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Portland: Downtown Haunted Walking Tour

1. Portland: Downtown Haunted Walking Tour

Take a historic and memorable look at the haunted past of Portland, Oregon, with a 1-hour walking tour. Set off on an adventure through downtown Portland with a knowledgeable and experienced guide, and discover the most haunted locations in the area. Make your way to the meeting point at Lan Su Chinese Garden and look out for your guide, who will be carrying a lantern. Begin immediately with the obscure history of the City of Roses before embarking on a haunted route to 8 locations in the surrounding downtown area. Head to the waterfront, then walk the dark streets to the Old Town Pizza to hear researched stories and eyewitness accounts of personal hauntings in Portland's morbid and mysterious past. From there, the tour only gets spookier as you visit The Shanghai Tunnels to see the firsthand reminder of Portland's shady past where men were kidnapped or "Shanghaied" and sold to ship's captains in need of sailors, and women were captured and forced into illicit work.  Learn about an entire network of vice and illegal trade that began to use these tunnels for gambling, opium dens, prostitution, and kidnapping. Your guide will take you to some of the other most haunted locations and deliver, in gripping detail, the history and eyewitness accounts of hauntings and paranormal activity.  Finally, make your way back to the final stop at Lan Su Chinese Garden, where your guide can give you a final recap of Portland's strange activity. Answer any ghost questions you might have, and check out and exchange any paranormal pictures and activity caught on camera.

Discover Portland: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

2. Discover Portland: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

Take a guided tour of Portland in a small group. Throughout the tour, you'll enjoy beautiful vistas as you drive the hills and bridges in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. Your guide will pick you up at Director Park, then give you background on the landmarks you pass. Learn the city's history as you wander the neighborhoods of central Portland. Stop at the International Rose Test Garden, where you'll have 20 minutes to walk among the 550 rose varieties. Then, you'll ascend even higher into the hills to Pittock Mansion, which provides the best view of Portland and 5 stratovolcanoes, in clear weather. As you navigate the city, take in views of the parks, gardens, bridges, and trees of this lush city.

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What people are saying about Lan Su Chinese Garden

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Such a great excursion for such a small price!!! We really delved into the history of this eclectic, unique, and beautiful town. Victoria Rose, our host, was so charming and seemed to find a way to connect to each and every one of our little tour group. She taught us more than just ghost stories and I felt very at peace in her presence even with the ghost vibes lol **spoiler alert** the haunted parking like has a feeling all on its own. Even upon stepping foot onto the pavement I felt a heavy sadness weighing on my chest. Not debilitating, not that it was brought onto myself, but it was just there. It’s hard to describe. Happy note: if you’re into history I highly recommend taking this tour. It’s not just ghost stories, it’s true eye opening history. I’d rate this tour 5,000/5 stars if I could ☺️

Brendan did an amazing job interacting and telling stories during the tour. He was very personable and felt like a friend giving us insight to the city with his humor and fun personality. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone that finds paranormal activities interesting. One of the best tours Portland has to offer!

Victoria Rose did an excellent job storytelling throughout the tour. I had great time seeing the other side of Portland history.

Our tour was great! Our guide, Chris, was very knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller. I only wish the tour was longer!

Great tour! Brendan is an awesome guide! You’ll also learn about a lot of history.