Quest for Beauty: Exhibition Information

The John Yeon Center, in collaboration with the Portland Art Museum, presents Quest for Beauty – a look at the many interests and accomplishments...

Portland’s Aerial Tram, Age 10

Designing connection, place, and a new economy. In 2007, Portland christened the second urban aerial tram in the country. Connecting the city’s landlocked largest...

Will Our Future High-Rises Be Made Of Wood?

OPB, the UO Yeon Center and School of Journalism take a look at the use of domestically made Cross-Laminated Timber in building construction.

Loop PDX: The Winner + Finalists

See the winner of the Yeon Center and Design Week Portland’s competition to design a 6-mile pedestrian/bike greenway loop through downtown Portland. The UO...

The Watzek House

Visit John Yeon’s 1937 regional Modernist masterpiece and Portland’s only National Historic Landmark residence.

Tour The Shire

Visit the 75-acre sculpted landscape preserve designed by John Yeon for the pure pleasure and solace of experiencing the Columbia River Gorge    ...

“Regional architecture does not happen simply, automatically, or unselfconsciously…

It results from deliberate aesthetic resistance to ubiquitous popular fashions.

It will be done by people and for people who love landscapes and are literate in architecture.” – John Yeon