Peninsula Park (1909) was Portland’s first public Rose Garden and is the crown jewel of the city’s park system with gardens and pavilions designed in the City Beautiful tradition of landscape architecture. The neighborhood is also the site of Jefferson High School (1908), North Portland Public Library (1913), and the now vacant Mt Hood Masonic Temple (1923).
We’ll start and end the tour at the unique McMenamin’s Chapel Pub (1932) that was both a wedding chapel and funeral home! (pictured above) Optional post tour gathering for beverage and conversation.
The fee for this narrated tour is $15. You may pay by cash, check or credit card at the start of the tour. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD
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.