Explore Portland Tour

Explore Portland Tour

Experience a fun, small group tour of Portland that takes you over the bridges and through the eclectic neighborhoods of Portland, the City of Roses.

Depending on the day, you may visit the famed Pearl District, the International Rose Test Garden, Sunlan Lightbulb Store, the Pittock Mansion, Washington Park, Mt. Tabor Park, Alberta Arts District, Historic Mississippi District, and Powell’s Bookstore, where you may choose to be dropped off at the tour’s end for endless literary exploration.

An expert Escape Artist Guide will lead the way as you ride in style in a luxury Mercedes van or SUV.

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Tour/Activity Details


4 hours


8:00 am - Monday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday
Also at 8:00 am on Tuesday (Mid May through October)

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 10. Tour includes pick-up from downtown Portland hotels. Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


Portland, also known as The City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown, Rip City, Little Beirut, Beervana or Beertown, is Oregon’s most populous city, and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest. Whether in the Cultural District downtown or a transfigured warehouse in the trendy Pearl District, it is easy to see why Money magazine has called Portland the “Best Big City” in North America. Portland is known for its large number of microbreweries and micro-distilleries, as well as its enthusiasm for coffee. Rich in Northwest arts and heritage, the city and region are also noted for strong land-use planning, excellent public transportation and a progressive regional government.


You will start the day by enjoying tea and other refreshments while taking in the iconic views of Portland and surrounding volcanic peaks at the historic Pittock Mansion. The Pittock Mansion was home to two influential Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919 and is now a city park and treasured landmark.

Next, get ready to explore the neighborhoods! Portland is divided into four main quadrants: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest. Each quadrant has its own distinct feel and unique attractions including art galleries, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and performance spaces. Included in your guide’s narration will be the fascinating history of a few of Portland’s ten famous bridges. Some of the other neighborhoods you will visit include the Pearl District, Nob Hill and Hawthorne.

Portland is proud of its parks and its legacy of preserving open spaces. Parks and green space planning date back to John Charles Olmsted, and today more than 8,100 acres of ecologically valuable natural areas have been purchased and permanently protected from development. You will visit at least two of the following parks: Washington Park, Mt Tabor Park, McCall Waterfront Park and when the season is right, the International Rose Test Garden. Your naturalist guide will bring the parks alive by interpreting history, flora and fauna.

The tour ends at one of Portland’s greatest treasures: Powell’s Books – the largest independent, new and used bookstore in the world! Portland has been referred to as the most environmentally friendly or “green” city in the United States and the second most in the world. Your guide will be sure to share a few examples of how the city of Portland has become a leader in community sustainability!


  • Pearl District
  • International Rose Test Garden (seasonal)
  • Bridges of Portland
  • Iconic view from Pittock Mansion
  • Washington Park
  • Mt Tabor Park
  • Alberta Street
  • Mississippi Street (The Meadow)
  • Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast Neighborhoods of Portland
  • Powell’s Book Store
  • Sustainability in Portland


  • Downtown hotel pick up and drop off
  • Highly qualified and knowledgeable naturalist guide
  • Travel in adventure-outfitted luxury Mercedes Van or Jeep
  • Morning tea or coffee and fresh-baked pastries
  • Seasonal snacks and refreshments throughout the tour
  • Comprehensive naturalist commentary


  • Minimum age is 10.
  • All minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

72 Hours Minimum Advance Booking Required. Minimum age is 10. Tour includes pick-up from downtown Portland hotels. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Customer Ratings & Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    The best time spent!

  • 4 / 5
    good value

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September 22, 2017

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