At Port City Running Tours we offer private and completely customizable running tours of Portland, Maine. We provide our clients with a unique and exciting way to experience the culture, sights, and history of our beautiful city. Our tours are geared, not just to those living an active lifestyle but, to anyone wanting to see what Portland has to offer. The distance, duration, and sights of a tour are completely dependent upon the wishes of the client. PCRT tours have ranged in distance from a few blocks to over ten miles. Contact us and let us design a tour for you!
Many of the PCRT running tours are led by John Calvin Stevens III, the great-great-grandson, and namesake, of famous Portland architect, John Calvin Stevens. Part of what makes Port City Running Tours unique is John’s family’s involvement in shaping the history of Portland. The Stevens family has been designing landmarks, houses, and buildings in the greater Portland area for four generations. John Calvin Stevens, the best documented figure in Maine architectural history, practiced architecture in Portland from 1884-1940. During that period, he received more than 300 commissions to design or alter domestic, religious, commercial, government and industrial structures on the Portland peninsula. While best known for his graceful residences in the “shingle style,” John Calvin Stevens left a rich and varied architectural legacy throughout Portland and the state of Maine.
John Calvin Stevens III was born in raised in Portland’s West End neighborhood and spent his summers on Little Diamond Island. John lives in Portland with his wife, Melanie, their sons, Stratton and Charlie, and their dog, Seabass.