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People’s History of Portland: Immigrant and Labor Rights History

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Voodoo Doughnuts

22 SW 3rd

Portland, OR 97204

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A People's History of Portland" is a walking tour that highlights the lesser known stories of Portland’s immigrants, social activists, and working class heroes.

Before Portland was known for Portlandia, bikes and brews, the foundations of the city were built by immigrant laborers.This tour tells Portland’s story from the point of view of Chinese people, Japanese people, African American people, Jewish people, and the LGBT communities that are often left out of mainstream conversations about Portland.

Led by Know Your City's professional tour guide, a People’s History of Portland in an interactive exploration into the city you’ve heard so much about.

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  • Portland's "Old" and "New" Chinatowns

  • The site of Portland’s first African American community

  • "Nihonmachi," Portland’s Japantown

  • LGBT roots in Old Town

  • Jewish roots in Portland

  • Marie Equi in Portland and early Portland women’s history

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