205 USA
Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)
Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)
Management & Technical Assistance (C02)
IRS Filing Requirement
This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.
How does this organization make a difference?
Self-reported by organization
What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?
Restore Oregon annually announces the Most Endangered Places in Oregon plus gives the DeMuro Awards to the best preserved
Our growing preservation library is available to visitors for research. In addition, we offer technical support on preservation to anyone who calls or contacts us.
Introduced SB 565 in the 2015 Oregon Legislature to revitalize main streets.
Oregon's Most Endangered Places
A list of important historic places significantly at risk of being lost. Nominated by citizens across the state, Restore Oregon provides consulting services, seed grants, advocacy, and other resources to help each place develop and execute a plan for its preservation and sustainable re-use.
Only 4 out of 35 endangered places have been lost.
Egyptian Theater, Coos Bay; Ermatinger House, Oregon City; First Congregational Church, Portland; Pioneer Mother's Cabin, Champoeg; Rosemont Farm Smokehouse, Yamhill
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Ms. Peggy Moretti
Peggy Moretti – spent over 20 years as a marketing executive and business entrepreneur, but underneath she was always an Old House Geek. Now she’s pleased to combine her business background with her passion for preservation and Place Making in her role as Executive Director of Restore Oregon.
Peggy has served on the Board of Directors of the Pittock Mansion, spent several years on staff at the Bosco-Milligan Foundation, and is the proud owner of the Louis Pfunder House, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Historic Research Association
Term: Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?