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Experience highlights of the Portland area on this full-day sightseeing tour, including the blossoming food cart culture, diverse neighborhoods, Pioneer Courthouse Square and the unspoiled beauty of the Columbia Gorge waterfalls. Immerse yourself in a guided tour of Portland’s fascinating history and quirky contemporary culture. 


  • Full-day tour of Portland and its surroundings
  • See downtown attractions such as Pioneer Courthouse Square and the famous food carts
  • Explore vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods such as Nob Hill and the Pearl District
  • Enjoy views of gorgeous waterfalls at Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
  • Your guide will teach you about Portland’s history and modern-day culture
  • Round-trip hotel transport included

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What You Can Expect

Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

Latourell Falls

Your morning begins with a guided bus tour through Portland. You’ll be picked up from your downtown hotel to explore the hot spots of Portland’s westside such as Pioneer Courthouse Square, a living venue for the city’s key seasonal events. Your local guide will narrate the (sometimes macabre) history of Portland’s oldest neighborhoods including Vista Hills, Council Crest, Nob Hill, the Pearl District, North Mississippi and Alberta.

Drive high into the West Hills and marvel at the beauty of Washington Park, which offers an unobstructed view of Mount Hood. Explore Pittock mansion, former home to Portland pioneer and newspaper tycoon Henry Pittock, and meander through the International Rose Garden, where more than 550 varieties of roses invite you to test their signature perfume.

Explore Portland’s happening food carts, and sample delicacies (own expense) that range from poutine and fried-egg sandwiches to authentic Vietnamese and Mexican fare. 

Following lunch, leave the city behind for a tour of the Columbia River Gorge, where scattered waterfalls break through the gorge’s sheer stone walls. Your guide will explain how these waterfalls were formed and invite you to study the area’s fascinating geology at sites such as Bridal Veil Falls, Horse Tail Falls and Bonneville Dam. The grand finale of your waterfall tour is Multnomah Falls to stroll to the Benson Bridge and snap a souvenir photo.  

Your return to the hotel in Portland passes by the Vista House at Crown Point, where you can take in the majesty of the Columbia River Valley. The 8.5-hour tour ends by early evening.

Customer Reviews

Melissa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Very happy with this tour. No complaints.

Kenneth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

There was a half day city tour combined with the Columbia Gorge trip for the other half. Steve, our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He drove a lot and did it safely. The pace was leisurely and ample time was given to the stops including rest stops. We got to know Portland on this tour given our one-day visit to this city. Would recommend this trip since you get picked up and dropped off at your hotel.

Robert R Adams United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Chris is a great tour guide. He took us all over the city and gave us tips on where else we can go and how to get there. The waterfalls are awesome. Fun filled day. Well worth the price!

Daveen USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Amazing tour! We were the only 2 on this tour, our tour driver let us spend alot of time at the waterfalls. Soooo Beautiful! Portland city is interesting and enjoyed seeing the city

Getbusytraveling United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Beautiful tour!

Mary K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great excursion. Our guide was super.

Courtney B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was amazing!! I was only in Portland for the weekend and wanted to see the most of the city and waterfalls. Didn't have transportation, so this tour was perfect!!! Tour guide was very informative and very nice. Would highly recommend this tour!

Richard B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My husband and I both loved this tour. It gave us a great overview of Portland. I would recommend it to anyone.

Sandi F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Tour was great. Clem was knowledgeable and fun. Unfortunately, our day was rainy, grey, and foggy. We saw beautiful vista and #39;s, waterfalls and took a tram instead of another outdoor spot. Lunch was downtown so we could be inside instead of at food truck. Thanks Clem!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Portland has a fine and informative representative in our tour guide Gunner...full of factoids and fun! Excellent day!

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