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Portland Urban Planning, Architecture, and Design

EACH WALK IS LIMITED TO 20 ATTENDEES: MASKS ARE REQUIRED

June 12, 10:00 a.m. Riverview Cemetery and the American garden cemetry movement: Riverview is the resting place for a veritable who's who of 19th century Portland as well as one of the west coast's premier garden cemeteries. Learn about this treasured green space and the history of the landscape architecture movement which many consider to be the first truely original American art form. Meeting place: Riverview Cemetery Office.

June 12, 2:00 p.m. Mid-Century Modernism in Portland: Prior to WW II Portland was firmly in the mainstream of American architecture until the likes of Belluschi, John Yeon, and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill propelled it to the forefront of internation design. Meeting place: NE corner of SW 3rd and SW Oak.

June 13, 10 a.m. Laurelhurst Park and the Olmsted Portland Parks Plan: Enjoy the landscape architecture of Laurelhurst Park and learn the history of the Olmsted Brother's plan for Portland's parks and the work of Emanuel Mische, the father of Portland's parks. Meeting place: Caesar Chaves Blvd at SE Ash St.

June 13, 2:00 p.m. South Portland: Gentrification by design. This walk focuses on the demolished 19th century neighborhood of South Portland and its replacement by the Portland Center, the city's first foray into large scale urban redevelopment accompanied by Lawrence Halperin's Portland Sequence of interconnected fountains and open spaces. Meeting place: SW 1st Ave and SW Arthur St.

June 14, 10:00 a.m. Portland Downtown Open Spaces: Explore the history of Portland's downtown greenspaces including Waterfront Park, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Director Park, the Plaza Blocks and a hidden gem or two. Meeting Place: Lownesdale Square at the SW corner of SW 3rd Ave and SW Salmon St.

June 14, 2:00 p.m. Pioneers to Post Modernism: The history of Portland's architecture from its foundation in 1845 through a rich array of 19th century building styles and materials to Michael Graves' Portland Bldg and even a bit beyond. Meeting Place: NW corner of Naito Parkway and SW Oak St.

June 15, 10:00 a.m. Portland Bridges: Who built Portland's Willamette River bridges, how were they built, why were they built where they are? Meeting place: Salmon St. Fountain. ise, see event details above.

June 15, 2:00 p.m. Mid-Century Modernism in Portland: reprise, see even details above.

June 17, 10:00 a.m. Portland Bridges: reprise, see event details above.

June 17, 2:00 p.m. Mid-Century Modernism: reprise, see event details above.

June 18, 10:00 a.m. Portland Downtown Open Spaces: reprise, see event details above.

June 18, 2:00 p.m. Pioneers to Post Modernism: reprise, see event details above.

June 19, 10:00 a.m. Riverview Cemetery and the American garden cemetry movement: reprise, see event details above.

June 19, 2:00 p.m. Laurelhurst Park and the Olmsted Portland Parks Plan: reprise, see event details above.

June 20, 10:00 a.m. Portland Bridges: reprise, see event details above.

June 20, 2:00 p.m. South Portland: Gentrification by design: reprise, see event details above.

When

June 12–20, 2021

Where

Various outdoor locations around Portland

Cost

Free

Organizer

John Doyle

Mr Doyle has been an annual participant in the Design Week festival since 2017. He has been creating and leading walking tours on Portland architecture as a volunteer for the Architectural Heritage Center since 2008 and is a member of its education committee. He hold a BA in art history and history from Stony Brook University and an MA in art history from Tufts University. He worked as an Education Department lecturer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1990-96.