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ADU Tour- 2017

A tour for people interested in learning more about ADUs and meeting

the homeowners, builders, and designers who built them.


Below is Information about the Previous 2017 ADU Tour

For a thorough description of the 2017 ADU Tour, read this recent Oregonian article and this blog post.

Saturday tour page

Sunday tour page

Saturday Sunday


Schedule of Events 

Friday, September 8th, 6pm-9pm- ADU Workshop: An Introduction to ADU Development for tour attendees

Saturday, September 9th, 10am-4pm- ADU Tour: Attendees take a self-guided tour of ADUs in Portland at their own pace. This tour contains a new set of 12 ADUs throughout NE Portland, never featured on the ADU Tour before.

Saturday afternoon, 4-8pm: Free party for ADU Tour attendees: Hosted at Caravan-The Tiny House Hotel. Live music by Alexa Wiley and the Wilderness, beer, smores, networking.

Sunday, September 10th, 10am-4pm- ADU Tour: Attendees take a self-guided tour of ADUs in Portland at their own pace. This tour contains a new set of 12 ADUs throughout SE Portland, never featured on the ADU Tour before.

Image of the 24 ADUs featured

Locations of 2017 ADU Tour sites.  

NE (blue) on Saturday, SE (green/yellow) on Sunday

Breakdown of ADU Types by day (a few of the ADUs fall into 2 categories).

Saturday  Sunday
Detached new construction 5 7
Garage conversion 1 3
ADU above a garage/workshop 3 2
Addition to ADU 2 0
Basement conversion 2 0

ADU Tour Booklets and Wristbands

In order to visit the ADUs, you will need ADU tour booklets and wristbands. When picking up them up, you do not need to print out a physical copy of your ticket. You can pick up booklets and wristbands for others as well– just have the other registrants forward their confirmation email to you. You can pick up booklets and wristbands at the following times and locations:

Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th, from 9am-4pm

All attendees can also pick up booklets and wristbands on the days of the ADU Tour events at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, 5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211, beginning at 9am.

Friday, September 8th, from 5pm-6pm

ADU Workshop attendees can pick up packets/wristbands on Friday evening where the workshop is being held:  2120 NE Tillamook St. Portland, OR 97212.

Open Hours for the ADUs on the tour are 10am-4pm

Northeast ADUs on Saturday, September 9th, from 10am-4pm
Southeast ADUs on Sunday, September 10th, from 10am-4pm

Bike!

We provide bike racks at each location and strongly encourage participants to bike. This year’s tour has 12 locations in NE Portland on Saturday, and 12 locations in SE Portland on Sunday. Even if visiting all of the ADUs from one end to the other, the bike routes this year are fairly short; 11 miles for the NE tour, and only 6 miles for the SE tour!

Got Kids?

Kids 12 and under may attend for free

Volunteer for the ADU Tour

We need 50 volunteers to pull off the ADU Tour. It’s a 3.5 hour volunteer commitment (a couple slots are still available) that comes with a free pass to see the ADUs during the alternate day that you’re not volunteering. Tour volunteers are assigned to a particular ADU, and check wristbands, tally attendance at the ADU, and answer basic questions about the tour. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact the tour organizer at kol@tinyhousehotel.com and we’ll send you a quick form to fill out online.

About the ADU Tour

This tour is managed by Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, with support from the City of Portland, Metro, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Earth Advantage and the Energy Trust of Oregon.

Questions about the tour?– e-mail kol@tinyhousehotel.com

ADU tour archive

The May 2014 ADU Tour information is posted here – Project profiles

The May 2015 ADU Tour information is posted here – Project profiles

The Fall, 2015 ADU Tour information is posted here – Project profiles

The September, 2016 ADU Tour information is posted here – Project profiles

The September, 2017 ADU Tour information is posted here – Project profiles here and here

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