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Walking Tour: Albina: Design, Development, Displacement

Saturday, April 13 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Albina: Design, Development, Displacement. Founded in 1872 and primarily home to European immigrant communities the once independent city of Albina transitioned into the heart of Portland's African American community especially after the VanPort Flood of 1948. Today it is the epicenter for citywide issues of gentrification, displacement, and development as well as home to some of the city's most innovative and controversial architectural designs. This walk will explore this rich and problematic history.

Proceeds go to Urban League of Portland. Groups affected by displacement or who experience the price as a hardship are encouraged to attend for free. Contact event organizer directly for information on group discounts.

Meeting Point: NW corner of N Williams and Russell St.

This event is part of the Design, Urban Growth, and History Walking Tours series

  1. Walking Tour: Portland Bridges

  2. Walking Tour: South Portland: Design, Development, Displacement

  3. Walking Tour: Mid-Century Modern and Minimalism in Portland

  4. Walking Tour: Portland Bridges (Reprise)

  5. Walking Tour: Designing Death, River View Cemetery

  6. Walking Tour: Albina: Design, Development, Displacement (Currently Viewing)

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm


The streets and urban landscapes of Portland.


John Doyle

Design Week participate: 2018, 2017. Docent: Architectural Heritage Center, P.U.G.S. Instructor, former lecturer Metropolitan Museum. BA, MA