Portland Heights Walking Tour

A Highly Desirable Location with Spectacular Views

The Portland Heights neighborhood towers above southwest Portland providing spectacular views and close proximity to downtown. This area was virtually inaccessible until a cable car was built in 1890 that provided all-weather access to this highly desirable location. In 1906, the electric streetcar provided even more reliable service to Portland Heights and continued on up to Council Crest.

Portland Heights became one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the city, with a mix of spacious and elegant early 20th century homes.


Vista Spring Cafe
2440 SW Vista Ave
Portland, OR 97201


Approx. 2 hours


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


Difficult – This walking tour covers less than one mile but has some steep ascents and descents. Come prepared for a rather strenuous walk!


Dress for the weather!

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