Architectural Heritage Center

The Pearl District: A Century of Preservation and Change Tour

Location Revealed Upon Registration Portland

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The Pearl District: A Century of Preservation and Change Tour
03/02/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Category
Walking Tour
Admission

$20.00  -  General Public
$12.00  -  AHC Members

Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MOUTH AND NOSE FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ALL WALKING TOUR ATTENDEES OVER THE AGE OF TWO (2). TOURS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) PEOPLE PLUS THE DOCENT(S).
Transformed from an outdated and tired industrial area into one of Portland’s premier residential and retail neighborhoods, the Pearl is truly one of the city’s gems. A century ago, the area went through a similar transformation—from a working class housing neighborhood at the edge of a marsh, to an area primarily used for industry and warehousing. Many of Portland’s best known architects in the early 20th century designed buildings in what is now the Pearl, but while most now have new uses inside they still retain exterior details that harken back to a century ago.
 
Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required.
 
Image: Former Pacific Coast Biscuit Co. Building, Photo by Brian Johnson.

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Lair Hill Neighborhood Tour

Location Revealed Upon Registration Portland

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Lair Hill Neighborhood Tour
03/06/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Category
Walking Tour
Admission

$20.00  -  General Public
$12.00  -  AHC Members

Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MOUTH AND NOSE FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ALL WALKING TOUR ATTENDEES OVER THE AGE OF TWO (2). TOUR GROUPS ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) PEOPLE PLUS THE DOCENT(S).
 
Named for early Portland lawyer and newspaper editor William Lair Hill, this residential neighborhood is one of Portland’s oldest. Lair Hill contains a fascinating mix of historic homes, along with notable buildings significant for their connections to the city’s early immigrant populations. It’s also a neighborhood that was heavily impacted by urban renewal and freeway development.
 
Space is Limited. Pre-registration is required.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Image: Houses on SW 1st Avenue c.1900. Architectural Heritage Center Library.

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Ladd’s Addition Tour

Location Revealed Upon Registration Portland

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Ladd's Addition Tour
03/09/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Category
Walking Tour
Admission

$20.00  -  General Public
$12.00  -  AHC Members

Description

IMPORTANT NOTE:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MOUTH AND NOSE FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ALL WALKING TOUR ATTENDEES OVER THE AGE OF TWO (2). TOUR GROUPS ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) PEOPLE PLUS THE DOCENT(S).
 
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this leafy enclave of early 20th century homes, churches, and businesses. This National Register Historic District is Oregon’s oldest planned community and in 2009 the American Planning Association honored it as one of America’s Great Places. 
Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required.
 
 
 
Photo by Brian Johnson.

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Portland Vernacular: The Buckman Neighborhood Tour

Location Revealed Upon Registration Portland

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Portland Vernacular: The Buckman Neighborhood Tour
03/13/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Category
Walking Tour
Admission

$20.00  -  General Public
$12.00  -  AHC Members

Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MOUTH AND NOSE FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ALL WALKING TOUR ATTENDEES OVER THE AGE OF TWO (2). TOUR GROUPS ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) PEOPLE PLUS THE DOCENT(S).
 
The historic Buckman neighborhood is one of Portland's oldest. This eastside enclave includes a variety of vernacular housing types beginning with late 19th century cottages and extending through popular early 20th century styles such as the bungalow and four-square. On this tour you'll see great examples of these housing styles, plus early duplex and triplex houses and post-World War II multi-unit housing that give Buckman a distinctive character.
 
Space is Limited.  Pre-Registration is Required.
 
Buckman School, Photo by Brian Johnson.
 
 

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Broadway and Mid-Town Tour

Location Revealed Upon Registration Portland

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Broadway and Mid-Town Tour
03/16/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Category
Walking Tour
Admission

$20.00  -  General Public
$12.00  -  AHC Members

Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MOUTH AND NOSE FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ALL WALKING TOUR ATTENDEES OVER THE AGE OF TWO (2). DOWNTOWN AREA TOUR GROUPS ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) PEOPLE PLUS THE DOCENT(S).
Beginning in the 1890s, the area downtown between Southwest Broadway and Ninth Avenue, underwent a dramatic change from a residential neighborhood on the edge of town to a bustling commercial and cultural district. This tour takes a look at what are today, some of the most well recognized and architecturally significant buildings in the city. You’ll see the work of some of the premier Portland architects of the early 20th century, including A. E. Doyle, John V. Bennes, and Morris Whitehouse, while also hearing stories about the city’s first public library and one-time park blocks that were lost to development.
 
Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required.
 
 
Image: Benson Hotel detail. Photo by Beverly Stafford

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West End Tour

Location Revealed Upon Registration Portland

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West End Tour
03/20/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Category
Walking Tour
Admission

$20.00  -  General Public
$12.00  -  AHC Members

Description

 
IMPORTANT NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MOUTH AND NOSE FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ALL WALKING TOUR ATTENDEES OVER THE AGE OF TWO (2). TOURS IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF FIVE (5) PEOPLE PLUS THE DOCENT(S).
In recent years, the area bounded by West Burnside, 10th Avenue, and I-405 has been revitalized as a popular shopping, dining, and night spot. In many ways the area once again reflects its early 20th century development with several hotels of varying sizes and a variety of commercial buildings. This tour examines a portion of the West End filled with buildings ranging from First Presbyterian Church to the Sentinel Hotel. Along the way, you’ll learn the fascinating social and architectural significance of the neighborhood, while seeing firsthand, the work of important Portland architects, including William C. Knighton, A. E. Doyle, and several others.
 
Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required.
 
Image: Detail on the Sentinel Hotel (formerly the Seward and Governor Hotel - built 1909), AHC Photo.
 
 
 
 

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King’s Hill National Register Historic District Tour

Location Revealed Upon Registration Portland

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King's Hill National Register Historic District Tour
03/23/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Category
Walking Tour
Admission

$20.00  -  General Public
$12.00  -  AHC Members

Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MOUTH AND NOSE FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ALL WALKING TOUR ATTENDEES OVER THE AGE OF TWO (2). TOUR GROUPS ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) PEOPLE PLUS THE DOCENT(S).
 
Many of Portland’s most notable late 19th and early 20th century architects designed homes in this hilly National Register Historic District. The neighborhood is also known for its wonderful landscape architecture, serving as a gateway to Washington Park. Be advised that this is a fairly strenuous walk.
 
Pre-Registration is Required.

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Sullivan’s Gulch Neighborhood Tour

Location Revealed Upon Registration Portland

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Sullivan's Gulch Neighborhood Tour
03/27/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Category
Walking Tour
Admission

$20.00  -  General Public
$12.00  -  AHC Members

Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MOUTH AND NOSE FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ALL WALKING TOUR ATTENDEES OVER THE AGE OF TWO (2). TOUR GROUPS ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) PEOPLE PLUS THE DOCENT(S).
 
In the 1920s, Ralph Lloyd announced plans to create a second Portland “downtown” in an area of inner Northeast Portland known as Holladay’s Addition. By the 1950s, Lloyd’s plans were coming to fruition as many of the oldest houses in the area were demolished to make way for the construction of the Lloyd Center. Today, the Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood, located just east of the shopping center contains the surviving architectural remnants of what was once one of Portland’s grandest residential neighborhoods.
 
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
 
 
 
Image: Blazier House, NE 17th & Wasco St. (demolished). Architectural Heritage Center Library.

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The Houses of Eastmoreland Tour

Location Revealed Upon Registration Portland

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The Houses of Eastmoreland Tour
03/30/2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Category
Walking Tour
Admission

$20.00  -  General Public
$12.00  -  AHC Members

Description

IMPORTANT NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, MOUTH AND NOSE FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUIRED TO BE WORN BY ALL WALKING TOUR ATTENDEES OVER THE AGE OF TWO (2). TOUR GROUPS ARE LIMITED TO A MAXIMUM OF TEN (10) PEOPLE PLUS THE DOCENT(S).
 
The Eastmoreland Neighborhood is known throughout Portland for its undulating pattern of dense, tree-lined streets and landscaped yards. Once farmland, the housing in Eastmoreland was largely constructed between 1925 and 1940. Along this walk you’ll see not only some fantastic architect-designed houses in period revival styles, but also their popular, but not architect-designed, counterparts.
 
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
 

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