Winning Together: Restoration Celebration 2017

Friday, Nov. 10th, 2017

On a rainy evening in downtown Portland, more than 250 people came together to celebrate Oregon’s historical structures and preservation at Restore Oregon’s most important fundraiser of the year, The Restoration Celebration. This year it was held at the beautiful Sentinel Hotel which—speaking of history—was built in 1909 and designed by William Christmas Knighton, Oregon’s first architect known to use Viennese-influenced Early Modern and modified Arts and Crafts styles in his designs.

Versatile was proud to be the presenting sponsor at this event and welcomed the guests with a toast by Anne De Wolf and Snow Blackwood (below).

So many people make an impact on Oregon’s historic preservation. This became obvious as the DeMuro Awards were given out to the leaders in preservation who are designing our historical structures in a way that makes sense for Oregon’s future.

Below are some photos of the night, courtesy of Side Angle Photography. We hope to see you there next year!

Restore Oregon’s marketing director, Jeannette Shupp and executive director, Peggy Moretti hold up this year’s DeMuro Award which was a beautifully crafted plate designed by Lonesomeville Pottery.
The Jantzen Beach carousel was built by renowned carver, C.W. Parker in 1904. Thanks to Restore Oregon it has been saved from demolition and now just needs a home so we can return this beloved family attraction and golden piece of our history to the greater Portland community. Read more
Gorgeous details of the Sentinel Hotel show us why preserving historical architecture is so important.
Karen Johnson (right) of Apollo Design and Rooter Service stands with friend.
From left: Maya Foty and Matthew Davis of Architectural Resources Group, Anne De Wolf of Arciform, Snow Blackwood of Snow B Designs and Jeff Dood of Reforma LLC.
Proud winners of a DeMuro Award for their work on the Overland Warehouse, Melody and Brian Emerick (left) stand with friends.
Let the show begin! MC and auctioneer, Restore Oregon’s board president, Roy Fox, entertained the crowd and developed the excitement throughout the night helping to raise more than $90K on this evening in support of restoration.
Bill Hart and Anthony Belluschi
Roy Fox, Restore Oregon’s board president, briefs me for my time on stage while Erica stands by
Peggy Moretti honors Karla Pearlstein for her many achievements in historical restoration, most recently the Delaney House.