Former Lumber Era Industrial Site with Main Street
Like many communities situated on the Willamette or Columbia River in the mid-1800s, the founders of Linnton had visions of grandeur, hoping to be the next San Francisco of the northwest. By the 1890s, Linnton was a lumber era industrial site with a growing Main Street featuring a typical mix of service and retail businesses.
Annexed into Portland in 1915, little remains of “historic downtown Linnton” because of highway widening in the 1960s. However, there remains a small hamlet of residences and a few buildings dating from the early 20th century.
We’ll take a short (but steep!) walk up to look at some of the homes and enjoy a good view or two of the Willamette river to the east. We have a short but rather strenuous walk up and down the staircases, so be prepared with good footwear!
This short tour starts and ends at the Decoy restaurant and tavern.
10710 NW St Helens Rd
Portland, OR 97231
Approx. 2 1/2 hours
Medium – This is a short tour, but includes some steep walks and strenuous staircases.
Dress for the weather!