Private Tours

Private Tours & Talks

Group of high school age students on Slabtown walking tour. Tanya is standing on a bench ponying at Montgomery Park (once a Montgomery Ward regional center and department store currently the second largest office building in Portland).
Tanya March Ph.D. with high school students c. 2016 outside Montgomery Park, courtesy Tom Schnebeck

Private group tours and talks are great for classrooms, companies, summer camps, conventions, out-of-town wedding party guests, etc.

You can also work with our guide to add any of our tours as a public tour to better accommodate your travel or work schedule. Please contact us by phone or email to schedule a date, time, and starting point for the tour prior to purchase.

To book a private group tour call 503.206.4676, or email

Cost for private group tours range from $150-$300. Dependent on number of guests and other customizations  Discount tours always given to nonprofits.

Tanya Lyn March, Ph.D., will lead you and up to 25 guests on one of these tours. Larger group sizes will require a power point followed by tours led by a team of guides:

  • Slabtown Tour
  • Historic Homes Tour of the Alphabet Historic District
  • Nob Hill Tour
  • Haunted History Tour
  • Cast Iron District
  • Ethnic Transformation of Northwest Portland
  • Heart of St. Johns History Tour (has extreme slope)
  • Old Town New Chinatown
  • SE Historic Foster Road Tour
Tanya March standing in from of sign that says "Meeting Room In Use"
Tanya Lyn March Ph.D. at a Library talk. Image courtesy Dear Liza Blog

Tanya Lyn March Ph.D. has been giving lectures at schools, senior homes, hotels, libraries, real estate offices, and bars for over two decades.  A talk vs. a walking tour is a great option for larger groups, bad weather days, and for those interested in history but not interested in walking.

  • Slabtown Picture Show
  • Vanport’s Step-sibling Guild’s Lake Courts
  • Ghosts and Murders of NW Portland
  • St Johns a City Within a City
  • Cast Iron District
  • Ethnic Transformation of Northwest Portland
  • Redlining and Ethnic change in NW Portland
  • How to Research a Historic Home from your couch-online
  • Welcome to Oregon (a 101 history of the state)
  • Welcome to Portland (a 101 historic overview)
  • The Trail: the wild attractions of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exhibition
  • Say His Name Ervin Jones
    a Black life taken unjustly and the erasure of the Black community in Guild’s Lake
  • Childhood in Portland’s 1940s Homefront Years