Guided tour

Portland: Eastside Craft Brewery Walking Tour

4.6 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Around Portland Tours

Portland: Eastside Craft Brewery Walking Tour

Activity provider: Around Portland Tours

From US$ 59 per person

Walk through Portland's craft brewery scene, the inner Eastside neighborhood, tasting beer samples spanning the gamut in style, flavors, and colors. Learn about the origins and future of craft beer in Rose City and America as a whole

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste beer in many styles, sampling the evolution of Portland's beer culture in a small group setting
  • Explore this industrial waterfront neighborhood rich with food and art on a 2-mile walk
  • Learn about the development of beer in Portland and the US in this conversational, personalized tour
Full description
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), with just enough beer tasting so you'll know which stop you'd like to return to. At each brewery, your guide will lead you through the choices and let you select your favorites, offering you recommendations for a classic experience, or customized the tasting to fit your likes and dislikes. Cider options are available at each brewery for gluten-free or wheat-free tour guests, and the route is mostly flat so the walk is appropriate for all abilities. This craft brewery walking tour is conversational in style; your guide is eager to share beer knowledge as well as a window into the culture of this neighborhood, one which has supported the city's street artists, skateboarders, brewmasters, food innovators, and a number of other unique parts of the city's evolution from an afterthought to a sought-after destination for tourists worldwide.
Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Snack

    • Cider, beer tasting

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Meeting point

Meet at 833 SE Main Street #121, in the breezeway of the four-story red and grey building. Look for the Around Portland Tours sign on 9th Avenue.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. The tour will cover 2-3 miles (3-5 km) of city streets and paved pathways.
  • In autumn, winter and spring, rain gear is recommended.
  • Participants looking to partake in the beer tastings must be able to prove they are over 21 years of age.
  • Tips are not included in the cost of this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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Had a blast with Nancy! Had excellent conversation about the history and ins and outs of Portland while enjoying fine beers that I wouldn’t normally try. Glad I did! I did wish that the breweries knew we were coming so they could have time to tell us a little bit more about their beers, and recommend which order we have our beers in, etc.

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November 7, 2022

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!

July 25, 2021

Jeri was amazing!! We had the best time and really got to try a huge selection of Portland’s finest brews. Highly recommend!

October 7, 2021

Product ID: 279097