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Our guide Dylan knew the city inside and out and made sure that we saw everything. Dylan was very friendly , informative , and a lot of fun. This was an excellent way to get introduced to Portland on all levels, Cultural, Historical, and even Scientific (Dylan was knowledgeable about the local wildlife, and geological characteristics of the area) . I would recommend this tour, especially as a first thing to do when arriving in the area as it would give a great introduction of the city.
This was a great introduction to the city and its different neighborhoods (districts). Our guide was very informative. Because there were only 3 of us, it was easy to converse and ask questions. It was also nice to be picked up at our hotel.
If you want to get the most out of your trip to Portland, you really need a tour of the city. This is something you can't do on your own, even with a car and a guidebook. Our guide, Kelsey, drove us around and provided us with information on each part of the city. As a native Portlandian with inside knowledge on the various neighbourhoods and history of the city, she gave an excellent tour and provided us with a first class look and, ultimately, great appreciation of the city and its people.
Informative guide, comfortable transportation. Overall very enjoyable.
No-one shoud visit Portland for the first time without taking this tour. Jeff presents the city in a way that my wife and I have never experienced when taking similar type tours in other cities. He does not just drive around town pointing out sights and landmarks. He goes much further by explaining the history and psyche of the people. He also explains how the City's past and contemplated urban planning policies impact the day to day lives of its residents. This tour provides full value and is most enjoyable and informative.
It was great tour. Our tour guide was the best. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time.
Absolutely fabulous and very informative. This was a girls day trip. We had an awesome time and out tour guide was great. Well worth the money.
Our guide, Jeff, was great - he was from Portland and knew the city and the general area very well and could answer all questions articulately. Jeff offered coffee and pastry - I suggest he take his guests to one of Portland's many great cafe's (and charge another $5 if necessary).
A fantastic insight into the heartbeat of what Portland is all about. Our guide Jeff could not possibly be improved upon...with any other company, anywhere. I am recommending it to everyone! Portlanders need to take this trip, no matter how well they think they know the area. A+++
Very well organized small group trip. Would recommend it to my friends. Will use it again when I visit the pacific northwest.
This small-group tour of Portland was really small--just me and the guide--so I got a truly individualized view of the city. (Awesome!) My guide was pleasant, engaging, knowledgeable, deeply passionate about heritage and culture, and made everything about Portland fascinating! After seeing all the quadrants of the city, from the elegant Pittock Mansion to the quirky food trucks in a neighborhood brewpub parking lot, I came to really "get" Portland. All of the neighborhood specialty restaurants (one for biscuits, one for pies, etc.), local coffee shops, innovative architecture, lovely parks, majestic evergreens and spectacular bridge-covered Willamette River were a colorful backdrop for the straightforward, unpretentious people who bring the true creative soul to this city. I appreciated the background stories and peeks into unusual places off the beaten path (like the converted elementary school that today is part hotel, part restaurant, part art gallery. An amazing place!) The half-day tour went quickly. I enjoyed my guide and consider him as much a part of my great Portland memories as the places we saw. The tour was well worth the time and money!
This tour was really nice. The driver was personable and his knowledge of the Portland area was extensive. We enjoyed seeing some of the local neighborhoods and the learned a lot about the history of the city. Great tour!
Very knowledgable tour guide and comfortable Mercedes van, There was an appropriate amount of time outside the van and the guide offered drinks and snacks. The small group of 3 parties (7 people total) made it very easy to interact. I was traveling alone so i appreciate this aspect of the tour.
My Best of Portland tour was a success. Best of all, my guide, Pete, tailored the tour to suit what I wanted to see the most,the roses! I was the only person on the tour and sat in front of the HUGE Mercedes 12 passenger van. Pete was a native of Portland and showed me the "neighborhoods" of the city,the views, and the International Test Garden. I was able to spend almost a hour at the rose garden, and he kindly let me wander on my own. Pick up was prompt and the snack was good too...a local Portland soft drink and muffin. My only thought is that getting in and out of the van was a huge step....I am short, and pretty agile for my age but a "running board, step, or handhold would have been easier. I will use Viator for my trips in the future.