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Portland: The Simpsons Bike Tour

Product ID: 296785
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Celebrate 30 seasons of The Simpsons in what might be the real Springfield: Portland, Oregon. Visit iconic spots that influenced Simpsons' creator Matt Groening, who grew up and was inspired by the city.
About this activity
Duration 4 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
  • Visit Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s old high school and track down the Bart Simpson “graffitied” into the sidewalk
  • Embark on a 14-mile bike ride through fun photo ops through Groening's old stomping grounds
  • Discuss namesake characters, learn back stories of the originals, and learn how Portland has impacted, and been influenced by, the show
  • Visit (and sample) Homer's favorite donuts
Full description
At the intersection of cartoon storytelling, history, and culture, find the real truth behind The Simpsons. Portland street names make many appearances in The Simpsons, beginning with Evergreen Terrace — the street creator Matt Groening grew up on. But the city boasts more than just the namesakes of many characters; it is the context in which the show was created, and the cultural manifestation of the show's impact on American lives.

Come along on a 14-mile bike ride that explores physical ties to the show, like the Bart Simpson drawing etched into the sidewalk near Groening's high school, and the streets that give many characters their names. The ride also connects to the culture of the city as it has influenced, and been influenced by, the show. Visit the donut culture in the city, entirely developed during the show's run, as well as the skateboard culture, which had its origins around the time the show began.

Like no other tour, you will examine the great (and weird) true stories behind the origins of Krusty the Clown, Kwik-E-Mart, Krusty Burger, Jebediah Springfield and Manhattan Shelbyville, Moe's Tavern, and Lisa's flirtations with vegetarianism and Buddhism. Full of photo ops, fun facts, prank calls and of course donuts, this tour tells a story of a city and its most famous TV offspring... The Simpsons.
Includes
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Donuts
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People who can't ride a bike

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The meeting point is between Salmon and Main Streets on 7th Avenue; 1210 SE 7th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts to be fitted for a bicycle and helmet.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• The bike ride is fairly long but at an easy pace, suitable for most riders in moderate shape
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Product ID: 296785