What Lies Beneath
Did you know there is a series of underground tunnels connecting many of Portland's historic buildings to the sea? Tragically, this maze of passageways was used for more than transporting goods.
Beneath the canopy of sheltering trees and historic streets of Portland lies a past rife with dark mysteries and tragic tales of crime and murder. The very port that made Portland a major commercial hub was key in transforming the city into one of the most dangerous towns in the Pacific Northwest. Some of the most popular restaurants and shops in the city are built directly over an infamous series of tunnels where goods and lives were traded and stolen, never to be heard from again. Unless you are paying attention...
"I'm not easy to scare, but this tour gave me the creeps for sure!"
What is the Portland Ghost Tour About?
Descend into the very bowels of the city's dark underworld as the Portland Ghost Tour takes you on an unforgettable exploration of the most haunted locations and infamous crime scenes in Portland. Expert storytellers will share authentic accounts backed by meticulous historical research, introducing you to a shadowy world beneath the perfumed façade of the City of Roses. From a local eatery's tragic figure who fell to her death after a life of degradation, to the restless spirits who roam the historic hallways and rooms of an illustrious hotel, take in the spine-chilling stories to uncover Portland's tortured past and shiver-inducing ghostly activity.
What You Will See On This Tour
This tour will take you on a thrilling mile of eerie sites and haunted locations where you will encounter creepy Portland legends, such as:
- The mischievous apparition at HooDoo Antiques
- The hidden secrets of the Shanghai Tunnels
- The wandering spirits of The Benson Hotel
- The murderous legacy of the Roseland Theater
- And so much more...
Join expert local guides and immerse yourself in terrifying tales of Portland's history and hauntings. Unexplained activity, eerie sounds, and ghostly sensations such as the scent of smoke or roses are some of the experiences you may face during your journey to Portland's darker side.
Pull back the cover of Portland's past and seek out the malevolent energy and residual anguish lurking beneath the very streets you walk on.
"When we deny them entrance, they do not go away. They go underground, persist, perseverate, and prevail."
Meeting point address: In front of the Harlow Hotel at 722 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Duration: 1 hr. across 1 mile
Parking: We recommend parking near the Lan Su Chinese Garden. To see options, click below.
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Renee De Golier
February 6th 2024
"I went on a tour tonight with Brendan. He was a GREAT tour guide! He’s not only very knowledgeable ... "
February 5th 2024
"Lori was amazing! She had such great energy, and it was a fabulous storyteller and kept everyone tog ... "
January 23rd 2024
"The tour host was very informative and passionate about ghost hunting and the history of Portland. ... "
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This tour is a walking tour.