The area surrounding Multnomah Village was a hilly, densely wooded wilderness until the establishment of several dairy farms by Swiss immigrants in the 1890s. The development of the electric railway brought economic growth to the small enclave in the early 20th century. We can still see evidence of “streetcar era” buildings on Capitol Hwy in the commercial core of the village today. We’ll walk to Gabriel Park, a very popular local gathering place for recreation with an interesting history.
Optional social time with food and beverage at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub after the tour.
The tour covers about 2 miles and does involve some hills. We will walk at a rather brisk pace.
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
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.