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Explore the architecture, history and culture of Portland and environs with architectural historian Eric Wheeler. These walking tours feature downtown Portland and the surrounding historic neighborhoods as well as other communities in the greater Portland area. Eric's tours are designed for new arrivals, visitors and long-time Portland residents. The easy walking pace is designed to allow plenty of opportunity to see the sites, hear the guide and engage socially with other participants. This is a Meetup after all! :-) The tours typically meet and end at a restaurant, pub or coffee shop, to allow for optional social time with the group before or after the tour. There is a fee for these researched and guided walking tours. Typically $15 per tour. There is no fee to join the Meetup and follow the schedule of walking tours.

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Upcoming events (4)

Hip Mississippi Avenue - Then and Now

Moberi

$15.00

North Mississippi Avenue is part of the historic city of Albina, which has seen major changes over the past 100 years. This tour covers much of the "Mississippi Avenue Shopping and Restaurant District" which features dozens of locally owned and operated businesses. The originality, variety and excellence of these shops puts Mississippi Ave in the top tier of idiosyncratic, Portlandesque neighborhoods. We'll have an easy urban stroll of less than one mile as we explore both the historic and trendy 21st century built environment of the district. We'll return through the residential area and view the visual impact of "gentrification". Join us for optional food and beverage after the tour! Fee for this narrated walk is $15. You may pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD Public transit (MAX and bus lines) will bring you close to Mississippi Ave. Parking is also available in the neighborhood.

Historic Ladd's Addition Walking Tour

Palio Coffee and Dessert House

The historic Ladd's Addition neighborhood is known for its "X in a box" street grid and fabulous Arts and Crafts houses. This is Portland's first Historic Conservation District and in many ways represents the Portland standard for a walk/bike friendly neighborhood with tree lined streets, parks, churches and neighborhood school. Within easy walking distance are some of SE Portland's finest shops, restaurants and brew pubs. This easy-paced walking tour will highlight the well-preserved fabric of historic buildings that make this neighborhood one of the most livable in Portland. The fee for this narrated tour is $15. You may pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD I've scheduled this tour again for folks who haven't been able to make this popular urban adventure into history and architecture.

Historic Alameda Neighborhood

Case Study Coffee

$15.00

We'll explore the history and architecture of this elegant early 20th century streetcar neighborhood beginning on Sandy Boulevard and continuing up to and along the Alameda Ridge. Formed by the legendary Missoula Floods, the Alameda Ridge became one of the popular NE Portland neighborhoods for prosperous Portlanders who wanted to be close-in to downtown and still surrounded by a leafy, green landscape with fantastic views of the city to the south and west. This 2 hour walking tour covers about 2 miles and includes some steep climbs. The fee for this narrated tour is $15. You may pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD

Walking Tour of Historic Eastmoreland

Reed College

$15.00

Before becoming one of Portland's most desirable older neighborhoods, Eastmoreland was part of the extensive agricultural landholdings of the Ladd Estate Company. The Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905, the founding of Reed College in 1911, and the extension of the streetcar network into the eastside of Portland helped to kick-start residential building in Eastmoreland. From the first decade of the 20th century onward, this neighborhood has been a popular enclave for upper-middle class Portlanders. Eastmoreland features wooded boulevards, fine schools, parks, a golf course and easy access to Reed College. Architectural styles represented include a range of Arts and Crafts influenced high-style designs as well as a number of Period Revivals. Several of the top early 20th century architects in Portland designed homes in this affluent neighborhood. The neighborhood association is pursuing designation as a National Register Historic District. We'll get an update on the current status of that effort. We'll cover about 2 miles on gently rolling urban terrain. Tour lasts about 2 hours. Fee for this narrated tour is $15. You can pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the walk. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD Parking is available on street in the neighborhood south of Woodstock Boulevard. There are no public restrooms on this tour.

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Historic Downtown Milwaukie

Wind Horse Coffee

$15.00

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