Urban Renewal in the US in the 1960s resulted in the destruction of many of the older "blighted" neighborhoods and commercial districts in cities from coast to coast. The commercial and residential center of the immigrant neighborhood in South Portland was one of those districts.
Over 40 years ago the South Auditorium District in SW Portland was re-built with high-rise buildings, parks, fountains, sculptures and pedestrian walkways. Nationally recognized landscape architect Lawrence Halprin designed many of the places and spaces that define the feel of this neighborhood.
We'll explore this often overlooked district in downtown Portland and experience for ourselves the success or failure of this mid-20th century initiative in city planning.
This is an easy, short walk with a gentle rise and descent on this 12 block stroll. Optional social time with dining and conversation after the tour.
The fee for this narrated tour is $10. You may pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also pay in advance on PayPal at: http://bit.ly/22q0waD