The Portland Basin
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Early in the 20th Century a schoolgirl found herself in a shower of
The “Gush-Gush” monster has been heard in this shallow, man-made lake.
A bowling alley that was built on top of an Indian burial ground
People hear chants for the dead at night.
Tum Tum Mountain
Native American sacred site, and possible resting place of murdered
Chief Umtuch. I have not confirmed this, but someone told me that the
Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) clear-cut the old forest that
grew on the top of the mountain.
Charles Green Caples House Museum
This pioneer house has been turned into a museum. People have seen a
depression as of a body, in an empty bed. Globes of light have also been
captured on film.
The Bugle Blower?
Folklore talks about an old time hunter who was attacked in the hills.
He may still blow his alarm horn. How many woods are there around Forest
The music department of the local university may be haunted by a singing
The Grand Lodge
Former Orphanage and Masonic Lodge is now a McMenamin's B&B. The
gift shop is haunted. How many rooms? There is a ghost log book at
the front desk. They also stock my books!!!
Former mansion now a McMenamin’s club. There may be real or created
I have no details of this supposed haunting..
Dundee Woman's Club
I have no details of this supposed haunting..
Famous for it's annual UFO celebration and the ghost of a former gentleman
guest named John.
Tabitha Brown's Orphanage
Building haunted by former children residents.
Mt. Pleasant Grange
A couple stopping to read a historical sign there saw and felt the
presence of many spirits.
Mt. St Helens
Site of 1924 Bigfoot attack on miners.
Captain Phillips Bungalow
Is located across the street from the Forbes Barclay and McLoughlin
houses. It is not open to the public. It is haunted by the ghost of
a the builder, who died while stoking the furnace in the basement. He has
been quieter since the house was turned into offices.
Built in 1845 by Francis Ermatinger. Moved to it's present location.
It is owned by the McLoughlin Memorial Association who put on historic
teas. The spirits here have a tendency to move displays around.
Forbes Barclay was one of the earliest medical Doctors in the
Northwest. It is next to the McLoughlin House and operated as a gift
shop by the McLoughlin Memorial Association. Some of his patients and
perhaps his son, who died in infancy haunt the back rooms of the house.
Was built by John McLoughlin after he retired from the Hudson's Bay
Company. It was also moved to it's present location. It is operated
as a museum by the McLoughlin Memorial Association. His ghost along with
several other people and animals have been seen here.
Oregon City has several different levels of construction. There is an
elevator near the McLoughlin House. The ghost of a young boy wearing an
old fashioned suit and red hair has been seen near the elevator. He
may be the ghost of Forbes Barclay's son, who died in infancy haunt the
back rooms of the house.
Oregon City History
might be interesting reading.
Accuardi's Old Town Pizza
Some people report a ghostly woman standing in the balcony overlooking
the bar. They also make their own Italian sausage for their pizzas!
But they do not DO NOT like talking about ghost!!!
The Bacchus Wine Bar & Cafe'
This is another place that I have not had time to investigate. Anyone
have a story to share?
Theater haunted by stage hand who may have committed suicide behind
the movie screen.
The Benson Hotel
One of Portland's Premiere old hotels, Some guests and employees reported
seeing a mysterious figure walking down the stairs into the lobby.
Simon Benson House
Vacant for decades, after this house was moved to the Portland State
University campus some workmen reported strange doings. The house's
foundation give free tours, donations gratefully accepted.
City park under St. John’s Bridge. Haunted by ghost of young
girl killed in the 1940s.
Dancehall and club. Ghost have been seen and heard here.
Elevator moves on its own.
The Elephant and Castle Pub
Decorated as an English pub, the Elephant and Castle is located in a
building that was owned by the Portland Tong Triad in the 19th Century.
The original owner may still "sit" in his favorite barstool. The
current owner found an opium scale in the basement.
The Governor Hotel
I have absolutely no information about this place. Someone said it was
haunted. Anyone know anything?
Granada Court Apartments
Apartment haunted by ghost of little boy, seen and heard.
The Heathman Hotel
This hotel may be haunted by two suicides. Objects are moved
in locked hotel rooms.
John Palmer House
Former residence, now a B&B, this building is haunted by the ghost
of a silent female ghost.
Kell's Irish Pub
People have reported a ghostly fireman in the basement, which is fitting,
since that's where the smoking room is located.
Former school, now McMenamin’s Restaurant, B&B. Possible
suicide in former schoolroom. Another possible spirit haunts the ladies bathroom
near the pub area.
Former maintenance worker seen near the Nordstrom’s escalator. A
second ghost was reported in the women's bathroom near the escalator
The Money Tree
Located at the corner of North Killingsworth and Mississippi. A murder
victim used to hide his money near the tree. His ghost still periodically
manifests itself to check on his "stash".
