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.