Laurelhurst is one of the most architecturally distinctive neighborhoods in Portland and was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. With beginnings as a planned “streetcar neighborhood”, this area has a high concentration of early 20th century Arts and Crafts influenced residences as well as some grand Colonial Revivals. We’ll see several landmark residences, including the Doyle/Albee House (1913), the Green/Bitar Mansion (1928) and maybe even a couple of Airplane Bungalows!
We’ll meet at the Petite Provence cafe and walk about 1 mile through undulating urban terrain in the heart of this captivating neighborhood. This tour takes a slightly different route than other Laurelhurst tours and runs about 2 hours.
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
Parking is available on street in the neighborhood. Several bus lines also serve this area.
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.