Win Tickets ($80): Rare and Amazing Architectural Tour | 4 Unique Houses Designed by Noted Architect Robert Oshatz, Reception w/ Drinks, Snacks, Live Music

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Rare and Amazing Architectural Tour on June 20. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 19.

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From our sponsors:
Rare & Amazing ArchitectureRare and Amazing Architectural Tour
June 20, 2015
Tour: Noon – 4 p.m.
Reception: 4:30 -6:30 p.m.
Tour Only: $40 | Tour & reception $75
Tickets: Portland Chamber Orchestra office at 503.771.3250 or

Here’s your chance to explore four unique Portland houses designed by noted architect Robert Oshatz: A fundraiser to benefit the Portland Chamber Orchestra lets ticket holders tour the Fennell floating home, Wilkinson treehouse, Rosenthal house with giant diamond-shaped windows and Robert Oshatz’s Elk Rock home from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 20.

There are two levels of admission to the tour.

TOUR ONLY $40 includes admission to the four homes and transportation from the parking lots to the venues. The Architect will be at each of the homes at specified times.

TOUR PLUS RECEPTION $75 includes admission to the four homes and transportation from the parking lots to the venues, plus a reception at the Elk Rock house where the Architect will speak about the process of creating the design for the houses, with drinks and hors d’oeurves served, accompanied by music performed by members of the Portland Chamber Orchestra. PCO Maestro Yaki Bergman will be on hand as well.

Tour participants will receive instructions by email on driving instructions to the venues and parking lots. Selected houses will have bus transportation from a nearby designated parking lot to the houses.

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58 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Rare and Amazing Architectural Tour | 4 Unique Houses Designed by Noted Architect Robert Oshatz, Reception w/ Drinks, Snacks, Live Music

  1. Alanna June 10, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    What an experience. I’d love to take my partner to this event!

  2. Trina June 10, 2015 at 7:12 pm #

    For as long as I can remember, I have been absolutely obsessed with the amazing home of Robert Oshatz. I even contemplated going to his door and asking for a tour of the home but I didn’t want to freak him and his family out.
    Please help me make this life-long dream a reality by hooking me up with a free pass for this home tour! Pretty please? Thank you!

  3. Robyn June 10, 2015 at 8:28 pm #

    WOW, this would be a really fun event. Having an opportunity to see such creative and amazing homes, would be so inspiring. Thank you

  4. Jason Naumann June 10, 2015 at 8:42 pm #

    As a sculptor and designer new to the northwest, this sounds like an incredible start to discovering why Portland is the best at being Wierd.

  5. Nancy Glassman June 11, 2015 at 10:57 am #

    This would be an awesome early Father’s Day gift. Thanks for offering all of these giveaways.

  6. Kimi June 11, 2015 at 2:53 pm #

    This would be such a cool experience!! The reception would be lovely too!

  7. Stacy June 11, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    I want to see and appreciate these artful homes!

  8. lori June 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    Would love to see this homes!

  9. Allison June 11, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

    Sounds absolutely phenomenal!

  10. Kristy Alberty June 11, 2015 at 3:17 pm #

    Please tell me that attendees can take photos? Because it would be an incredible thrill not only to tour these amazing houses, but I am trying to build a photography portfolio as I am trying to expand my job skills.

    I grew up in Tulsa, OK, where there are two Frank Lloyd Wright homes, one of them in my neighborhood. I’ve always had an appreciation for daring architecture, and it would be amazing for my BF and I to do this tour!

    What a great gift these home-owners are giving to the arts community! It sounds like an outstanding event, and I would love to be lucky enough to experience it!

    Please consider awarding these event tickets to me and my Honey? Thank you so much!

  11. Janet June 11, 2015 at 3:26 pm #

    I am new to Portland. This sounds like a great way to discover part of its history!

  12. Kiki Hoyt June 11, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    My husband and I would love to go on this architectural quest. We are very interested in possibly building our own home. This sounds like an amazing opportunity and venture . Wishing everyone the very best!

  13. Carolena June 11, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    Live near where they removed the Frank Loyd Wright house and then did visit it in the Oregon Garden. My husband has 45 years in the real estate industry (has seen a huge number of homes)and is a Realtor Emeritus. I would love to take him to this event on Fathers Day to see something he has never seen.

  14. Shelly Wilkerson June 11, 2015 at 3:52 pm #

    This would help me explore something new!

  15. Karen Curry June 11, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    What a rare and terrific opportunity to see some architectual gems! I’d love to see them.

  16. Laura A June 11, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

    I just lost my job and this experience would be a an amazing pick-me-up. I have been meaning to check the historic home tour out since i heard about it a few years ago but I never had the time. That’s not a problem right now. :/

  17. Ron T June 11, 2015 at 7:57 pm #

    Id love to attend this Rare and Amazing Architectural Tour. I’m simply amazed at some of the works that have been created over the years. Please pick me.

  18. Walker Johnson June 11, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    Wow as a architecture student this would be great to see.

  19. Dana G June 11, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    This sounds AMAZING. I wasn’t even aware these homes existed, but my partner and I love uniquely designed homes and would love the opportunity to tour these ones.

  20. Andy June 11, 2015 at 10:56 pm #

    These look inspiring. I want to go to there.

