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Annual MCM League Garage SALE!!

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Rent a table for our garage sale!!  WE PUBLICIZE,  YOU SELL!!  

Located in prime estate and garage sale territory – cozy Clifgate, you can be sure to have a ton of traffic.


*Saturday June 29th from 10am-3pm.

*Set-up is from 9am-10am.

*To be a part of the sale it is a $10. MCM will provide publicity of the sale and signage.

*Tables and chairs will NOT be provided.

*We have space for 10 tables.

*Location to be provided at a later date.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

November Officer Nominations

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Dear MCM League Members,

November is Officer Nomination/Election Month. Please e-mail [email protected] or call 503-888-1362  with your nominations for President, Vice President, Secretary and Web/Communications officer. We will vote at the November meeting.

Currently nominated are:

President: Kimberley Hayes,  Todd Koopman,  _____________.

Vice President: Alyssa Starelli, ______________.

Secretary: Drew Evensen, __________________.

Web/Communications: ____________________.


Anyone member can nominate another or throw their own hat in the ring. Become involved in your club and make it what you want it to be!

Officers will be trained to take on their roll in January. It’s not all that much work and it’s great for your resume!!

Thank you for your participation in your club,


Alyssa Starelli, Founder and Board Member

October Meeting Notes

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Our October, 2011, meeting was held at the beautifully restored Frank Shell house of Matthew Siegel, in Southwest Portland. We’d like to thank Matthew for letting us meet there and for telling us all about the history of the house and his renovation project. The architect’s granddaughter was also on hand to answer questions.

[Pssssst...the house is also for sale. If you're in the market for a stunning midcentury modern home by a noted architect, this is a good one!]

We are now in the nomination period for League officers. All positions are up for a vote, in accordance with our charter. Nominations will remain open until the November meeting, at which time the paid members will vote. Email voting will be opened one week before the meeting. All nominees are currently unopposed, but if you’d like to nominate yourself for one of these positions, please let us know!

Current nominations:

  • For President: Todd Koopman
  • For Vice-President: Edwin Kietzman
  • For Treasurer/Secretary: Kimberly Hayes
  • For Webmaster: Greg Clapp
The November meeting date and place have been set. It will be held at the home of League President Justin DuPre and Webmaster Greg Clapp, in outer Northeast Portland, on Sunday, November 20. We’ll start with a potluck meet-and-greet at 5:00 p.m., and follow it with our officer elections and regular business at 6:30.The MCM League holiday party is tentatively set for Sunday, December 11, at the home of Diane and Jay Plesset in Oregon City. The party will take the place of a December meeting. Details to follow.

The January meeting will be held at the bowling alley at the Milwaukie Elk’s lodge. Details to follow.

Greg Clapp will head the committee to plan and produce the League’s spring party. This will be a large-scale fundraising and membership drive event. Details to follow.

A forgotten Belluschi home awaits reconstruction

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Great article posted on Daily Journal of Commerce of Oregon:

Belluschi Pavillion

POSTED: Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 03:42 PM PT BY: Nathalie Weinstein

In a 48-foot-by-10-foot storage unit several miles south of Portland, pieces of the city’s architectural history are waiting to be reassembled.

They belong to a house built in 1949 on a woodsy lot in Lake Oswego. The structure may be modest – it’s only 921 square feet – but its architect, the late Pietro Belluschi, is legendary in Portland.

Now, more than 60 years later, local builder Tim Mather of MCM Construction plans to reconstruct the house on Marylhurst University’s campus and unveil a Belluschi design that, until recently, few people knew existed.

Read the rest of the article

Oregon Historical Society, which documents the state’s past, might not have a future

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Please consider voting for the OHS Levy. This affects both the research library and archives as well as the museum. The museum has proven to be an early adopter in the recognition of the value of Mid-Century design and architecture and by passing this levy they can continue to do this important work.

Oregon is in Danger of Losing its History.” By D.K. Row, The Oregonian | Friday, October 22, 2010, 8:44 PM

Portland’s Past Glows On

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Great article over at OregonLive about Portland neon signs with lots of great photos:

Portland’s Modern Home Tour “Street of Eames” – April 16

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Street of Eames

Street of Eames is Portland’s annual modern home tour. Each April, this citywide event recognizes the city’s best examples of mid-century modern and contemporary modern residential architecture.

The goal of the tour, however, is to raise money for after-school programs for homeless students at two Portland public schools – Chapman Elementary in NW Portland, and Beach Elementary in N Portland. Street of Eames is essentially a home tour to help the homeless.

This year’s tour includes architectural marvels from: Oringdulph, Path, Rummer, Seed, Storrs, Waechter, White and Yeon.

To see photos of homes on the tour, including previous year’s homes, go to