Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online, at the homes and at the following locations:
(Burnside location only)
2340 W Burnside St,
2425 SW Vista Ave,
3502 SW Corbett Ave,
Tour five lovely Portland homes
Please join us to usher in the holiday season with a neighborhood tradition 30 years in the making – the Ainsworth Holiday Home Tour. Tour five lovely homes across the southwest hills while benefiting the children of Ainsworth Elementary School.
Please stop by the "Gotta Have Coffee" truck parked on Elm Street during the morning and evening tour. All sales will be donated back to Ainsworth Elementary!
2400 SW Park Place
Commissioned in 1926 by Jacob and Edith Barde, this Mediterranean-style home is one of the most photographed locations on the Portland tourist trolley. Sitting at the base of Washington Park, the majestic, classically Mediterranean façade is lovely to see as you approach. The rooms on display have the custom mahogany woodwork, cornices, murals, and other historic architectural features one would expect of this era, and it is easy to imagine attending a formal event in this beautiful space.
1725 SW Prospect Drive
This charming Craftsman cottage sits on a quiet Portland Heights street overlooking the city. It was designed in 1908 by Portland’s most renowned architect, A.E. Doyle (whose other projects include the Multnomah Falls Lodge, the Multnomah County Central Library, and the Benson Hotel). Inside a white stucco and wood shingled exterior, the home’s formal fireplaces and ornate chandeliers come together with an open floor plan, light-filled rooms, and comfortable furniture to harmonize grand and majestic spaces with a style that emphasizes comfort and ease of living.
2023 SW Montgomery Drive
In 1907 this house was showcased in The Oregonian as a paragon of spectacular Arts and Crafts homes being built in Portland Heights at the time. The home, designed by prominent architect Emil Schacht, featured interesting architectural elements, such as an asymmetrical roof line, a dormer, and covered porches. 107 years later, sadly, the home possessed almost none of its former grandeur. Obscured behind an overgrown hedge, the home had been transformed by a 1963 remodel that eliminated most of its Arts and Crafts features and replaced its wood shingles with aluminum siding.
Luckily, the current homeowners saw promise in the property, purchased it and worked with a most talented team of architects and builders for over three years to restore the house to its former glory. Lastly, they meticulously redesigned every room from top to bottom to create welcoming spaces where friends and family could connect, play, and build memories together.
Classic Grand Tudor
1832 SW Elm Street
This Tudor style home embodies stateliness with its brick, stucco, and half-timbered exterior, gabled roof and dormers, and gothic arched leaded-glass windows. Visitors pass between two potted spiral topiaries as they walk up the front stairs and through a brick archway that bears a National Historic Register placard engraved with the home’s name, “Bishopcroft,” which refers to the original inhabitant, Reverend Charles Scadding, Oregon’s first Episcopal Bishop. The home still contains reminders of the bishop’s residency, including an arch-ceilinged room that served as his private chapel, original built-in cedar drawers that once stored vestments, and a small, second-floor balcony from which the bishop might have preached. These details give the house a unique spirit of place that connects visitors with previous inhabitants and the home’s rich history.
Midcentury Modern Remix
2401 SW Scholls Ferry Road *
Originally built in 1959, and recently completely renovated to include as much of the original structure as possible, the owners of this Midcentury-Modern home combined a modern aesthetic that focuses on form with convenience and functionality, resulting in an extraordinarily livable space. The addition of 1,000 square feet to the existing structure of the home, completely updated outdoor living spaces along with an extensive landscape overhaul have helped transcend time and tradition by adding modern, livable touches to Midcentury design.
* Street parking is strictly prohibited at this home. Please park in Westside Vineyard Church parking lot at 5656 SW Humphrey Blvd. (corner of Humphrey and Hewett.) Oregon Best Tours shuttle will drive you to this home.