  21. Kate June 11, 2015 at 11:31 pm #

    That looks so cool! My sister is coming from the East Coast (last visit was 14 years ago), and I know she’d love to go w/ me!

  22. Sarah G June 12, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    These houses are absolutely incredible. Would be amazing to see them in person.

  23. david June 12, 2015 at 10:23 am #

    just getting into architecture and appreciating more of it, particularly as we embark on building a tiny house! while these certainly don’t look tiny, learning from viewing and picking (the artists’ brains, in this case) is a rare opportunity. thank-you for promoting such a tour:)

  24. Penny Ardissone June 12, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Such an amazing opportunity!! Thank you PDX Pipeline!

  25. Elyse June 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm #

    This sounds so cool!

  26. Wendy June 13, 2015 at 1:52 am #

    I would be thrilled to experience this architectural tour. It sounds like a real education.

  27. Dianne June 13, 2015 at 11:44 am #

    This would be the perfect Father’s Day event to take my dad to! He is an architect and is new to Portland. It’s my first Father’s Day with him living near me again. He would love this tour and it would give him a new perspective on Portland architecture! I’m a grad student so I won’t be able to afford the tickets on my own but would like to take my dad

  28. Angela Barron June 14, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    I would take my daughter to this event, she is in middle school and I hope to be able to give her the opportunity to experience and explore many different professions and avenues of interest so she may have a broader view of her abilities!

  29. Kathy June 14, 2015 at 11:36 am #

    I’d love the chance to learn about and explore livable art up close and personal. Rare opportunity.

  30. Wai Wong June 14, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    I’m a student of architecture who is excited about and interested in experiencing the wild designs of Pacific Northwest Modernism. By ritually experiencing the spaces and detailing of other-wordly designs, it may lead to a more informed design process, aesthetic and intent.

  31. Phillip June 15, 2015 at 9:04 am #

    A life-time wanna-be-an-architect, with a life long’s photography passion, trying to fall in love with the urban side of the PNW – the outdoors won my heart already…maybe this tour would do the same regarding PDX architectural

  32. Julia w. June 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm #

    I would love to attend because I love tours and this sounds like a great one!

  33. Ariana June 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    I need the creative spark of good design to light my internal passions

  34. Nicole N June 16, 2015 at 8:51 am #

    One of my favorite things to do in new places is see awesome buildings. When I walk, I don’t listen to music – I look around, checking out historic homes. I’d like to see these!

  35. Jena Sheree' June 16, 2015 at 10:14 pm #

    Fresh off the boat (basically). Just arrived here from NYC last weekend and I’m trying to get familiarized with this beautiful city. I work at an Architecture firm downtown and would love to see more of the country’s amazing creations, especially in the place I chose to live!

  36. Jenny H. June 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

    I am visiting Portland this weekend with really good friend. It would be amazing to do this while we are there.

  37. Trish June 18, 2015 at 9:36 am #

    I love seeing innovative, inspirational architectures. They can really inspire one’s creativity. It would be an amazing experience to go and see them!

  38. David W June 18, 2015 at 10:43 am #

    My wife and I really enjoy architecture and would love to go see these unique places! This tour will give us many neat ideas of what we can do to our own home and will be a true inspiration.

  39. Jenny June 18, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

    Treehouses make up my dreams :)

  40. grace June 18, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    sounds super cool, I’d love to go!

  41. Chris June 18, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

    What an awesome opportunity!

  42. Vickie Gantz June 18, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

    I am the proud stepmom of an aspiring architecture student. I would love to win!

  43. Aurelia June 18, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    Sounds like a perfect afternoon! Please pick me (and my lucky date!).

  44. Scott June 18, 2015 at 3:40 pm #

    Sounds like fun

  45. Ian June 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm #

    As a current architecture student and intern at the Cascadia Green Building Council in Portland, this experience sounds amazing!

  46. Jenn June 18, 2015 at 4:50 pm #

    I’d love to see some amazing Portland homes!

  47. -Rachel June 18, 2015 at 5:35 pm #

    love that architecture

  48. Brianna June 18, 2015 at 6:46 pm #

    would love to win those tickets! :)

  49. Bonita June 18, 2015 at 8:37 pm #

    We’ve been salivating over this tour. Oh please let us dream….

  50. Mark Sanchez June 19, 2015 at 6:32 am #

    Enrichment and education. Quite an afternoon!

  51. Jessi June 19, 2015 at 9:51 am #

    I would love to surprise my partner with this tour! I might do it anyway

  52. Niki June 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    I’d love the chance to win tickets to this amazing opportunity. Architecture of Portland is definitely something I’d love to learn more about.

  53. Kait B. June 19, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    Oh gosh, I hope I’m not too late to enter this – my husband is an architect and I know he would love to go on this tour!! :}

  54. Linda June 20, 2015 at 8:54 am #

    That’d be an amazing experience which I could otherwise not afford. It’d be like being back in art school!!!

  55. Evan June 20, 2015 at 8:58 am #

    I would be all about touring these homes. Please hook up the tickets.

  56. Romanator July 9, 2015 at 5:19 pm #

    I wanna win this so freaking bad! Please tell me that attendees can take photos? Because it would be an incredible thrill not only to tour these amazing houses, but I am trying to build a photography portfolio as I am trying to expand my job skills.

  57. Roman T July 10, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    I’m awesome and i deserve those tickets!

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