Historic King's Hill Walking Tour

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Price: $15.00 /per person


2328 West Burnside · Portland, OR

How to find us

Look for us inside or just outside the Starbucks next door to Zupan's Market. Look for the red and white Meetup sign.

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Perched high above downtown Portland, the King's Hill neighborhood is home to some of the most elegant residences in the city. At the beginning of the 20th century, Portland was the major metropolis of the Pacific Northwest, and many of the newly wealthy "merchant princes" of the city chose to live here.

King's Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes over 100 properties in the district. We will see several of the finest examples of high-style architecture, designed by the prominent architects of the day. A special feature of the walk will be a guided tour of the historic Theodore Wilcox Mansion (1900), which rivals the Pittock Mansion in opulence and architectural character. (see photo above and interior photos below)

This is a rather short walk...but; be forewarned, there are some very steep uphills on this tour. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared for slow but steady climbs, especially early in the tour. This tour lasts about 2 hours.

The fee for this narrated tour is $15. You may pay with cash or check at the beginning of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD