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Historic Lloyd Tour

  • OCC Plaza 834 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

Come join Go Lloyd and local guide Eric Wheeler on a free walking tour to learn about the amazing history of Lloyd! 

The tour begins at 12 PM at the Oregon Convention Center Plaza, on NE MLK Blvd between NE Pacific St and NE Oregon St. Space is limited, so please RSVP to hope@golloyd.org before the tour.

Tour description:

In the early 1960s, urban renewal created the Lloyd District, Portland's version of the "mega-mall"; and Memorial Coliseum; the largest sports/entertainment center in the city. Today, the Lloyd neighborhood is in transition. Join us for an easy urban stroll in this NE Portland neighborhood that the city of Portland hopes to transform into another high density, livable urban enclave. With several high-rise residential projects now completed, the Lloyd District is poised to become Portland's new east side "downtown".  We'll also learn about two ambitious entrepreneurs, Ben Holladay (1819-1887) and Ralph Lloyd (1875-1953), whose legacies live on; in name and in spirit.  

Go Lloyd is sponsoring this walking tour as part of the 7th Annual Barbara Walker Regional Trails Fair, happening from 12-3 PM on June 21st at the Oregon Convention Center Plaza. This event is jam-packed with fun trails knowledge and is free for everyone!