PDX 101: Art, Activism, History

PDX 101 – Led by comedian Carlos the Rollerblader

PDX 101 is a downtown walking tour that illustrates the origins of Portland and its journey to the present. While exploring downtown art, parks, buildings, and bridges, and important people, we cover the collective history of Portland: from pop culture to marginalized histories, including the thousands of Multnomah people native to the region and the lessons we have learned while transforming into a growing urban city. KYC’s PDX101 tour stands out with our emphasis on native history, Portland’s unique style of urban planning, and influential social movements make up our past.

Conversations and destinations on the tour include:

– Ankeny Alley: Skidmore Fountain and Voodoo Doughnuts

– Downtown Waterfront: the buried Harbor Drive, the Willamette superfund site and big pipe project, Mill Ends Park

– The South Park Blocks: an incubating place for Portland’s social movements

– The Portlandia Statue and TriMet’s Bus Mall