2:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., 1.5 miles, 1.5-2 hours. $29.
What Portland Oregon walking tour would be complete without lifting the veil — for at least a minute — between the world of the living and the spirit world? Starting at Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St #203
From fiery deaths to watery graves, we explore it all. In this 1.5 mile cemetery walking tour, we weave what we know of the peoples who lived here for millennia with verifiable stories of recent centuries. We can only guess, based on our psychics’ readings and eerie coincidences we have observed, where people here before us feared to walk and canoe at night.
As a wise person wrote, every story ends as a ghost story. Our ghosts are legion.
We now call it Oregon; “ourigan” was ancestral home to hundreds of thousands. They have left a darkness here, expressed with stories from the earliest days of our written history to modern times.
Starting with early disasters, we will tell ghost stories we have collected, from fiery deaths to those in the waters of nearby river; from self-inflicted to deaths brought by the state or a rich man’s guilt. Our route takes us through the inner eastside, where more of Portland’s disasters have happened than any other part of the city & where many early settlers are buried.
We will end by recommending a visit to one of our sweetest streets, SE 28th Avenue, for ice cream (if desired) to take the chills to a less spiritual place.
The Haunted Portland Eastside walking tour leaves from Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark St #203, and we keep our groups to 14 or fewer people for intimate, personal experiences. $29.