Before becoming one of Portland’s most desirable older neighborhoods, Eastmoreland was part of the extensive agricultural landholdings of the Ladd Estate Company. The Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905, the founding of Reed College in 1911, and the extension of the streetcar network into the eastside of Portland helped to kick-start residential building in Eastmoreland. From the first decade of the 20th century onward, this neighborhood has been a popular enclave for upper-middle class Portlanders.
Eastmoreland features wooded boulevards, fine schools, parks, a golf course and easy access to Reed College. Architectural styles represented include a range of Arts and Crafts influenced high-style designs as well as a number of Period Revivals. Several of the top early 20th century architects in Portland designed homes in this affluent neighborhood. The neighborhood association is pursuing designation as a National Register Historic District. We’ll get an update on the current status of that effort.
We’ll cover about 2 miles on gently rolling urban terrain.
Tour lasts about 2 hours. We’ll meet across from the Woodstock Blvd entrance to Reed College on the parkway of Reed College Place. Look for the red and white Meetup sign.
Fee for this narrated tour is $15. You can pay by check, cash or credit card at the start of the walk. You may also use PayPal by following this link: http://bit.ly/22q0waD
Parking is available on street in the neighborhood south of Woodstock Boulevard.
There are no public restrooms on this tour.
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.