Look for our booth at the Slabtown Festival! 11am-6pm


21st Avenue Bar and Grill
The Amico Group - The Hasson Co.
Anita Singh Cardoso - The Hasson Co.        
        Antoinette Antique and Estate Jewelry
Child's Play Toys
Creative Roots
The Dan Volkmer Team
The Freakybuttrue Peculiarium
Holiday Inn Express
Inner City Properties
Jim & Patty's Coffee: Immediate Care Center
Leo Jacobs - The Hasson Co.
Lompoc Tavern
McMenamins Tavern & Pool
New Seasons Slabtown
NW Portland Hostel & Guesthouse
Salt & Straw
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:
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. They will both be assisting at our Slabtown Festival Booth on September 19, 2015.


A Night With Ghosts

Evening Tours in October 
Friday the 13th in November.

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

Northwest Tour #3
Sundays at 2PM


Ghost Tours
$20 for the living 
Free with Death Certificate

All other tours:
Adults - $20

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

Private Group Tours
School Field Trips
Rates Available 

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We recommend reserving your spot by 9pm day prior to tour

or email 

All tours can be purchased online via EventBrite.  

Slabtown Tours
PO Box 83253
Portland, OR

Our Apologies: Tanya March typically spends Tuesdays and Wednesdays leading children on tours that attend local Portland area summer camps and schools.  Sorry for any inconveience that causes our out of town guests.  Tours are 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 #21

What house in Nob Hill was restored in the 1970s using material from Jeanne D'Arc Hotel?

It was the Nathan Loeb House built in 1893.  Rudolph Becker was never able to live in this house he had built.  The panic of 1893 was the worst economic depression the America had ever scene.  Becker was lucky to find an occupant who could take over the house.  Loeb ended up raising eight children in the home.  The panic was in part caused by overbuilding once the banks failed newly constructed houses were left vacant across the United States.  Empty victorian houses became a part of ghost stories.  This house in featured in our Nob Hill tour.  Our Night with Ghost tour focuses on other locations in the neighborhood.

It is hard to imagine today the desire to clad this home in faux brick asphalt siding.  The two images of the Loeb house are from the National Register Nomination.  The early picture was significant for the restoration efforts.  “Using the Kaufman photos, Jerry Bosco and Ben Milligan of Westblock Glass, duplicated the original stained-glass designs and re-installed them.”  
The Neighbor p 10, 11 1978 by Deirdre Stone. The image of the demolition of the Marabou West Apartments/Jean D'Arc Hotel courtesy Norman Gholston.