Best of Downtown Architecture

The Best Examples of Over 100 Years of Modern Urban Design

Downtown Portland has an excellent array of visually diverse skyscrapers, residential towers and government buildings dating from the early 20th century to early 21st century. Join us for a stroll highlighting some of the best examples of over 100 years of “modern” urban design. If you are interested in Portland architectural history, this tour is for you.


The Center for Architecture
403 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209


Approx. 2 1/2 hours


$15.  Cash or check accepted at the start of the tour, or you may pay online.


Easy – This easy urban tour covers about two miles on level city streets.


Dress for the weather! Parking downtown can be inconvenient and expensive. The area is well served by public transit.

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