Historic Irvington Walking Tour

Positively Portland Walking Tours
Positively Portland Walking Tours
Public group

Peet's Coffe and Tea

1414 NE Broadway Street · Portland, OR

How to find us

Look for us with a Meetup sign on the Broadway Street side of the cafe, outside or just inside the cafe.

Location image of event venue


Irvington started out as a streetcar suburb in the 1890s and by the 1920s had become one of the most prestigious residential neighborhoods in Portland. The Irvington National Register District includes over 2500 houses, most of them are considered contributing to the historic character of the district. On this tour we will see only a rather small portion of the neighborhood, but included in the tour are some of the finest examples of Colonial Revival and high style Arts and Crafts residences in the city.

Like many of the older neighborhoods in Portland, Irvington has seen periods of prosperity and decline. On this tour we'll see how historic preservation and pride of ownership have combined in Irvington to create a highly visible example of urban revitalization in Portland.

This tour covers less than two miles on level city streets and lasts about 2 hours. Easy urban walk.

The fee for this 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