Perched high above downtown Portland, the King’s Hill neighborhood is home to some of the most elegant residences in the city. At the beginning of the 20th century, Portland was the major metropolis of the Pacific Northwest, and many of the newly wealthy “merchant princes” of the city chose to live here.
King’s Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes over 100 properties in the district. We will see several of the finest examples of high-style architecture, designed by the prominent architects of the day. A special feature of the walk will be a guided tour of the historic Theodore Wilcox Mansion (1900), which rivals the Pittock Mansion in opulence and architectural character. (see photo above and interior photos below)
This is a rather short walk…but; be forewarned, there are some very steep uphills on this tour. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared for slow but steady climbs, especially early in the tour. This tour lasts about 2 hours.
The fee for this narrated tour is $15. You may pay with cash or check at the beginning of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD
Look for us inside or just outside the Starbucks next door to Zupan’s Market. Look for the 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.