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Portland City Tours by Bus or Van
In the summer months, Pink Trolley Sightseeing offers an expertly-narrated two-hour city tour aboard an open-air and open-top pink trolley. See some of Portland’s best sights, from Pioneer Courthouse Square to the International Rose Test Garden along with shopping districts, arts and museums.
America’s Hub World Tours offers a City Tour and Gorge Waterfalls Combo as well as a half-day Portland City Tour that takes you to the Portland International Rose Test Garden, popular shopping districts, and more. The company offers many other tours in the Portland region and throughout the state.
The Portlandia Experience includes cannabis dispensary visits in their city tour. Their colorful, consumption-friendly bus stops at some of Portland’s top attractions, including microbreweries and food carts. Private van rental is also available.
Peak Tours and Transit offers a wide variety of engaging tours, like the City of Roses tour, which features Portland’s most iconic places. Looking to further explore a specific aspect of the city? Specialty group tours include the Misfits, Rebels, and Revolutionaries tour, the Green Garden tour, the Portland Literary tour, the Pridetown tour and the Portland Theatre History tour, among others.
Experience Portland’s history without breaking your budget.
Portland is known for its rich creative community, and DIY makers. From these established museums that showcase the greatest fine artists, to the mailbox-sized galleries of passions, Portland displays all kinds of art and curiosities.
Black history in Portland is fraught with the daunting barriers and discrimination Black Americans overcame to make important contributions to the city and state.
Explore both sides of the Willamette River on the Discover Portland Half-Day City Tour with Terran Travels. You’ll make stops at Pittock Mansion and the International Rose Test Garden while soaking up views of Portland’s bridges and learning about the city’s rich history.
Private City Tours
Columbia Crossroads offers custom private motorcoach tours, including a 3-hour city tour or a 4-hour option that includes visits to several of the city’s most popular gardens.
A haven of meticulously maintained, tranquil beauty, proclaimed one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japan, the Portland Japanese Garden offers meandering streams, intimate walkways and an unsurpassed view of Mount Hood.
Discover outdoor fun for the whole family — plus thousands of blooms — at Oregon’s oldest public rose garden.
This year-round wonder houses an authentic Ming Dynasty-style garden built by Suzhou artisans, offering a peaceful escape in Portland's historic Chinatown.
Portland City Tour Operators
- America’s Hub World Tours
- Columbia Crossroads
- Great Oregon Tours
- My Chauffeur Wine Tours
- Oregon Helicopters
- Oregon Tour Co.
- Oregon Tour Experts
- Peak Tours and Transit
- Pink Trolley Sightseeing
- Terran Travels
Portland City Tours
Great for first-time visitors, city tours offer a comprehensive experience highlighting the best that Portland has to offer.
Portland Walking Tours
These tours let you experience a street-level view of supremely walkable Portland.
Portland Bike Tours
Bike tours let you see Portland like a local, rolling through neighborhoods along this cycling-friendly city’s many bike paths, trails and lanes.
Food Tours In and Around Portland
Get a taste of Portland on a variety of food tours focused on specific ingredients, venues or neighborhoods.
Portland Beer Tours
Explore “Beervana” with the help of local expert tour guides on these Portland beer tours.
Wine Tours Near Portland
Let someone else do the driving while you enjoy wine tasting and vineyard views.
Columbia River Gorge Tours
Columbia River Gorge tours are an ideal way for visitors to experience the famous Columbia River Gorge National without worrying about traffic or parking. Explore the waterfalls just east of Portland with a guide and driver.
Mount Hood Tours from Portland
Explore Oregon’s highest peak, located 90 minutes from Portland, with these tour operators.
Portland Boat Tours
See Portland and the region from the water on boat tours that traverse sights on the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Portland Aerial Tours
Aerial tours give you a bird’s-eye view of Portland and the surrounding region.
Come see lighted Christmas Ships on the Willamette River from the comfort of a trolley. This is a unique experience with a front-row view of the ships, as well as seeing homes decorated for the holidays along the route. All trips depart from Lake Oswego and will last about 60~90 minutes depending on the boats….
