For well over a hundred years the East Side industrial district was a hub for wholesale food distribution throughout the Pacific Northwest. In recent years, this area of abandoned warehouses and crumbling brick structures has been transformed into a magnet for forward-looking entrepreneurs and an important job generating center on the East Side.
Still maintaining its image as Produce Row, a variety of diversified businesses have moved into the area including coffee roasters, restaurants, delis, breweries and a mix of trendy retailers. This avant-garde ambiance was enhanced by the conversion of several warehouses into affordable commercial space and artist's lofts. Now development pressure from the north and south ends of the district brings more change to this neighborhood. Join us for a view of Portland's past meeting its future in the "Central Eastside Industrial District". We'll end the tour with a visit to Sheridan's Produce Market, a long-time favorite neighborhood food store.
This tour covers about two miles and lasts 2 1/2 hours. Easy urban walk.
Cost for this narrated tour is $15. You can 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