Portland Ghosts: Poltergeists and Psychopaths

Take a spooky tour of Portland's most haunted places and hear freakish tales of the city’s terrible past. Join Portland Ghosts for a nighttime walk through its dark history, and get ready to meet the ghosts of Rose City.

Book a Portland ghost tour tonight to explore the city’s dark underbelly and immerse yourself in its terrifying world. Uncover the deep mysteries and experience the hauntings that have made Portland one of the most haunted locations in the Pacific Northwest.

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Portland Ghosts: Poltergeists and Psychopaths

With a history of mystery, violence, and despicable wicked acts, Portland is no stranger to ghostly encounters and haunted lore. Follow Portland Ghosts on a moonlit walking tour to some of the most haunted and darkest places in Stumptown, where sad souls from the city’s chaotic past still roam. Want more frights? The City of Roses has enough to go around! When you opt for our Bonus Extended Tour, you will explore even more haunted locations and hear twisted tales of tragedy, excruciating deaths, and disastrous events that have left indelible marks on Portland’s haunted history.

Meeting Location: The Harlow Hotel, 722 NW Gilsan St.

Starting Time: Ghost tours are held nightly at 8 PM, rain or shine!

Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted on Ghost Tours

Alcohol Policy: No Drinking Permitted

Adults Only: No

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We thoroughly enjoyed our ghost tour. The host talks with you, instead of at you, while effortlessly weaving history and haunts together. We brought a...

Grant Gilsdorf

Five Stars

Amazing tour from a very knowledgeable guide. Would definitely go on it again!

Becky Fletcher

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Passionate and knowledgeable! Very personable too. Highly recommend. Hope to return in the coming years and bring other to take her tour too!

Courtney Googe
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Tour Preview: Where You’ll Go

Kell’s Irish Pub

Built in 1889, the seemingly innocent, family-friendly Kell’s Irish Pub isn’t just famous for its drinks; it’s known for its ghostly encounters, too. Erected directly on a network of underground tunnels where violent crimes and all sorts of nefarious activities thrived back in the day, this pub now harbors a dark and haunted history, including the ghost of a firefighter who died heroically in a 1911 blaze that continues to intrigue and spook visitors to this day.

Shanghai Tunnels

Beneath the city of Portland lies the infamous Shanghai Tunnels, a network of tunnels steeped in a history of vice and villainy, where kidnapped souls were ensnared in a web of forced labor and illicit trade. Today, echoes of their anguish haunt these subterranean passages, with tales of kidnapped sailors and lost crew of the ill-fated Jennifer Jo still wander about in search of redemption from their tragic fate.

Old Town Pizza

Housed in the old Merchant Hotel building, Old Town Pizza, one of the few remaining examples of classical Victorian Italianate, cast iron architecture on the West Coast, boasts more than just delicious pies. Local lore says the spirit of Nina, a former resident who tragically passed away in a fire accident, still lingers within its historic walls.

The Hauntings of Portland

Founded in the mid-19th century, Portland has long been known as a hard-edged and gritty port town. The city’s early years were marked by the challenges of a booming frontier community, with harsh living conditions and labor strife. These early struggles echo through Stumptown’s history, shaping its character as one of the most dangerous port cities in the world.

The influx of tired miners, loggers, and hopeful adventurers looking to start a new life brought promise, but for many, it also brought exploitation, violence, and human trafficking. As the population swelled, so did the darker aspects of the city, with underground networks of crime flourishing amidst the chaos of the frontier. Portland soon became a hub for nefarious activities, with brothels, opium dens, and gambling parlors lining the streets, catering to the vices of the weary and the desperate.

The deadly fire in 1975 that took the lives of a dozen people would only add fuel to the fire of the city’s seedy underbelly, leaving behind a trail of grief, sorrow, inexplicable events, and restless spirits of forgotten souls who once called Portland home.


The Most Haunted Places in Portland, OR


Portland may have transformed from a quiet wilderness outpost to a bustling cultural and economic hub. But traces of its rough-and-tumble past can still be found in some of the most popular landmarks. From the ghostly echoes of lost souls at McMenamin’s Edgefield to the eerie whispers among the tombstones of Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, the ghosts of Portland’s history refuse to rest.

Even the opulent halls of Pittock Mansion in Portland hold dark secrets, while the Willamette River Ghost Ship drifts silently, its spectral crew forever lost in the mists of time. Walk with Portland Ghosts through some of the spookiest spots in Portland and hear the terrifying tales of restless spirits forever trapped in the city’s dark past.

Reasons to Take the Portland Ghost Tour

You Need to Walk Off Your Time at The Breweries

There is so much that makes Portland a fashionable tourist attraction with its array of locally-owned breweries being one of ... the tops. The craft beers that these 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 with Portland Ghost Tours is a great way to do it! What better way to work off some craft beer than with some in-person ghost stories and visits to the locations in which they happened?

You’ve Visited Your Fair Share of Portland’s World-Famous Coffee Spots, And You’re Ready to Go!

Being known for its delicious breweries, it comes as no surprise that coffee is another big staple of Portland. Big-name bran ... ds are great but nothing compares to homegrown beans ground with love that can only come from a local owner.

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. And this rush won’t leave you any time soon.

You Want to Know What Makes Portland Unique

There’s a reason Portland has been a popular tourist destination for decades. The preserved architecture and local flair ha ... ve made this city stand out over the years. 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. In fact, they are all true and are some that you won’t hear anywhere else as they are unique to this location. The city may have a lot to offer, but its past is what created Portland.

You Want a Fun Way To Explore Portland

Let’s be honest, Instagram will only get you so far when it comes to deciding where to go and what to see. If you really wa ... nt a deep dive into the history of Portland and want to discover a few hot spots to add to your tourist list, let Portland Ghost Tours lead the way.

Our expert guides will take you to some well-known areas as well as some underground spots that all include a one-of-a-kind true story and deserve a quick pop-in. The internet is for amateurs. Explore the other side of Portland the way it was meant to be explored – in person.

You Love All Things Ghosts

It’s almost hard to believe that a city like Portland can be filled with both residual and malevolent spirits. But its hist ... ory 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 Tours.

You Want to Make Sure Your Portland Vacation is 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 a ... lso 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.

Our Tours

Portland Ghost Tour

Portland Ghosts: Poltergeists and Psychopaths

Are you brave enough to walk through the darker side of Portland’s past? Hear stories of hauntings that have frightened locals and visitors for centuries.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet at the Harlow Hotel, 722 NW Gilsan St.

Tour TimeTour Times:

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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Portland Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Portland's weirdest ghost stories and most unexplained phenomena are out there waiting.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All haunted pub crawls meet at the Benson Hotel Portland, Curio Collection by Hilton, 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205, USA.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 5PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Portland Ghosts Street View at Night

Portland Ultimate Dead of Night Tour

Experience a new side of Portland while on our Ultimate Tour.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet at Harlow Hotel & Cafe, 722 NW Glisan St Portland, OR, 97209.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 10:30 PM

Tour LengthTour Length: AApproximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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