Historic Dunthorpe Walking Tour

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Perched along the bluffs on the west side of the Willamette River, the Dunthorpe area attracted well-to-do Portlanders who wanted to live in a wooded, quiet neighborhood close to Portland. Their elegant, spacious residences display a variety of styles popular in the early twentieth century; including designs by noted local architects Roscoe Hemenway, Ellis Lawrence, Wade Pipes and others. Dunthorpe is one of the most architecturally rich neighborhoods in Portland.

This is a short walk of about 1 mile with all of the tour on the east side of Hwy 43/Riverside Drive.

We will start and end the tour at the Bishop’s Close (aka Elk Rock Garden). (see photo above)

The fee for this narrated 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

Parking is limited and car-pooling is encouraged.

We’ll meet in the parking lot for the Elk Rock Garden. This spot is also known as the Bishop’s Close. It is located at the south end of SW Military Lane. I will be in the parking lot with a red and white Meetup sign.


About Positively Portland Walking Tours
Explore the architecture, history and culture of Portland and environs with architectural historian Eric Wheeler. These walking tours feature downtown Portland and the surrounding historic neighborhoods as well as other communities in the greater Portland area.

Eric’s tours are designed for new arrivals, visitors and long-time Portland residents. The easy walking pace is designed to allow plenty of opportunity to see the sites, hear the guide and engage socially with other participants. This is a Meetup after all!

The tours typically meet and end at a restaurant, pub or coffee shop, to allow for optional social time with the group before or after the tour. There is a fee for these researched and guided walking tours. Typically $15 per tour.



Cover image courtesy Positively Portland Walking Tours.

Event Detail

June 7, 2019 10:00 am
June 7, 2019 12:00 pm


Positively Portland Walking Tours
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