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Sep 9, 2018
“Good insight and entertainment”
Apr 4, 2018
“Learning to see while learning about Portland”
Owner and tour guide Tanya Lyn March received her doctoral degree in Urban Studies from Portland State University in 2010, focusing on historic preservation and community development. Mike Ryerson and Tanya March designed three community tours Nob...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Portland, OR 97283
+1 503-206-4576
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

The tour guide knows everything about Portland's urban history, is entertaining, walks the extra mile (literally, in our case) to show you stuff you are interested in, and drives a Zamboni. What more can you ask of a tour guide? Both the Slabtown Tours we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark D
Tanya M, Owner at Slabtown Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Going off route adds to the verity of our work, thank you for the opportunity.

Reviewed April 4, 2018

Tanya is a skilled teacher as well as tour guide and we enjoyed the dive into Portland's history along with the exploration of architectural treasures.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

Tanya combines bits and pieces of the past that still exist in Slabtown into a bigger history of the neighborhood, city, and region. I felt like I was reading one of those books where you turn pages of transparencies onto each other until you see...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank makowskowitz
Reviewed January 2, 2017

My daughter and i took this tour with Tanya while I was visiting for the holidays. The slabtown area has great history that becomes visible when Tanya points it out to you. Tanya is generous with her knowledge, her time and her local contacts. I...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Mamia77005
Reviewed January 1, 2017

I recently took the Slabtown tour with Tanya March. We walked around the streets of the Slabtown and Nob Hill neighborhood and she told the story of how this neighborhood started and has evolved over the last 130 years. she is extremely knowledgeable about the...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank LewBowers
Reviewed October 13, 2015

Tanya March delivers a historian's focus to the engaging history of this longtime Portland neighborhood. Her service on the Landmarks Commission and her academic background combine with a personable style to create a super tour. I recommend it for visitors and residents alike.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Ted K
Reviewed September 16, 2015

My boyfriend and I signed up for A Night With Ghosts tour and it was heaps of fun (we toured in the summer when it was still mostly light out-- but I bet it's even better in October!). Tanya is a passionate and informed champion...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank JennyMos26
Reviewed August 18, 2015

So much fun! I love old houses and stories with intrigue, so this tour was perfect. We met our charismatic guide at the library to begin the tour. We walked from point to point while she explained various architectural, cultural, and historical curiosities. It was...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Megulator
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Tanya is the most knowledgable person I know when it comes to historical buildings in Portland! Highlighting both flashy and gritty facts, her tours cover many eras. This is a can't miss if you like hearing the history behind the city you are enjoying. (And...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Nicole I
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Tanya offers a range of tours with varied themes. Take advantage of our amazing fall weather and try a tour. The ghost tour is getting better and better! And Halloween is coming right up.

Date of experience: August 2015
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