Multnomah Village – Historic Hamlet in the Hills

Streetcar Development in the Wooded Wilderness

The area surrounding Multnomah Village was a hilly, densely wooded wilderness until the establishment of several dairy farms by Swiss immigrants in the 1890s. The development of the electric railway brought economic growth to the small enclave in the early 20th century.

We can still see evidence of “streetcar era” buildings on Capitol Hwy in the commercial core of the village today. We’ll walk to Gabriel Park, a very popular local gathering place for recreation with an interesting history.


O’Connor’s Restaurant
7850 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219


Approx. 2 1/2 hours


$15.  Cash or check accepted at the start of the tour, or you may pay online.


Moderate РThe tour covers about 2 miles and does involve some hills. We will walk at a rather brisk pace.


Optional social time with food and beverage at the Lucky Lab Brew Pub after the tour.

Tour Location
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