Historic Linnton Walking Tour/Hike

Positively Portland Walking Tours
Positively Portland Walking Tours
Public group


10710 Nw Saint Helens Rd · Portland

How to find us

We'll meet in front or just inside the Decoy tavern. Look for the red and white Meetup sign.

Location image of event venue


Like many communities situated on the Willamette or Columbia River in the mid-1800s, the founders of Linnton had visions of grandeur, hoping to be the next San Francisco of the northwest. By the 1890s Linnton was a lumber era industrial site with a growing Main Street featuring a typical mix of service and retail businesses. Annexed into Portland in 1915, little remains of "historic downtown Linnton" because of highway widening in the 1960s. However, there remains a small hamlet of residences and a few buildings dating from the early 20th century.

We'll take a short (but steep!) walk up to look at some of the homes and enjoy a good view or two of the Willamette river to the east. We have a short but rather strenuous walk up and down the staircases, so be prepared with good footwear! (Depending upon weather and interest, we may extend the walk with a hike up into Forest Park)

This tour starts and ends at the Decoy restaurant and tavern (see map).

Linnton is served by Trimet bus #16. (Bring bus fare for the ride back to Linnton if we venture into Forest Park)

Fee for this narrated walk 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