Portland City Tours

Great for first-time visitors, city tours offer a comprehensive experience highlighting the best that Portland has to offer.

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Know Before You Go

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

Portland Tour Options

Portland City Tours by Bus

In the summer months, you can hop on and off the Big Pink Sightseeing Trolley Tour at any of 13 stops, which include the Rose Garden and the Pearl District. The trolley serves each stop hourly, giving you plenty of time to explore.

America’s Hub World Tours offers a City Tour & Gorge Waterfalls Combo as well as a Portland Unforgotten tour that takes you to beloved Washington Park. The company offers many other tours in the Portland region and throughout the state.

Explore Portland's Green Spaces

Portland Japanese Garden

An authentic example of Japanese landscaping, the Portland Japanese Garden is a haven of tranquil beauty with an unsurpassed view of Mount Hood.

Washington Park

Beyond big trees and picnic tables, Washington Park offers a zoo, two museums, gardens and more.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

An authentic Ming Dynasty style garden built by Suzhou artisans, Lan Su Chinese Garden offers a peaceful escape in Portland's historic Chinatown district.

The Explore Portland Tour from Evergreen Escapes delves into Portland’s parks, neighborhoods and history, with stops at Pittock Mansion, at least two parks, eastside neighborhoods and the world-famous Powell’s City of Books.

My Chauffeur Wine Tours offers a Portland City Tour that takes in as many as 75 sights, including Pittock Mansion, Portland Japanese Garden and the International Rose Test Garden.

Oregon Tour Co.’s Portland City Tour explores historic sites, geographic landmarks and neighborhoods like the Alberta Arts District and the NW 23rd Avenue shopping district.

The Portland City Tour from America’s Hub World Tours is a three-hour introduction to the city, visiting sights like Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Pearl District and Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Explore Portland's History

Pittock Mansion

High in the West Hills, the Pittock Mansion offers picture-perfect views of the city as well as a revealing insights into Portland's history.

Oregon Historical Society

The Oregon Historical Society collection includes thousands of historic artifacts (including the “Portland Penny"), permanent and rotating exhibits and an extensive research library.

Portland’s Shanghai Tunnels

In the late 1850s, a lonely logger might get more than he bargained for at his local tavern. See Portland's historic underbelly on a Shanghai Tunnel tour.

Wildwood Adventures’ Portland City Tour visits downtown, the Pearl District, Washington Park, the International Rose Test Garden, Pittock Mansion and Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Other Portland City Tours

PDX Pedicab lets you see the city from a cyclist’s perspective with its hour-long That’s So Portland! tour, which visits a range of landmarks on the west bank of the Willamette River.

Portland Photo Tour offers a range of tours geared toward photographers, including ones focused on night photography, shooting in nature and more.

Portland City Tour Operators

Upcoming Guided Tours

Let a local expert guide you on an exploration of Portland on one of these upcoming tours.

Brewvana's Coffee, Beer & Donuts Tour
Ongoing

Brewvana's Coffee, Beer & Donuts Tour

Various locations $69/person

Although Seattle comes in first when it comes to coffee culture, Portland has learned a lot from its neighbors and comes in close second. Brewvana has an obsession with donuts and although they might drive you by Voodoo Donuts to see the line, they’ll head to the locals’ favorite for your donut fix. After getting…

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Wildwood Tours Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Tours Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Various Locations $139/person

World-famous pinot noirs, crisp chardonnays and sweet rieslings are just a taste of the dozens of wines that Oregon has to offer. On this adventure through the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, you’ll visit three carefully selected vineyards. Guests will partake in tasting flights and experience a behind-the-scenes view of viticulture.

Guided Tour
Outdoors
Wine
Forktown Mississippi Avenue Food Tour
Ongoing

Forktown Mississippi Avenue Food Tour

Various locations $89

Mississippi Avenue is a historic, artsy and exciting neighborhood on Portland’s east side. It’s a “must-see” for out of town visitors and one of Portland’s culinary hot spots, full of great food and loads of personality. This tour makes five to six stops, featuring a broad array of locations including a brewery, food cart pods,…

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour
Ongoing

BeerQuest Haunted Pub Tour

Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub $45

Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking tour and hear firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters – all while sampling six local beers. The Old Town District in downtown Portland, Oregon is lined with beautiful historic buildings and cobblestone streets. Lively with restaurants and nightlife today, 100 years ago Old Town was home to many…

Beer
Guided Tour
History
Brewvana's Beers & Barrels Tour
Ongoing

Brewvana's Beers & Barrels Tour

Various locations $109/person

The combination of beer and whiskey is a match made in heaven. Beer and whiskey are surprisingly similar in ingredients and process. In fact, you have to make beer to make whiskey! You’ll start at a brewery first to learn about the ingredients and brewing process for beer and taste a variety of styles. Next,…

Beer
Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Submarine Tech Tour
Ongoing

Submarine Tech Tour

OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) $15

OMSI offers a Guided Tech Tour on the second and fourth Sunday of every month. This special tour guided by an actual submarine veteran is for those who would like to learn more about the technical workings of the Blueback. The maximum tour size is eight people, so plan ahead and reserve your spot. Tech…

Guided Tour
Science & Tech
Food Carts, Pods, & Patios Tour - Lost Plate Food Tours
Ongoing

Food Carts, Pods, & Patios Tour – Lost Plate Food Tours

Various Locations $65

Discover what the food cart hype is all about in the city that put food cart pods on the map! Of the 700 food carts in Portland, Lost Plate has narrowed it down to the top 1% for the city’s ultimate food cart experience. This small group walking your takes you around to several locally-ran…

Beer
Food & Drink
Guided Tour
History
Brewvana's Down To Ferment Tour
Ongoing

Brewvana's Down To Ferment Tour

Southeast Growler Guys $89/person

Zymurgy is the study of fermentation, and Portland is all about some fermented beverages. Taste some cider, beer and spirits on this tour of some of Portland’s tastiest craft beverages. Learn about the ingredients, process and culture of each of these. Cider is a gluten-free alternative that has been gaining popularity in this region, and…

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Bridge Tour
Ongoing

Bridge Tour

Floyd's Old Town Coffee & Tea $25 adult, $15 youth (12 and under)

Join a walking tour that takes groups around, across, under, and inside the unique and storied spans that shape life in Portland. Strolling along the waterfront the tour will cross several bridges, pausing at the Morrison Bridge to meet the bridge operator and see the view from the control tower. The tour may then head…

Art & Design
Guided Tour
History
Outdoors
Science & Tech