Experiences both Portland’s rugged outdoors and renowned wine scene on this 6-hour small-group tour. Visit the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area where you see waterfalls, admire the Cascade Mountain Range, and look out for Bald Eagles and Osprey. Then explore Hood River with its lush forests and stop at a variety of boutique wineries to sample locally produced wines including the much talked about Oregon Pinot Noirs. Leave the logistic and driving to your guide while you relax, taste fantastic wines, and learn about Oregon’s natural beauty.
Immerse yourself in the scenery and story of Portland on this small-group sightseeing tour. With your naturalist guide, visit verdant urban parks, eclectic neighborhoods and some of the city’s most treasured landmarks including the famous Powell’s Books. Enjoy a breakfast of tea and pastries as you traverse the city in style.
This day trip is a customized tour along a section of rugged coastline along Oregon's northern coast. There will be one or two town stops, and multiple stops at headlands and beaches. After your pickup in Portland, we'll discuss the interests of people in the group, and your guide will customize the itinerary to those interests. Regardless of interests, the trip will include driving the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway with a short hike through oldgrowth Sitka spruce forest, beach time, tide pools, sea stacks, viewpoint stops, and a lunch stop in a charming coastal town. If group interest allows, stops with a more technological history focus may be made, such as the Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook Cheese Factory, or Camp 18. You'll be back in Portland early enough for dinner. - Please be prepared for whatever the weather may be when your tour runs (e.g. rain gear, sunglasses, hat, extra layers, sunscreen). - Wear shoes that you don't mind getting sandy and wet.
With more breweries than any other city in the US, Portland is a beer drinker’s dream. It can be hard to decide where to start, so this craft brewery tour takes you to a handful of the best on the city’s East Side, a neighborhood known for its innovation but off the radar of many tourists. Challenge your taste buds and find your new favorite brew, from West Coast IPAs to seasonal lagers and barrel-aged beers.
Eat your way through the trendy Alberta Arts District with this walking food tour. Not only will you get to try treats from local eateries and food carts that line this hip neighborhood, but you'll also get to learn all about Oregon Pinot Noir from a local winemaker. A maximum group size of 12 keeps this guided tour feeling intimate.
Enjoy a savory spin through two Portland neighborhoods on this small-group walking tour through downtown Portland. Sample a wide variety of culinary delights, from both restaurants and the city's ubiquitous food carts alike. The menu may include bahn mi sandwiches, freshly made pasta ragu, and single-origin chocolates, all washed down with a local craft beer or wine. Learn about Portland's culinary history and culture from your expert guide. Group size is limited to 12 people.
The 85-mile (137-km) long Columbia Gorge NSA would be a national park if it weren't a critical transportation corridor. It features waterfalls, mountains, monoliths, terraces, resort towns, vineyards, orchards, and The River, harboring a plethora of fish and birds, and unique plants and invertebrates. In the early 1900s, Portlanders would drive their Model T cars along the Columbia River Highway to gaze at waterfalls. It was the first scenic highway built in America. There is said to be over 4000 waterfalls; many are hidden away, but many are just a short hike off the Historic Highway. On this tour you'll explore the western, rainforested, southern side of the Gorge, dubbed "waterfall alley" where we'll have you getting wet under a waterfall, peering over cliffs, and learning stories of the area only the locals know. Your guide will return you to your departure location at the end of the tour. Book our Discover Portland Half-Day Small-Group City Tour as well, and receive $10 cash back.
With its famous food carts in abundance of restaurants running the gamut from funky to chichi, Portland is a great place for foodies. This small walking tour takes you all around downtown Portland, with stops at a selection of great local eating spots. You can expect to taste all sorts of treats. Typical examples include local seafood, wine, and beer, delicious desserts, and seasonal farm-to-table delights!
Visit the lush trails of Portland's gargantuan Forest Park, the only urban wilderness park in the U.S. Your guide will take you along forested trails, telling you about the plants, animals, and history of the park—and the region—as you walk. And if you feel like turning back, there's no pressure. The hike is a moderate 3–5 miles (5–8 kilometers) long, but can be shortened or adjusted to meet your needs.
Our expert local guides will take you past the modern identity of Portland back to a more dangerous era, where murders, kidnappings, and organized crime could be found behind most of the elegant storefronts of the city. Listen to stories taken straight out of the true history of the last 150 years, and watch for yourself as the spirits of the past can still be seen today.
Explore Portland’s chocolate scene, ride the streetcar between the East and West sides of the city, and learn how we've developed into a chocolate town. Enjoy views from the streetcar as you cross the Willamette river and hear about Portland’s urban planning and prioritization of art and small business. You will visit chocolate makers, learn about different varieties of chocolate and how to taste its intricate flavors, as one might wine.
