Stop Demolishing Portland seeks to preserve our city’s affordable, historic and vintage housing stock by sharing information about endangered Portland homes; taking actions to preserve specific houses by conversing with developers, petitioning, and demonstrating against this wave of destruction. SDP aims to change Portland city policies that endanger homes, promote endless gentrification & price longtime residents out of Portland. Goals that could include creating a mandatory demolition delay period, a demolition moratorium, strengthening the nearly non-existent city policies to designate protected houses, reviewing city zoning that encourages higher density construction in our vintage low and medium density neighborhoods, promoting subsidized and/or public housing, repealing the state’s ban on inclusionary zoning, preserving our established neighborhood tree canopies, among many others.

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Obituary #3 is of course, the Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple. I know this has been discussed before, but if you are so inclined to share a few words about this dearly departed please comment below! ...

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Can you post the slide show of before and after again please? (I can't find it.) ...

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Eagles holding out on Hawthorne. ...

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Scott Tice shared David Charvet's post to the group: Stop Demolishing Portland. ...

Last chance this weekend before it becomes a dead memory: The historic Monte Shelton Motors building at 1638 West Burnside is open one last time to the public and liquidating all remaining building contents on Saturday and Sunday (18th-19th.) 1638BurnsideSale.com This building opened circa 1905 as a livery stable and by 1910 was a car dealership, Over the years it has sold REO, Packard, Chevrolet (the Fields Chevrolet photo is from 1939) and then British Motor Cars, finally as Monte Shelton Motors from 1974-2016. The building is scheduled for demolition in January. 8-storie condo is planned for the space.

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Discovered this 1983 video today. Start video at 2 mins. Grant High School teacher Thomas McKenna got funding for his students to do an oral history project with former residents of “Old South Portland”. The students also interview Carl Abbott of PSU and others. 54 blocks of this immigrant neighborhood were destroyed in the 1960’s for a PDC urban renewal project. Gentrification. Pros and cons. Still a hot topic today. I favor historic preservation- keeping communities intact- saving affordable housing. In this video they admit that the new housing created with the project around PSU/ Civic ( Keller ) Auditorium was unfortunately not affordable housing.... ...

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Jumping up & down with delight. Thank you Multnomah NA! ...

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