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Best of Portland 2-Hour Walking Tour

Product ID: 37828
Discover Portland the green and eco-friendly way. This award-winning 2-hour walk clarifies why Portland is regularly recognized as one of the best places to live. By the end of the walking tour, you'll most likely want to move here too.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • See the bronze drinking fountains from 1912
  • Get the inside scoop on over 30 public art pieces, including Portlandia and a controversial, naked, marble statue with some unique nicknames
  • Explore the waterfront in Portland
  • See the actual penny that was flipped to decide the name of the city of Portland
  • Discover the inside story of the city’s 12 bridges
  • Visit a weather machine that most locals know nothing about
  • Get the inside scoop on coffee, beer, and rain in the city
  • See a fountain that changes every 20 minutes
  • Visit something that appears to be an Elk
Full description
On this 1.5-mile, 2-hour walking tour, you’ll hear about early and modern Portland as your guide shows you an enlightened city rich with artwork, parks, bridges, downtown trains and streetcars, fountains, and friendly people. Even the locals are amazed and entertained by what they can learn. This walk meanders through the most fascinating portions of the city, leading eventually to the waterfront.

This tour earned the Best Tour from Citysearch and Willamette Week’s award for “Best Way to Fake Being a Native”. When the City of Portland and Travel Portland want to show off the city, they send people on this tour. Come see why. Not only is it fun, but many consider it to be the best tour value in Portland.
  • Walking tour

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Meeting point

Tours begin under Pioneer Courthouse Square (701 SW 6th Ave) indoors at the Theater on the Square.

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Please dress for the Oregon weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours depart on time, rain or shine!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 132 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Portlandia Served With History and Humor

Delicious blend of the history of Portlandia, with humorous tidbits throughout, and clever details. Our Resident Expert, David, was beyond entertaining! His knowledge, quick wit, and stage presence, made for a fast moving tour, that had a wee bit of something for everyone that whirled along with him. Highly recommend for locals and visitors alike. The McCullough's / Minneapolis, "Minnesnowta"

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September 5, 2019

Awesome overview of Portland!

When I visit a new city, I love to take a trolley or walking tour to get a feel for the area and to learn some history. The Best of Portland walking tour was exactly what we were looking for. Informative, interesting, and fun! David, our guide, was very knowledgeable about Portland, the downtown area, and the history that lead to what Portland is today. I enjoyed the old photographs he shared and all the little details that set Portland apart from other cities. Would recommend to anyone visiting for the first time or anyone wanting to learn some fun and interesting facts about Portland!

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October 31, 2018

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Portland Walking Tours

Product ID: 37828