Photography by Wesley Mc Lachlan via Unsplash
As a member of the Restore Modernist Society with Restore Oregon, I am ecstatic to highlight this season’s many events! We have worked hard to organize each unique event and finally have the chance to promote the lot.
Calling All Modern Architecture Lovers:
Join the Restore Oregon Modernist Society
Here’s something you won’t want to miss! Restore Oregon is unveiling a new way to experience Pacific Northwest Modern all year round. Join founding members Anthony and Marti Belluschi and become a Restore Oregon Modernist Society member!
For only $250 per year (that’s just about $20 a month), Restore Oregon Modernist Society Members gain access to a collection of private and public events curated by Restore Oregon – all around Mid-Century and modern design. And more!
Your 2023 Restore Oregon Modernist Society Membership includes:
- Claim one ticket for all* Restore Oregon Modern 2023 events (current event details below) *Please note: The Tiki Cocktail Party capacity is limited to the first 50 Society members. Any unused tickets will be made available to other Society members.
- Exclusive pre-sale access to purchase additional discounted event tickets (for select events, quantity based on venue capacity)
- Curated Modern content delivered right to your inbox
- Starting in March, members-only, exclusive access to Restore Oregon’s Modernism digital library, including online tours of past Mid-Century Modern home tours!
Restore Oregon’s Modernist Society Membership is limited to 100 people.
The first 50 members will get a special invite to a Tiki Cocktail Party on July 15, complete with mid-century modern design and tiki tunes by Tiki Kon co-producer, Justin DuPré.
Browse this Year’s Events!
April 8th — Joachim Grube Home, A Private Tour
For the first time, the home that architect Joachim Grube designed for his family is available to tour! This home is in pristine, nearly original condition. We’ll also be featuring the works of renowned Pacific Northwest woodcarver, Leroy Setziol, the carvings and weavings of his daughter, Monica Setziol-Phillips, and block printing done by Grube himself.
Tour capacity is JUST 100 and timed entry for an exclusive immersive viewing of this remarkable home.
Modernist Society Members: Register for your ticket starting 02/24/23.
General ticket sales begin February 25, 2023. Please note: This venue is not ADA accessible.
May 13th — Mr. Rummer’s Neighborhood
Here’s your chance to tour four Robert Rummer-designed homes all in the same SW Portland neighborhood. Including the home that he designed for his own family!
Restore Oregon’s past Rummer home tours have sold out and we anticipate this one to be a highly sought-after event for 2023. Join the Modernist Society now so this event will have a guaranteed spot on your “fun” calendar.
July 15th — Cocktail Party
The first 50 Restore Oregon Modernist Society members to sign up will receive a special invite to join us for a spectacular tiki party at the MCM home of Haley & Steve Lewis.
Hang out with like-minded modern architecture fans while we learn some tiki history from former Hale Pele bartender, Sierra Kirk. Justin DuPré, co-producer of Tiki Kon will be spinning tunes.
August (Date TBD) — Reception at the Pietro Belluschi Architectural Resource Center @ Oregon Historical Society
Celebrate the Pietro Bellluschi Architectural Resource Center on Pietro’s birthday.
October 14th — Journey of a Modern Office Space: Lecture and Tour of the Living Room Realty Headquarters
Come explore the journey of this modern office space. This building started as a modern design office for the Postal Worker’s Credit Union, the next stop a juvenile correctional facility, and is now returned to its office roots as the home of Living Room Realty, a 2021 DeMuro Award-winning project. We will also have Sally Painter presenting her current photography on numerous historic buildings throughout the city.
The tour capacity is just 100. The easiest way to ensure you get a ticket is to join the Restore Oregon Modernist Society!