Portlandia: Our most recommended tours and activities

Portland, Oregon: Soul of the City Walking Tour

Portland, Oregon: Soul of the City Walking Tour

Discover some of Portland's most influential architecture, from cast iron-fronted structures to the grandly disastrous post-modern Portland Building, on this walking tour. Discuss the modern rise of radical activists, and how it is connected to the city’s history going back more than a century. Meet your guide in the center of the city, at Director Park, only a block from the city's Cultural District. Walk through the South Park Blocks, visiting the plazas connected to museums and concert halls, including the Portland Art Museum and the Oregon Historical Society. Explore how Portland got its nicknames and city layout, how its cultural identity was forged, and where its commitment to racial justice and social progressivism comes from. Be surprised as you find out how the state of Oregon was founded and why. Next, meet Portlandia, the image personifying the city. Learn how much of the city as you see it today has hippies to thank for its richness. End the tour at Pioneer Courthouse Square. On days when attractions are open, you can briefly enter 1 or 2 buildings. Along the way, discover what led to the prioritization of parks throughout the city center, how the city’s early urban planners decided on their layouts, how modern designers look at the past and plan for the future, and who the streets are named after.

Portland: Guided Delicious Donut Tour with Tastings

Portland: Guided Delicious Donut Tour with Tastings

Accompany your passionate foodie guide to 4 donut institutions, where you'll enjoy a curated sample of Portland's best donuts. Savor classics like glazed and chocolate, and discover some more adventurous flavors, like lavender.  Your stops may include Sesame Donuts, Blue Star Donuts, Voodoo Doughnuts and more. You'll even be able to skip the line at Voodoo Doughnuts, where some people wait up to 30 minutes. On the way to the donut shops, visit some local sights including Pioneer Square, Chinatown, and the PSU Campus. Your tour guide will entertain you with interesting facts about these sites as you travel between treats.

Portland: Downtown Scavenger Hunt & Self-Guided Walking Tour

Portland: Downtown Scavenger Hunt & Self-Guided Walking Tour

Get to know Portland (Downtown and Pearl District) at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure, you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the Powell’s City of Books, Chinatown Gateway, Portlandia and many more exciting sights in the neighbourhood. After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Salmon Street Springs" and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the Southwest Naito Parkway. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Portland: City Highlights Exploration Game

Portland: City Highlights Exploration Game

Your adventure starts at City Hall in downtown Portland. Begin your first adventure in the app and successfully complete the challenges to unlock more whacky stories and discover more locations. Unlock stories about the Shanghai Tunnels, through which unsuspecting visitors were kidnapped and carried to sea, or the Portland Hotel, where dismembered bodies were dumped. Uncover Skidmore Fountain, which would’ve run with beer instead of water if civic leaders had a sense of fun. In another story, you embark on an adventure to the leprechaun colony in Mill Ends Park from which a pot of gold has been stolen by Portland’s famous peregrine falcons. As an Irish treasure hunter, it’s your job to track it down.

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