- 8 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
On this full-day tour, you’ll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and the Columbia River Gorge. Along the way, learn about Portland’s interesting history and modern-day culture from your guide.
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off at select downtown Portland hotels
- Bottled water
- Live commentary on board
- Transport by air-conditioned Sprinter van
Traveler pickup is offered
After a Portland hotel pickup, travel through various parts of 'Rip City' — from downtown to the Pearl District to Nob Hill, plus several other neighborhoods. Visit all the must-see attractions, including Pioneer Courthouse Square, and learn about the great diversity found in Portland’s downtown area, the historical importance it has played in the state’s history, and the fast-growing culture that exists here.
Learn about the many prominent and notable citizens of Oregon. Tour through the Pittock Mansion, a meticulously preserved architectural landmark that symbolizes Portland’s transformation from a small lumber town into a bustling city. While traveling, let the fragrance of more than 550 different varieties of roses delight the senses with the lush and beautiful Washington Park.
The last stop is the Lan Su Chinese Garden, one of Portland's greatest treasures and arguably the most interesting site to see while visiting the city. The garden is the result of a collaboration between the cities of Portland and Suzhou, a sister city in China's Jiangsu province that's famous for its beautiful Ming Dynasty gardens.
You will have a variety of options to choose from for lunch.
Visit the beautiful Columbia River Gorge! Your adventure will take place along the Historic Columbia River National Scenic Byway, where some of the locations we may stop include: Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, and Multnomah Falls.
You tour will start with the view from Portland Women's Forum. This location is absolutely breathtaking and it's one of the best spots to soak in a view of one of the most beautiful places on earth: the magnificent, awesome Columbia River Gorge.
Next, we will stop at Crown Visit Point House with a complete overlook of the Gorge region. Crown Point Vista House, best known of the scenic lookouts along the Historic Columbia River Highway, provides a panoramic view of the Columbia River.
Our next stop is Latourell Falls. This waterfall plunges 249' over a massive wall of columnar basalt, some of the best formations in the Pacific Northwest, before cascading hastily toward the Columbia River. This waterfall is usually most recognized for the large patch of bright yellow lichen adorning the cliff face to the right of the falls, and this characteristic has led many famous photographers to this captivating location.
We may also stop at Bridal Veil Falls. This beautiful waterfall is an elegant and graceful lady that can be fully appreciated from the deck of a viewing platform rebuilt in 1996.
Next we will drive to Multnomah Falls. According to Native American lore, Multnomah Falls was created to win the heart of a young princess who wanted a hidden place to bathe. Multnomah Falls is the most visited natural recreation site in the Pacific Northwest!
The tour ends with a return trip and drop-off in Portland.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
- A small amount of walking is involved; comfortable shoes are recommended
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We spent the whole day with Johnny and he was excellent. Knowledgeable. Personable, and made for an amazing experience. We had 1 day in Portland and he helped us do it right. Thanks!
We spent the day with Evan. Sometimes you take a tour and just want it to be over. Not with Evan. Great personality, knows his city, kind and a safe driver. So happy we did this tour with him.
I really enjoyed this excursion into Columbia Gorge to view the NW wilderness. Our guide was on time for my pickup and knowledgeable about what we were seeing. The visit included excellent views of Mt. Hood and even St. Helen. Portland is a lovely city and I enjoyed my short time there.
Crystal was an excellent tour guide. I would recommend her to anyone taking the tour. She is very knowledgeable of the history of Portland. The tour was worth the money. We took wonderful pictures at the different waterfalls.
Request to have Dylan be your tour guide! He is a wealth of knowledge and is funny! He’s super patient and gives you an appreciation of Portland. This whole day tour will take you to all places you hadn’t even thought of visiting or even knew existed in Portland. Thank you Dylan for a memorable trip! I highly recommend you do this the first days you’re in Portland! You won’t regret it!
We were given a historical review of the Portland area, and saw many of the "landmarks". Our guide was very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. She helped us plan our stay in downtown Portland after the tour. The afternoon portion, to the Gorge, was beautiful! This trip is definitely worthwhile.
Our driver Johnny was very good, and answered all our questions and was knowledgeable about the area.
Traveling through Washington, Oregon and Idaho to see these states. I like to take local tours when I am in the cities. This was a good pick. Johnny was very personable and knowledgeable. He spoke and navigated the traffic and weather with professional skill! We saw many beautiful parks and gardens while traveling through varied neighborhoods. The International Rose Test Garden was unbelievable. So many gorgeous blooms in September. The Chinese Garden was another gem with the gardens and art displays. The Pittock Mansion was lovely and had a great view of Portland. We saw several different types of waterfalls on the Columbia Gorge portion of the trip. We also stopped at the Vista House on the gorge road. There is probably no other rest stop like it in the US! We managed to get to all our stops in between the rain and some hail so I got to experience Portland's frequent weather changes! It was a great tour for me to see the city and Gorge in the short time I had available.
Gerri, our Tour Guide was the greatest. Knowledgeable, funny, interesting. Pointed out the important things and all the details. Made for a great day.
Awesome tour. Scott was very knowledgeable, friendly. We saw some great waterfalls.
If you visit Portland, this is a must tour! Eddie was our tour guide and driver. What a great and patient guy. Money well spent. We visited the falls and learned some great Portland history and facts. A very cool place to visit.
My daughter and I had so much fun because our tour guide knew how to entertain and was full of historical knowledge. Gerri took us all over the picturesque Columbia Gorge area and later the wonderful Portland downtown neighborhoods. This was the best way for us to view so many of the great areas of Portland in one day. Gerris enthusiasm was infectious. It was truly a wonderful experience.
It was a fabulous day. Our tour driver knew the city well was very personable. Definitely glad I took this tour
Great full tour and the tour guide was great! We were able to see much in a little time and really had the opportunity to experience Portland.
Sarah was a great guide. We were disappointed that due to the wildfires, the gorge was taken off the tour but we thoroughly enjoyed the city tour. Thanks, Sarah!
Really good tour with a very knowledgable guide. It enabled me to visit parts of Portland that I would have been unable to, as I was using public transport.