Portland Museum

Local News
7:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Change Is Coming to Louisville's Portland Neighborhood, Like It Or Not

Roger Sutherland, who has lived in Portland for 30 years, cleans grass out of his sidewalk. Sutherland recently got a fleur de lis tattooed onto his chest in honor of Louisville.
Credit Alix Mattingly / WFPL News

Louisville’s Portland neighborhood is starting to look like the new NuLu—the next previously-overlooked historic Louisville neighborhood ripe for redevelopment and preservation.

Real estate developers are buying old buildings to renovate. Artists, galleries, chic restaurants and creative class nonprofits are moving in. And some current residents and community activists are concerned that the historical and architectural character of Portland is worth more to developers than the human character of the historically working-class neighborhood.

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Arts and Humanities
4:46 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Portland Honors Neighborhood Preservation Work

Portland's Squire Earick House, currently under renovation.
Wikimedia Commons

As artists and real estate investors turn their attention to Louisville’s historic Portland neighborhood, local preservationists who have worked to keep the historic integrity of the neighborhood intact are being honored for their efforts. The Portland Museum and the Portland Preservation Alliance team up to recognize members of the community who have contributed significantly to preserving the architectural heritage of the historic Portland neighborhood.

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