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Historic Slab Town Walking Tour (Tickets Required)

  • Multnomah County Library - Northwest Portland, OR (map)

Highlights of this guided Walking Tour include visiting the former sites of: the Vaughn Street Ballpark, the entrance of the 1905 Lewis & Clark Fair and the world's greatest log cabin. Slabtown gets its name from the enormous quantities of slab wood—the rounded, exterior parts of a log cut away to square off lumber–that were produced as a popular form of heating fuel in the early 1900s by lumber mills of the neighborhood. Slabtown has been a cohesive residential community, distinguished by a mixed ethnic component, since the 1850s. Your lead tour guide has a PhD in Urban Studies and a MS in Historic Preservation; she will chat about transformation of this once working class community along the route. 

Earlier Event: June 2
Guided Hike of Hoyt Arboretum
Later Event: June 2
Wild & Scenic Film Festival