Portland, Oregon Walking tours

Our most recommended Portland, Oregon Walking tours

Portland: Underground Donut Tour

1. Portland: Underground Donut Tour

Accompany your passionate foodie guide to 4 donut institutions, where you'll enjoy a curated sample of Portland's best donuts. Savor classics like glazed and chocolate, and discover some more adventurous flavors, like lavender.  Your stops may include Sesame Donuts, Blue Star Donuts, NOLA Doughnuts, and Voodoo Doughnuts, all true donut institutions. You'll even be able to skip the line at Voodoo Doughnuts, where some people wait up to 30 minutes. On the way to the donut shops, visit some local sights including Pioneer Square, Chinatown, and the PSU Campus. Your tour guide will entertain you with interesting facts about these sites as you travel between treats.

Portland: Underground Shanghai Tunnel Tour with Beer Tasting

2. Portland: Underground Shanghai Tunnel Tour with Beer Tasting

Descend into an underworld beneath Portland on this guided walking tour of the city's Shanghai Tunnels. Learn all about the haunted history of the network of passages, then head upstairs for a well-earned craft beer tasting session. Meet your guide to hear stories of Portland's dark past, and hear all about the resident ghost, Nina. Explore these atmospheric tunnels as you uncover the stories of how they used to be used to transport unsuspecting sailors to ships docked on the river. Then, head back up to Old Town Pizza, located in the lobby of Portland's notorious former Merchant Hotel. Taste 3 great local craft brews, before reflecting on your adventure while sipping on a delicious full pint.

Portland: Downtown Haunted Walking Tour

3. Portland: Downtown Haunted 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: Haunted History Tour and Pub Crawl

4. Portland: Haunted History Tour and Pub Crawl

Grab a drink and step into the shadows of downtown Portland, where pirates, murderers, bootleggers, and doomed souls are waiting to tell their stories. Join your local guide on a chilling journey to the city's historic haunted sites and pubs, as you listen to their blood-curdling ghost stories. Meet your guide at Independent Bar & Grill for a pint of liquid courage before heading to eight other historic, haunted spots, including iconic pubs like Kells and the Shanghai Tunnel Bar. Stop and listen closely to hear the tortured souls trapped in Portland's intricate system of underground tunnels. Search for the spirit of Timothy Moreau, a young publicity agent who was ruthlessly murdered at the Roseland Theater. Mingle with the dozens of ghosts said to haunt Kells Irish Pub and hear their terrifying stories, all while enjoying your favorite beer, wine, or spirit in the company of your group.

Portland: Food Carts, Pods, & Patios Tour

5. Portland: Food Carts, Pods, & Patios Tour

Discover what the food cart hype is all about in the city that put food cart pods on the map. With over 700 food carts throughout the city, your guide has done the research for you. Visit several locally run and operated food carts, relax on patios in the heart of Southeast Portland, and taste the delicious foods that make Portland a true foodie destination. On this small-group walking tour, discover global foods, quench your thirst with tasty drinks, and learn fun history in this off-the-beaten-path neighborhood. Experience the perfect way to discover quirky Portland, eat where the locals eat, and have fun.

Portland: Eastside Craft Brewery Walking Tour

6. Portland: Eastside Craft Brewery Walking Tour

Meet your guide and small group across the river from downtown Portland in the inner Eastside industrial district. The meeting point on SE 7th Avenue is located in the heart of so many scenes, from coffee to food, distilleries and street art. For the best of Portland's brewery innovation and history, start here, where beer (and cider) flourish and learn of Portland's craft brewing history from those who lead the way.  Walk into the hotbed of beer, through the neighborhood that borders the Willamette River and allow your guide to personally select breweries representing a trip through the Oregon's brew past, present and future⁠—and the whole US. Follow your guide through the Eastside, where you'll find an assortment of beers to satisfy your personal preferences, like sours, craft barrel-aging, Belgians, wits, imperial IPAs, and more.  Walking distance will be 2-3 miles (3-5 kilometers), with just enough beer tasting so you'll know which stop you'd like to return to. At each brewery, your guide will lead you through the choices and let you select your favorites, offering you recommendations for a classic experience, or customized the tasting to fit your likes and dislikes. Cider options are available at each brewery for gluten-free or wheat-free tour guests, and the route is mostly flat so the walk is appropriate for all abilities. This craft brewery walking tour is conversational in style; your guide is eager to share beer knowledge as well as a window into the culture of this neighborhood, one which has supported the city's street artists, skateboarders, brewmasters, food innovators, and a number of other unique parts of the city's evolution from an afterthought to a sought-after destination for tourists worldwide.

Portland: 2 Hour Family Walking Tour with Guide

7. 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. 

Portland: Downtown Coffee & Donut Tour

8. Portland: Downtown Coffee & Donut Tour

Walk around the bustling streets of Downtown Portland with your local guide and discover why Portland is the coffee and donut capital of the world. Visit several genuinely local craft coffee houses for an interactive look at different styles and flavors of coffee. Plus, munch on a bunch of locally-made donuts from shops you can only find right here in Portland. Experience the perfect way to discover Downtown Portland and see where locals get their coffee and donuts fix, and have fun!

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What people are saying about Portland, Oregon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 423 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 .

Ian the guide was extremely kind and knowledgeable. I had a nut allergy so he was kind enough to get me my own donut. Gave lots of tips and recommendations for food and places to stop at. Would really recommend

Ian was a thoughtful, personable and knowledgeable guide. We appreciated his info on the neighborhoods, sites and the yummy doughnuts! Thank you Ian!

Guides were fun, knowledgeable, and courteous in all aspects. Very personable! Can’t wait for the other tours with them!

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