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.

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.

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Mt. Tabor Art Walk
May 15–16, 2021

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.

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Art & Design
Guided Tour
Submarine Tech Tour

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…

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Science & Tech