Historic Montavilla Walking Tour

Vintage “Streetcar Era” Neighborhood on the East Slope of Mt Tabor

Montavilla is a vintage “Streetcar Era” neighborhood situated on the east slope of Mt Tabor. Sparked by the restoration of the 1940s era Academy Theater in 2006, the small commercial district is experiencing a revitalization similar to several of the other early 20th century neighborhoods in Portland.

We’ll start with an interior view of the Academy Theater and then walk down Stark Street to get the flavor of the commercial district in Montavilla.

The tour will continue with a stroll into the surrounding residential neighborhood on our way to view the architecturally significant Monastery of the Precious Blood, now St Andrews Senior Living center. We’ll have a chance to view the interior of the well preserved historic chapel.

Meet

The Academy Theater
7818 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215

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 easy urban terrain.

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Notes

Dress for the weather!

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