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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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 Segway Tours has two offerings, both including training on how to ride a Segway. Conducted four times daily, seven days a week, the tours explore downtown, Chinatown, the Pearl District and many landmarks and attractions.

Portland City Tour Operators

Upcoming Guided Tours

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

Editor's Pick
Mt. Tabor Art Walk
May 16–17, 2020

Mt. Tabor Art Walk

Mt. Tabor Neighborhood

The Mt. Tabor Art Walk is a Portland tradition. This juried show and sale is a great opportunity to see quality visual art and meet artists in their studios and homes. Diverse media are represented including photography, painting, ceramics, sculpture, prints, metal arts, photography, glass, jewelry, book arts and mosaics.

Editor's Pick
Art & Design
Guided Tour
These Beers Are Made For Walkin' Tours
Ongoing

These Beers Are Made For Walkin' Tours

Deschutes Brewing $296.70 for two, two-person minimum. Children age 2 and under may join the tour free of charge.

This tour is a great way to experience Portland’s beer scene on foot, and great for small groups or families traveling with kids. Check out the history and culture of popular areas in Portland by foot. You choose the neighborhood, and we’ll show you around to three breweries. Walking tours provide a great overview of…

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Brewvana's Pacific Northwest is Best Tour
Ongoing

Brewvana's Pacific Northwest is Best Tour

Mt. Hood Brewing $89

It’s hard to beat the Pacific Northwest when it comes to beer. This tour will introduce you to the ingredients, history and culture that makes the craft beer scene in the Pacific Northwest admired worldwide. Brewvana will start with the education first and introduce you to the ingredients in beer and how they’ve contributed to…

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Wildwood Tours Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour
Feb. 1–Mar. 31, 2020

Wildwood Tours Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Columbia Gorge $69/person

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. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed National Scenic Areas. Your…

Guided Tour
Outdoors
Downtown Portland Food Tour
Ongoing

Downtown Portland Food Tour

Various locations $89

Stroll through Portland’s vibrant downtown with Forktown Food Tours and sample some of the best food and drink the city has to offer. Each tour makes five to six stops, ranging from fine dining restaurants, food carts, fast casual spots, dessert boutiques and more. You may sample local craft beer, seasonal small plates, fresh made…

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Eat Adventures: Downtown Deluxe Foodie Experience
Ongoing

Eat Adventures: Downtown Deluxe Foodie Experience

Pine Street Market $89

Experience the heart of Portland’s culinary scene on this downtown foodie adventure. Some of Portland’s biggest eating trends started here, from farm-to-table restaurants to Portland’s original food cart pod, making downtown an eater’s delight. On this walking food tour, you will visit restaurants that are James Beard Award winners, Iron Chef competitors and winners of…

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Luxury, All-Inclusive Willamette Valley Wine Tour
Ongoing

Luxury, All-Inclusive Willamette Valley Wine Tour

Multiple locations $128/$192 per person with discount code TravelPortland

The driver covers all tasting fees with charcuterie plates ($150 value for full day, $90 value for half day). Experience the best of Willamette Valley wine country on an all-inclusive, guided wine-tasting tour from Portland. Be chauffeured in a luxury SUV with a small group of fellow wine lovers and spend a half day or…

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Outdoors
Wildwood Tours Full Day Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Tours Full Day Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

Columbia Gorge $129/person

Follow the path of an ancient riverbed, carved by the last ice age, past the Bridge of the Gods, and explore the Windsurfing Capital of the World. In the afternoon, traverse Oregon’s fertile fruit valley on the way to the alpine top of a volcano, which boasts a title as the world’s second most summited…

Guided Tour
Outdoors
Wildwood Tours Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Tours Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Columbia Gorge $69/person

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. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed National Scenic Areas. Your…

Guided Tour
Outdoors
Wildwood Tours Half Day Portland City Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Tours Half Day Portland City Tour

Various Locations $59/person

With the Willamette River down the center and the Columbia River above, Portland is often more enthusiastically known by its nicknames such as “Bridgetown,” “Brewtopia” and “City of Roses.” Nestled at the base of a volcano and bundled snugly by old growth forests, this city boasts a landscape beyond a basic urban environment. Your tour…

