Tanya March recently guided Catherine and Deb from the NW Portland International Hostel on the Historic Homes Tour.

Historic Homes Tour

Tour Details

The tour route varies depending on group dynamics. In all, we feature 40 historic homes and interesting sites located east of Northwest 23rd Avenue between NW Couch and NW Kearney streets. Each of our tours highlights at least 25 of historic structures within the 90-120 minute guided history walk.

Sundays at 2:30 p.m., various dates.

The Sigmund Sichel House

The Sigmund Sichel Family built their home at 725 NW 23rd Avenue between Irving and Johnson streets in the 1890s. The house still exists today as a retail location. For many years it housed the Orientale Motif Shop. 

Sigmund Sichel House
Nathan Loeb House


The Nathan Loeb House

The Nathan Loeb House was built by Rudolph Becker at 726 NW 22nd Avenue in 1893. Becker owned three houses in the same style on adjoining lots. Two were demolished in the 1940s. Dr. Jack Blumberg restored the remaining Queen Anne Victorian structure in the late 1970s.