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Ce vei face

Portland’s history is intertwined with the history of its illustrious and quirky mayors, from our second mayor who simply walked out of office to go gold digging and John Gates, who invented 72 different steamboats in his lifetime, to more recent mayors who have led the vanguard for ideas like cities as commutable hubs, incubators for small businesses and havens for artists.

This walking tour explores some of the downtown spots that remember and represent those various mayors over the city’s 150-year history. These mayors are responsible for what is, and what isn’t, part of Portland’s current state of being—its parks, its bike culture, and its defiance to conformity.

We’ll stop to talk about Henry Failing, who is responsible for the moniker “Stumptown”; Terry Shrunk, one of the longest-serving mayors who battled with Bobby Kennedy over gambling in Portland and is now honored with a downtown park; and Bud Clark, who famously exposed himself to art—and, in spite of his goofiness, was an earnest mayor who helped establish public art funding and bike culture in Portland.
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This event will run rain or shine.
Portland’s history is intertwined with the history of its illustrious and quirky mayors, from our second mayor who simply walked out of office to go gold digging and John Gates, who invented 72 different steamboats in his lifetime, to more recent mayors who have led the vanguard for ideas like cities as commutable hubs, incubators for small businesses and havens for artists.

This walking tour explores some of the downtown spots that…

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I'm Phil Busse, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

Over the past 20 years, I have reported on and been part of local politics in Portland - with a certain focus on the city’s mayors and history. I helped launch the Portland Mercury, and was the publication’s Managing Editor, spending a good portion of my time at City Hall - so much so, that I ran for mayor in 2004, finishing third out of 26 candidates (behind a two-time city councilmember and the police chief, but in front of a clown and the naked guy on cable access television!).

Portland has a fascinating history that is told through its mayors—from the silly to the serious, the noble to the notorious, and including the sincere and scandalous in-between.
I'm Phil Busse, a member of the Atlas Obscura community.

Over the past 20 years, I have reported on and been part of local politics in Portland - with a certain focus on the city’s mayors and history. I helped launch the Portland Mercury, and was the publication’s Managing Editor, spending a good portion of my time at City Hall - so much so, that I ran for mayor in 2004, finishing third out of 26 candidates (behind a two-time city councilmember and the police chief, but in front of…
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Această experienţă este oferită direct de un membru al comunităţii Atlas Obscura şi a fost selectată de Atlas Obscura.


Fondată în 2009, Atlas Obscura este o comunitate globală de exploratori, care au creat împreună o bază de date cuprinzătoare a celor mai minunate locuri și mâncăruri din lume. Membrii comunității își găzduiesc, de asemenea, propriile experiențe, oferind acces special la minunile ascunse ale lumii și ale locurilor și bucătăriilor locale.

Unde vei fi

The tour starts at downtown Voodoo Doughnuts, site of a midnight doughnut eating competition for mayoral hopefuls, and traces through the city’s inner westside, covering about two miles of terrain from Burnside to Portland’s current, century-old Italian villa-styled City Hall.

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Condiții pentru oaspeți

Pot participa cel mult 10 oaspeți cu vârsta minimă de 8 ani. Părinții pot fi, de asemenea, însoțiți de copii sub 2 ani.

Ce să aduci cu tine

Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Bring a bottle of water and a snack.