OUR TOUR SPONSORS
The Amico Group - The Hasson Co.
Anita Singh Cardoso - The Hasson Co.        
        Antoinette Antique and Estate Jewelry
Bar Mingo
Besaw's Café (good luck with your move)
Cerulean Skies Winery
Child's Play Toys
The Dan Volkmer Team
Holiday Inn Express
Jim & Patty's Coffee: Immediate Care Center
Leo Jacobs - The Hasson Co
Lompoc Tavern
Lowthian & Lowthian - Realty Trust Group
McMenamins Tavern & Pool

NW Portland Hostel & Guesthouse
Oxalis
Pitman Family Dentistry
Salt & Straw
Santa Fe Taqueria
Sasha Welford - Debbie Thomas Real Estate
SELCO Community Credit Union
Slabtown Community Festival
21st Avenue Bar & Grill
Twist Frozen Yogurt & Coffee Bar
Uptown EyeCare & Optical, P.C.
Vintners Cellar
Windermere Stellare


Slabtour Tours Staff are Volunteering at this event so there will be no tours Sunday June 21, 2015.  Take this opportunity to see inside some great historic homes.


Fourth Annual Walking Tour of Historic Homes
Sunday June 21, 2015
11am-4pm
"Restored City Homes of the Historic Goldsmith Addition"
Purchase Tickets at this link
$25/each



Our Tours in the News!
"Ryerson and business partner Tanya March lead walking
tours of the (Slabtown) area. 'This is the Hollywood and
Vine of Slabtown,' Ryerson said recently, standing near
the intersection of Northwest 23rd and Savier Street.
Behind him was a house built by Daniel Kern in 1882,
the oldest structure on Northwest 23rd. It's now
a chiropractor's office."

                                       --Rebecca Koffman, The Oregonian
                                                                       September, 2014


Northwest Tour #1
Nob Hill
Alphabet District

Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.
Saturdays at 11:00 a.m.

 

Northwest Tour #2
Historic
Slabtown

Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.


Northwest Tour #3
Historic Homes
Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
or by appointment for
parties of six or more.

Northwest Tour #4
A Night With Ghosts:
Haunted History in NW Portland

Every Friday the 13th
at 5:30 PM
And Multiple Dates in October 2015.
Adding 21+ nights ever second Thursdays for Summer 2015
Tickets For A Night With Ghosts can be ordered online.
Living guests must be 21+ for these summer haunted tours.

TOUR RATES

Adults - $20
Seniors (65+) $18
Youths/Children $10
Tots (5 and underFree

Private Group Tours
and
School Field Trips
Rates Available


We Accept
VISA
MasterCard
American Express
and Discover


24 hour in advance
RESERVATIONS

REQUIRED

503.206.4676
or email 
mikeshistorytours@gmail.com

Snail Mail 

Slabtown Tours
PO Box 83253
Portland, OR
97283


Tour Guide
Tanya Lyn March PhD
Will be leading the tours 2015. 

About your tour guide . . .


Former Northwest Portlander Tanya Lyn March received her
doctoral degree in Urban Studies from Portland State University
in 2010, focusing on historic preservation and community
development. She has a master's degree in Historic Preservation
from Columbia University and is raising two young boys who
attend Metropolitan Learning Center in Northwest Portland.
She is currently working on a book about home front experiences
of children who lived in the Guild's Lake Courts war housing
in Northwest Portland during World War II.
Check out her history treasured blog at:
http://historicpreservationclub.blogspot.com.

For guided walking tour reservations, information about slide presentations, or Northwest Portland historic research, updates on honoring Mike Ryerson 

 e-mail Tanya March at mikeshistorytours@gmail.com 
 
or
 call her mobil number 971-302-3926


Slabtown Nob Hill Fun 
Fact #17



History of Besaw 
Timeline

1903 Besaw & Linklater The Oak (Saloon) 755 North Savier
1904 -  Besaw & Liberty (George Besaw Jr. and Patrick Liberty) 761 Savier (saloon)
1905 - Besaw & Liberty (George Besaw Jr. and Patrick Liberty) 761 Savier (saloon) 765 Savier (restaurant)
1906-9  Besaw & Liberty (George Besaw Jr. & Patrick Liberty) 761 (saloon) Savier    761.5 (restaurant)
1910 Besaw & Liberty 761 Savier
1911-15 Besaw & Liberty (George D. Besaw & Medrick Liberty) 761 Savier
1916 –closed/vacant
1917-18 - Besaw & Liberty Soft Drinks 761 Savier

1921-22 – Besaws (Confectionary)
1925-1930 - Solo Club Restaurant 
1931-1933 – George Besaw Jr. Restaurant
c. 1967-1972  Besaw’s Restaurant 2301 NW Savier St. Clyde Besaw 
1973- 1987 Vacant
1988-May 2015  Besaw’s Café 2301 Savier
  


       Impacting Events
Lewis & Clark Centennial 1905
Oregon Prohibition Period 1914 -1933
National Prohibition 1919-1933
Great Depression 1929
1960s Urban Renewal. Housing Authority of Portland lists buildings in this area as blighted PDC attempts to pass Vaughn Street Urban Renewal Area (fails but Albina and South Portland are demolished).

1970 Community fights 505 freeway and rezones area
Residential Development Bubble Portland 2013