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Plus gift card holders can also reserve spots for tours online!



 Non-Profit Community Partners 

21st Avenue Bar and Grill

Antoinette Antique and Estate Jewelry 

The Aperture Project 

Child's Play Toys 

Creative Roots 

The Dan Volkmer Team

Friendly House

The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium

Inner City Properties

Jim & Patty's Coffee: Immediate Care Center

Lompoc Tavern

New Seasons Slabtown

NW Portland Hostel & Guesthouse 

Santa Fe Taqueria 

Sasha Welford - Debbie Thomas Real Estate 

SELCO Community Credit Union 

Slabtown Community Festival 

Vintners Cellar 

Windermere Stellare

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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. 

What Portland experts have to say about your tour guide:
"Tanya March is a deeply knowledgeable historian and historic preservation professional with skills to delve deeply into any question about urban growth."
-Carl Abbot, historian and prolific author 

 "Great researcher. Very involved in city planning and neighborhood activities. Fully engaged in the Portland community." 
-Chet Orloff, director and president of Museum of the City.
"Tanya has contributed numerous times to the online architecture magazine for which I am the editor. Her knowledge of Portland's history and its built environment is impressive, yet she is equally adept at communicating and bringing alive that which she writes about - making history resonate for a broad contemporary audience. What's more, she's never missed a deadline."
- Brian Libby, freelance journalist

 "An extraordinary archival researcher with a talent for identifying and recognizing the content of historical photos I have never seen in anyone else." 
-Tim Askin, owner at Pacific History Services

 "Ran an excellent class on historic preservation and helped inspire the creation of our neighborhood's historic district application - which is on the fast track to be the first mid-century modern listing in Oregon."

-Elizabeth Chapin, student PSU

 Find out what our guests are saying:
Slabtown Tours
Thank you Brooklyn Sherman and Olivia O. Roberts our Junior Tour Guides, these teenage interns are lending their support and enthusiasm for Portland's History. 

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  Northwest Tour #1
Thursdays &
Saturdays at 11AM
Northwest Tour #2
Thursdays at 1PM 
Saturdays at 2PM 

Northwest Tour #3
Sundays at 2PM
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Northwest Tour #24

A Night with Ghosts Tour 


Historic Walking Tours:

Adults - $20

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

Gift Certificates $20

A Night With Ghosts Tours:

Living Guests - $20

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All public tours can be purchased online via EventBrite.  

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Send requests for donations to
Slabtown Tours
PO Box 83253
Portland, OR
Tours are offered year round and you might get lucky and receive a private tour in the off season.  We are looking forward to meeting you this year.

Slabtown Nob Hill Fun Fact #24

Where are they now?

Nadine Inez and her twin were abandoned at the downtown Meier & Frank Store (601 SW 5th Ave.) during the Great Depression. The above image of Nadine Inez is a scan of a postcard owned by Webfooter Stephen Kenney; he has asked Norm Gholston and Tanya March to share this image broadly in hopes that we can find Nadine Inez and interview her.  This postcard is from 1932, it is our understanding that the staff at Meier & Frank raised at least one of the the foundlings in the store for two years prior to the child's adoption.
 As we learn more the team will post leads on the hunt for The Meier & Frank Foster baby. 

One of the reader's of our blast sent us some great images from a scrap book that had more information on our missing person.  The baby lived in an incubator and was visited by the store employees, who volunteered their time to help her thrive.