Get to Know Portland’s Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods
Grab your walking shoes, and become an urban adventurer. Local author Becky Ohlsen guides you through 33 unique walking tours in this comprehensive guidebook. The self-guided tours highlight the Rose City’s many charms. Go beyond the obvious with tours that showcase hidden gardens, historic landmarks, award-winning restaurants, old-school taverns, oddball shops, and edgy warehouse galleries. Stroll past coffee shops that line the streets at the foot of an extinct volcano. Swing through an independent bookstore, and grab flavorful eats from one of the city’s food-cart “pods”. Cross bridges and graveyards, and wander a Smithsonian-honored boulevard.
Each featured walk includes full-color photographs and detailed neighborhood maps, along with vital public transportation and parking details. Route summaries highlight points of interest on each tour, while tips on where to dine, have a drink, and shop help to ensure that you find the “can’t miss” locales. You’ll soak up history, stories, and trivia on your way to the best parks, shops, restaurants, and nightlife in Oregon.