Private Morning Best of Portland City Tour
More than just a basic city tour, Portland City Tour will reveal the laid-back small city feel of this fun and thriving downtown. Not only will you experience the best Portland sites, including Pioneer Courthouse Square, Pittock Mansion, Lan Su Chinese Gardens and the International Rose Test Garden, but you will also find out what makes the citizens of Portland so colorful, and learn the cultural history of this unique Pacific Northwest city.
Today the 26th largest city in the US is known as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities: a hub for farm-to-table eateries, alternative lifestyles, a large community of cyclists, and high walkability.
Our tour will take you into the heart of the city where you will experience what makes the City of Roses so unique. Hundreds of food carts, the world’s largest independent bookstore, and a huge urban forest are just a few points of interest that you will encounter.
per adult from
3 hours 30 minutes
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Entry/Admission - Pittock Mansion
- Entry/Admission - Lan Su Chinese Garden
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland, OR 97210-5099
Perched 1,000 feet above the city at the edge of Portland’s largest urban wilderness (Forest Park), the Pittock Mansion is a meticulously preserved architectural landmark that illustrates Portland’s growth from pioneer town to bustling city. This early 20th century French chateau was built by successful newspaper publisher, Henry Pittock and his wife Georgiana in 1914, and occupied by their descendants until 1958. The Pittock Mansion was severely damaged in the 1962 Columbus Day Storm, and then nearly torn down by developers in the 1960’s. Spurred by community activists to preserve the historic home, the City of Portland bought the estate in 1964. Today the mansion is a community landmark and offers one of the best views in town.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: International Rose Test Garden, 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
One of the city’s signature landmarks, located in beautiful Washington Park, Portland’s largest official rose garden is home to more than 10,000 roses including 650+ rose varieties. From May through October, you can stroll amongst the lovely blooms, breathe in the delightful smells, and enjoy the spectacular views of downtown and Mount Hood.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957
Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures. Built by Chinese artisans from Suzhou, one of Portland’s sister cities, Lan Su Garden is considered one of the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. The Garden is a reflection of Chinese culture featuring fragrant blossoms, covered walkways, open pavilions, artistic and symbolic elements, and more than 500 species of Chinese plants. Step inside the Garden to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Pearl District, 404 NW 10th Ave # LL1, Portland, OR 97209-3184
Experience Portland’s trendiest downtown neighborhoods. Nob Hill features a popular shopping district with tree-lined streets and lovely Victorians repurposed into restaurants, boutique shops, and dessert bars. In the Pearl District, we will see formerly derelict warehouses transformed into a thriving restaurant and brewery scene, and now one of the most expensive places to live in the city.
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.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Please call at least 3 days prior to your tour departure date to receive a pick up time.Please wait near the lobby doors at the designated pick up time.
Departure Time :9:00 AM
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Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- 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.