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Beer Tasting & Brewery Tours

Our most recommended Portland, Oregon Beer Tasting & Brewery Tours

Bend: Half-Day Brews & Views Canoe Tour on the Cascade Lakes

1. Bend: Half-Day Brews & Views Canoe Tour on the Cascade Lakes

Take in the stunning views of the Cascades Lakes while sampling some of Oregon’s most celebrated artisanal beverages. After getting all geared up, you’ll head off towards the lake with your naturalist guide and get to paddling through the pristine mountain waters. Gaze out across the crystal-clear lake, situated on the foot of snow-capped peaks. All the while, taste delicious local craft beers while learning about their production. Your guide will highlight the hidden spots on these beautiful lakes that might not initially meet the eye. You will spend over 2 hours on the water exploring areas accessible exclusively by boat, including fingers, coves, bays, and wetlands created by ancient volcanic activity and erosion. You can even pop into the lake for a dip if you get too toasty. After your excursion, you’ll be transferred back to the meeting point in Bend, having soaked up some of Oregon’s foremost natural beauty.

Portland: Eastside Craft Brewery Walking Tour

2. Portland: 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), 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.

Portland: Food Carts, Pods, & Patios Tour

3. Portland: Food Carts, Pods, & Patios Tour

Discover what the food cart hype is all about in the city that put food cart pods on the map. With over 700 food carts throughout the city, your guide has done the research for you. Visit several locally run and operated food carts, relax on patios in the heart of Southeast Portland, and taste the delicious foods that make Portland a true foodie destination. On this small-group walking tour, discover global foods, quench your thirst with tasty drinks, and learn fun history in this off-the-beaten-path neighborhood. Experience the perfect way to discover quirky Portland, eat where the locals eat, and have fun.

Portland: Haunted History Tour and Pub Crawl

4. Portland: Haunted History Tour and Pub Crawl

Grab a drink and step into the shadows of downtown Portland, where pirates, murderers, bootleggers, and doomed souls are waiting to tell their stories. Join your local guide on a chilling journey to the city's historic haunted sites and pubs, as you listen to their blood-curdling ghost stories. Meet your guide at Independent Bar & Grill for a pint of liquid courage before heading to eight other historic, haunted spots, including iconic pubs like Kells and the Shanghai Tunnel Bar. Stop and listen closely to hear the tortured souls trapped in Portland's intricate system of underground tunnels. Search for the spirit of Timothy Moreau, a young publicity agent who was ruthlessly murdered at the Roseland Theater. Mingle with the dozens of ghosts said to haunt Kells Irish Pub and hear their terrifying stories, all while enjoying your favorite beer, wine, or spirit in the company of your group.

Portland: Guided Bike Tour with Brewery Visits

5. Portland: Guided Bike Tour with Brewery Visits

Discover some of Portland's best bike routes and breweries on a brews cruise bike tour. Join your guide as you head out on the city's bike-friendly streets and peddle through downtown. Enjoy two stops at local microbreweries to sample their craft beers. Get some exercise and avoid the hassle of driving as you explore some of Portland's oldest neighborhoods with your guide. Learn how the city rose to fame as an international craft beer destination and how the culture of collaboration and experimentation allows so many breweries to coexist in Portland. Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at a microbrewery and learn about the brewing process. Discover how locally sourced, world-class ingredients like Willamette Valley hops and Mt. Hood’s pure snowmelt are transformed to make some of the best beer in the world. Along the way, visit Lone-Fir Cemetery, Portland’s second-largest arboretum, where you'll pay homage to one of the original brewmasters of the world, followed by a cycle through Portland’s flagship Laurelhurst Park.

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What people are saying about Portland, Oregon

Great tour!! Our guide Herb was super friendly and informative about the history and culture of food carts in Portland. The food was all delicious and there was a great variety of cuisines represented. Definitely come hungry!!

The lake was beautiful and the brews were perfectly suited to the vibes of the day. We had never piloted a canoe before, but under Josh's tutelage we were immediately tearing up Elk Lake.

Herb did great food was fantastic. My husband and I went to more pods the next day. Because of the info we learned from Herb.

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

Great selection and fun to try a little bit of everything!