Starting at the iconic Hollywood Theater in Portland’s Hollywood district, 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
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.
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.