Portland, Oregon
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  • Portland: 2.5 Hour Dinner Cruise Through Downtown

    1. Portland: 2.5 Hour Dinner Cruise Through Downtown

    Hop onboard the vessel and be escorted to your private table. Start off with some freshly baked bread and a house salad, followed by your choice of entrée (poultry, beef, seafood, or vegetarian), and a dessert. After dinner, head out onto the observation deck to admire the city’s skyline lit up at night. Cruise along the scenic Willamette River, then pass by the impressive Steel Bridge. Along the way, learn about the landmarks from the onboard narration. 

    It was our first time. Very nice and relaxing. The food was great too. We will be doing it again soon

  • Portland: Downtown Ghost Tour

    2. Portland: Downtown Ghost Tour

    Take a historic and memorable look at the haunted past of Portland, Oregon, with a 1-hour walking tour. Set off on an adventure through downtown Portland with a knowledgeable and experienced guide, and discover the most haunted locations in the area. Make your way to the meeting point at Lan Su Chinese Garden and look out for your guide, who will be carrying a lantern. Begin immediately with the obscure history of the City of Roses before embarking on a haunted route to 8 locations in the surrounding downtown area. Head to the waterfront, then walk the dark streets to the Old Town Pizza to hear researched stories and eyewitness accounts of personal hauntings in Portland's morbid and mysterious past. From there, the tour only gets spookier as you visit The Shanghai Tunnels to see a firsthand reminder of Portland’s shady past where men were kidnapped or “Shanghaied” and sold to ship's ca...

    Our guide was very well connected to the tales of the underworld and historic spooky facts of old Portland.

  • Portland: 2 Hour Lunch Cruise Through Downtown

    3. Portland: 2 Hour Lunch Cruise Through Downtown

    Hop onboard the vessel and be escorted to your private table. Start off with some freshly baked bread, followed by your choice of entrée (poultry, beef, seafood, or vegetarian). After lunch, head out onto the observation deck to admire the city’s impressive skyline. Cruise along the scenic Willamette River, then pass by the Steel Bridge. Along the way, learn about the landmarks from the onboard narration.

    A relaxing tour of the city. The views from the river were beautiful. Interesting facts about the city and points on the river made the ride more enjoyable. The food was well portioned and delicious.

  • Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    4. Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a full-day tour to discover the beautiful landscapes of the wine-growing regions near Portland. After pickup at your accommodation, travel through the verdant landscape of Willamette Valley, known for its hazelnuts, berries, Christmas trees, and Pinot Noir wine. Continue to the foothills of the western Cascades and ascend to the treeline on Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon. Spend an hour at the historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression. Explore the interpretive displays, go hiking, or play in the snow, even in summer.  Afterward, drive to Hood River Valley to arrive at the first winery on the tour. Eat a farm-to-table lunch while enjoying a wine tasting at a boutique vineyard with a view of Mount Hood. Learn about wine production in the region and visit 1 other winery in the Columbia Gorge or Columbia Valley areas.  Travel through the C...

    Everything went as advertised. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. I would recommend this tour without reservation.

  • Portland: Half-Day Tour of Multnomah Falls & Columbia River

    5. Portland: Half-Day Tour of Multnomah Falls & Columbia River

    Escape the hustle and bustle of central Portland for the morning on a half-day coach tour of the Columbia River Gorge. Experience the natural beauty of the Rose City’s most scenic area. Follow the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition, more than 200 years after the famous explorers. View the gorge from Vista House at Crown Point, and marvel at the world famous Multnomah Falls. Depart Portland at 08:30 AM, enjoying the downtown sights as you leave the city via one of its many bridges. Once out of the metropolitan area, drive the historic Columbia River Highway, enjoying panoramic views hundreds of feet above the river at Crown Point. Descend through the famous highway loops to pristine Latourell Falls. Continue past Wahkeena Falls to Oregon’s most famous natural attraction — Multnomah Falls and Lodge. See the Oneonta Gorge and Horsetail Falls. Return to Portland along the river leve...

    We almost didn't make it b/c we were running late, but we're so glad we did! It was a memorable experience.

  • Portland's Eastside Craft Brewery Walking Tour

    6. Portland's Eastside Craft Brewery Walking Tour

    Meet your guide and small group across the river from downtown Portland in the inner Eastside industrial district. The meeting point on SE 7th Avenue is located in the heart of so many scenes, from coffee to food, distilleries and street art. For the best of Portland's brewery innovation and history, start here, where beer (and cider) flourish and learn of Portland's craft brewing history from those who lead the way.  Walk into the hotbed of beer, through the neighborhood that borders the Willamette River and allow your guide to personally select breweries representing a trip through the Oregon's brew past, present and future⁠—and the whole US. Follow your guide through the Eastside, where you'll find an assortment of beers to satisfy your personal preferences, like sours, craft barrel-aging, Belgians, wits, imperial IPAs, and more.  Walking distance will be 2-3 miles (3-5 kilometers),...

