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The historic Royal Palm Hotel, located at 310 N.W. Flanders, was one of Portland’s first facilities to hire African-American employees and accept African-American guests. Advocates for preserving Portland’s black history have added the structure to a list of buildings the Architectural Heritage Museum is compiling to protect from demolition.

The historic Royal Palm Hotel, located at 310 N.W. Flanders, was one of Portland’s first facilities to hire African-American employees and accept African-American guests. Advocates for preserving Portland’s black history have added the structure to a list of buildings the Architectural Heritage Museum is compiling to protect from demolition.

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Preserving Black History

Moving ahead on effort to save cultural landmarks

Buildings and sites that are important to the history of African Americans in Portland may soon have more protection from demolition.