Start your day with delicious tastes from Portland locals’ favorite spots. Discover the the beginnings of Portland’s food scene and why we’re on the world’s radar for food trends. On this morning walking food tour we visit some hole-in-the-wall shops and restaurants which have left their mark on the city. Let a local guide take you to breakfast, elevensies, lunch and dessert!Dietary restrictions: we CAN provide substitutions for vegetarians and non-alcohol guests, but CANNOT provide substitutions for vegan diets. Please note, we cannot guarantee all stops will have substitutions for gluten and dairy allergies. All allergies and dietary restrictions must be indicated in advance at time of ticket purchase.
At the start of the tour, we hand out real ghost hunting equipment just like that used by professionals and on TV. We then set out visiting known ghostly places and getting behind the scenes into what hauntings are all about. Unlike other ghost tours, this is not a theatrical performance where we carry lanterns and dress up in period costumes. It's a true view into the reality of paranormal investigations, the equipment and techniques we use, and how we separate the truth from the hoaxes.
We will meet at Pioneer Square, and then head up to the aerial tram to see some captivating views of the city. After the tram we will head to two more rooftops to see Portland from some different angles. All transportation will be included in the price of the ticket. Transportation might be a sedan, van or public transportation.
Portland's chocolate scene is overwhelming; let us navigate you through its origins, passionate makers, and diversity with this walking tour that delves into what some call "decadence" but we call "delight." Chocolate is a virtue! And when paired with wine, another specialty of the Willamette Valley, we believe you'll find this tour unmatched in breadth and deliciousness.Our tour hits both the well-known highlights and some of the secrets of the chocolate scene, with a few surprises we don't want to give away. You'll taste chocolate in myriad forms and styles; think of it as a chocolate education. Trust that you will not leave the tour wanting!The tour in total is about 2.5 miles (4km), mostly flat walking, with several tastings of chocolate -- just the right amount so you'll have room for wine as well! We keep groups very small, so you'll have an intimate experience with your enthusiastic guides.(Contact us for larger groups or private experiences; we are happy to accommodate!)
We've always had a passion for donuts, but only recently did we realize just how many others do too. And when looking around, we didn't see anything that truly celebrated donuts in all their glory, hence the Underground Donut Tour was born. This tour is for anyone who truly enjoys donuts. At each location, you'll be able to try a curated sample of one of that location's best donuts. Many locations offer vegan, gluten or nut free options, however, please make sure to let us know ahead of the tour, so we can make sure to highlight those specifically for you. Our tours include such favorites as Coco Donuts, Blue Star Donuts, Nola Doughnuts, Voodoo Doughnuts and more. We hope you can join us!
Want to see a bit of Portland and get some exercise while you're at it? Try a walking tour in the center of the city. You can choose from three tours based on your interests: the first covers the city's architecture and parks, the second focuses on the arts scene, and the third is dedicated to what makes Portland weird.
Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way,objects you will perform challenges for even more points. You'll have 13 categories of you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
Mt. Hood is the highest summit in Oregon, and the fourth highest in the Cascades. It features waterfalls, glaciers, and historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression, and featuring the longest ski season in the US. To the north of Mt. Hood is the Hood River Valley. You will get intimate with this area through a visit to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, fruit stands in the Hood River Valley, downtown Hood River (your opportunity for lunch and/or alcoholic beverages), and breathtaking stops in the eastern and western Columbia River Gorge (Multnomah Falls included). Your expert guide, with formal background in ecology and natural resources, will teach you about the natural and cultural history of the area, as you drive the Mt. Hood and Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byways. Maximum group size of 11. Pickup and drop-off at your hotel.
Cross the state line into Washington on this 10.5-hour day trip from Portland to Mount St. Helens, led by a professional naturalist guide with extensive knowledge about the local geology and ecosystem. Learn about the Pacific Northwest’s most famous active volcano through nature walks and exhibitions, and then make it back to Portland by 7 p.m.
Oregon is known for its natural beauty and its burgeoning wine country; this small-group tour lets you experience both. See two towering waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park and then sip pinot noir and other varietals in three scenic, boutique, vineyards. Enjoy a fresh, seasonal lunch at Coelho Winery, and Avoid the hassles of driving and navigating. Learn about Oregon’s wildlife and insights on viticulture from your naturalist guide.
Dine around Portland in the evening with this food and drink tour in the Northwest Portland Slabtown and Alphabet District neighborhoods. This walking tour will take you to five different restaurants where you'll get to try wine, pasta, Asian fusion food, and dessert. The tour ends at a craft brewery where you'll get to round off your culinary experience with a pint on the house.
Indulge in the diverse flavors of Mississippi Avenue on a tasting extravaganza. This afternoon food tour takes your small-group to Mississippi’s many trendy eateries, brewpubs and boutique cocktail joints. Enjoy the hip local scene while nibbling on noodle curries, pork tacos, and ice cream sandwiches, complemented by local beer and wine or a creative cocktail.
Escape the city for a day of wine-tasting in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Set out from Portland for the Dundee Hills, traveling in a comfortable private vehicle to several wineries. In between winery visits, you will be able to enjoy lunch (with a $10 credit per passenger). When you are complete with your winery tours, you will return to the city. This private tour includes round-trip transport.