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About PNW Walking Tours

Exploring the History, Architecture and Culture of the Pacific Northwest

Explore the architecture, history and culture of the Pacific Northwest with architectural historian Eric Wheeler. These walking tours feature the history and architecture of Portland and a number of other communities in the PNW.

Eric’s tours are designed for new arrivals, visitors and area residents. The easy walking pace is designed to allow plenty of opportunity to see the sites, hear the guide and engage socially with other participants. This is a Meetup after all! 🙂

The tours typically meet and end at a restaurant, pub or coffee shop, to allow for optional social time with the group before or after the tour. There is a fee for these researched and guided walking tours. Typically $20 per tour. There is no fee to join the Meetup and follow the schedule of walking tours.


Eric Wheeler, Architectural Historian

Eric Wheeler has over twenty years of experience as an architectural historian and heritage tourism consultant in Wisconsin. He has written numerous National Register nominations, taught graduate level classes in architectural history and designed and led walking tours of historic commercial and residential neighborhoods.

Eric discovered the Pacific Northwest several years ago and is now exploring and interpreting the captivating built environment of Portland and environs. Currently Eric designs and leads tours for his architectural walking tours Meetup group.



Historic Walking Tour of Irvington
Ideal Planet PDX

Historic Walking Tour of Irvington
The Portland House Hunters

Historic Laurelhurst
American Dream TV

Special Tour of a Jewel of a Home – The Lawson House
Old PDX Homes

Enticing Architecture On The West Coast
Leisure Group Travel

Teaching Architecture From The Streets with Eric Wheeler
Young Architect

Discover a Sense of Place with Positively Portland Walking Tours
Faces From The Neighborhood

Historian Connects Culture to Architecture
DJC Oregon

Pearl District Walking Tour – Hosted by the Center for Architecture
AIA Portland

It’s a Portland Bungalow, Says Eric
Living Room Realty

The 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition
Young Architect



Positively PNW Meetup
AIA Portland
Portland Architecture

Eric Wheeler - Positively Portland Walking Tours