From their website, it says "Street of Eames is Portland’s annual modern home tour. This city-wide cultural event celebrates mid-century and contemporary residential design each spring by opening six architecturally significantly homes to the public.
In addition to recognizing Portland’s modern architecture, the tour seeks to raise money for after-school programs that serve homeless and low-income children at Chapman Elementary School in Northwest Portland and Beach Elementary School in North Portland.
Street of Eames, which takes is name from American designers Ray and Charles Eames, features both mid-century and contemporary architecture. Mid-century modern generally consists of modern structures built from the 1930s through the 1960s. Contemporary modern is a label applied to modern architecture built after 1970."
You can see the photos from the past year by click on the "photos" on their site.
They have 1,000 tickets to sell through their site, beginning at 10 a.m. on February 16. Tickets are $50 each/$40 for students. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, ticket holders will tour a collection of seven mid-century and contemporary modern homes that would not otherwise be open to the public.
ps. All 1,000 tickets sold out in 12 hours on Feb. 16 (If you did get the ticket, please come back to share your experience after you went on the tour). If you were unable to purchase tickets, please stop by the American Institute of Architects/Portland during the month of April to see the free exhibit on the tour. AIA, located at 403 NW 11th Ave., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
There is a stunning new modern house that will not be on the 2009 Street of Eames tour.
But in support of Street of Eames, the owners have this month agreed to open their Portland home to a small group of the tour's fans. The home's nationally acclaimed architect has agreed to offer a personal tour. And an award-winning Portland chef has agreed to provide a six-course meal -- all in an effort to raise more money for the after-school programs for homeless children.
Sit down to a six-course dinner with five exceptional wine pairings provided by Naomi Pomeroy of Beast and be among the first to experience this spectacular home -- the first and to date only built residence designed by Tom Kundig (photo on left) in Oregon.
A Special Personal Tour and Dinner
6:00pm, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
Paul Schneider and Lauren Eulau residence
Dinner provided by Naomi Pomeroy
$450 each ($400 is tax deductible)