Portland’s Sinful Past
Friday, March 22, 3:30 - 6:00 pm
As a nexus for labor and shipping in the Pacific Northwest, Portland often had the reputation of being a rugged, rough and tumble town that encouraged the miners, loggers, and fishermen to part with their hard earned cash in whatever debaucherous manner they chose. Saloons, gambling halls and bordellos thrived in the areas of “Whitechapel,” “The North End,” or Old Town as its known today. Some storied establishments have come and gone but others have survived and many believe that Portland or “Strip City,” still has the same vulgar and rugged reputation to this day.
Join historian Doug Kenck-Crispin, co-producer of the podcast series Kick Ass Oregon History as we visit the locations of famous saloons, bordellos, card rooms, and gambling dens some of which are still in operation today.
Participants should wear walking shoes and be prepared for any weather. Walking distance around 2 miles.
Please gather at registration desk at 3:30 pm. Tour leaves promptly at 3:50 pm.
Maximum participants: 20