Ankeny Alley

Location

SW 2nd St & Ankeny
Portland
,
OREGON (OR)
97202
,
US

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Past Events

Saturday
Jul
5
2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014 from 3:30-5:30pm
3:30-5:30pm
Venue:
@
Ankeny Alley
Sick of big box stores and corporate chains? Welcome to Portland, OR, USA – home to all things independent! This walking tour is designed for those seeking to connect with the true, homespun culture of the city (which can sometimes be tough to find as a visitor). Our two-hour walking tour includes: The history of Portland’s unique food cart phenomena A look at Portland’s burgeoning music and literary scenes and its independent businesses A visit to a craft brewery that has been in business for 20 years A local roaster that transports its coffee only by bicycle – of course! Along the way, we’ll meet with some of the personalities that contribute to Portland’s artisan and DIY culture, and we’ll also explore some of the key policies that help foster these independent business. DIY PDX introduces tour-goers to our grassroots culture that embraces local self-reliance and sustainable living – and that defines Portland’s independent ethos.
Friday
Jul
4
2014
Friday, July 4, 2014 from 3:30-5:30pm
3:30-5:30pm
Venue:
@
Ankeny Alley
While today, Portland is known as one of the whitest cities in the U.S., its multicultural and immigrant communities have a rich and storied history. Join us for the only Portland tour to uncover our multicultural past, and learn about the remarkably diverse Old Town/ Chinatown community. Topics covered in this 2-hour walking tour include: Portland’s “Old” and “New” Chinatowns, the home to the second largest Chinese population in the U.S., and the fallacy of the Shanghai Tunnels The site of Portland’s first African American community, including hotels, jazz clubs and barbershops prior to integration. “Nihonmachi,” Portland’s Japan Town, and its sudden disappearance after Japanese internment during WWII. We’ll also explore the neighborhood’s roots, and how it has served as an umbrella for the LGBT community, the homeless and more. From showing the challenges, discrimination and inequality faced by Portland’s multicultural communities, to highlighting the perseverance and contributions of our city’s immigrants, Multicultural Portland is essential to understanding the city we know and love today.
Thursday
Jul
3
2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 3:30-5:30pm
3:30-5:30pm
Venue:
@
Ankeny Alley
While today, Portland is known as one of the whitest cities in the U.S., its multicultural and immigrant communities have a rich and storied history. Join us for the only Portland tour to uncover our multicultural past, and learn about the remarkably diverse Old Town/ Chinatown community. Topics covered in this 2-hour walking tour include: Portland’s “Old” and “New” Chinatowns, the home to the second largest Chinese population in the U.S., and the fallacy of the Shanghai Tunnels The site of Portland’s first African American community, including hotels, jazz clubs and barbershops prior to integration. “Nihonmachi,” Portland’s Japan Town, and its sudden disappearance after Japanese internment during WWII. We’ll also explore the neighborhood’s roots, and how it has served as an umbrella for the LGBT community, the homeless and more. From showing the challenges, discrimination and inequality faced by Portland’s multicultural communities, to highlighting the perseverance and contributions of our city’s immigrants, Multicultural Portland is essential to understanding the city we know and love today. Tour departs and return to the Know Your City kiosk in Ankeny Alley (200 SW Ankeny St)