Prepare to journey back in time to the birth of the Cascade Mountain Range, where lava and pyroclastic matter oozed and flowed, creating a solid layer of basalt rock that coated Western Oregon. Fast forward to the Pleistocene Ice Age, and witness the epic Lake Missoula Flood, which carved out the majestic Columbia River Gorge,…
Get ready to explore the heart and soul of Portland with a half-day City Tour. This isn’t your average tour; you'll be takn on a journey through the city’s charming streets and reveal its laid-back atmosphere. Brace yourself for an amazing tour of Portland’s must-see spots like the International Rose Garden (seasonally), the World Forestry…
Jump into a day-long adventure and discover what makes the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area a true gem. Be awed by the majesty of the USA's second tallest waterfall, witness the incredible salmon journey at the Bonneville Dam Complex, catch some windsurfing thrills in the windsurfing capital of the USA, and explore the official…
Buckle up for an epic journey as you are whisked away from Portland to the spellbinding Mt. Hood. With passionate and well-informed guides leading the way, you’ll have plenty of chances to snap up some breathtaking shots of the majestic landscape and soak up the mesmerizing history of this iconic mountain. Enjoy a full day…
Beginning in the Cascades and moving upriver through the eastern stretch of the Columbia River Gorge is the relatively young but rapidly growing wine-making region known as the Columbia River American Viticulture Area (AVA). Often referred to as “A World of Wine in 40 Miles,” the Columbia River AVA consists of a combination of climates,…
Maximize your beach time while at the Oregon Coast Oregon’s coastline is graced with unforgettable vistas: dramatic cliffs, offshore rocks and sea lions, wide sandy beaches, majestic capes, historic lighthouses, enchanted forests and lovely small beach towns which artists and artisans make their home. Locations we may visit include: Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, Short Sand…
Ready for an adventure? Join the ultimate tour of Portland and the Columbia River Gorge. You'll see the must-see sights in Portland and then be whisked away to the stunning Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Discover the magic of the waterfalls, soak in breathtaking views, and dive into the history of the area’s top attractions….
In this 3-hour sightseeing tour, we will explore some of Portland's most iconic sites, including the picturesque International Rose Test Garden, the Pearl District, the historic Pittock Mansion, the cultural district, the government district, Mt. Tabor, and more. Cross the oldest truss bridge in operation in America. Your tour guide will share stories and insights…
In this 3-hour sightseeing tour, travel a historic highway — an engineering marvel — and view spectacular sights along the astounding Columbia River Gorge; visit the famous Vista House and fascinating Women's Forum Park; feel the spray of majestic Northwest waterfalls, Latourell and Multnomah. Your tour guide will share stories and insights on this beautiful…
Explore downtown Portland, and learn about the history and culture of one of this country's most talked about cities. During the ~1.5-mile (2.4 km) walk, you will experience famous historical sites, vibrant public squares, hilarious trivia, hidden artwork, innovative parks, magical city-planning concepts, the tiniest park in America, and more. Pick up in front of…
Running for the very first time from December 1st to December 31st, the Portland Holiday Hunt is a brand-new experience that captures the spirit of the holidays in the heart of Portland, Oregon. The mission is simple: to bring joy, wonder, and a dash of mystery to the holiday. Armed with a smartphone as their…
Oregon is home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the world, not only known for its distinctive pinot noir but many other varietals such as pinot gris, chardonnay, riesling and more. Your experience will take place in the heart of the Willamette Valley, home to renowned, award-winning wineries. Oregon's Willamette Valley has elevated…
In this 7-hour sightseeing tour, travel in cozy comfort through idyllic Willamette Valley with its quaint villages and rolling landscape. Your tour guide will share history and insights on Oregon and the wine industry. Stop at some unique boutique wineries, plus local specialty shops. Lunch is included. Wine tastings can be purchased at each winery…
Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed National Scenic Areas. We will…
Uncover Portland’s dark side on this spine-tingling walking pub tour. In the early 1900s, unsuspecting sailors were often ruthlessly abducted and whisked away through the notorious Shanghai Tunnels. Tour guides will tell you how notorious criminals kidnapped thousands of people and why their ghosts still haunt Portland today. This is Portland’s longest-running ghost tour with…
Sip your way through Oregon’s finest wines on an extraordinary tasting tour, only a day trip away from Portland. Discover the stunning Willamette Valley, and be guided through the best wine experiences it has to offer. Soak up the breathtaking views, visit three amazing vineyards, and unveil the secrets behind the perfect Oregon Pinot Noir….
Experience the eccentricity of Portland, Oregon and visit one of its quirkiest neighborhoods on this walking pub tour. This tour is a must-do for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the fascinating history of the city, including stories of UFO sightings, Bigfoot sightings, exploding whales, wacky bike rides, strange locals, hijackings, hipsters, artists, and…
St. Johns is a neighborhood with small-town charm in Portland, Oregon, located in North Portland on the tip of the peninsula formed by the confluence of the Willamette River and the Columbia River. Many structures from the days when the neighborhood was an incorporated city are still standing. The community is known for its amazing…
Get ready to be swept off your feet by your guides as they take you on a journey of a lifetime through the stunning Columbia River Gorge and the Hood River Valley. Brace yourself for a riveting tale of this breathtaking terrain and its awe-inspiring past. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any…
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