Haunted Pub Tour: Ghost Stories & Tunnels

This tour includes an exclusive 20-minute visit into one of Portland’s original Shanghai Tunnels. Please note you will encounter dirt/mud floors and a dark, enclosed space during this brief underground experience. This eerie tunnel system has been featured on the TV show “Ghost Adventures” and is known as one of Portland’s most haunted places.

The Haunted Pub Tour is roughly 2.5 hours including stops at 2 local pubs, in addition to the tunnels, and 6 beer samples. The walking portion of the tour covers less than 1 mile. We rate this tour as “mildly spooky” and is a 50/50 split of history and hauntings.

The Old Town Historic District in downtown Portland, Oregon is filled with beautiful old buildings and cobblestone streets. Lively with drinking establishments and restaurants today, 120 years ago Old Town was home to many of Portland’s less savory episodes – some would even go so far as to say “wicked and lawless.”

Uncover Portland’s haunted dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour – all while sampling 6 local beers.

Lively with restaurants and nightlife today, 100 years ago the Historic Old Town District was home to many of Portland’s less savory establishments – opium dens, brothels and underground speakeasy’s.

In the 1800’s, locals steered clear of Portland’s “North End” as it was notoriously dangerous and a hotbed for kidnapping. On this tour, you’ll venture underground into the Shanghai Tunnels and see where unknowing sailors were ruthlessly abducted. This rampant kidnapping earned Portland the reputation as one of the most dangerous port cities in the Western hemisphere. Our expert tour guides regale you with stores about these infamous criminals, their victims and the ghost’s they’ve left behind.

We, of course, think it’s the perfect stage for our Haunted Pub Tour! Join us year-round for this spine-tingling walking tour and hear first-hand accounts of recent paranormal encounters. In addition to (alleged) ghosts, your tour guide will regale you with stories from Portland’s early days when Old Town was home to drug trades, gambling, and prostitution.

You’ll learn about the notorious “crimps,” whose rampant kidnapping tactics earned Portland the dubious distinction of being known as the most dangerous port city of the western hemisphere in the 1890s.

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6 years ago

Sounds really interesting, and it's cool you get down in the old Shanghai Tunnels, too!

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