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Restore Oregon Demuro Award Party at Home

By Marisa Swenson, October 13, 2020

The DeMuro Awards are at Home this Year!

What is a Demuro award?!

The purpose of the DeMuro Award is to promote historic preservation and reuse in Oregon by spotlighting and celebrating outstanding rehabilitation projects, and sharing the lessons learned from those case studies.  It honors the legacy of our friend and Board member, Art DeMuro, whose career embodied vision, persistence, creativity, excellence, and sound economics. The recipients are publicly honored at the Restoration Celebration ceremony each November. The winners are also exclusively acknowledged on the Restore Oregon website and the case studies are published in our quarterly magazine Field Notes.  

Usually, Restore Oregon throws a gala to honor the DeMuro Award-winning teams at our annual Restoration Celebration. However, this year with COVID-19 still spreading, Restore Oregon will virtually host the award-winners.

Join the Party & Hear the Stories Behind the DeMuro Award Winning Projects
This year’s DeMuro Awards may look a bit different — as the event moves to a virtual platform – but we are excited that this allows us to bring the awards right to your home. Tune in to experience the transformations, hear the stories behind the projects, and celebrate the award-winning teams.

DeMuro Awards @Home Event Details


Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales

Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area. Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area. In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a REALTOR® seamless. She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo's Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year.  Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance. She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960's time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.
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