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Macabre Ghost History of Portland, Oregon walking tour

Location Portland, Oregon, USA
$34.00
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Overview
From fiery deaths to watery graves: In this 1.5 mile cemetery walking tour, we weave what we know of the peoples who lived here for millennia with verifiable stories of recent centuries. We can only guess, based on our psychics’ readings and eerie coincidences we have observed, where people here before us feared to walk and canoe at night.

As a wise person wrote, every story ends as a ghost story. Our ghosts are legion.

We now call it Oregon; “ourigan” was ancestral home to hundreds of thousands. They have left a darkness here, expressed with stories from the earliest days of our written history to modern times.

Starting with early disasters, we will tell ghost stories we have collected, from fiery deaths to those in the waters of nearby river; from self-inflicted to deaths brought by the state or a rich man’s guilt. Our route takes us through the inner eastside, where more of Portland’s disasters have happened than any other part of the city & where many early settlers are buried.
Macabre Ghost History of Portland, Oregon walking tour
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants.

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  • Guided walking tour
  • Gratuities for your guides, always appreciated
  • We will recommend ice cream (and other treats) at the end of the tour, but the price is not included
Meeting point
We meet at 1300 SE Stark, at the building's formal entrance, on the western side of the building closest to the dog park (the downtown-facing side of the property)
Return details
We'll end at an ice cream stop on SE 28th Avenue (plentiful choices for savory treats and adult beverages in the neighborhood). Our guides can help you navigate back to the starting point if necessary.
  • Revolution Hall
    We will meet at Revolution Hall, a former high school who counted many now-famous people who would lead brilliant but tortured lives as alumni and suffered a tragic fire a century ago.
  • We will walk through the quiet streets of one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in what we now call Portland, telling stories of Portland’s first known witch and women who worked in the sex trade; and stories of seances that swept the city.
  • Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery
    We will enter the Lone Fir cemetery near the section known only as “Block 14,” where mass graves of Chinese immigrants and those who died at the nearby asylum for the insane were buried. After telling some of the stories we know, we will walk through the cemetery, visiting the final resting places of residents that we have heard stories of already, as well as some of the most intense resident deaths; from dramatic drownings to axe murders to suicides.
  • At the end we will walk to one of Portland’s densest collections of restaurants, cocktail bars, wine shops and breweries in search of another kind of chill: ice cream. We’ll recommend our favorite soft serve or hard ice cream (we’re lucky to have both!), or another idea for something to sooth your spirit after this litany of ghostly tales.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.
    If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met,
    you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
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    Macabre Ghost History of Portland, Oregon walking tour

    Location Portland, Oregon, USA
    $34.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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