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Intro to Portland Small Group Walking Tour

Portland, United States

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120 to 150 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.


Our downtown Portland, Oregon tours are engaging, well-paced and colorful: the Best of the City! It’s a weird city, but there are stories in every building, park and brick. We’ve organized our city’s best things -- and of course, its most complicated and conflicted, as well. In an ever-changing world we continuously change the story of the city.

Much of Portland’s history can be told through the buildings and street layouts including the prioritization of parks in the city center. It’s not a dry history: full of back-room deals, early deaths and greed; and then there were hippies!

How did Portland become the 1st city on the West Coast with a fine art museum? How did the city's early cultural reputation influence its mid-20th century; and how did it become such a lightning rod for racial justice protests? We'll discuss what was, is, and will be the soul of the city.

We keep groups to no more than 15 for personalization and safety.

What's Included

  • Certified Guide
  • Gratuities (always appreciated)

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-3084

All tours start at DIRECTOR PARK. We'll meet you in the southeast corner of this urban hardscape park, near the intersection of SW Taylor and SW Park Ave. Our meeting spot is across the street from entrance to the Regal Fox Tower.

Parking is available on the streets nearby or in lots in the adjacent building. The MAX light rail comes just a block away, at the Pioneer Square stop.

The Location

Where To Go

Director Park, 815 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA


Portland, United States

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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Sara was a wealth of...

CynthiaK_T | Dec 2021

Sara was a wealth of knowledge of the history, architecture, art and culture of Portland, having lived there most of her life. We were out on a rainy, cold day so it was basically a private tour with only the 2 of us. I really appreciated Sara's

We enjoyed the Weird Portlandia...

Edward G | Nov 2021

We enjoyed the Weird Portlandia tour of downtown, including street art, architecture, and history - warts and all. Highlights included the Japanese American Historical Plaza.

Really enjoyed this tour, and...

GoGirlGuides | Oct 2021

Really enjoyed this tour, and hearing more about Portland’s sordid history. I appreciated our guides ability to hold space and be realistic about the racist, crappy history the city has, while also being able to inform us on how these things have

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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