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Portland: Downtown Ghost Tour

1. Portland: Downtown Ghost Tour

Take a historic and memorable look at the haunted past of Portland, Oregon, with a 1-hour walking tour. Set off on an adventure through downtown Portland with a knowledgeable and experienced guide, and discover the most haunted locations in the area. Make your way to the meeting point at Lan Su Chinese Garden and look out for your guide, who will be carrying a lantern. Begin immediately with the obscure history of the City of Roses before embarking on a haunted route to 8 locations in the surrounding downtown area. Head to the waterfront, then walk the dark streets to the Old Town Pizza to hear researched stories and eyewitness accounts of personal hauntings in Portland's morbid and mysterious past. From there, the tour only gets spookier as you visit The Shanghai Tunnels to see a firsthand reminder of Portland’s shady past where men were kidnapped or “Shanghaied” and sold to ship's captains in need of sailors, and women were captured and forced into illicit work. Learn about an entire network of vice and illicit trade that began to use these tunnels for gambling, opium dens, prostitution, and kidnapping. Your guide will then choose from some of the other most haunted locations and take you to them to deliver, in gripping detail, the history and eyewitness accounts of hauntings and paranormal activity. Finally, make your way back to the final stop at Lan Su Chinese Garden, where your guide can give you a final recap of Portland's strange activity, answer any ghost questions you might have, and check out and exchange any paranormal pictures and activity caught on camera.

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Portland: Columbia River Gorge 3-Hour Small Group Tour

2. Portland: Columbia River Gorge 3-Hour Small Group Tour

Enjoy a half-day guided tour to discover the breathtaking landscape of the western Columbia Gorge. After pickup at your accommodation, travel down Waterfall Alley, known for having the highest density of hanging waterfalls in the world during the winter and spring. Stop at a viewpoint where you'll get a spectacular vista of the western Gorge, with the Vista House in the foreground.  You'll have 15 minutes to spend inside the Vista House, the fanciest rest stop in the world. It was built in 1918, and provides interpretive displays and sublime views. Be careful⁠⁠—sometimes the wind gusts to 160 km/h (100 mph). Stop and do a short and easy hike at a cathedral waterfall. You'll feel as if you're in a fairy tale as you walk through rainforest and discover a magnificent rock formation harboring an elegant waterfall and fluorescent-yellow lichen. As you walk through the rainforest, your guide will highlight some of the plants and animals you'll see along the way. As you drive the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway, inspired by the Axenstrasse in the Swiss Alps, admire the towering basalt cliffs as you make additional waterfall stops. Explore the tallest waterfall in Oregon during a 30-minute stop at Multnomah Falls, where you can walk up to the Benson Bridge, visit the interpretive center, or peruse the gift shop. Afterwards, you’ll head back to Portland to be dropped off at your hotel.

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Bike Portland: Bridges, Neighborhoods, Poetry, and Roses

3. Bike Portland: Bridges, Neighborhoods, Poetry, and Roses

Enjoy more time riding, with occasional stops for gardens, one-of-a-kind markets, art collectives, sculptures, bridge viewpoints, and river beaches. This tour begins in the inner Eastside neighborhoods, where you will be fitted for an easy-to-ride bike and helmet, ready for a low-key 7-10 mile ride (12-16 kilometers). Your guide will lead your group into the southeast Portland neighborhood of Ladd's Addition where you’ll visit several of the city's quadrants, ride over two bridges, and along the Willamette River. You will visit semi-secret beaches, examine unique modes of transportation, see public art of every shape, color, and texture. This ride is both like a poem and filled with poetry: you will read poetry written on murals, on sidewalks, and carved into rocks. Along the tour, you will have the opportunity to photograph and explore public art, poetry, parks and beaches; and learn about all of the modes of Portland's transportation up close.

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Portland: 2 Hour Family Walking Tour with Guide

4. Portland: 2 Hour Family Walking Tour with Guide

Spend a family fun day out on this guided walking tour, designed to suit all ages and interests. Meet your guide, then set off into Portland’s bustling city streets where your sightseeing adventure begins. Along the way, visit some of the city’s most iconic sights and landmarks, and learn interesting facts and stories about Portland's history. Hear how the city got its name, discover hidden secrets as you head off-the-beaten-path, and go searching for miniature horses. The tour has an easy pace, and your guide ensures the whole family has fun. 

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Portland: "Keep Portland Weird" App-Guided Tour

5. Portland: "Keep Portland Weird" App-Guided Tour

Discover the local breweries, cafes, parks, art, and quirky neighborhoods of Portland on this app-guided tour. With a focus on individuality, creativity, and innovation, Portland is a great place to explore. During this "Keep Portland Weird" tour, explore the interesting history of Portland, visit a few of the most unique shops and stops, and find out the best places for food and drinks. Walk at your own pace, choose your own starting point, and listen to the tour from your mobile device whenever you want. You can choose to follow one of the suggested routes, complete with easy-to-follow directions, or walk to the stops in any order. The audio will play automatically when you arrive at a stop. Enjoy access to the tour for seven days from the first day you launch the experience. You could start one night and finish the next, it's completely up to you. No tour guides, no crowds, and no schedules to keep.

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Corvallis: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

6. Corvallis: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic parts of downtown Corvallis while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the way. Play with your group as the game guides you through the city. Score points for correct answers and try to get a high score on the leaderboard. Explore downtown Corvallis at your own pace. See historic Monroe Street, take in the views of Central Park, visit the historic courthouse building and clock tower, and see many interesting and lesser-known sights. Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends that are perfect for all ages. See major attractions as well as less-known gems of Corvallis on this unique interactive tour. Work together with your group to solve the 24 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you walk approximately 2 miles. Play any time that fits your schedule.

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What people are saying about Oregon

This was the MOST fun and fascinating tour! we only had a few days and this was the best view and experience. So glad we did it early so we could revisit cool restaurants and places to go. Not being regular riders we were a bit concerned, but totally unfounded - the ride was easy, Portland drivers were very safe and courteous, and the stops were excellent, all so amazing!

This is a fun informative & informal overview of Portland. We are cyclists & found it very low effort. The French pastry shop was a delightful exclamation point! We were provided helmets & useable bikes& lots of Portland history. I loved riding through various neighborhoods. Be sure to tip!

Excellent guide and knowledgeable of the history that was all around us. Bikes are well maintained and the bike tour provided water as well as French pastries while touring. Take advantage of this tour, we’ll worth it.

Our guide was very well connected to the tales of the underworld and historic spooky facts of old Portland.

Jeri was the perfect guide! Very enjoyable ride and learned a lot about Portland and its history.