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Portland Ghost Tour

Ready to see Portland like never before? The haunts are nonstop in the PDX, where the spirits of old loggers and gold miners still live on. Come take a tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

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Why You Need to Take Our Portland Ghost Tour

We offer some of the best ghost tours in America! You’ll be joined by one of our expert tour guides, a Portland local whose seen their fair share of poltergeists. Our tours are exciting, informative, but best of all, they’re authentic! There’s nobody in a cheesy costume hiding in a dark corner waiting for a cheap scare. We rely on the spook factor of the haunted houses on our tours to get that blood flowing. You never know…you might even come face-to-face with a real ghost! So whether you’re a Portland native or just visiting from out of town, you’ll have a fantastic experience with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours. So what are you waiting for? Book a Portland ghost tour today!

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Five Stars

Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered any questions that we had. She seem passionate about the history and was very animated. I really appreci...

06.23.24
Rickey Garcia
 

Five Stars

This was a fun evening experience!!

06.21.24
Laina Ward
 

Five Stars

Great time!!! Brenden rocks as a guide!

06.19.24
Brett Johnson
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Our Tours

Tickets Start At $26

PORTLAND GHOSTS: POLTERGEISTS AND PSYCHOPATHS

Are you ready to encounter the real ghosts of Portland? Where weird and shocking meets wicked and supernatural, the spirits of the northwest roam Portland’s streets nightly.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: In front of the Harlow Hotel at 722 NW Glisan St

Tour TimeTour Times: 7PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $27

PORTLAND GHOSTS BOOS AND BOOZE HAUNTED PUB CRAWL

Join us for an immersive evening of fun and fright as we make a toast to Portland's nightlife, and uncover the centuries-old darkness that lies beneath our feet.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: The Benson Hotel at 309 SW Broadway

Tour TimeTour Times: 5PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

PORTLAND ULTIMATE DEAD OF NIGHT TOUR

Join an authentic Portland ghost tour of Oregon’s most haunted city to unpack a horrendous archive of death, sadistic acts, and remorseless murderers.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Harlow Hotel & Cafe, 722 NW Glisan St Portland, OR, 97209

Tour TimeTour Times: 10:30PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Portland So Haunted?

Portland is in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, where the great outdoors is like home to those who cherish the natural beauty. The Chinook tribes initially inhabited the Willamette Valley. Before European settlement, the area was the most densely populated region on the West Coast and was home to the largest native territories in the Pacific. After Louis and Clark opened the pathway to the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Trail brought hundreds of thousands of settlers to the Willamette Valley.

 

The original parcel of land containing the new settlement was split between two entrepreneurs who wanted to name the settlement after their respective hometowns. Asa Lovejoy was from Boston, and Francis W. Pettygrove was from Portland, Maine. They settled the matter using a coin toss, and Pennygrove won. The coin used in the decision is called the Portland Penny and is on display at the headquarters of the Oregon Historical Society.

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As the city grew, it became known as Stumptown because of the many trees that were cleared to accommodate the growing population. After the counterculture of the 1960s, Portland grew into a progressive town and today remains a hub for environmentalism, LGBTQ rights, and social activism. But the city has quite the dark side…it’s infested with ghosts and ghouls! Portland has a long history, dating back to when thousands lost their lives on the Oregon Trail.

Lumberjacks and loggers also flocked to the city looking for work. The spirits of the early Portlandians still live on, and they love to haunt the streets at night. The Shanghai Tunnels run underneath the city, and they’re filled to the brim with strange supernatural entities. The Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery also gives off a creepy vibe if walking through haunted graveyards is your thing. Are you looking to visit Stumptown? Book a Portland ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours today!

 

Why should you tour with us?

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You need to walk off your time at the breweries

The craft beers that Portland's famed breweries produce are reason alone to put Portland on your bucket list of places to visit. But even the biggest beer lover needs a time-out once in a while. If the breweries are what brought you here but you need a way to burn off your day of sampling, a stroll on our Portland ghost tour is a great way to do it!

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You're fully caffeinated from Portland's famous coffee spots and ready for a ghost tour!

Being known for its delicious breweries, it comes as no surprise that coffee is another big staple of Portland. After you’ve had your fill of coffee, burn off the excess energy with a fact-based ghost tour. The caffeine may get you going but the adrenaline rush you’ll experience from true and terrifying stories of the dead is something you won’t find in a coffee shop.

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You want to know what's unique about Portland

There’s a reason Portland has been a popular tourist destination for decades. But there’s more to Portland than just the gorgeous sites. Underneath the beautiful buildings and local haunts lies a treasure trove of events that sound as though they’re from a movie. The city may have a lot to offer, but its past is what created Portland.

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You want a different way to explore downtown Portland

If you really want a deep dive into the history of Portland and want to discover a few hot spots to add to your tourist list, let Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours lead the way. The internet is for amateurs. Explore the other side of Portland the way it was meant to be explored - in person.

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You're a lover of the otherworldly

It’s almost hard to believe that a city like Portland can be filled with both residual and malevolent spirits. But its history of crudeness and debauchery left a dark mark on the city and left countless restless souls trapped and doomed to wander the city for eternity. There’s only one place to learn about them, and that’s with Portland ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours.

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You want to make your Portland trip a memorable one

A place like Portland should be taken in from beginning to end. There is so much to see and do on the surface but there’s also an entire undercover world that should be explored. An otherworldly place of mystery and intrigue, where the supernatural command the attention they were denied in life. It doesn’t get much more memorable than that.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt ot distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

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Life & Trial of Rev. Ephraim K. Avery

Methodists and Millgirls – Fall River’s First Unsolved Murder

The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

Posted 11.15.2021

 
Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

Posted 09.29.2021

 
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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021