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Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

See the best of the Pacific Northwest on this guided Portland city tour. Pass top attractions including the Lan Su Chinese Garden, Pittock Mansion, the International Rose Test Gardens, and Powell’s Books. Your guide will provide commentary, beverages, and snacks while you take in views of nearby Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Rainier.
  • Small group guided city tour of Portland
  • Learn about this history of Portland from a local guide
  • Explore Pittock Mansion grounds and Lan Su Chinese Garden
  • Enjoy an intimate tour of 12 people maximum
  • Live, fully narrated tour from informative, friendly and professional guide
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Transportation in a luxury vehicle
Knowledgeable, local and friendly guide
Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick-up and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels
Live commentary throughout the tour
Gratuity (optional)

Departure Point

877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
We offer complimentary pick up and drop off from over 30 downtown hotels. Please select your hotel when making your reservation, and we will contact you the day before the tour to confirm pick up timing. If your hotel is not on the list, please plan to meet us at 877 SW Taylor St (the Departure Point), as it is the most convenient location for those traveling from another hotel or from outside of downtown Portland.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Choose a morning or afternoon start time and meet your luxury vehicle in Director Park. From there, settle in as you wind through central Portland, crossing the cross the Willamette River and passing Pioneer Courthouse Square and Washington Park.

Stroll through the hilltop park, admiring the Rose Gardens' 7,000 varieties of roses. You'll also pass by the splendid scenery at the Japanese Gardens, the Hoyt Arboretum, the Oregon Zoo, and the World Forestry Center, though you will not be stopping.

Then check out the city's NW neighborhoods — including Chinatown and the Pearl District — for the final leg of your tour, passing the famed Powell's Books. You will also visit the famous Lan Su Chinese Garden, before returning to Director Park for drop-off, or request a stop in the restaurant district on NW 23rd, just in time for lunch or happy hour!

Please note: The tour route and sights may vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Director Park
Our central meeting location and pick up point! A beautiful, urban park in the middle of Downtown Portland.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
South Park Blocks
We’ll start our tour in in the vehicle, meandering through historic downtown Portland as we make our way to the Park Blocks. This area boasts museums and a collection of performing arts centers among other intricacies. From here, we’ll cross the Willamette River to drive through some of the areas of the east side of Portland.
Pass By:  
Ladd's Addition
Ladd's Addition is the oldest planned neighborhood in Portland and our turnaround point to head back across the river, through downtown, and up to Washington Park.
Pass By:  
Pioneer Courthouse Square
On our way through the city to Washington Park, we'll pass by Pioneer Courthouse Square, also known as Portland's Living Room.
Stop At:  
International Rose Test Garden
Our first stop will be at the International Rose Test Garden, earning Portland one of its proud titles as “City of Roses.” As the oldest official continually running public rose test garden in the United States, it features over 650 unique rose varieties across 10,000 bushes. During the winter season, when the rose garden is not at its peak, we will substitute this stop for the Hoyt Arboretum, where we will learn about the trees and plants of the Pacific Northwest!
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pittock Mansion
Onward to Pittock Mansion for our second stop of the tour. Saved from demolition in 1964, the mansion now resides as a historic house museum with expansive gardens and a manicured lawn. Though we are not able to visit the interior of the mansion itself, our guests will have ample time to explore the exteriors of the mansion's grounds and gardens while enjoying the breathtaking city view.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Pearl District
Once we have finished exploring the grounds of the Pittock Mansion, we’ll pass through more of Portland’s most famous neighborhoods, including Nob Hill and NW 23rd Avenue, the Pearl district (where we will find another Portland landmark: Powell’s Books, the world’s largest independently-owned new and used book store!) and the historic Chinatown district.
Stop At:  
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Our last stop on the tour will be the beautiful Lan Su Chinese Garden, one the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China! As most of the plants featured are indigenous to China, guests will have the opportunity to view many beautiful species otherwise not seen in the Pacific Northwest as we stroll through the gardens.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Director Park
We will return back to Director Park for the end of the tour.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Steel Bridge
View the renowned Portland Steel Bridge.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per tour
  • Minimal walking is required for this tour
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Locally sourced hazelnuts are served complimentary during the tour. Please contact the tour provider if you have a nut allergy.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wildwood Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour.

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Trip good Guide not so much
Sharon_S
, Mar 2020
City tour was good but our guide was very opinionated about California bringing up real estate prices and that this was a “temporary “ gig till he could find another job. He got mad when my daughter had to use the restroom and said. Oh I know how this trip is going to go. So unnecessary.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for reaching out and voicing your concerns and feedback. We pride ourselves in the training, knowledge, and outstanding customer service of every single one of our guides and employees. We will absolutely follow up with your guide, as this is not up to our standards. Please feel free to reach out to our office directly to chat, as we would love to hear from you. Additionally, if you and your daughter ever find yourselves back in the Portland area, we would love to have a second chance and have you on another tour.
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Wonderful tour
B6064KIdavidc
, Nov 2019
Our tour guide, Jesse, had a love for Portland and it showed. He not only took us around town but went into the history and details of the characters of the city. We liked how we were given plenty of time at each stop.
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Friendly informative tour guides
HappyTourist450
, Nov 2019
This was a great tourfor getting a feel of Portland in a short time. Liked the few stops abd drive through main areas of the city. The tour guides were very friendly and informative and helped they are Oregonians! Thanks for a great short tour!!
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City of Portland Tour
Cosmopolitan122794
, Nov 2019
This was a great tour of Portland. Our driver was extremely knowledgeable and informative about Portland and the surrounding area. It was a very diverse type of tour. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone going to Portland.
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Great tour
FLBKB
, Sep 2019
We enjoyed the tour immensely. The van was immaculate and guide knowledgeable and spoke from personal knowledge, not a canned speech.
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City Tour
lynne l
, Sep 2019
Very well organized and run. Pleasant tour guide. Captured all of the important points of the City. Liked the idea of a small group rather than a large City bus.
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Amazing!
kenner0609
, Sep 2019
We had Aaron for our tour guy and he was awesome. Very easy to understand, interacted with our group of 9 ladies. Stops we made were all beautiful, 3/4 had restrooms you could use and 3 of them had a little gift shop as well. Would for sure recommend.
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Excellent introduction to Portland
dcallew
, Aug 2019
A morning drive around Portland's neighborhoods and visits to the rose garden and the Chinese gardens. Informative, broader perspective that can't be obtained on walking tours.
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Tour of city
cjvoss
, Jun 2019
Very knowledgeable guide, who gave some great insider hints. A few stops that were just long enough.
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Parker was absolutely a tremendous...
Nancy Diab S
, Sep 2017
Parker was absolutely a tremendous tour guide. He was very knowledgeable!
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