Historic Hollywood District Walking Tour

Positively Portland Walking Tours
Positively Portland Walking Tours
Public group

Hollywood Theater

4100 NE Sandy Blvd Portland · Portland, OR

How to find us

Look for us in front of the Hollywood Theater in the small plaza just to the right of the theater entrance. Look for the Meetup sign.

Location image of event venue


Starting at the iconic Hollywood Theater we'll head northeast along Sandy Blvd exploring the built environment along this well-known diagonal arterial. Most of the commercial buildings reflect the eclectic stylistic palette of architects and builders of the “between the Wars” period in Portland. We'll learn how the automobile transformed this neighborhood into a place where mid-century Portland teens went "cruising for burgers" and city residents came to experience "ethnic food".

We'll also explore the residential area north of Hollywood looking for fine examples of Craftsman, Period Revival and even some Mid-Century Modern residences. We'll walk past one of the most visible of Portland's high school buildings, returning to Sandy Blvd at the end of the tour.

This tour is on easy urban terrain, covers about two miles and lasts about 2 1/2 hours.

You are welcome join in for beverage, food and conversation after the tour.

Fee for this narrated walking 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