Portland Walking Tours

Neighborhood Tour: Lost in Ladds Addition

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Walk through a wonderful southeast neighborhood with us. The Ladd's Addition neighborhood is an area where locals always seem to get lost. We'll help you find your way as we meander the unusual streets, meet some neighbors and visit multiple rose gardens

We'll navigate the quiet, mazelike streets of Ladd’s Addition, Portland’s oldest (1891) planned community. Along the way, they’ll admire four blooming rose garden parks that accent the angles of this geometrically-laid out neighborhood. You'll learn about Ladd’s residents’ successful quest to save their old, historic American elms, and admire the impeccably restored bungalows, Victorians, and Arts and Crafts homes that give Ladd’s Addition its place as one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

With 177 historic designations and an ongoing battle to preserve its integrity, this is the only walking tour selected by the City of Portland to showcase Portland’s neighborhoods for dozens of urban planners in the International Federation for Housing and Planning's Spring Conference 2005.

Four rose gardens and a microcosm of architectural styles makes this a special treat.

Tour Details

Dates & Times:

None scheduled. This tour is for private/group tours only. Call now to arrange your booking.

Tour duration:

Under 2½ hours
Less than 1½ miles (no hills, no steps)

Starting Location:

St. Philip Neri Church at 2449 SE Tamarack (SE 18th & Division)


$20 per person with a $200 minimum.

That does not mean that you need to have 10 people to book this private/group tour as we will (and have) done tours for just one person (with the $200 minimum).