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NW Portland Walking Tours

Once spring arrives, Portland starts looking its prettiest!
Our native rhododendron, azaleas, camillias, quince, magnolias, apple and cherry blossoms seem to brighten every path, street and yard.  It's a beautiful time for a walking tour.  Even if it drizzles a little bit, there are plenty of places to pop into for a local coffee or libation. 
Mike's History Tours are an option for those who aren't from Portland and aren't sure where to start.  For only $20 you can learn from a native, and visit sites that many Portlanders don't know the history of – and certainly you'll enjoy springing these facts on your friends!  If you're a local, what a fun diversion and a chance to learn about virtually every building in the neighborhood.
Portlanders, here's a challenge for you:


 The Ringside Steakhouse building on West Burnside
   was once the 
home of . . .
   A. A Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store
   B. An Auto Body Shop
   C. A Boxing Arena
   D. A Computer Repair Shop


   The Besaw's Restaurant building at NW 23rd and
   Savier was once the home of . . .
   A. A Barber Shop
   B. A Grocery Store
   C. A Drug Store
   D. A Laundromat


   The north side of the Uptown Shopping Center
   was once . . .
   A. A Horse Stable
   B. A Hospital
   C. A Circus Grounds
   D. A Brewery


   The Montgomery Park building at NW 27th and
   Vaughn Street was once . . .
   A. The Vaughn Street Ball Park
   B. A Sears, Roebuck & Company Catalog Sales
   Outlet & Retail Store.

   C. A Montgomery Ward & Company Catalog Sales
   Outlet & Retail Store.

   D. A Meier & Frank Company Warehouse & Toyland.


   The site of Meriwether's Restaurant on NW Vaughn
   was once . . .
   A. The entrance to the 1925 Meriwether Lewis
   Worlds Fair.

   B. The entrance to the 1939 Lewis & Clark Worlds
   C. The entrance to the 1936 Summer Olympics.
   D. The entrance to the 1905 Lewis & Clark
   Centennial Exposition.



(The correct answers are found on Mike's home page)


I'd love to take you on a real estate tour, visiting some of our neighborhood's prettiest homes for sale. Your first stop will be the former Mills residence at 733 NW 20th Avenue, our beautiful, historic office.  

If you're ready to move to NW Portland, just call!




Cary Perkins,
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