Streetcar Development in the Wooded Wilderness
The area surrounding Multnomah Village was a hilly, densely wooded wilderness until the establishment of several dairy farms by Swiss immigrants in the 1890s. The development of the electric railway brought economic growth to the small enclave in the early 20th century.
We can still see evidence of “streetcar era” buildings on Capitol Hwy in the commercial core of the village today. We’ll walk to Gabriel Park, a very popular local gathering place for recreation with an interesting history.
7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Approx. 2 1/2 hours
Moderate – The tour covers about 2 miles and does involve some hills. We will walk at a rather brisk pace.
Optional social time with food and beverage at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub after the tour.