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Portland: Ghosts, Poltergeists, and Psychopaths Walking Tour

1. Portland: Ghosts, Poltergeists, and Psychopaths Walking 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 the 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 illegal trade that began to use these tunnels for gambling, opium dens, prostitution, and kidnapping. Your guide will take you to some of the other most haunted locations and 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.

Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

2. Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour of the beautiful landscapes of the wine-growing regions near Portland. Discover breathtaking sights like the Columbia Gorge and Multnomah Falls. Enjoy a mouth-watering lunch and a winetasting experience at a local winery.  Be picked at your accommodation in Portland and relax in comfort aboard a Mercedes Sprinter van as you travel through the verdant landscape of the Willamette Valley which is known for its hazelnuts, berries, evergreen trees, and Pinot Noir wine. Ride into the foothills of the western Cascades and ascend to the tree line on Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon. Spend an hour at the historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression.  Explore the interpretive displays, go hiking, or play in the snow, before heading thorugh the Hood River Valley to a picturesque winery. Eat a farm-to-table lunch while enjoying a wine tasting at a boutique vineyard with a view of Mount Hood.  Learn about wine production in the region and visit 1 other winery in the Columbia Gorge or Columbia Valley areas. Travel through the Columbia Gorge and admire the towering basalt cliffs, before stopping for half and hour at Multnomah Falls. Have time to walk up to the Benson Bridge, visit the interpretive center, or peruse the gift shop. Afterward, head back to Portland to be dropped off at your hotel.

Bend: Cascade Mountains Snowshoeing Tour and Bonfire

3. Bend: Cascade Mountains Snowshoeing Tour and Bonfire

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind snowshoe tour with a naturalist guide under the light of the night sky in Bend, Oregon. Cruising on snowshoes through the Cascade Mountains, wander to a hand-carved amphitheater in the snow where a crackling bonfire awaits. Your tour takes place in the area around Mt. Bachelor and the surrounding Deschutes National Forest of the Cascade Mountain Range of Oregon. Don't worry if you are new to off-trail snowshoeing as each tour starts with an introduction to the best techniques and tricks. Kicking through the snow-laden forest after dark, walk to a snow-built amphitheater. Breathe in the smell of fresh pine and sit down to a range of desserts with hazelnut espresso vodka-laced hot cocoa. Relax in the glow of the fire as your guide points out planets, stars, and constellations.

Discover Portland: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

4. Discover Portland: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

Take a guided tour of Portland in a small group. Throughout the tour, you'll enjoy beautiful vistas as you drive the hills and bridges in a comfortable, climate-controlled vehicle. Your guide will pick you up at Director Park, then give you background on the landmarks you pass. Learn the city's history as you wander the neighborhoods of central Portland. Stop at the International Rose Test Garden, where you'll have 20 minutes to walk among the 550 rose varieties. Then, you'll ascend even higher into the hills to Pittock Mansion, which provides the best view of Portland and 5 stratovolcanoes, in clear weather. As you navigate the city, take in views of the parks, gardens, bridges, and trees of this lush city.

Bend: Starlight Cave Walking Tour with Dessert and A Drink

5. Bend: Starlight Cave Walking Tour with Dessert and A Drink

Gain an understanding of the region’s geology during the 2-hour tour underground. how massive volcanoes created these wonders. Your crew will be energized with revelations about natural and cultural history that’ll keep your mind humming with delight long after the adventure ends. Bend’s lava caves have a delicate ecosystem that few have experienced to the fullest. Join the only guide company permitted in these special lava caves. These caves are also wild, meaning they do not have paved paths or lighting. After caving, emerge to be treated to delectable desserts and hot cocoa with hazelnut espresso vodka if you so choose. Your naturalist guides will point out planets, stars, and constellations.

Bend: Half-Day Volcano Tour

6. Bend: Half-Day Volcano Tour

Explore the belly of an ancient volcano. At 6,300 feet, you’ll walk atop a mountain of pumice and obsidian — black volcanic glass. Explore the shores of the sparkling Paulina Lake, journey through the old-growth hemlock forest, and pass a towering lava flow. If you want to explore the lava fields near Bend, Oregon, this is the perfect tour for you. This tour highlights the amazing geological history of Central Oregon, and the natural and cultural history of the area Let your renowned naturalist guide bring this area to life for you in a way that you may never experience on your own. This volcano tour is the perfect outing for everyone in your group because it caters to all ability levels.

Bend: Moonlight and Starlight Canoe Tour

7. Bend: Moonlight and Starlight Canoe Tour

Join in on this astounding paddle on the high elevation mountain lakes in the mighty Cascade Range. Your renowned naturalist guide will highlight the sweet spots on these stunning lakes that might not initially meet the eye. During your 2 hours on the water, along with the fun and intrigue, you can take in an understanding of heaven’s starlight illuminating the darkness. Your guide will explain age-old stories and myths mixed with astronomy. The silence of the evening hours provides a chance to hear companions of the forest going about their evening activities. On this tour, you can enjoy the peaceful pristine waters at night on the Cascade Lakes.

"Keep Portland Weird" App-Guided Tour By Junket

8. "Keep Portland Weird" App-Guided Tour By Junket

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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based on 4 reviews

This was one of the best ghost tours we have been on . Victoria Rose was quite knowledgeable of the area . All her ghost stories were very entertaining and she was very easy to hear even in the large group we were in. I learned a lot about Portlands history while on this tour. We liked it so much we are considering taking another ghost tour with her . She mentioned an earlier tour where you actually go inside haunted establishments. She also gave out information of websites and YouTube channels where you could even learn more about different ghost happenings that she had talked about , I would give her 10 stars if I could .

Our guide Dani was great! She was super funny, energetic, and engaging with our entire group! She really committed to our tour, bringing incense to ward off lingering spirits and a spiritual activity meter for guest use.

it was a very packed day with lots of fun experiences! I really liked the stops we made, and the weather was perfect. our guide, Damon, was also very nice and extremely knowledgeable.

Very interesting. Got us to go check out some of the places after the tour

Cher did a great job and was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed it!