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Technical Resources

Heritage Bulletins

Heritage Bulletins provide technical information and tips on topics of interest to organizations and individuals involved in heritage. Below are the Heritage Bulletins divided by category. We are in the process of updating the links within the Bulletins. If you find a link that does not work, please email

Position Papers

Commissions will periodically take a position on a subject or practice related to the Commission's work. Below are the current position papers related to the Commissions/committees coordinated under Oregon Heritage.

Additional Resources

Below are some additional resources that are divvied up by subject matter. Many of these resources offer trainings and resources to help with heritage preservation work.


Collection Plan and Policy Examples and Resources

Collections Ethics


Oregon Laws


Board Roles & Responsibilites

​What's Up Downtown? A Playbook for Activating Oregon's Upper Stories

A study exploring barriers and solutions to activate underused upper floors and tools to support activation locally.

Study & Report

  • What's Up Downtown? A Playbook for Activating Oregon's Upper Stories - executive summary
  • What's Up Downtown? A Playbook for Activating Oregon's Upper Stories - complete report

Tools to support upper story development


This project was in completed by the State Historic Preservation Office in partnership with the University of Oregon Institute for Policy Research & Engagement. It was funded in part by the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Special thanks to Oregon Main Street Network organizations who shared experience and responded to surveys. To Lebanon Downtown Association and the City of Lebanon for supporting the model inventory. To the project advisory team organizations: Homes for Good, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, Oregon Building Codes Division, Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development, Oregon Department of Transportation. And to additional advisory organizations Business Oregon, Oregon Housing and Community Services, Regional Solutions, and the University of Oregon.

Disaster Preparedness, Recovery & Resilience Resources