This weekend, DPC hosts 2 of our final recurring walking tours of the year – Hidden Portland (examining overlooked city treasures in the Cultural District) on Friday Nov 9, and Old Town/ Chinatown (looking at immigrant and labor history in Old Town) on Saturday, Nov 10. After these tours, we’ll be taking a break for the winter, regrouping and getting ready to relaunch the program in spring 2013. So take advantage of the last of the decent weather and get your tickets now!
Carye Bye’s Hidden Portland tour asks, “What if the city was a Museum?,” and has been receiving rave reviews. Check out Rebecca Koffman’s article in The Oregonian Walktober’s Weird Art walk finds plenty to see in Northwest Portland. For more info, be sure to see the tour page.
Reiko Hillyer’s Chinatown/ Old Town tour has also received great accolades. Last month, a group of students from the University of Oregon attended and sent us these testimonials:
“Through their social history tour of Chinatown, the Dill Pickle Club is revealing the unacknowledged history of Portland, and by so doing, giving a voice to the oppressed populations that made the place what it is today. The tour experience made me appreciate the city as much more diverse and culturally varied than I had previously imagined.”
– Savannah Barrett
“I came to the Dill Pickle tour with very little knowledge of Portland’s past. I now feel that, with Reiko’s clear, interesting and fun tour, I have a better sense of the city’s identity and history. I’ve already passed on some of what I learned about the city to others!”
– Meghan Adamovic
“Our tour guide, Reiko Hillyer, was an incredible wealth of knowledge and an amazing storyteller. The insight I gained from participating in the Dill Pickle Club tour gave powerful new meaning to the streets and spaces that I thought I knew so well. Every Portlander should take this tour!”
– Danielle Walter
In addition, our friend Adam Willumsen put together this sweet preview video. Please share with your social networks!
Don’t forget our last two walking tours take place this weekend only. Get tickets to Friday’s Hidden Portland tour with Carye Bye here. Get tickets to Saturday’s Old Town/ Chinatown tour with Reiko Hillyer here. And see you in the spring!