    Loved the walk through the neighborhood! We went to 3 different breweries and were allowed to order two sample beers or cider from each one. Our tour guide, Sara, got us snacks at two of the breweries that were AMAZING! If you like root beer, be sure to try the root beer at the first stop - it was awesome!

  • Portland: 2 Hour Champagne Brunch Cruise Through Downtown

    7. Portland: 2 Hour Champagne Brunch Cruise Through Downtown

    Hop onboard the vessel and be escorted to your private table. Start off with a refreshing glass of champagne, sparkling cider, or an orange juice. Then enjoy a delicious plated brunch made up of breakfast and lunch favorites, accompanied by a dessert buffet. After brunch, head out onto the observation deck to admire the city’s impressive skyline. Cruise along the scenic Willamette River, then pass by the Steel Bridge. Along the way, learn about the landmarks from the onboard narration while sipping on more champagne.

  • Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls 40-Minute Scenic Flight

    8. Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls 40-Minute Scenic Flight

    Embark on a scenic flight through Oregon's pride and joy, the Columbia River Gorge. On this 40-minute flight, get a bird's-eye view of Multnomah Falls as it cascades down 2 drops equalling 620 feet. Listen as your expert pilot and guide narrates the experience.  Learn about the steps taken by Oregon's forestry service to bring the Gorge and it's natural waterfalls back to life in the wake of Oregon's 2017 Gorge fire. Despite the intense burning, the beauty of the Gorge remained and the force of the waterfalls persisted. With some of the hillsides and ridges all but destroyed, the stubbornness of nature is clear as you fly above thousands of acres of trees, seemingly untouched by the heat and fury of the flames. Soar by the Bridge of the Gods, the link for Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hikers to cross between Oregon and Washington, before making a turn back to your starting point. Land back...

    Clay was an excellent tour guide, and more importantly an even better pilot. It was a beautiful outing. Absolutely recommend, and will book again when back in Portland.

  • Portland: Columbia River Gorge 3-Hour Small Group Tour

    9. Portland: Columbia River Gorge 3-Hour Small Group Tour

    Enjoy a half-day guided tour to discover the breathtaking landscape of the western Columbia Gorge. After pickup at your accommodation, travel down Waterfall Alley, known for having the highest density of hanging waterfalls in the world during the winter and spring. Stop at a viewpoint where you'll get a spectacular vista of the western Gorge, with the Vista House in the foreground.  You'll have 15 minutes to spend inside the Vista House, the fanciest rest stop in the world. It was built in 1918, and provides interpretive displays and sublime views. Be careful⁠⁠—sometimes the wind gusts to 160 km/h (100 mph). Stop and do a short and easy hike at a cathedral waterfall. You'll feel as if you're in a fairy tale as you walk through rainforest and discover a magnificent rock formation harboring an elegant waterfall and fluorescent-yellow lichen. As you walk through the rainforest, your guide...

    We had an awesome time. We had Marcus all to ourselves and he was a informative and gracious host. The scenes were breathtaking and we can not wait to return to explore more!

  • Discover Portland: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

    10. Discover Portland: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

    Take a 3-hour guided tour of Portland in a small group of no more than 11. Throughout the tour, you'll enjoy beautiful vistas as you drive the hills and bridges in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. Your interpretive guide will give you background on the landmarks you pass and teach you the city's history as you wander the neighborhoods of central Portland. Make a stop at the International Rose Test Garden, where you'll have 20 minutes to walk among the 550 rose varieties. Then, you'll ascend even higher into the hills to Pittock Mansion, which provides the best view of Portland and 5 stratovolcanoes, if the weather is clear. As you navigate the city, you'll be able to take in views of the parks, gardens, bridges, and trees of this lush city.

    Very interesting tour and Damain was excellent! Enjoyed the areas he took us too, very knowledgeable and was entertaining.

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What people are saying about Portland, Oregon

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 267 reviews

This is a fun informative & informal overview of Portland. We are cyclists & found it very low effort. The French pastry shop was a delightful exclamation point! We were provided helmets & useable bikes& lots of Portland history. I loved riding through various neighborhoods. Be sure to tip!

Excellent guide and knowledgeable of the history that was all around us. Bikes are well maintained and the bike tour provided water as well as French pastries while touring. Take advantage of this tour, we’ll worth it.

Our guide was very well connected to the tales of the underworld and historic spooky facts of old Portland.

It was our first time. Very nice and relaxing. The food was great too. We will be doing it again soon

Food was good. Service good. Piano music during dinner was a nice treat. View was beautiful.