The Buckman neighborhood is the residential center of historic East Portland, an area that developed in the 1870s and 1880s due to its close proximity to the waterfront and railroad yards. Buckman retained its prominence on the East Side into the early years of the 20th century, but experienced a decline in population and elegance by the mid 20th century. After years of stagnation and incompatible infill, this quintessential Portland neighborhood is experiencing a rebirth of residential appeal and commercial growth.
This tour highlights the residences and schools that define the "sense of place" that is Buckman today. During the tour we'll have a chance to visit the recently re-purposed Classical Revival Washington High School (1924) now home to a number of local businesses and the "Revolution" music venue.
We'll start our walk at a popular local coffee shop and end up back on Morrison Street, which offers a number of options for food, beverage and socializing after the tour.
The fee for this narrated tour is $15, payable by cash, check or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD
This tour lasts about 2 hours and covers less than 2 miles on easily walkable urban terrain.
The Buckman neighborhood is served by several Trimet bus lines. There is also parking available in the neighborhood.