Westmoreland - Then and Now

Positively Portland Walking Tours
Positively Portland Walking Tours
Public group

Sparrows Coffee

1625 SE Bybee Blvd · Portland, OR

How to find us

We'll meet at Sparrows Coffee in downtown Westmoreland, outside or just inside the building. Look for the red and white Meetup sign.

Location image of event venue


Westmoreland is often confused/combined with the better-known Sellwood neighborhood located just to the south. First platted in 1909, Westmoreland was a commercial/residential development that extended along the electric streetcar line. Most of the commercial development in Westmoreland dates from the 1920s and can still be seen along Milwaukie Avenue.

We'll have a look at the "village center" commercial buildings, explore some of the surrounding residential area. The tour will end with a one hour guided tour of the Wilhelm Funeral Home and Mausoleum which is also the oldest crematory west of the Mississippi River.

This is a rather short walk of less than one mile on level urban terrain.

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