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.