The Pearl District was practically deserted 25 years ago. Join us on this tour to see how it’s been transformed into a dynamic walker-friendly neighborhood with contemporary and adaptive high rise housing, fine dining and world class entertainment. The Pearl District in Portland has become a model of high quality urban living and a must-see destination for visitors to our world-class city.
I call this the “bones of the Pearl Tour” because this tour includes the historic warehouse buildings that became the basis for the present Pearl district. We’ll have a look inside the re-purposed building that is now the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), located in the grand Classical Revival former Federal Building/Post Office (1916). This project is a great example of an “intervention” that blends historic character with 21st century use and sensibility.
The walking tour will last about 2 hours and covers less than a mile of easy urban terrain.
Cost of this narrated tour 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
We’ll meet at the NW Flanders Street entrance to the AIA/CFA building. Step inside and look for the red and white Meetup sign.
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.