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Historic Buckman Neighborhood Walking Tour

September 22, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic Buckman Neighborhood Walking Tour

The Buckman neighborhood is the residential center of historic East Portland, an area that developed in the 1870s and 1880s due to its close proximity to the waterfront and railroad yards. Buckman retained its prominence on the East Side into the early years of the 20th century, but experienced a decline in population and elegance by the mid 20th century. After years of stagnation and incompatible infill, this quintessential Portland neighborhood is experiencing a rebirth of residential appeal and commercial growth.

This tour highlights the residences and schools that define the “sense of place” that is Buckman today. During the tour we’ll have a chance to visit the recently re-purposed Classical Revival Washington High School (1924) now home to a number of local businesses and the “Revolution” music venue.

We’ll start our walk at a popular local coffee shop and end up back on Morrison Street, which offers a number of options for food, beverage and socializing after the tour.

The fee for this narrated tour is $15, payable 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

This tour lasts about 2 hours and covers less than 2 miles on easily walkable urban terrain.

The Buckman neighborhood is served by several Trimet bus lines. There is also parking available in the neighborhood.


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.


September 22, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Positively Portland Walking Tours


Floyd’s Coffee Shop
1412 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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