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Mid-Century Modern Design Series

May 10, 5:00 pm - May 11, 9:00 pm
Mid-Century Modern Design Series

On Friday May 10, 2019, Restore Oregon will kick off the Mid-Century Modern Design Series, our signature historic preservation event highlighting mid-century modern architecture, art, and interior design in the Pacific Northwest. Now in its 6th year, the event will focus on how to sensitively renovate mid-century modern and pacific northwest modern homes for today’s lifestyle.

The two-day, preservation-focused design event is open to the public and will offer attendees a lecture panel, a preservation pop-up, a self-driving home tour, and an after-tour party. All proceeds benefit Restore Oregon, a historic preservation non-profit organization that advocates for and saves historic places and communities around the state.


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For a limited time only, The Jupiter Hotel–the official host hotel and Retro Rehab Lecture Sponsor–is offering a special 20% standard room rate discount just for the weekend of the Mid-Century Modern Design Series. Use promo code RESTOREOR when booking or contact them directly at (503) 230-9200.


Mid-Century Modern Design Series

Attendees will experience:

The Retro Rehab Lecture Panel & Preservation Pop-Up
Friday, May 10, 6pm – 8pm

This lecture panel discussion, moderated by Tony Belluschi, will take place at Portland’s own sensitively-renovated 1960s-era, The Jupiter Hotel. Attendees will gain practical insights from the tour homeowners and gain best practices for navigating obstacles specific to preserving mid-century design–plus the the opportunity to ask mid-century-home renovation questions of the experienced panel.

As an added bonus, this year the lecture panel includes a wine reception and a Preservation Pop-Up featuring vendors specializing in local, vintage, and renovation goods and services. The Retro Rehab and Preservation Pop-Up is presented by The Jupiter Hotel.

Details: Retro Rehab: Adapting Mid-Century Homes for Modern Living

  • The Dream Tent @ The Jupiter Hotel
  • Friday, May 10800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
  • Hosted Beer & Wine Reception & Tour Check-In – 6 pm – 7 pm
  • Lecture & Panel Discussion – 7 pm – 8:30 pm


The Mid-Century Modern Home Tour
Saturday May 11, 10am-4pm

Each year Restore Oregon and its committed Mid-Century Modern Committee carefully curates an exclusive tour of homes to best illustrate modernism in Oregon. This year, the self-guided tour showcases five sensitively updated mid-century homes from a spectrum of perspectives including architects, design/build firms, and DIYers. Tour homes include a Pietro Belluschi designed home, two homes designed by Robert Rummer, as well as a Day Hilborn-designed home featured in Atomic Ranch Magazine’s latest winter issue.

Details: Self-Guided Driving Tour of 5 Homes

  • Check-in: Saturday, May 11 @ The Jupiter Hotel beginning at 9am through 1pm
  • Jupiter Hotel: 800 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214
  • Homes open: 10 am – 4 pm


The MIX:MOD After-Tour Party – 21+
After a full day of mid-century modern art and design, attendees can enjoy a festive 21 and over after-tour party that includes signature vintage cocktails, dancing, a raffle, and prizes for best mid-century modern dressed. This special event is hosted by Rejuvenation, the official after-tour party sponsor.

Details: MIX:MOD After-Tour Party

  • 21+ over party
  • At Rejuvenation: 1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214
  • MCM-themed cocktails & nibbles starting at 6pm



Pre-Sale Tickets – On sale now through March 31st
Guarantee your spot in the entire design series through the pre-sale ticket available until March 31st, 2019. The Mid-Century Modern Design Series will sell out. Limited number of lecture tickets available. Price for the two-day, three-event series includes lecture, self-driving home tour, and hosted after-party. Cost: $75 non members | $60 for members.  Purchase today >>

General Admission – On Sale beginning April 1st through May 11th
Friday Only Ticket–if still available–Includes Retro Rehab lecture and Preservation Pop-Up. The Retro Rehab Lecture event will sell out. Get tickets as soon as possible to ensure entry to all three events. Cost: Non-Member Price: $25 | Member Price: $20Saturday Only Ticket: Includes Self-Driving Home Tour and MIX:MOD After-Tour 21+ Party. Cost: Non-Member Price: $50 | Member Price: $40


Images courtesy Restore Oregon/Timothy Niou Photography.


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