Prohibited Pioneer Spirits
Did you know Portland's early days were built on the wealth made from saloons, gambling houses, and opium dens? The foundation of the city's success was found at the bottom of a glass.
One of the Northwest's most prominent port cities, Portland was built on the profit of vices- alcohol, gambling, opium, prostitution, kidnapping- and the list goes on. By the late 1800s, it was one of the most dangerous cities in the world and even the advent of Prohibition didn't infuse the community with a sense of morality. A bigger and more prosperous underworld was created, and some say the victims of Portland's past still haunt the historic buildings and dark alleyways of the city.
"I had more fun tonight that I have had this whole trip! Everyone needs to take this tour if they visit Portland."
What is the Portland Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl About?
The Portland Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl is designed to introduce you to a round of Portland's spirited past through its most haunted locations and premiere public houses. This one-of-a-kind tour will immerse you in a thrilling exploration of Portland's spooky sites and historic legends, where you may catch a show featuring murder and mystery at one of its historic theaters or catch a chill thanks to the dark energy pulsing far below the city streets.
What You Will See on This Tour
This tour invites you to indulge in a boos and booze fest during your eerie inspection of Portland's haunted activity, such as:
- The ethereal parties at Kelly's Olympian
- The spectral sightings at the Roseland Theater
- The ghostly fireman at Kell's Irish Pub
- The tortured spirits of the Shanghai Tunnels
- And so much more...
Expert local guides will introduce you to a selection of the most celebrated bars in Portland where you can enjoy a craft brew or boos-y cocktail as you take in chilling tales of the haunted energy left behind in a city still marked by the remnants of evil deeds, masked by a veneer of law-abiding gentility.
Join us for an immersive evening of fun and fright as we make a toast to Portland's nightlife, and uncover the centuries-old darkness that lies beneath our feet.
"Portland had a reputation as the driest city in America. But it was all a lie."
Meeting point address: The Benson Hotel 309 SW Broadway
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
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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. ... "
Please arrive to the designated meeting location before your tour’s start time, or they may leave without you! Your email confirmation will verify map and meeting location.
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This tour is a walking tour.