Take This Walking Tour through 6 Iconic, Midcentury Rummer Homes

Not a bummer: a one-and-doner, end-of-summer Rummer stunner. What could be funner?

By Marty Patail August 16, 2016

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A Rummer home under construction

Robert Rummer built about 1,000 homes in the Portland area during the 1960s and '70s, recognizable for their low profiles and A-frame roofs.

This September, Restore Oregon gives you the keys to six of them with a walking tour through Oak Hills, located north of the US-26 in Washington County. The neighborhood is the "first Mid-Century Modern historic district designated on the West Coast" and all of the homes are within a one-mile radius. 

Best of all, Rummer himself will be in attendance. 

Rummer homes enjoy something of a cult status in Portland. The midcentury architectural style draws from Californian architects A. Quincy Jones and Joseph Eichler, eschewing ornate decoration in favor of elegance, open floor plans, and simple timber construction.

End of Summer Rummer House Tour
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, September 17
Oak Hills, Beaverton
$35 general public; $25 Restore Oregon members

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