Historic Buckman Neighborhood Walking Tour

Rebirth of a Quintessential Portland Neighborhood

The Buckman neighborhood is the residential center of historic East Portland, an area that developed in the 1870s and 1880s due to its close proximity to the waterfront and railroad yards. Buckman retained its prominence on the East Side into the early years of the 20th century, but experienced a decline in population and elegance by the mid 20th century. After years of stagnation and incompatible infill, this quintessential Portland neighborhood is experiencing a rebirth of residential appeal and commercial growth.

This tour highlights the residences and schools that define the “sense of place” that is Buckman today. During the tour we’ll view the recently re-purposed Classical Revival Washington High School (1924) now home to a number of local businesses and the “Revolution” music venue.

We’ll start our walk at a popular local coffee shop and end up back on Morrison Street, which offers a number of options for food, beverage and socializing after the tour.

Meet

Floyd’s Coffee Shop
1412 SE Morrison St
Portland, OR 97214

Duration

Approx. 2 1/2 hours

Price

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

Difficulty

Easy – covers less than 2 miles on easily walkable urban terrain.

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Notes

Parking is available in this neighborhood.   Dress for the weather!

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