Paul Hornung

Paul Hornung

Last month, Gill Holland and IdeaFestival University took us on a tour of Portland. Among the things we learned about Portland was that football great Paul Hornung grew up in the neighborhood.

Now you have the opportunity to tour Portland with native son Hornung and historian Rick Bell to benefit educational programming at the Portland Museum.

“Drive down memory lane in an air-conditioned motor coach” to discover “Paul’s Portland.” You’ll start the tour at the Portland Museum with “elegant tailgating”: hors d’ouevres, drinks, and desserts. Then you’ll board the bus and get a tour of significant places in the Golden Boy’s life from 17th Street to the practice fields of Flaget High.

Hornung attended Flaget High School and lettered all four years in football, basketball and baseball. He went on to win the Heisman Trophy while he was at Notre Dame. He was the first draft selection in 1957 and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers. He was on the team when it won the first Super Bowl, but he didn’t play in the game. He was sidelined with a career-ending neck injury.

The tour is on Wednesday, June 18, from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $75 and reservations are required. To reserve your seat, call 502-776-7678 or email [email protected]