Guided tour

Portland: Afternoon City Highlights Tour

4.8 / 5

13 reviews

Activity provider: America's Hub World Tours

Portland: Afternoon City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: America's Hub World Tours
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From US$ 85 per person

Likely to sell out

Travel through the neighborhoods of Portland and visit all the must-see attractions. Learn about the city’s history and culture, and enjoy some amazing views of the waterfront, Mt Hood, and more!

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby near the main lobby doors 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Pioneer Square and learn about the diversity, culture, and history of Oregon
  • Explore North Mississippi Avenue which features vibrant shops and restaurants.
  • Learn about the final resting place of many prominent citizens of Oregon, including governors and United State senators
Full description
More than just a basic Portland city tour, our half-day Portland City Tour will reveal the laid-back small city feel of this fun and thriving downtown. You will experience the best Portland sites including the International Rose Garden, Pioneer Courthouse Square, NW 23rd (the best shopping area in Portland), the Pearl District, the South Park Blocks, and N. Mississippi. Today Portland is known as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities: a hub for farm-to-table eateries, alternative lifestyles, a large community of cyclists, and high walkability. Let our informative and entertaining Tour Guides show you the best the City of Portland has to offer. Learn about the modern heart of the city, Portland’s downtown, and the historical importance it has played in the state’s history. Enjoy the sights of Pioneer Courthouse Square, fondly referred to as Portland’s Living Room. This community space opened in 1984, and has become the center of the city’s social activity with over 300-programmed event days. Pioneer Square is the perfect spot for people-watching and observing Portland culture at its best: everything from fresh-food markets to beer festivals to political protests to the city’s largest community sing-along. Let the fragrance of roses embrace your senses with over 600 roses and be delighted with the beautiful Washington Park nature, featuring some of the most amazing city & mountain views around. More than 10,000 individual rose bushes bloom in the International Rose Test Garden from late May through October, representing over 610 different rose varieties. The majority of roses in the Garden are commercially available. About 10 to 20 varieties are replaced each year with some of the best new roses released onto the market. We will visit the rose garden seasonally. You will be taken through NW 23rd Avenue which is the heart of the Nob Hill District and is filled with century-old Victorian and Craftsman-style storefronts housing unique boutiques alongside national retailers, interspersed with coffee shops and on-trend restaurants and bars like Salt & Straw Ice Cream and Matador. In short, it’s a shopper’s and diners paradise. Portland’s Pearl District is the realization of a big dream. What was once a largely abandoned industrial district is now one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the city. Scattered throughout, you will find cobblestone streets, loading docks, and lofty buildings that offer a glimpse into the district’s grittier past. It is an urban renaissance with its own unique blend of artistry, productivity, and public parks like Tanner Springs Park. North Mississippi Avenue features a long stretch of vibrant shops like Paxton Gate, unique bars, music venues and restaurants (and is only a half-mile away from even more acclaimed eateries and bars on up-and-coming North Williams Avenue) and you will have time to walk around and explore this area.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop off from select hotels in downtown Portland
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • This is the only city tour in Portland that offers a well-balanced overview of the history, culture, and current events of both downtown Portland and the surrounding area
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.3/5

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Learned a great deal about Portland. Thank you. Would have preferred fewer details and more interactivity w guests. Examples, “Who can guess…? There were so many details I wanted to be able to remember. Maybe consider giving guests a card at the end with highlighted information & photos. This would be a great way to advertise your tours too. Wish all guests would wear masks. One of our guests was sniffling and coughing the entire time but had no mask. Mad us nervous about COVID. Had a fun time. What an impressive tour guide who could drive difficult streets and talk at the same time. I think there was miscommunication between the person who called to confirm and our guide, Gunnar (sp?). We understood we could wait inside the hotel until we got a text. It seems our guide was waiting outside for us & we were ready inside. This may have made the other pick ups later. Just a thought. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon!

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September 11, 2022

Very knowledgeable about historic facts of the region.

September 26, 2021

The tour guide, Bo, was great. He was outgoing, knowledgeable about the donuts and the city, and funny. The donuts were varied and, I think, gave a good sampling of each of the shops we went too.

August 22, 2021

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