Portland Beer Tours

Explore “Beervana” with the help of local expert tour guides.

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With more than 70 breweries in Portland city limits, where’s a beer-loving visitor to start? Thankfully, a bounty of organized Portland beer tours will help you see the sights and sip the suds of the city dubbed “Beervana.” The following beer-centric walking, pedaling, bus and private tours are perfect for visitors in town for a few days or locals looking for a new way to experience Portland brews.

Know Before You Go

All details are subject to change, so please contact tour operators for the latest information.

Portland Beer Tours by Foot

Downtown-centric tours from BeerQuest Walking Tours include the basic Portland Brewery Tour as well as a Haunted Pub Crawl for anyone who prefers some “boo” in their beer. With less than a mile of walking, tours visit several locations and include two to six samples at each stop.

Brewvana offers two Beers Made for Walkin’ tours, one in the Pearl District and the other along North Mississippi Avenue.

Portland Beer Tours by Bike

The Oregon Brewery Tour by Pedal Bike Tours offers leisurely, three-hour tours of several of Portland’s many breweries. The 5-mile (8-km) tour rides pass by eight local brewpubs and finish with a pint of brew upon return.

Cycle Portland offers 2.5-hour, easy-paced Brews Cruise bike tours that make stops at two local breweries. Along with a knowledgeable guide discussing Portland and its beers, the tour comes with a pint glass to take home, rain gear if needed and a third pint of beer upon return. Expect up to 6 miles (9.7 km) of leisurely riding along with plenty of sipping of local brews.

Portland Beer Tours by Party Bike

BrewCycle gives groups of 8-15 rider/drinkers (they don’t all have to be from the same party) a unique trip to four central-city breweries on a giant, Dutch-inspired pedal-powered vehicle. Tours begin and end at the BrewStop, the group’s Pearl District brewpub, featuring food, local beers on tap and happy hour deals. The company also offers a BrewBarge drinking experience on the Willamette River.

Pedalounge offers scheduled, two-and-a-half-hour tours of Southeast Portland breweries several days a week on their Dutch-inspired bicycle built for 15. Leader Lloyd gets groups rolling and lets them help determine which breweries to visit. Pedalounge also offers private, custom group tours.

Portland Beer Tours by Bus

Brewvana operates three 14-passenger buses decked out with beer and Portland paraphernalia that whisk thirsty passengers on regular tours of various breweries. The all-inclusive tours, offered daily, also include a souvenir glass, pretzel necklaces, a beer journal and tasting guide, food and a knowledgeable guide.

The Portland Microbrewery Tour from Beautiful Day Ecotour of Oregon visits three popular breweries, with plenty of time for tasting, brewery tours and a brewpub dinner.

Private Portland Beer Tours

These private Portland beer tours can be customized for your group. The Beer Here! Coach Tour from Hometown Advantage provides an insider’s view into Portland’s craft breweries, with behind-the-scenes tours, tastings and more. Eat Adventures Food Tours offers a private Brews n Bites tour that visits three different breweries for an appetizer, entree and dessert — all with custom beer pairings.

The Gold Medal Beer Tour from Oregon Tour Co. visits three Great American Beer Fest gold-medal-winning breweries, for tours, brewer meet-and-greets and tastings. Brewvana lets you “create your own dream tour” with customizable bus and walking tours to local breweries, meaderies, cideries, wineries and roasters.

Neighborhood Brewpub Crawls

Pearl District & NW Portland Brewery Tour

In the Pearl District and Northwest Portland, local beer legends like McMenamins brew alongside flagship names from around the state.

Central Eastside Brewery Tour

With eight breweries and counting, Portland's bustling Central Eastside practically overflows with award-winning suds.

Mississippi/Williams Brewery Tour

This lively district boasts one of the city's best concentrations of quality craft beers. Raise a toast to Beervana at these seven North Portland brewpubs.

Self-Guided Beer Tours

Want to explore Beervana on your own? PDX Ale Trails offers a map to help you plan your visits to 15 breweries in and near the Central Eastside.

Portland Beer Tour Operators

Portland Tour Options