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Know Your City Tours: A People’s History of Portland

Posted by Alice Hodge | 02 September 2015



A People’s History of Portland Tours

Saturdays, Sept 19 & 26, Oct 3 & 10  |  12 - 1:30 p.m.  |  Free
The tour will begin and end at The Gerding Theater in the Armory.


Before Portland was known for Portlandia, bikes and brews, the foundations of the city were built by immigrant laborers. A People’s History of Portland introduces Portland’s immigrant and working class heroes, celebrating our city’s social activists and movements.

This tour tells Portland’s story from the point of view of – and in the words of – the Chinese, Japanese, African American, Jewish, and LGBT communities that are often left out of mainstream conversations about Portland.

Led by fun and engaging tour guides, A People’s History of Portland invites you to take a closer look at the city you’ve heard so much about.  Whether you’re visiting Portland, or have lived here all your life, the stories you will hear on this tour are absolutely vibrant.

Check out a video here.

Know Your City engages the public in art and social justice through creative placemaking projects. Our programs and publications aim to educate people to better know their communities, and to empower them to take action. 

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