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Portland Walking Tours

#11 of 95 Tours in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood: Downtown
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Address: Portland, OR 97204
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+1 503-774-4522
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00

Portland Walking Tours’ fun and award-winning events explore the...

Portland Walking Tours’ fun and award-winning events explore the excitement, history, food, architecture, neighborhoods, bridges, parks, fountains, artwork, and just plain weird places in Portland Oregon. Tours include the award-winning “Best of Portland,” showcasing what makes Portland such a fabulous place to live and visit (daily, 10 AM and 2 PM); our scandalous “Underground Portland,” aka "the worst of Portland," revealing both the physical and metaphorical subterranean story of Portland's sordid past; the eerie “Beyond Bizarre”, a hands-on exploration of Portland's paranormal, using real ghost-hunting equipment as seen on shows like "Ghost Adventurer" (TM) and "Paranormal State" (TM); our delicious “Epicurean Excursion” walking tour, a tasty immersion into Portland's amazing culinary "slow food" scene; our indulgent “Chocolate Decadence Tour," exploring and sampling chocolate in its many solid and liquid forms, from bean to bar and everything in between; "Roses Gone Wild!", which dishes the dirt on Portland's famous International Rose Test Gardens; and "Flavor Street," where you taste the best of Portland's incredible food cart scene - and skip the rest.

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great insider tour fill with history and laughs

My family had a great walking tour of downtown Portland. We were led by an engaging and energetic guide. We discovered so much history and had many questions answered. Our guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
eug w
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family had a great walking tour of downtown Portland. We were led by an engaging and energetic guide. We discovered so much history and had many questions answered. Our guide was an actor so our tour skewed a touch toward the theater offerings of the city, which was just fine.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The PDX tour with David was mostly about DT architecture with limited pre-modern history. The underground tour was disappointing. You just go in a basement in the tour center at the end. But you learn a lot about crimping. A look online would cover it. So, I thought the tour was too long for the info given. Both tours should... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We started the year out with a Bizarre Portland tour. We learned many fun, quirky things about Portland and visited haunted hotels, parking lots, and basements. Our guide was hilarious and a great story teller. She was full of energy and profanities. She startles easily and scared herself a few times. It was a fun way to learn a little... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This tour is amazing! An absolute must do in Portland! Jake, the tour guide, teaches you all about the sordid history of Portland. Crime, Seamstresses, Abductions... and at the end you get to see the Shanghai Tunnels or what is left of them ;)

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We loved the Portland walking tour - the guide took us around the downtown area talking about history of the city, info on the various buildings and architecture styles, and the various events in history. Tour is about 2 hours and covers about 2 - 3 miles on foot around the downtown area. Highly recommend as a first tour to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

On our first day of a weekend visit to Portland, we're glad to have taken the Portland Walking tour. Richard, our guide, offered a very enthusiastic exploration of the downtown area. With a good mix of the City's History & an array of sightseeing suggestions, we were left with a greater sense of Rose City.

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Toronto, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Liz was a terrific guide on this walking tour. A transplant to the city herself, she's obviously very proud of her new hometown and presented a ton of information to our small group on a (typically) cloudy fall day. Well worth the time & money.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The family and I did the Portland Underground tour with Jake (Mr. Infastructure / super guide). He was a very informative and entertaining tour guide! We really enjoyed the tour and would recommend it if you're a history buff ! We want to do the Haunted Tour next time we're in town ! Thanks Jake !!!

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We visited several chocolate shops and gradually (and interestingly) built on our chocolate "education." So many types of chocolate! And each so different! We each had our own favorite. The chocolate martini at the Benson Hotel was lovely and the stop was relaxing. I really enjoyed our welcoming tour guide Diane who kept it interesting and moving. Really a great... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Looking for something to do in Portland at night? The beyond bizarre ghost tour is an entertaining and informative journey through the heart of the historic district. Learn about the seedy underbelly of Portland, follow along with the profane and yet witty guide as you navigate between haunted hotels, murderous bar, cursed parking lots and creepy basements. The cost is... More 

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