South Portland—Lair Hill Neighborhood

Portland, Oregon

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Lair Hill is named not for a hill but for a man, William Lair Hill. This is the west section of the historic South Portland neighborhood. Families coming along the Oregon Trail and single men seeking business opportunities in Portland settled here before the Civil War. Many young men traveled by sea around South America.
Walking Portland, Oregon

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Walking Portland, Oregon

by Sybilla Avery Cook (Falcon Guides)

Lair Hill is named not for a hill but for a man, William Lair Hill. This is the west section of the historic South Portland neighborhood. Families coming along the Oregon Trail and single men seeking business opportunities in Portland settled here before the Civil War. Many young men traveled by sea around South America.

© 2013 Sybilla Avery Cook/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Walking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Portland Oregon Visitors Association
Driving Directions: Directions to South Portland—Lair Hill Neighborhood

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