Portland City Tour

Portland City Tour

Daily: 9:30am &  2:30pm

Duration: Approx 2.5 hours

Cost: $50 per person

 

Our Portland City Tour will introduce you to the great sights and culture of the city of Portland.

 Highlights of Tour

  • Pioneer Square
  • Rose Gardens
  • Pittock Mansion
  • Historical Neighborhoods
  • Food Carts
  • Voodoo Doughnuts

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For Private Tours & Inquiries
Email us at info@greatoregontours.com
or call us at (971) 713-1023

Portland is the largest city lying between San Francisco and Seattle and when compared to those cities, Portland’s environment is not as fast-paced; instead it has a more laid-back, smaller town feel to it that has been created by planning policies. Portland, however, is still a city just shy of 610,000 people with a metropolitan area population of about 2.4 million, and as such has its fair share of cultural amenities, including an impressive music and arts scene and one of the largest collections of zine and independent publishers of any city in the nation. The food, beer, wine and spirits scene is the best on the West Coast and the city has gained a reputation as the Beer and Food Cart Capital of the World. There are now more than 70 breweries in the Portland area and over two hundred wineries within an hour drive. The city’s development hasn’t yet become overwhelming, in large part due to the progressive urban planning culture here. The city boasts the most extensive light-rail and streetcar system in the country. However, in recent years Portland’s growth has started to catch up with daily living, such as having some of the worst traffic congestion in the West, a rising cost of living relative to wages, and a relatively high rate of underemployment for those under 40. It is, however, still the least expensive large city on the West Coast.

The city has a lovely blend of historic and modern architecture and many lush parks to poke your toes into; Forest Park and Washington Park in the hills west of Downtown offer a variety of plants, trails, and wildlife near the city. Vistas of Mt. Hood and the Willamette River, stately Douglas Fir trees, and roses and trees at every turn give the city stunning seasonal color. Environmentally friendly practices, such as recycling and an extensive (though not as well-serviced as it was in the recent past) public transportation system, are part of the culture here and fuel many progressive city planning practices, such as an urban growth boundary, which have made Portland a relatively compact city. Unlike most similar-sized metropolitan areas in the country, you can drive 15 mi (24 km) from downtown and be out in the countryside.