Get a taste of the city on a variety of Portland food tours, which focus on specific ingredients, like chocolate, venues, like food carts, or neighborhoods. (Thirsty? See our separate lists of beer tours and wine tours.)
Portland food tours by foot
Covering downtown and beyond, the food-focused routes of Forktown Food Tours explore several different neighborhoods, making seven stops along the way at food carts, restaurants and kitchens. Portland Walking Tours offers three food-centric tours: Flavor Street, dedicated to downtown food carts; Epicurean Excursion, a broader downtown experience; and Chocolate Decadence, which includes 15+ tastings at different chocolatiers. The Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience and Alberta Arts District Walking Food Tour from Eat Adventures Food Tours each focus on a Portland neighborhood with plenty of great eats.
Writer Brett Burmeister has been chronicling the Portland food cart scene since 2008, and offers daily lunchtime tours by appointment through Food Carts Portland. Covering the history of the carts, the economic and political conditions that helped them thrive and, of course, some tasty samples, the tour is full of local flavor.
Third Wave Coffee Tours offers three regular tours (A Streetcar Named Delicious; Downtown Coffee, Donuts & Delights; Pioneering Eastside Roasters) dedicated to Portland’s lauded coffee scene. Each tour visits five or six micro-roasters and cafés with an emphasis on education and plenty of samples.
Portland food tours by bike
Pedal Bike Tours’ Food Cart Tour covers 5 miles (8 km) over three hours and takes participants through scenic areas including downtown’s waterfront, Sunnyside and the Hawthorne District.
Portland food tours by van
Eat Adventures Food Tours offers two guided van tours (Best of Portland Food Tour and Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods) exploring the city’s diverse neighborhoods, with five food stops along the way. Private food tours are available through Hometown Advantage.