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Michele R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

Great tour with just the right balance of walking and riding. Ron was an awesome tour guide - friendly, informative and an excellent driver. We really were able to see a lot in just one day. Highly recommend this tour!!

Martin K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

We had a very thorough and enjoyable tour and were happy that we'd booked it.

Kiwi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

I had the best time! My tour guide was so sweet, and very friendly. She picked me up at my downtown hotel, and I joined a small group of 4. The 5 of us were under 40 years old, so I thought her information about all the places we visited was very fun, and age appropriate. We visited the Columbia River waterfalls, and were driven through downtown Portland.
We were driven to the River, and got to stop at the Women's Forum, and Vista Point for some beautiful views. We went to see about 12 waterfalls since the weather was so clear. It was beautiful, and out guide knew so much history about each waterfall. It was very lengthy and informative. After the first half of the tour we made a stop for lunch at Portland's Food Stall Pod and had free time to eat. The second half of the tour was a city tour, and we were driven through Downtown Portland and got to see all the neighborhoods. Nob Hill, Brewery Blocks, Old Chinatown, Pearl District, Pioneer Place, basically every neighborhood downtown. The Chinese Gardens were closed, as well as Pittock Mansion, and the Test Rose Garden, but we still got to stop at each one anyway. These locations were closed due to renovations and the timing of the year not the tour company's fault so I thought it was nice that she drove us to those locations anyway. We got a chance to get out and walk around the Rose Gardens and Pittock mansion, so it was nice to see. She drove us to so many places and knew so much about the city.
Overall I thought it was a nice tour, I got a chance to get a glimpse of Portland, and view some beautiful scenery. I got lucky with my guide, and my group- all so nice! I would recommend this tour if you want to see Portland in a short amount of time. I planned to use the tour as an idea, and return to the places I was interested in the following day. It was very helpful. All in all, I had a great time, and made some friends along the way.

lindsay b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

very good tour,my travel buddy seemed to get lost at one of the falls for 20 minutes past the departure time and then we agreed I should wait for him and they would pick us up after the last waterfall.
Very patient and understanding,I wanted to shoot him.

Luanne G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was a great tour. I highly recommend it for those who have only a little time in the Portland area and want to see as much as possible. Sergio was an excellent guide. He spoke enough, giving plenty of interesting facts, but did not yammer continuously. He struck a good balance and definitely enhanced the tour.

Michelle H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

The tour was a lot of fun. There were amazing photo opportunities at the waterfalls. Our tour guide was funny and informative.

cglidewell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

The tour to Columbia Gorge was wonderful and tour guide outstanding! Area around Portland nit as great but still good.

sandie k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

It was a wonderful tour. The guide, Cari, was extremely knowledgeable. She knew all the history of every place we visited, and she was extremely helpful to everyone on the tour. She has a great personality.

Sandra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

A really fantastic day, so much packed in between the Colombia Gorge and the City, and our guide Ron Davies was so enthusiastic and knowledgable. Highly recommended for those visiting Portland!

Natalia A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This is an excellent tour that I highly recommend to anybody who doesn't have much time but wants to see a lot without being concerned about logistics of transportation, bathroom stops, lunch breaks, etc. It is all thought through for you. I had only one full day in Portland and after reading about all the sights had hard time deciding which ones I wanted to see. Finally, I booked this tour and it was a great decision! First, you are picked up from your hotel in a van that sits 8-10 people and this makes it a very personalized experience. I felt like I was in a car with a friend who was showing me around as opposed to be driven around by a tour bus. The driver, Ron, was excellent and very knowledgeable. We started with driving outside the town and visited multiple waterfalls, view point and nature sights. That took about 3 - 4 hours but was all done at a comfortable pace with plenty of time to walk around each stop, soak up the incredible beauty, take pictures, do bathroom breaks, etc. Ron, the driver, was able to answer any question we had and gave us tons of interesting facts about each place. Then we returned back to Portland and he dropped us off for an hour at a nice area with plenty of options for lunch. Again, he gave us all the information on our whereabouts and what options they had so I felt very comfortable in the neighborhood, had great lunch and some awesome coffee and dessert afterwards. Then we continued to drive around Portland for another 3.5 - 4 hours stopping at multiple sights and again spending enough time at each place to fully enjoy, take pictures and not feel rushed. Throughout all this Ron continued to engage us with plenty of interesting historical facts. At the end we were all dropped off at our hotels which again took off the stress of figuring out transportation. All in all it is an awesome tour and it is totally worth 100 you pay for it. Thank you Viator!

Beverley R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Guide was exceptional and took us everywhere.

darlene g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

One of the best tours we have taken -and we take a tour every new place we go . Our tour guide Shamus was incredible. He is a genuine advocate for Portland and so knowledgeable.We thoroughly enjoyed our day !

Jennifer P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Fantastic tour! So informative and fun. Very small group mine was only 4 people. We drove through so many of the downtown little neighborhoods. Guide would pull over every once in a while to give us extra tie bits of information, history, recommendations. He always had an answer to our questions and queries. I highly recommend this tour! Also, Ask for Sergio. He was an amazing guide! So knowledgable, fun, and friendly.

Ronald L. G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Our tour guide Jamie was great. There were only four of us, so getting around was easy. She took us to beautiful sights along the Columbia River and then to the highlights of Portland. Her running commentary made the tour very enjoyable.

Vergie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Very enjoyable tour.

Diane S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Highly recommend. Great information

Rene E M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Good information and great views.

lplimpton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Great day. A good overview of Portland. We really enjoyed the Chinese Gardens and would not have gone there if not included in the tour. There was a small issue with the tour bus which was handled professionally and quickly. We actually enjoyed sitting in the bus talking to our fellow travelers while it poured rain and the issue was resolved. There is no way you could do this on your own in a day.

Edna L F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

It was amazing! The tour guide was wonderful!

Louis A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This tour was terrific .Van was top notch Ron was terrific Great 8 hours !

Sarah G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

I would highly recommend this tour. I travelled to Portland on business but took a day out to see some of the city and this tour gave me all the information and sights I wanted to know. The trip was split into two halves almost, with the morning speaking in the Columbia River Gorge visiting the breaktaking waterfalls and scenic views and the afternoon visiting the city itself. Carrie our tour guide was very enthusiastic and helpful, she make the day much more enjoyable. Overall the tour captured all the highlights the city has to offer and I found myself passing on the interesting facts I learnt, to my colleagues during the week following. This tour is highly recommended and definitely worth the money. Thank you very much. Sarah from United Kingdom.

Richard L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Our tour guide Keri made this a most enjoyable tour. The waterfalls were fantastic! Also enjoyed the International Rose Garden and the Lan Su Chinese Garden.

jon v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

I had a wonderful time. The guide was very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic which made for a very pleasant experience.

Allen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

This was a great tour! Our guide jamie was very knowledgeabe and made the tour fun. The tour itself was comprehensive. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.

Patricia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2015

We enjoyed sitting back and let someone else show us the sites. We were able to walk through the city the next day after seeing some of the places we would like to return to. We would have visited the gardens and the Chinese gardens on our own but they were included in our tour. The trip to the Gorge was wonderful. Our guide was knowledgeable and told anecdotes about Portland.

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