Art Museum, Courthouse, Walking tour

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:45am to 12:30pm


While this tour has been cancelled as a convention activity, there will be instructions and maps available for anyone wanting to explore the area on their own.

Discover Portland the green and eco-friendly way. This award-winning walk clarifies why Portland is regularly recognized as one of the best places to live. By the end of our walk, you will want to move here too. You’ll hear about early and modern Portland as your guide shows you an enlightened city, rich with artwork, parks, bridges, downtown trains & streetcars, fountains and friendly people. Even locals are amazed and entertained by what they learn. This walk meanders through the most fascinating portions of the city, leading eventually to the waterfront. The courthouse, which is a National Historic Landmark, is the single most important 19th-century government building in the Pacific Northwest to survive into the 21st century. Opened in 1875, you are invited to visit the building to tour its ornate hallways and public areas, dignified courtroom on the second floor, the cupola above the fourth floor (with its astounding vista of a century of Portland architecture), and exhibits throughout that tell the story of the building, the courts, and the people who have worked here. Please have picture ID for this tour. The courthouse uses door security, so no pocket knives or other items that might be interpreted as a weapon. They will be confiscated and won’t be returned.

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