Exploring the heart of Portland’s late-nineteenth century commercial district, this tour visits the Yamhill Historic District and nearby historic buildings of SW Second and Third avenues. The route is packed with the names of prominent city pioneers who made their mark as merchants, developers and architects as well as providing some of the city’s finest examples of cast iron, Richardsonian Romanesque and Classical buildings. We visit the Willamette’s first bridge, the first public market, and our first Chinatown as we discuss how the district spearheaded the first preservation efforts for Portland’s downtown. For parking/transit, be aware the tour ends six blocks from its start.
Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required.
Architectural Heritage Center Walking Tours are Sponsored by: Chris Bonner & Lee McKnight, Hasson Company Realtors
Image: Poppleton Building (1880), Architectural Heritage Center photo