Half-Day Private Portland City Tour
Portland City Tour Overview
More than just a basic Portland city tour, our half-day Bridging Cities Tour will reveal the laid-back small city feel of these fun and thriving downtowns. Not only will you experience the best Portland sites including, International Rose Garden, Pioneer Courthouse Square, best shopping area in Portland, Tilikum Crossing, Lake Oswego, Willamette Falls, the Oregon City Municipal Elevator, and downtown Oregon City. You will learn what makes the citizens of these areas so diversified, and learn the cultural history of these unique Pacific Northwest towns & cities.
Today Portland is known as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities.
See why Lake Oswego community is know as one of the most affluent & trendy cities nearest Portland with a 405 acre private lake.
Oregon City is the State’s first capital and the end of the Oregon Trail where you can still see the remnants of the 1800s.
per adult from
3 hours 30 minutes
What's included :
- Bottled water
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave Broadway between Morrison and Yamhill, Portland, OR 97204-1410
Learn about the modern heart of the city, Portland’s downtown, and the historical importance it has played in the state’s history. Enjoy the sights of Pioneer Courthouse Square, fondly referred to as Portland’s Living Room. This community space opened in 1984, and has become the center of the city’s social activity with over 300-programmed event days. Pioneer Square is the perfect spot for people-watching and observing Portland culture at its best: everything from fresh-food markets to beer festivals to political protests to the city’s largest community sing-along.
Pass By: Northwest (Nob Hill), Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 21st Avenue NW Everett St to NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210
Portland International Rose Garden, Council Crest city viewpoints. In the Northwest neighborhood (also known as Nob Hill or the Alphabet District), century-old Victorian and Craftsman-style storefronts housing unique boutiques stand alongside national retailers, interspersed with coffee shops and on-trend restaurants and bars. In short, it’s a shopper’s paradise.
Stop At: Tilikum Crossing, Crosses the Willamette River, Portland, OR 97201
The largest car-free bridge in the U.S., Tilikum Crossing carries MAX trains, buses, streetcars, cyclists, and pedestrians over the Willamette River. With a pair of wide paths, the span offers both pedestrians and cyclists ample room to slow down and appreciate its carefully considered details: Angles formed by the cables mirror the outline of Mount Hood, which rises in the background. (The angle is repeated elsewhere, including atop the tower pylons.) “Tilikum” means “people” in the local Native Chinook language, hence the nickname “Bridge of the People.” There are nods to nature, too, with osprey nesting poles at either end and a “sonic dish” art installation on the east bank that amplifies the sounds of the river.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Willamette Falls, Highway 99E and Interstate 205 102 McLoughlin Blvd, Oregon City, OR 97045
Willamette Falls is the second most powerful waterfall in North America and an important Oregon historical and cultural treasure. As the last stop along the Oregon Trail, pioneers may have settled the area around the Falls starting in the mid-19th century – but before there were paper mills, canals or locks, long before the wagon trains arrived, Native Americans centered life around the Falls to harness the bounty of the churning waters. Dating back thousands of years, local Native tribes (the Warm Springs and the Yakama), have followed the natural migration of both chinook salmon and lamprey eels, fishing for salmon and harvesting the lamprey. And they have maintained treaty rights to the yearly lamprey harvest
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Oregon City Municipal Elevator, Railroad & 7th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045
The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is a 130-foot elevator that connects two neighborhoods in Oregon City—downtown and the historic McLoughlin neighborhood. The upper portion contains an observation deck which accounts for its flying saucer appearance. The only one of its kind in the country and one of only four in the world, the current municipal elevator was completed in 1955 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Oregon City, Oregon City, Clackamas County, Oregon
Oregon City boasts an impressive list of “firsts”: first incorporated city west of the Rocky Mountains (1844), Oregon’s first capital (before it was even a state) and the country’s first long-distance electric line (Willamette Falls to Portland, 1889). But it’s actually Oregon City’s last-place status that fascinates many modern-day visitors: Located just 15 miles southeast of Portland, alongside the Willamette River and a dramatic, tiered waterfall, Oregon City served as the final wagon stop on the fabled Oregon Trail. And today, thanks to its rich history and recent historic restoration projects, Oregon City remains as much a destination as ever. While here you will have time to have lunch and explore this delightful downtown.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Please wait in the hotel lobby near the front doors.
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.