5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location:Portland, Oregon
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Downtown Portland Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of central Portland by foot on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Visit Powell’s Books, Pioneer Square, the eclectic Alder Street food cart pod and more. As you stroll, enjoy your guide's insight into Portland’s fascinating history, contemporary culture and urban design.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Portland
  • See Portland’s famous food carts, visit Powell’s Bookstore, and explore the Pearl District
  • Admire the Portlandia Statue – the second-largest staute in the world!
  • Pass markets, parks, gardens and several of Portland’s well-known bridges
  • Learn about Portland’s history, culture, arts and sustainability from your guide

What You Can Expect

Downtown Portland Walking Tour

Portland Walking Tour

Meet your guide in the morning at Multnomah County Central Library, the magnificent 1912 construction that houses over 17 miles of shelf space within its brick walls. Begin with a stroll through SW Portland for visits to the Alder Street food cart pod, Pioneer Square and Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independent bookstore. Continue on to Mills End Park — the world’s smallest park — and to the monumental Portlandia Statue, second only to the Statue of Liberty as the nation’s largest statue.

Along the way, enjoy lively stories and facts from your guide as you pass LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) buildings, bridges, hidden alleyways and green spaces. End your tour with a greater understanding of Portland’s history, culture and commitment to sustainable architecture and power sources. 

Your tour returns to the Central Library just in time for lunch. Be sure to get a recommendation from your guide!

Customer Reviews

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our tour guide, Gunner, was excellent not only imparting the history and background of Portland, but doing so in a witty and thoroughly enjoyable way. He answered all of our many questions. A terrific morning walk.

ann.robinson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Niles did a fabulous tour --just two of us--walking almost non stop! We did take a break at the Benson Hotel and enjoyed looking at all the lovely wood décor and the gorgeous fire place. I know so much more about the history of this progress city thanks to him.

Randy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Gunnar was a great tour guide, very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The local tour company was very flexible and accomodating - the scheduled tour guide actually broke their ankle the night before, but they were able to find Gunnar as a replacement and reschedule with us for later in the day, which worked out great. This did make his food recommendations less useful since we'd already eaten, but he pointed out a lot of interesting architecture and historical information as well. Definitely recommended, great value for the price!

Una L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Gunner was charming, knowledgeable and fun. Would def. recommend him.

Pamela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Having never spent time in Portland, I found this walking tour the perfect way to become acclimated to the city. Our wonderful and knowledgeable guide made every moment a super fun learning experience. It was the perfect first thing to do as a newcomer in Portland. Love this city!!

Peggy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

bryan g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

gunnar was an excellent guide ; he knew the city backwards and forwards and brought it to life for us with his knowledge and humor

GUY D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Most knowledgeable and very interesting guide. No photos taken during tour.

Eduard K USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Very good tour with a lot of interested places.

Linda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Booking of the tour was extremely easy considering we just googled it minutes before booking. Tour guide was fun and very informative. It indeed was a couple hours well spent. Wish we had done the tour at the beginning of our trip instead of the end. We now have a list of things of do for our next trip to Portland.

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