North Portland Library
Located on Killingsworth. The ghost of an old man has been seen by
workers, on a security monitor. He is sitting on a chair in the second
floor, which is usually kept locked. When they investigated, he was
gone. People outside the library are sometimes followed by invisible
Pied Cow Coffee House
Former residence, now an eclectic business, the upper stories may be
haunted by an old resident. The current owners are skeptical.
Mansion of Newspaper publisher, restored as museum. Pittock and
wife seen and heard by visitors, windows open, things moved.
In the 1970s, an airplane using parts from Flight 401 had paranormal
incidents at the airport.
Portland Underground Tours
Geographic Society runs tours of the old tunnel system that runs
underneath west Portland's oldest buildings. Originally built to haul
freight from the ships to waterfront stores and warehouses during the day, at
night it was the haunt of Shanghaiers and the "under" economy.
There are several places with sinister and ghostly stories attributed to
The Rimsky Korsakov Coffee House
Employees have told me that this place is haunted, but to ask the owner for
details. She never returns my calls. I do love the "ghost"
coming through the ceiling in the bathroom.
The Rose and Raindrop
Formerly Digger O'Dells, it was also a mortuary. The help and some
customers reported banging and clanging in the kitchen. The manager is
The St John's Theatre
Located in the St. John's Neighborhood, this theater seems to partake in
some of the alternate reality all theater's have.
This interesting pub is located in the basement of one of Portland's older
buildings. There are several bricked up "Shanghai" tunnel
entrances meeting in the basement spaces. The ghosts of some
of the kidnapped sailors who traveled through here may cause some of the cold
spots felt here.
University of Portland
Many ghosts haunt the residences and grounds: a drowned student, Indian
Shaman and a farmer who refused to sell his land to the Jesuits.
Walking into the Virginia Cafe is like stepping back into a 1950s Bar &
Grill. The Virginia Cafe survived the Depression by serving a shady clientele
in the old "Tenderloin District". No ghosts have been seen, but
a manager reported feeling a presence here.
White Eagle Cafe
Bar and boarding house since the 1850s. Myths and historical
facts are mixed, but the ghosts are very active here. There's a new
happening every few months, it seems.
Visitor's Association may be able to provide information on many local
Very active ghosts, including cats, people, moving objects, haunt every
floor of these buildings, which is now a McMenamin’s B&B.
Former Catholic school, now wedding chapel, craft shops and restaurant.
Ghostly student seen, Nuns footsteps are heard in attic late at night.
Mother Joseph is also seen. The restaurant on the north side of the Academy
is also haunted.
Casa Grande Restaurant
Former residence has seen much tragedy and pain. From an
"accidental" killing to a story of unrequited love in WWII when it was
a a boarding house.
Clark County Historical Museum
Former Carnegie Library, now a museum, the basement rooms have strange
The Hidden House
Former residence, now restaurant. Doors locked, singing heard
in an empty building.
The Interstate Bridge
In the Autumn people have seen the ghost of a tall man wearing a top hat
walking across the bridge. Possibly it is the ghost of one of Vancouver's
past mayors, who was found hung in a tree in Hayden Island.
The attic spaces and seating area are haunted by noisy ghosts and apparitions.
The museum display area is haunted. Possibly it is one of the combat
airplanes on dislpay?
Silver Star Mountain
East of Vancouver is Silver Star Mt., site of several pits excavated
in hillside, for hunting or vision quests.
The Slocum House
The ghost of one of the original Slocum family haunts this community
St. John's Road
A 19th Century ghost drives his buggy down this very old road.
Building 614, Post Hospital
Oldest portion of hospital built in 1880s. Noises captured on
tape, objects move, electric appliances malfunction, presences felt. Scary.
Former Post Headquarters. Apparitions seen by many people, footsteps
Building 721, The Auditorium
Auditorium built on Catholic cemetery, bones found in basement.
Footsteps, presences, exorcism performed by Indian Shaman.
Building 875, The Howard House
This was the residency of former Post Commander, O. O. Howard.
The spirits are still active, despite extensive remodels.
Troop Barracks. Ghost of woman seen by psychic. It was
later found out that the building was built on top of the old Catholic
Troop Barracks. Attic door frequently found open. Footsteps
heard following people in attic.
Turn of Century Post Headquarters. Ghost heard walking from 2nd
floor, down stairs and outside. Witnessed by 2 separate military
A ghostly sentry haunts the Gazebo and surrounding parade grounds.
Military Residence now used as a restaurant and gift shop. Presence
The Key Building
Military Residence now used as a business office. Footsteps and
Military Residence now used as business office. A nanny haunts
this building, Lights and electrical appliances are affected, doors
West Linn Paper Co.
The basement of the old paper mill is haunted by the voices of former
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by J. Davis. Updated 5 January 2003.