Portland: Downtown Ghost Tour

3.9 / 5

14 reviews

Portland: Downtown Ghost Tour

From $23 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.

About this activity

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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  • 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 a 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 illicit trade that began to use these tunnels for gambling, opium dens, prostitution, and kidnapping. Your guide will then choose from some of the other most haunted locations and take you to them to 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.
  • 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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    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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    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

    3.9 /5

    based on 14 reviews

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    July 6, 2021

    The host was not a good storyteller. The walk was not entertaining and engaging. I've been to quite a few ghost tours and they are usually fun and engaging or spooky. This was boring and really disappointing. Waste of money.

    June 1, 2021

    Guide was very nice, and knowledgeable. Good, interesting tour

    May 25, 2021

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