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Slabtown Tours

Portland, OR 97283
+1 503-206-4576
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Learning to see while learning about Portland

Tanya is a skilled teacher as well as tour guide and we enjoyed the dive into Portland's history... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Kathy V
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New York City, New York
Deep Dive into Local Portland History!

Tanya combines bits and pieces of the past that still exist in Slabtown into a bigger history of... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
makowskowitz
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Owner and tour guide Tanya Lyn March received her doctoral degree in Urban Studies from Portland State University in 2010, focusing on historic preservation and community development. Mike Ryerson and Tanya March designed three community tours Nob Hill Alphabet District, Historic Slabtown, and Historic Homes offered on weekend year round. There is also "A Night with Ghosts: Haunted History.
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4 Apr 2018
“Learning to see while learning about Portland”
18 Jul 2017
“Deep Dive into Local Portland History!”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Portland, OR 97283
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+1 503-206-4576
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Tanya is a skilled teacher as well as tour guide and we enjoyed the dive into Portland's history along with the exploration of architectural treasures.

Thank Kathy V
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Tanya combines bits and pieces of the past that still exist in Slabtown into a bigger history of the neighborhood, city, and region. I felt like I was reading one of those books where you turn pages of transparencies onto each other until you see...More

Thank makowskowitz
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

My daughter and i took this tour with Tanya while I was visiting for the holidays. The slabtown area has great history that becomes visible when Tanya points it out to you. Tanya is generous with her knowledge, her time and her local contacts. I...More

Thank Mamia77005
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Reviewed 1 January 2017

I recently took the Slabtown tour with Tanya March. We walked around the streets of the Slabtown and Nob Hill neighborhood and she told the story of how this neighborhood started and has evolved over the last 130 years. she is extremely knowledgeable about the...More

Thank LewBowers
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Reviewed 13 October 2015

Tanya March delivers a historian's focus to the engaging history of this longtime Portland neighborhood. Her service on the Landmarks Commission and her academic background combine with a personable style to create a super tour. I recommend it for visitors and residents alike.

Thank Ted K
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

My boyfriend and I signed up for A Night With Ghosts tour and it was heaps of fun (we toured in the summer when it was still mostly light out-- but I bet it's even better in October!). Tanya is a passionate and informed champion...More

Thank JennyMos26
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

So much fun! I love old houses and stories with intrigue, so this tour was perfect. We met our charismatic guide at the library to begin the tour. We walked from point to point while she explained various architectural, cultural, and historical curiosities. It was...More

Thank Megulator
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Tanya is the most knowledgable person I know when it comes to historical buildings in Portland! Highlighting both flashy and gritty facts, her tours cover many eras. This is a can't miss if you like hearing the history behind the city you are enjoying. (And...More

Thank Nicole I
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Tanya offers a range of tours with varied themes. Take advantage of our amazing fall weather and try a tour. The ghost tour is getting better and better! And Halloween is coming right up.

Thank juliethyams
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