For first-time visitors to Portland — or those who want to discover new parts of the city — these handy tours and itineraries will get you started on planning your next trip to The Rose City. Whether you’re looking to discover the surrounding region, explore the city on two wheels or sample all 75+ of the city’s breweries, there’s no shortage of tour offerings in Portland. To find even more things to do and ways to experience Portland, check out our events calendar.
Know Before You Go
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Oregon’s governor has limited large events based on the current risk level.
Some events may be cancelled, postponed or held virtually. Please check the event website for the most up-to-date information.
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.
Portland Food Tours
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.
Portland Boat Tours
See Portland and the region from the water on boat tours that traverse the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Portland Cannabis Tours
Take a cannabis tour to help orient you, take you to top spots and provide a safe way to consume.
Portland Outdoor Adventure Tours
Explore the great outdoors in and around Portland with these tour operators.
Explore the waterfalls of the national scenic area just east of Portland with a guide and driver.
Removed Portland Walking Tours due to closure. [IW 12/29/20] Let someone else do the driving while you enjoy wine tasting and vineyard views.
Explore Oregon’s highest peak, located 90 minutes from Portland, with these tour operators.
Street Spotlight: Alberta
Northeast Portland’s Alberta Street is best known for its colorful monthly street fair, Last Thursday, but this vibrant avenue is worth exploring any day of the month.
Street Spotlight: Mississippi
Spend a day discovering the secrets of one of Portland’s most popular streets with our guide to chic North Mississippi Avenue.
Neighborhood Spotlight: Pearl District
Spend a day enjoying the Pearl District's best eats, drinks and boutiques with this handy guide to the central-city neighborhood.
Neighborhood Spotlight: Northwest Portland
Northwest Portland offers an abundance of terrific shopping and choice eats. Tour the area's brightest gems with this curated guide.
Neighborhood Spotlight: Old Town Chinatown
The city’s oldest neighborhood is filled with surprises. Find them all with the help of our handy itinerary.
Neighborhood Spotlight: Slabtown
Northwest Portland's trendy Slabtown neighborhood boasts walkable streets, plentiful shopping, coffee, restaurants and art galleries.
Neighborhood Spotlight: Downtown
Follow our guide to find the best coffee, restaurants, tax-free shopping, food carts, bars and things to do in downtown Portland.
24 Hours on Mount Hood
Plan a perfect getaway to Mount Hood, including skiing and snowboarding, with this itinerary.
Farm Loops Near Portland
Only 15–45 minutes from Portland, three self-guided tours let you choose your own farm-to-table adventure amid bucolic gardens, ranches and vineyards.
Exploring Gresham by Bike
Gresham, an east Portland suburb, offers a bevy of bike-friendly businesses and stellar views of Mount Hood.
Waterfalls Near Portland
Get your fill of natural wonders by visiting these waterfalls close to Portland.
Wineries Near Portland
Sample wine at Willamette Valley vineyards in Portland’s backyard, where you can catch spectacular views and budget-friendly flights.
For two weekends every October, Portland Open Studios invites visitors to explore the houses and offices of artists across the city.
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…
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…
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…
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.
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