The Golden West Hotel at 707 N.W. Everett St. was established by African American entrepreneur William D. Allen in 1906 and provided short and long-term lodging to Black clientele who were otherwise denied accommodations at the city’s white-owned hotels.
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Recognizing Portland’s African American experience
The National Park Service has recognized the historic significance of Portland’s African American experience through a pair of new listings on the National Register of Historic Places.