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Bike Portland: Bridges, Doughnuts, Parks and Roses

Product ID: 274937
Learn Portland's neighborhood secrets. Smell the roses, taste the doughnuts, ride across bridges, and along the river. This is the best way to experience the diversity of culture, art, poetry, nature, parks, and quadrants in Portland.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Ride over bike-friendly bridges and along the Willamette River
  • See the city and its public art from every angle, up close and from panoramic viewpoints
  • Smell roses, taste doughnuts, read poetry, touch the river, and learn the neighborhood secrets from your bike tour guide
Full description
Enjoy more time riding, with occasional stops for gardens, one-of-a-kind markets, art collectives, sculptures, bridge viewpoints, and river beaches.

This tour begins in the inner Eastside neighborhoods, where you will be fitted for an easy-to-ride bike and helmet, ready for a low-key 9-11 mile ride (15-18 kilometers). Your guide will lead your group into the southeast Portland neighborhood of Ladd's Addition where you’ll visit a total of five of the city's quadrants, ride over two bridges, and along the Willamette River. You will visit semi-secret beaches, examine unique modes of transportation, see public art of every shape, color and texture. Enjoy the opportunity to try local favorite donuts (not from Voodoo).

This ride is both like a poem and filled with poetry: you will read poetry written on murals, on sidewalks, and carved into rocks. Along the tour, you will have the opportunity to photograph and explore public art, poetry, parks and beaches; and learn about all of the modes of Portland's transportation up close.
Includes
  • High-quality city bicycle and helmet
  • Reusable water bottle
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People who can't ride a bike

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Our bike shop at Around Portland Tours

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• The ride is mostly flat but does include modest climbing over the bridges
• Doughnuts will be available for purchase (shop schedule allowing)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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What a fun experience! The bike tour was great. It was easy riding on the provided bikes and I enjoyed all the information our tour guide provided. She made it fun and interesting, led us on mostly flat terrain and was more than willing to stop for questions and pictures. The tour was my favorite part of my day and half stay in Portland.

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October 4, 2019

Unique experience

Despite it being raining and cold, we agreed to do the tour with our incredible guide, Madi. She offered us extra jackets for the rain and took the time to fit us onto our bikes and helmets. Once the tour started, we got to experience Portland at an urban level, which we appreciated. Madi was always checking up on us and offered to stop if the cold and rain got excessive. We warmed up a little at Blue Star donuts with some coffee, and we agreed to continue and complete the tour. After the tour we got additional tips on places to go and what to do afterwards. We definitely recommend this tour for anyone visiting Portland.

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October 1, 2019

November 8, 2019

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Around Portland Tours

Product ID: 274937