Guided tour

Portland: Morning City Highlights Tour

4.6 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: America's Hub World Tours

Portland: Morning City Highlights Tour

Activity provider: America's Hub World Tours

From US$ 85 per person

Travel through the neighborhoods of Portland and visit all the must-see attractions. Learn about the city’s history and culture. Enjoy some amazing views from spectacular viewpoints of the waterfront!

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 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 features a long stretch of shops an 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, the PSU Farmers Market (on Saturday AM tour only), and N. Mississippi (Monday-Friday & Sunday AM tours). 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. 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. Drive 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 like Salt & Straw Ice Cream. In short, it’s a shopper’s and diners paradise. Drive through Portland’s Pearl District, which 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, and productivity. On Saturday visit the PSU Farmers Market is a world-class farmers market that contributes to the success of local food growers and producers, and creates a vibrant community gathering space. The Portland Farmers Market at Portland State is large, spanning almost three blocks throughout the Portland State University campus. This means there is no shortage of vendors for the whole family to love. The options of where to buy and eat are truly endless at this market. The market also has musicians and a Chef in the Market series which is a showcasing of cooking with seasonal marketing ingredients from local chefs. The PSU Farmers Market will only be visited on our Saturday Morning Portland City Tour and you will have time to walk around and explore the market.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off from hotels in downtown Portland
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity
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

Not allowed

  • Pets

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
  • You can choose between a shared or private tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 40 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Eddie was our guide, he was awesome.

We learned so much history about the city of Portland. Eddie was a super friendly guy with loads of information that was historically accurate and fun. He drove us to each section of the city, up to Pittock Mansion, Rose Garden, Chinese Garden and told us little Anecdotes along the way. We loved hearing the names Portlanders have for places around the city. We rode the gondola from "Pill Hill" down as Eddie said this was free, but not if you ride up first. First class tour over 3.5 hours, with all entrance fees included this is a good deal. I would recommend this tour to anyone starting out their exploration of this city.

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February 12, 2018

Fantastic!

Your wonderful guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Even though we had a full van, we three took the back seat which normally seats four. It was very comfortable. He gave interesting details about every site and neighborhood we visited and was an extremely safe driver (very important!). Thanks again for a fabulous tour!

November 3, 2016

August 26, 2021

Product ID: 29792