Guided tour

Portland: Downtown Haunted Walking Tour

4.4 / 5

66 reviews

Activity provider: US Ghost Adventures

Portland: Downtown Haunted Walking Tour

Activity provider: US Ghost Adventures

From US$ 30 per person

Take an eerie evening walking tour around Portland, visiting locations that have been made famous by paranormal researchers, television programs, and nationally recognized "Top Ten Most Haunted” lists.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about a 19th century murder and its connection to Portland's Shanghai Tunnels
  • Listen to local eyewitness accounts of famous ghost hauntings in an underground cigar room
  • Visit a haunted hotel to hear about a number of paranormal experiences
Full description

Take a historic and memorable look at the haunted past of Portland, Oregon, with a 1-hour walking tour. Set off on an adventure through downtown Portland with a knowledgeable and experienced guide, and discover the most haunted locations in the area. Make your way to the meeting point at Lan Su Chinese Garden and look out for your guide, who will be carrying a lantern. Begin immediately with the obscure history of the City of Roses before embarking on a haunted route to 8 locations in the surrounding downtown area.

Head to the waterfront, then walk the dark streets to the Old Town Pizza to hear researched stories and eyewitness accounts of personal hauntings in Portland's morbid and mysterious past. From there, the tour only gets spookier as you visit The Shanghai Tunnels to see the firsthand reminder of Portland's shady past where men were kidnapped or "Shanghaied" and sold to ship's captains in need of sailors, and women were captured and forced into illicit work. 

Learn about an entire network of vice and illegal trade that began to use these tunnels for gambling, opium dens, prostitution, and kidnapping. Your guide will take you to some of the other most haunted locations and deliver, in gripping detail, the history and eyewitness accounts of hauntings and paranormal activity. 

Finally, make your way back to the final stop at Lan Su Chinese Garden, where your guide can give you a final recap of Portland's strange activity. Answer any ghost questions you might have, and check out and exchange any paranormal pictures and activity caught on camera.

Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Experienced guide
  • Photo opportunities through the tour
  • Well-researched and updated stories of history
  • Eyewitness accounts of paranormal activity
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Headsets
  • EMF detectors and ghost plushes (available to purchase)
  • Entrance to Shanghai tunnels
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Look for your guide outside Lan Su Chinese Garden - they will be holding a lantern. Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • The standard tour lasts about 1 hour and has a total walking distance of around 1 mile (1.6 kilometers)
  • You may bring a dog if it is kept on a leash
  • Tours run rain or shine
  • This tour is family friendly, suitable for all ages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 66 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5

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This was one of the best ghost tours we have been on . Victoria Rose was quite knowledgeable of the area . All her ghost stories were very entertaining and she was very easy to hear even in the large group we were in. I learned a lot about Portlands history while on this tour. We liked it so much we are considering taking another ghost tour with her . She mentioned an earlier tour where you actually go inside haunted establishments. She also gave out information of websites and YouTube channels where you could even learn more about different ghost happenings that she had talked about , I would give her 10 stars if I could .

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October 10, 2022

Brendan did an amazing job interacting and telling stories during the tour. He was very personable and felt like a friend giving us insight to the city with his humor and fun personality. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone that finds paranormal activities interesting. One of the best tours Portland has to offer!

August 29, 2022

Such a great excursion for such a small price!!! We really delved into the history of this eclectic, unique, and beautiful town. Victoria Rose, our host, was so charming and seemed to find a way to connect to each and every one of our little tour group. She taught us more than just ghost stories and I felt very at peace in her presence even with the ghost vibes lol **spoiler alert** the haunted parking like has a feeling all on its own. Even upon stepping foot onto the pavement I felt a heavy sadness weighing on my chest. Not debilitating, not that it was brought onto myself, but it was just there. It’s hard to describe. Happy note: if you’re into history I highly recommend taking this tour. It’s not just ghost stories, it’s true eye opening history. I’d rate this tour 5,000/5 stars if I could ☺️

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August 14, 2022

Product ID: 318317