Oregon Ghost Tours, Walks and Paranormal Investigations

You have landed on the list of Oregon ghost tours, a subset of the Funtober ghost tour directory.CNBC named Portland the 10th most haunted city in America because of the Shanghai Tunnels beneath Portland, which were used to kidnap unsuspecting people and send them to slavery or prostitution in Asia, and the White Eagle Cafe, a former brothel.Beyond Portland,Oregon also has the haunted Hot Lake Hotel and Multnomah County Poor Farm.So you should be able to see a ghost in the state if you wonder around long enough.This directory includes ghost walks, ghost hunts, trolley tours, cemetery tours, and haunted house tours that will be of interest to history buffs, ghost hunters and/or thrill seekers.

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Here are the Oregon ghost tours that I have found:

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour - Portland, OR
6 beer samples (~5 oz pours) at 2 historic pubs. 2.5 hours (tour duration) across 0.8 miles (walking distance). Tickets are $45 per person + online booking fee. Departs at 7PM Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays as well as 3:30PM Sundays. Starts at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub. Advanced tickets required.

Hawthorne Ghost Tour - Portland, OR
An educational adventure through the heart of East Portland’s old red light district. This is an outdoor walking tour that takes one and a half hours and covers approximately a mile and a half. There are frequent stops to tell spooky and real-life stories about Portland and the Pacific Northwest. At two separate locations, they attempt to contact the spirits. The tour meets at the SE corner of 37th and SE Hawthorne. They have tours at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids 7-12, and $12 for seniors and veterans.

Northwest Ghost Tours - Oregon City, OR
two hour walks with the spirits in either historic McLoughlin neighborhood or Downtown Oregon City. Hear real ghost stories, legends and folklore about the city and Oregon. Tickets are $10-12. McLoughlin tours start and end at the Ermatinger House at 6th and John Adams St. Oregon City tours start and end at the base of the Oregon City Elevator on Railroad Ave.

Portland Underground Tours - Portland, OR
offered by the Cascade Geographic Society. The tours explore the Portland Underground, tunnels built to connect the businesses to the waterfront of the Willamette River and allow businesses to deliver goods while avoiding traffic. The cost is $8-26 depending on age and type of tour. Special ghost/paranormal/Friday the 13th/Halloween tours in addition to their regular Shanghai Tunnel tours. Tours depart from Hobo’s Restaurant unless otherwise indicated.

Portland Walking Tours - Portland, OR
the beyond bizarre ghost tour for those who want to experience a real paranormal investigation in Portland. The tour offers an overview of the different types of spirits, including Residuals, Object Hauntings and Poltergeists. You will also descend below ground to attempt to locate Nina, who haunts 1885 Merchant Hotel. The tour is offered on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, the family friendly tour leaves at 7 PM with the over 18 tour departing at 10 PM. Tours depart from the Big Red Arrow Concierge Commons in the Merchant Hotel Building. Bring your own ghost hunting gear or you can purchase a gear bundle. Prices range from $9 (kids 5-10) to $29 (adults on the 18+ tour). They also offer an Underground Portland tour through Old Town and Chinatown that explores the literal and metaphorical underground sections of Portland. The tour descends underground at the Merchant Hotel after a 3/4 mile walk, while the guide offers tales of scandal, immorality, and vice.

Salem Ghost Tours - Salem, OR

Slabtown Tours - Portland, OR
Spend a night with ghosts on their Haunted Northwest History Tour. Experience Portland’s paranormal heritage as the group investigates several local ghost stories gathered from homeowners, alienists, and newspaper accounts. The tour stops at three locations where the spirits are known to be less than peaceful. This tour takes place on Halloween, Fridays and Saturdays in the last two weeks of October, and every Friday the 13th.

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One thought on “Oregon Ghost Tours, Walks and Paranormal Investigations

  1. Buster says:

    “Shanghai Tunnel Tours” are a complete waste of money and time. For one thing, they are not real: there is no evidence that “shanghai-ing” ever took place in Portland. There are also no actual tunnels… this is a dirt-floor foundation of a commercial building: freezing and the winter and stifling in the summer. Secondly, most of the “relics” have disappeared; there is little more down there than a pair of beat-up antique shoes and an old wicker chair, tho you may be able to nick a #10 can of fruit… this is Hobo’s basement, after all. Which leads to be best reason to avoid this “attraction”: Hobo’s Restaurant is alive and well, and you will clearly hear it during your tour; patrons were signing karaoke during the tour I went on, and the guide kept losing her place in the “ghost” story.

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