This is a guided photo scavenger hunt to explore Portland's "weird" and independent sights, most of which are found not in the busy tourist areas, but in the neighborhoods where Portlanders live! We'll meet at one of these sights, the "Portland Wishing Tree" and walk or ride (if it's raining) through NE Portland. Here are some examples of things we will look for and take photos of: - weird Halloween decorations (and soon, weird Christmas decorations!) - colorful people - urban farm animals (chickens, goats, pigs) - tree houses - wishing tree - independent artwork - fairy trees & doors - little free libraries - political signs - front yard vegetable gardens - weird Portlanders - street murals and art - dogs on bicycles - and more! We will end at at a favorite weird Portland landmark, McMenamins Kennedy School. This historic elementary school was turned into Portland’s most unique hotel with 57 classrooms turned into guest rooms, the Principal's office turned into a bar, and the teacher's lounge converted into a hot tub. Here we will compare photos and have a drink and a snack. It will be a perfectly Portland experience!
Hi, I'm Sarah! I've lived in Portland for 23 years. I love it here, and I hope you'll come explore with me! The expression "KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD" is a reference to our freewheeling freedom of expression, and you'll see plenty of it in this scavenger hunt: art murals, funny fashion, colorful houses, unusual bicycles, and hand made protest signs. This is a city full of interesting and creative sites - you just need to know where to find them! (Hint: the aren't downtown or in the major tourist locations.) Join me and let’s discover the weird! You’ll fill up your camera with cool photos and and meet some locals along the way.
Have a coffee, tea, or soft drink before we begin!
Umbrellas in case of rain!
- Wishing Tree (as featured in "Portland Monthly Magazine") - Tiny Houses tucked into backyards and alleyways - Bicycle Boulevard, a place where bicyclists can fly! - Holman Street Tree House (it's really big!) - Secret Alleyways - Fairy Doors tucked into trees (shhhh - don't wake the fairies!) - Concordia University, a beautiful campus - McMenamins Kennedy School (former elementary school converted into a hotel)
最多可接待10位参与者，无年龄限制。 No experience needed! Just enjoy walking and looking at architecture and gardens, etc.
Comfortable walking shoes
Running late? Need to reschedule? You can attend on a different date for no additional cost. To receive a refund you must cancel 24-hours prior.