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InterNations Portland – Welcome to the Underground

Hosted by the Portland Ambassadors
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Took place 2 months ago
211 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97204
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If you’ve ever heard Portland referred to as the Forbidden City of the West and wondered why, a visit to the Shanghai Tunnels could clear things up for you. It’s time we discover some of the dark sides of our city in a fun way!

We meet this time at the:
Shanghai Tunnel Bar
211 SW Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97204
Located one block from Skidmore Fountain Max Stop. Also within a block are three bus lines (12, 19, 20).

If you aren’t familiar with shanghaiing, it refers to the capture and illegal sale of men to sea captains in need of crewmen. Unscrupulous middlemen kidnapped men and sold them off. It was a practice that occurred in Portland as well as other locations along the West Coast. According to some historical data, men were shanghaied in Portland from roughly 1850 to 1941. The Shanghai Tunnels or Portland Underground consist of tunnel passages linking Portland’s Old Town (Chinatown) to the central downtown area of Portland.

The Shanghai Tunnel Bar is the perfect spot to experience the Portland underground feeling with a drink in your hand. Please register for this event by clicking the Accept Invitation button. Feel free to bring your international friends and co-workers!

Don't miss this great opportunity to meet fellow expats, greet the new members in our community and have a fun evening!

Tristan Buser-Molatore & Constanze Engler
InterNations Ambassadors Portland
Living the InterNations spirit - Nobody stands alone!
InterNations is constantly growing and for many guests, this will be their first event. Please be welcoming and introduce them to your friends. Live the spirit of connecting global minds to ensure that every member has a lovely time. Thanks!



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