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Portland, Stati Uniti

Esperienza proposta da Sarah

2 ore, Offerta in Inglese
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Where has Portland come from, where is it going? Why has it come into national attention?

Get introduced to Portland's soul with a walk through the downtown's core, starting with parks and art museums and the decisions that led to what the city looks like today. From cast iron-fronted buildings to the grandly disastrous post-modern Portland Building, much of Portland's history can be told through the buildings and street layouts; most importantly, the prioritization of parks throughout the city center. How did the city's early urban planners decide on their layouts? How do modern designers look at the past and plan for the future? Who are the people these streets are named for? What's with all the roses? It's not a dry history: full of back-room deals, early deaths and greed; and then there were hippies!

We won't stop at the history from the books and the museums, but we'll lead you into the present, looking at what brought the city to its modern conflicts, racial justice protests, the tension between Portlanders and their mayor (no matter who holds the office), and how the city has changed to fit the pandemic and the forces which will shape its immediate future.

We'd be remiss without letting this lead into food! So we'll end the tour with a radiating recommendation matrix, starting in the food carts in the city's center and leading out to the restaurants on the east side
Where has Portland come from, where is it going? Why has it come into national attention?

Get introduced to Portland's soul with a walk through the downtown's core, starting with parks and art museums and the decisions that led to what the city looks like today. From cast iron-fronted buildings to the grandly disastrous post-modern Portland Building, much of Portland's history can be told through the buildings and street layouts; most…

Ecco il tuo host, Sarah

Host su Airbnb dal 2019
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I'm Sarah Gilbert, co-founder of Around Portland Tours, and together with partners and guides Edwin and Jeri will host the experiences. As a published, award-winning writer and storyteller, I put a priority on partnering with other artists to guide these experiences. I am drawn to genuine, authentic people who make charming guides. With our combined decades of guiding, we set ourselves apart by going to places others pass by, and creating experiences that get beneath the surface, exploring not just the “what” but the “why.”

When we create an experience, it is one we develop out of places we know intimately and love so well we are bursting to share them; and includes elements that together make up not just the story of Portland, but the beauty, delight, passion and weirdness we love.

Trouble booking? Find us at aroundportlandtours.com
I'm Sarah Gilbert, co-founder of Around Portland Tours, and together with partners and guides Edwin and Jeri will host the experiences. As a published, award-winning writer and storyteller, I put a priority on partnering with other artists to guide these experiences. I am drawn to genuine, authentic people who make charming guides. With our combined decades of guiding, we set ourselves apart by going to places others pass by, and creating experiences that get beneath the surface, exploring not j…
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Dove ti troverai

The core of the city, downtown Portland, and the parks, squares, museums and government buildings that define it. We'll also visit the site of racial justice protests and see the city's "goddess," the lady Portlandia.

Valutazione di 4.84 su 5 in 38 recensioni.

Jeffrey
agosto 2021
A LOT of really interesting information about Portland. Understanding why Portland is so "white" and not a very diverse town. This tour really reveals the embedded racism in Portland and why it was so important for the Black Live Matter movement to happen in Portland. Portland is such a great city and I always wondered why there was no diversity in the population. This tour reveals the facts about the reasons why. It was great in that way. I think more walking and seeing a little more would be beneficial for this experience. There is more talking than walking and I think adding more walking would help this experience a lot.
A LOT of really interesting information about Portland. Understanding why Portland is so "white" and not a very diverse town. This tour really reveals the embedded racism in Port…
Jennifer
luglio 2021
Sarah was an excellent guide. She was so knowledgeable about the city and also the nuances that only a local would have insight to. We had a great time.
Robert
luglio 2021
it was actually better than I expected. I thought we'd be walking around a lot looking at a million buildings, but actually Sarah spent a lot of time talking about past and current Portland. I learned quite a bit.
Will
luglio 2021
Informational, but in my opinion spent a little too much time on racial history and recent protests (which were great to hear of course, but I also wanted to know other things about Portland)
Jess
luglio 2021
Sarah was very knowledgeable in the history and happenings that took place around town. Overall the tour was great and Sarah was very personable!
Kathryn
luglio 2021
Sarah was extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer all of our questions. She was accommodating to all members of our group and had us take a couple of alternative routes so that we could use ramps instead of stairs. We were fascinated by the history, both past and present, and Sarah was able to add bits of her own personal stories growing up in and living in Portland to enrich the stories she was telling. 100% recommend this tour
Sarah was extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer all of our questions. She was accommodating to all members of our group and had us take a couple of alternative routes so that…

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