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.

The Potlandia Experience includes 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.

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 and interesting 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.

Discover inner Portland on both sides of the Willamette River on the Discover Portland Half-Day City Tour with Terran Travels. You’ll hit up all of the major Portland attractions including Pittock Mansion, International Rose Test Garden and the Portland Aerial Tram while soaking up views of 14 of Portland’s 22 bridges and learning about the city’s history.

Other Portland City Tours

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.

Editor's Pick
Portland Open Studios: Artists At Work
Oct. 9–17, 2021

Portland Open Studios: Artists At Work

Art studios throughout the metro region Free

For two weekends every October, Portland Open Studios invites visitors to explore the houses and offices of artists across the city.

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Makers
Tours & Itineraries
Wildwood Adventures Full Day Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Adventures Full Day Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

Portland $139 per 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 2nd most summited…

Guided Tour
Outdoors
Wildwood Adventures Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Adventures Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Portland $69 per 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. Experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed National Scenic Areas. Drive along…

Guided Tour
Outdoors
Willful Wine Co. Picnic at the Scenic Stewart Vineyard
Saturday, June 19, 2021

Willful Wine Co. Picnic at the Scenic Stewart Vineyard

Stewart Vineyard $35

Join Willful Wine Co. winemaker Pam Walden for a tour and sack-lunch picnic of the scenic Stewart Vineyard in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Taste premium Pinot noirs and Chardonnays along the way from the vineyard itself and the surrounding viticultural area.

Food & Drink
Guided Tour
Outdoors
Wine
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