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Portland: Food Walking Tour

Portland: Food Walking Tour

Explore downtown Portland on an all-inclusive walking food tour through the heart of the city. We'll meet at "Portland's Living Room," Pioneer Courthouse Square, and venture deeper into downtown while sampling food from unique vendors. Enjoy a philosophical introduction to Portland's iconic food cart ecosystem while learning about our city's history, culture, and people. On our tour we'll walk through the neighborhoods of downtown, old town, and chinatown, while passing through the largest independent bookstore in the world, our scenic waterfront park, and the famous Saturday Market (weekends only). Come hungry.

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.

Discover Portland: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

Discover Portland: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

Take a guided tour of Portland in a small group. Throughout the tour, you'll enjoy beautiful vistas as you drive the hills and bridges in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. Your guide will pick you up at Director Park, then give you background on the landmarks you pass. Learn the city's history as you wander the neighborhoods of central Portland. Stop at the International Rose Test Garden, where you'll have 20 minutes to walk among the 550 rose varieties. Then, you'll ascend even higher into the hills to Pittock Mansion, which provides the best view of Portland and 5 stratovolcanoes, in clear weather. As you navigate the city, take in views of the parks, gardens, bridges, and trees of this lush city.

Hop-On Hop-Off Gray Line Pink Trolley Tour - 1 Day Ticket

Hop-On Hop-Off Gray Line Pink Trolley Tour - 1 Day Ticket

Discover Portland’s many attractions at your own pace with a 1 or 2-day pass for the enchanting sightseeing trolley bus. Take a non-stop narrated tour in 55 minutes, or hop on and off at the attractions of your choice. Drive through Portland’s lively city center, and contrast it with the surrounding natural beauty, from Washington Park and the West Hills to Willamette River and Waterfront Park. Experience all that the "Rose City" has to offer at 9 carefully chosen stops. Jump off at Pioneer Square and discover Portland’s “Living Room.” Enjoy some retail therapy at the 23rd Avenue shopping district, or get a little culture at one of the city’s museums, such as the Portland Art Museum, or the Museum of Contemporary Craft. In addition, a portion of your ticket price goes to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Schedule of Stops: 1. Downtown Departure point 2. South Park 3. Washington Park / Japanese Garden and Rose Test Garden Oregon Zoo / World Forestry Center - via shuttle Hoyt Arboretum - via shuttle 4. 23rd Ave. Shopping District 5. Pearl District / Powell's Books 6. Chinese Garden/Oregon Convention Center via MAX 7. Old Town / Saturday - Weekend Market 8. Riverplace 9. Pioneer Place/ City Center• Pioneer Square 10, City Center West

Portland: Secret Food Tour with Local Guide

Portland: Secret Food Tour with Local Guide

Not to start too hungry, you´ll try a special Housemade Sausage, perfectly fried Egg, Parmesan and Pesto on a Crisp Buttery Sourdough. After a cultural walk, as with all our tours, there is our delicious Secret Dish and, honestly, it’s just too good! You'll then walk around the Pearl District and sample a Special Pretzel with a Dip. Switching scenarios, you'll go towards an eclectic side of Downtown and rest in front of a Tonkotsu Ramen. You'll try a unique local Simpson Donut and learn why we call it that You´ll then have a final chat in an old local cafe. At the end of your tour, you´ll have tasted some of city’s most delicious dishes and gained a better understanding of our local culture and history. Items are subject to availability/season. A thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drink Package is available and we highly recommend you get it for a Full Experience.

Hop-On Hop-Off Gray Line Pink Trolley Tour - 2 Day Ticket

Hop-On Hop-Off Gray Line Pink Trolley Tour - 2 Day Ticket

Portland is a city of contrasts, a lively city center surrounded by natural beauty, from Washington Park and the West Hills to the Willamette River and Waterfront Park. See all the many and varied attractions the 'Rose City' has to offer on board the sightseeing trolley tour. This expertly-narrated 55 minute tour is an excellent way to experience the city at your own pace with 9 carefully chosen stops where you can hop-off to spend time and re-board later. With service at every stop at 60 minute intervals you can spend the day exploring all the highlights of Portland. From Pioneer Square to Portland’s world famous Rose Gardens and from shopping districts to the arts and museums, it’s all available for you with the all-day pass. Or choose the optional two-day ticket if you are spending more time in Portland. In addition to being a great way to see Portland at your own pace, a portion of your ticket price goes to support the Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Enjoy a memorable experience for all ages as you see the city and choose the attractions you will most enjoy. Schedule of Stops: 1. Downtown Departure point 2. South Park 3. Washington Park / Japanese Garden and Rose Test Garden Oregon Zoo / World Forestry Center - via shuttle Hoyt Arboretum - via shuttle 4. 23rd Ave. Shopping District 5. Pearl District / Powell's Books 6. Chinese Garden/Oregon Convention Center via MAX 7. Old Town / Saturday - Weekend Market 8. Riverplace 9. Pioneer Place/ City Center

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.

Portland: Smart Phone Scavenger Hunt

Portland: Smart Phone Scavenger Hunt

Turn Portland into a giant game board on a smart phone operated scavenger hunt of the city, and discover the sights from a new perspective! The interactive hunt combines all the fun of the “Amazing Race” with a sightseeing tour of some of the city’s most historic areas. Let your smart phone guide you past well-known attractions and overlooked gems, solving clues and completing challenges as you go. Start on Pioneer Courthouse Square and continue to the Arts District. See Art Deco theaters and riverside panoramas as you pass sights such as the Portland Art Museum, statue of Portlandia, Ira Keller Fountain Park, and Powells Books, flagship store of the largest independent bookstore chain in the world! The route covers approximately 2.4 miles, and lets you experience Portland’s famous street cars along the way. You can start when you want, and determine your own pace of play. Stop for lunch, take in the sights, or grab a bite at Voodoo Donuts - “the magic is in the hole!” Tours are set at a fixed price for a group versus per person pricing, so this is the perfect city adventure for groups who want to get the best bang for their buck.

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4.4
(54 reviews)

This was a fantastic tour run by a funny, engaging plucky local. His passion for food and the food scene in Portland radiates throughout the tour. He takes you to the best food trucks and shows you what is special about them. He partners with one of the best chocolate shops I have visited in the world (and I travel a lot). This is the first place I've eaten dark chocolate and liked it. He knows the history of the city and shares it with you. And at the end he askes you to pick your favorite item and it's impossible to choose because everything on the tour was truly that good. You not only get good food, and a great history lesson on the city, but you also get to truly see the character of the city and it's people. He partners with small, local shops, and you see how friendly everyone is, and they want to share their city with you. 10/10. Must do.

Our tour was at our pace so we never felt in a hurry giving us plenty of time to ask our questions and enjoy the selection of food selected for us by our guide. Must say we learnt so much about Portland in a short space of time, enjoyed some dishes never tried before and finished with a local IPA beer in a double decker bus. A well thought out tour for people who didn't have much time to do their own research! Much appreciated!

We were in Portland for 3 nights and this was BY FAR the highlight. We can't stop talking about it at home. David clearly loves Portland and that made us love it, too. His choice of food carts and other treats was so wonderful. Personal history with the places and food relationships with the vendors was impressive. Everything was so fun and week worth whatever the cost. Do yourselves a favor and book this!

David led a lively, fun tour with a LOT of great food from vendors and carts where he knew the stories behind the carts and the pods or the shops and the people in them. He also shared his tremendous knowledge of Portland -- history, society, current developments and quirky facts. My friends visiting from the east coast were impressed and delighted.

The tour was wonderful; Dave is passionate, knowledgeable and humorous!