Groups Involved in the HD Process

Becoming a national historic district involves a number of government agencies and departments. For Eastmoreland’s nomination, other non-governmental companies and organizations have also played a role.  This page can help you untangle the various acronyms and have clarity of what each group does.

  • National Park Service (NPS) – Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s historic and archeological resources.
  • Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) – Oregon’s National Register and Survey Program is part of the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), located within the Heritage Programs division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. The program assists property owners, governments, and interested citizens in identifying and listing Oregon’s most historically important resources in the National Register of Historic Places
  • State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) – The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation (SACHP) is a nine-member group that reviews nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The members are professionally recognized in the fields of history, architecture, archaeology, and other related disciplines.
  • Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability (BPS) – Among other things, the Portland Bureau of Planning & Sustainability is responsible for local code and review associated with historic and conservation districts.
  • Portland Bureau of Development Services (BDS)
  • City of Portland Residential Infill Project (RIP) – The Residential Infill Project is a project by the BPS to review development, demolitions, housing choices and housing affordability in the City of Portland.
  • Residential Infill Project Stakeholder Advisory Committee (RIPSAC) – The Stakeholder Advisory Committee  was created as part of inclusive public engagement effort — including regular project updates, online surveys, public events and hearings — to seek input and help formulate policy recommendations for the Residential Infill Project.
  • Historic Resource Review (HRR) – Historic resource reviews, or historic reviews, are the responsibility of the BDS and are required for certain proposals that affect Historic Landmarks, Conservation Landmarks or Historic Resource Inventory Listings and for proposals in Historic and Conservation Districts.


  • Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association (ENA) – The ENA is the local neighborhood group consisting of all residents and businesses (together, the members) within the boundaries established by the City of Portland. This consists of approximately 1,600 properties.
  • Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association Board (ENAB) – The ENA is governed by a board, the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association Board, of 21 elected neighbors.  There are currently 19 board members (and 2 vacancies). The current president is Tom Hansen.
  • Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association Land Use Committee (LUC) – The Land Use Committee (LUC), in cooperation with Portland’s Bureau of Development Services and with the assistance of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability’s SE District Liaison, researches and analyzes land use issues affecting the neighborhood, and makes recommendations to the ENA Board and the City relating to these issues including our Plan District, Portland’s Comprehensive Plan, zoning, and land use applications. Currently, the ENA Land Use Committee is co-chaired by Rod Merrick and Clark Nelson.


  • AECOM – AECOM is the consulting firm selected by the ENAB to draft the Eastmoreland Historic District nomination report
  • Keep Eastmoreland Free (KEF) – Is a neighborhood group organized to oppose the formation of an Eastmoreland Historic District