Walk NW 23rd and learn about its transformation from an elite residential neighborhood to a trendy retail and upscale dining district. Tours meet most Thursdays and Saturdays at 11am adavanced booking required. This tour compliments our Slabtown Tour by focusing on the historically elite end of NW 23rd closer to W Burnside. Highlights of the tour include the tale of the notrorious Nina Churchaman Larowe, the site of one of the largest alcohol raids in Portland history, the view of the Captain Joseph A. Sladen House and a few odd alterations of domestic dwellings adapted for commercial uses. Guests learn about a number of preservation tales and historic stucture in the historic district from their guide, an expert on historic preservation with a PhD in Urban Studies.