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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Portland Tour Options

Portland City Tours by Bus

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 Square to the International Rose Test Garden along with shopping districts, arts and museums.

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

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.

Washington Park

Beyond picnics and verdant strolls, Washington Park offers up a zoo, two museums, a spectacular rose garden, an arboretum, one of the most authentic Japanese gardens in the world, all lined by one of the largest urban forests, Forest Park.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

This year-round wonder taking up an entire city block houses an authentic Ming Dynasty style garden built by Suzhou artisans. Lan Su Chinese Garden offers a peaceful escape in Portland's historic Chinatown district.

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 that shaped the land now known as Oregon.

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.

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 Segway Tours offers a guided city tour, which includes training on how to ride a Segway. Conducted four times daily, Wednesday–Sunday, 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.

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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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Mt. Tabor Art Walk
May 21–22, 2022

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. The Mt. Tabor Art Walk…

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Art & Design
Guided Tour
Shanghaied In Portland
Ongoing

Shanghaied In Portland

KGW Studio in the Square $34.95

Shanghaied In Portland is one of the only re-enactor-led walking tours in Portland. This two-hour, small-group walking tour takes you through time to 1890’s Portland when it was named the most dangerous seaport in the world by the governments of Britain, France, and Germany – and Shanghaied sailors. From Portland’s oldest buildings, streets with original…

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Wildwood Adventures Full Day Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Adventures Full Day Gorge Waterfalls and Mt. Hood Tour

Director Park $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…

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Outdoors
Wildwood Adventures Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Adventures Half Day Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Director Park $79 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…

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Outdoors
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…

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History
Wildwood Adventures Full Day Oregon Coast Tour
Ongoing

Wildwood Adventures Full Day Oregon Coast Tour

Director Park $139/person

With over 300 miles of public coastline, Oregon’s beaches are sure to amaze with their dramatic offshore rock formations and reborn beach towns. This tour will travel along one of the most picturesque driving routes in the country, US HWY 101. We will spend the day exploring breathtaking beaches, trekking along sandy shores, and viewing…

Guided Tour
Outdoors
Vine to Glass, An Educational  Tour About Oregon Wine
July 25–Sept. 5, 2021

Vine to Glass, An Educational Tour About Oregon Wine

Pickup/Drop Off is at Sunset Transit Center (Forest Heights Location) 179.00

In this six-hour tour, guests will start with a near Portland pickup at Sunset Transit Center. A convenient location for downtown residents who can hop on the MAX or metropolitan residents who can take a short Uber/Lyft ride and have a door-to-door day of wine tasting. The first stop is Carlton’s iconic grain elevator, which…

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Wine