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Discover Portland: Half-Day Small Group City Tour

1. 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.

Portland: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

2. Portland: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

There is no better way to explore Portland’s beautiful riverfront views, historic neighborhoods, and vibrant culture than on this casual urban bike tour which allows you to avoid city traffic, get some exercise, and see attractions up close. Make your way to the downtown meeting point, where you can pick out bikes and get ready to experience the sights of Portland. Riding through the heart of China Town and into Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the first stop on the tour is at the Japanese American Historical Plaza, where great views of the ever-changing cityscape await. Continuing on, you will have the opportunity to experience world-class bike paths and scenic skyline vistas en route to the city’s green neighborhoods and successful commerce spaces. The tour then moves onto the smooth paths of Portland’s Park Blocks where you will be able to visit the city's newest park providing a look into the future of community spaces. Finally, the Portland City Bike Tour would not be complete without a cruise through the Pearl district, known as a hotspot for incredible food, beer, and craft culture.

Hop-On Hop-Off Gray Line Pink Trolley Tour - 1 Day Ticket

3. Hop-On Hop-Off Gray Line Pink Trolley Tour - 1 Day Ticket

Discover Portland’s many attractions at your own pace with a 1 or 2-day pass for the enchanting sightseeing trolley bus. Take a non-stop narrated tour in 85 minutes, or hop on and off at the attractions of your choice. Drive through Portland’s lively city center, and contrast it with the surrounding natural beauty, from Washington Park and the West Hills to Willamette River and Waterfront Park. Experience all that the "Rose City" has to offer at 13 carefully chosen stops. Jump off at Pioneer Square and discover Portland’s “Living Room.” Enjoy some retail therapy at the 23rd Avenue shopping district, or get a little culture at one of the city’s museums, such as the Portland Art Museum, or the Museum of Contemporary Craft. In addition, a portion of your ticket price goes to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Schedule of Stops: • Pioneer Square • South Park • Washington Park / Japanese Garden and Rose Test Garden • Oregon Zoo / World Forestry Center • Hoyt Arboretum • 23rd Ave. Shopping District • Pearl District / NW 13th Ave. • Pearl District / Powell's Books • Chinese Garden/Oregon Convention Center via MAX • Old Town / Saturday - Weekend Market • Caruthers Park • Aerial Tram and Tilikum Crossing/OMS via MAX • Riverplace

Hop-On Hop-Off Gray Line Pink Trolley Tour - 2 Day Ticket

4. Hop-On Hop-Off Gray Line Pink Trolley Tour - 2 Day Ticket

Portland is a city of contrasts, a lively city center surrounded by natural beauty, from Washington Park and the West Hills to the Willamette River and Waterfront Park. See all the many and varied attractions the 'Rose City' has to offer on board the sightseeing trolley tour. This expertly-narrated 85 minute tour is an excellent way to experience the city at your own pace with 13 carefully chosen stops where you can hop-off to spend time and re-board later. With service at every stop at 60 minute intervals you can spend the day exploring all the highlights of Portland. From Pioneer Square to Portland’s world famous Rose Gardens and from shopping districts to the arts and museums, it’s all available for you with the all-day pass. Or choose the optional two-day ticket if you are spending more time in Portland. In addition to being a great way to see Portland at your own pace, a portion of your ticket price goes to support the Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Enjoy a memorable experience for all ages as you see the city and choose the attractions you will most enjoy. Schedule of Stops: 1. Pioneer Square 2. South Park 3. Washington Park / Japanese Garden and Rose Test Garden 4. Oregon Zoo / World Forestry Center 5. Hoyt Arboretum 6. 23rd Ave. Shopping District 7. Pearl District / NW 13th Ave. 8. Pearl District / Powell's Books 9. Chinese Garden/Oregon Convention Center via MAX 10. Old Town / Saturday - Weekend Market 11. Aerial Tram /Tilikum Crossing / OMSI and Rail Museum via MAX 12. Caruthers Park 13. Riverplace

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What people are saying about Pearl District

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 59 reviews

I am so glad I signed up to join this tour! It’s a great way to see and experience Portland, I have learned so much, and highly recommend this especially if you are traveling solo — great way to sightsee, have some company, and meet new people. Our tour guide, Damon, was the nicest and the best! 100% recommend.

Tour started on time. Meeting point was centrally located. Tour took us all over Portland and pointed out all the various sites as well as historical info. about the city.

Very interesting tour and Damain was excellent! Enjoyed the areas he took us too, very knowledgeable and was entertaining.

We did a fairly easy ride of 7-8 miles and stopped frequently to hear about the city. Bikes were comfortable too.

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and even recommended some good local eats!