Historic Multi-Family Housing of Northwest Portland Tour

07/02/2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT


Walking Tour


  • $25.00  -  General Public
  • $15.00  -  AHC Members



Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District is often thought of for its beautiful single-family homes, when in fact, it has a surprising history as a "rental" district. The Couch family built some of the earliest upscale rental units. In the 1920s, Elmer Feig became well known for his Northwest Portland apartment designs, and a housing crunch during World War II led to the conversion of many classic homes into multi-family units. We hope you’ll join us as we explore this fascinating aspect of one of Portland’s most endearing neighborhoods.

On this tour you can expect to see:

           - Housing built for physicians at Good Samaritan Hospital

           - Several apartment buildings by the prolific 1920s designer Elmer Feig

           - The only set of 1890s-era brick rowhouses in all of Portland

Parking in Northwest Portland can be a challenge. We recommend carpooling, bus, or the Portland Streetcar.


Space is limited. Pre-Registration is required.


Image: Zenabe Court Apartments (1929), Architectural Heritage Center Photo.


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