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Kenton Walking Tour is FULL!
September 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Located just south of the Columbia River in North Portland, Kenton was a remote farming community until the streetcar and the meat-packing industry transformed this rural hamlet into a classic early 20th century “company town”. For several decades, Kenton was the Pacific Northwest headquarters of the Swift Meat Packing company with an enormous stockyard and adjacent packing plants.
The residential and commercial buildings still reflect the stratification of a working class neighborhood. We’ll start our walk at the iconic Paul Bunyan statue, the best remaining evidence of the 1959 Oregon Centennial celebration. Then we’ll explore main street and the head into the residential area surrounding the commercial district.
This is an easy urban walk covering about 12 city blocks.
We’ll start out the tour with my colleague Tom, founder of Uniquely Portland tours. Tom is leading a bike tour of the area. We’ll share our own perspectives on Kenton with the walking and biking groups together at the start of the tour. The walking and biking groups will then separate and Eric will continue with the walking tour of Kenton with the walking tour group.
Cost for this narrated walking tour is $20.
YOU MUST PAY IN ADVANCE TO REGISTER FOR THIS TOUR !
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or Venmo: http://www.venmo.com/Positively-Portland-Walks
NOTICE! THIS TOUR IS LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS FOR YOUR SAFETY AND ENJOYMENT. WE WILL PRACTICE THE MANDATED SOCIAL DISTANCING. FACEMASKS REQUIRED!