Guided Tour
Looptworks Retail Workshop Tour
Ongoing

Looptworks Retail Workshop Tour

Looptworks Free

Looptworks uses only what already exists to create new functional products (including upcycled bags, apparel and accessories). Looptworks is committed to upcycling and closed loop solutions. Its intent is to reduce and eliminate waste in its industry headed to the landfill. Participate and witness the Looptworks upcycling production and circular economy firsthand. Tour Schedule &…

Art & Design
Guided Tour
Eat Adventures: Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour
Ongoing

Eat Adventures: Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour

The Heathman Hotel $89

Explore Portland’s best food carts, historic neighborhoods and iconic bridges on this city-wide culinary adventure. Sit back and relax in the Eat Van as you’re guided through the streets of our foodie city to areas known to savvy locals, with delicious eating stops along the way. You will have an opportunity to meet the owners,…

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Evening Food & Drink Tour
Ongoing

Evening Food & Drink Tour

Various Locations $85

An evening walking tour visiting five to six neighborhood stops including sit-down restaurants, a local distillery and a brewery. Plenty of delicious food, Oregon wine, local spirits, a unique cocktail and local craft beer are all included! Advanced booking required.

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
Art Museum Meditation Tour
Oct. 18, 2018–Oct. 1, 2020

Art Museum Meditation Tour

Portland Art Museum Included with admission

Enjoy a slow looking tour experience and object-focused meditation. This public tour invites people to relax, rejuvenate, energize and be calm. Using focused breathing and simple poses, the museum encourages visitors to meditate in the galleries twice a month on the first and third Thursdays. Museum Admission: Free for Members, $20 Adults, $17 Seniors 62+…

Art & Design
Exhibition
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
Saké Brewery (Kura) Tour
Ongoing

Saké Brewery (Kura) Tour

SakéOne Free

Join up on a 30-minute tour of Saké Brewery. Starts 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
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
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
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
Triskelee Farm Spring Fling
Sunday, Apr. 5, 2020

Triskelee Farm Spring Fling

Triskelee Farm $5 for parking. Activities available for purchase on site only.

EVENT POSTPONED. Please visit the event website for current information. Love baby animals as much as we do? Come see our newest baby arrivals Sunday, April 5th! Visit with baby goats, lambs, piglets, & chicks. We’ll even have fun activities for the kids! Don’t forget to give some love to our alpacas, ostriches, peacocks and…

Festival
Food & Drink
For Kids
Guided Tour
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
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
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
Art Museum: Blind & Low Vision Tour
Oct. 18, 2018–Sept. 17, 2020

Art Museum: Blind & Low Vision Tour

Portland Art Museum $3, free for aides

Explore the museum with a docent skilled in bringing art to life. Tours for blind and low vision visitors feature vivid descriptions of works in the Museum’s collection, with detailed historical information and tactile examples. Tours begin at 1:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Guide dogs are welcome. Please note there are…

Art & Design
Exhibition
Guided Tour
Architecture and Design Walking Tour: Portland Bridges
Saturday, Apr. 18, 2020

Architecture and Design Walking Tour: Portland Bridges

Tom McCall Waterfront Park $27.50

Learn why Portland is nicknamed “Bridge City” with this walking tour of Portland’s iconic bridges, which covers their design, construction, history and important role in shaping Portland’s development as a city. This tour is led by John Doyle, former Education Department lecturer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. All locations are…

Design Portland
Guided Tour
Classic Cabinets, Modern Design
Ongoing

Classic Cabinets, Modern Design

Versatile Wood Products Free

Discover the advantage custom wood cabinetry provides when facing complex design challenges! By balancing period-appropriate architectural specifications with modern performance standards, and combining historic techniques and modern technologies, we break down how to tackle the toughest of challenges. Learn why wood, one of our most valuable, renewable resources, is a key component to achieving seamless…

Art & Design
Guided Tour
Readings & Talks
Downtown Coffee & Donut Tour
Ongoing

Downtown Coffee & Donut Tour

Various Locations $49

There’s more to coffee and donuts than you think. Visit several local craft coffee shops for an interactive look at what makes Portland crazy about coffee, plus a bunch of donuts along the way. Advanced booking required.

Food & Drink
Guided Tour