A People’s History of Portland Tour

Before Portland was known for Portlandia, bikes and brews, the foundations of the city were built by immigrant laborers.This tour tells Portland’s story from the point of view of Chinese people, Japanese people, African American people, Jewish people, and the LGBT communities that are often left out of mainstream conversations about Portland.

Led Know Your City’s professional tour guide, A People’s History of Portland invites you to take a closer look at the city you’ve heard so much about.

Tour Highlights:

  • Portland’s “Old” and “New” Chinatowns
  • The site of Portland’s first African American community
  • “Nihonmachi,” Portland’s Japantown
  • LGBT roots in Old Town
  • Jewish roots in Portland
  • Marie Equi in Portland and early Portland women’s history