People's History Of Portland Tour

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People's History Of Portland Tour
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A People’s History of Portland highlights the roots of Portland’s downtown immigrant and working class communities, and celebrates the ongoing decades of social justice leaders and grassroots movements.

Before Portland was known for Portlandia, the foundation of the city was built by immigrant labor.This tour tells Portland’s story from the viewpoint of Chinese people, Japanese people, African American people, Jewish people, and LGBTQ communities, whose histories are often left out of the mainstream. A People’s History of Portland tour challenges you to take a closer look at Portland and how we got to where we are today.

Our special May Day themed tour includes new sites of significance that are important places for labor activism and direct action.

Tour Highlights:

Portland’s “Old” and “New” Chinatowns
The site of Portland’s first African American community
“Nihonmachi,” Portland’s Japantown
LGBTQ roots in Old Town
Jewish roots in Portland
Marie Equi in Portland and early Portland women’s history

This tour is sponsored by BridgeTown Inc, a local nonprofit that provides services to low income people and people experiencing homelessness.

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By: Know Your City