On this 3.5-hour tour, you'll get a broad overview of the Central City. We'll make stops at Pittock Mansion, the International Rose Test Gardens, and the Portland Aerial Tram. At Pittock Mansion, you'll get pictures of the best views of the city, and the five stratovolcanoes that are visible on a clear day. You'll have plenty of time to smell the roses at the Rose City's most famous garden. You'll get another great view of the city riding the Portland Aerial Tram, at no additional charge (not running on Sundays). Your expert guide will provide background on the sites and city history, while navigating through city traffic, so you don't have to. You'll meander through all of the major neighborhoods of inner Portland on both sides of the river while gaining views of 14 of Bridgetown's 22 notable bridges. Your guide will return you to your departure location at the end of the tour. Book our Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour as well, and receive $10 cash back.
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Stop At: International Rose Test Garden, 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883
Here you'll get to stop and smell the roses, in the City of Roses, at the oldest continuously running public rose test garden in the US.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland, OR 97210-5099
Walk around the grounds of Portland's premier French Renaissance-style château, and get a view of the city from above. If conditions are clear enough, you'll also see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Jeffrson.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Oregon Health & Science University, 3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239-3079
You'll get a ride to the OHSU upper campus, where you can walk out onto the longest suspended pedestrian skybridge in North America, and then hop on the Portland Aerial Tram for one of the best views of the city, from the gondola. The tram will take you down to the South Waterfront District, where your guide will be waiting.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd Fisherlane, Portland, OR 97221-2706
We'll drive through a garden that contains over 2000 woody plant species from around the world, 63 of which are vulnerable or endangered. To experience the garden outside of the vehicle, come on our Portland Garden City Tour.
Pass By: Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221, USA
Watch out for elephants!
Pass By: Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886
Get a brief glimpse into the most authentic Japanese Garden, outside of Japan. To experience the garden from the inside, come on our Portland Garden City Tour.
Pass By: Washington Park, 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760
Home to Hoyt Arboretum, Oregon Zoo, Children's Museum, Holocaust & Vietnam memorials, Sacagawea, Portland Japanese Garden, and International Rose Test Garden.
Pass By: Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-1605
Portland landmark since 1926, now the home of Portland's soccer team, the Timbers.
Pass By: First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205-2298
Most would agree that this High Victorian Gothic structure is the most beautiful church in the City of Portland...
Pass By: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR 97106
The only remaining floating dance floor in the US.
Pass By: Al's Den, 303 SW 12th Ave In Basement, Portland, OR 97205-2302
This basement of an old flatiron and the Crystal Hotel contains a bathhouse.
Pass By: Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2486
The oldest art museum on the West Coast.
Pass By: Simon Benson House, SW Park and Montgomery, Portland, OR
Home of the most important figure during Portland's Golden Age.
Pass By: Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2483
See the location of this excellent museum of local history.
Pass By: First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2484
The most prominent Venetian Gothic structure in the city.
Pass By: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3004
The location of the vertical "Portland" sign on Broadway, that is so iconic.
Pass By: Pioneer Courthouse, 555 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204-1336
Second oldest federal building west of the Mississippi.
Pass By: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave Broadway between Morrison and Yamhill, Portland, OR 97204-1410
Portland's living room.
Pass By: Heathman Hotel Lobby Lounge, 1001 SW Broadway In the Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR 97205-3004
The 50 Shades of Grey hotel.
Pass By: Portlandia, 1120 SW 5th Ave Portland Building, Portland, OR 97204-1912
The namesake for the television series.
Pass By: Elk Fountain, Southwest Main Street, Portland, OR 97201
This iconic statue was donated in 1900 by the founder of the Oregon Humane Society.
Pass By: Hawthorne Bridge, Main to Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97204
Oldest continuously running lift bridge in North America.
Pass By: Mill Ends Park, Southwest Front Avenue and Taylor Street median strip of SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204
Smallest park in the world. For reals.
Pass By: Portland Farmers Market, 240 N Broadway Suite 129, Portland, OR 97227-1879
Largest farmers market in Oregon.
Pass By: Portland Saturday Market, 108 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-4008
Items must be locally-made and handcrafted.
Pass By: Portland Oregon Sign, 70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-4038
This iconic sign next to the Burnside Bridge, used to be the Stag Sportswear sign.
Pass By: Japanese American Historical Plaza, Southwest Front Avenue and Davis Street, Portland, OR 97204
A memorial to the Japanese internment camp victims of WWII.
Pass By: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97232-2742
Contains the worlds largest Foucault pendulum.
Pass By: Steel Bridge, Connects Northwest Front Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street to Northeast Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
The only dual independent lift bridge in the world.
Pass By: Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957
Modeled after the classical gardens of Suzhou, Portland's sister city, Lan Su is an oasis downtown, one block in size. To experience the garden from the inside, come on our Portland Garden City Tour.
Pass By: Pearl District, 404 NW 10th Ave # LL1, Portland, OR 97209-3184
A 21st-century archetype of urban conversion.
Pass By: Powell's City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St 1005 W Burnside, Portland, Oregon, Portland, OR 97209-3114
World's largest new & used independent bookstore.
Pass By: Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR 97209-4160
This Romanesque Revival structure was built as an Oregon National Guard armory annex to contend with anti-Chinese rioting during the 1870s & 80s.
Pass By: Broadway Bridge, Connects Northeast and Northwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97209
Longest double-leaf bascule in the world at the time of construction.
Pass By: Fremont Bridge, Connects Interstate Highway 5 with Interstate 405 and Highway 30, Portland, OR 97209
The 6000-ton center span with the arch was lifted into place using 32 hydraulic jacks, and was the heaviest lift ever completed.
Pass By: St. Johns Bridge, U.S. Highway 30, Portland, OR 97210
The most beautiful bridge in the City of Portland.
Pass By: St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1623 NE 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Another prominent landmark in the city, this Renaissance revival structure, with a 35-foot high dome, is the oldest church in Portland that is still operating as such, along with First Presbyterian. Both were completed in 1890.
Pass By: Northwest (Nob Hill), Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 21st Avenue NW Everett St to NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210
This neighborhood is known for old Victorians, high-end boutiques, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and old stone churches & synagogues.
Pass By: Ladd's Addition, Between Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Division Street from 12th to 20th avenues, Portland, OR 97214
This neighborhood of diagonal streets, alleyways, roundabouts, gardens, old trees, and vintage homes harbors the oldest rose bush in the city, planted in 1901.
Pass By: 3345 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5046
The locus of Portland hippie culture during the 1970s, now known for vintage homes, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and dive bars.
Pass By: Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Southeast Morrison Street at Southeast 20th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214
One of the largest and oldest cemeteries in Portland, and the second largest arboretum in the city. To experience the garden outside of the vehicle, come on our Portland Garden City Tour.
Stop At: Sunlan Lighting Inc, 3901 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227, USA
Many Portlanders think of North Mississippi Avenue as the epitome of Portlandia. We'll cruise down this street, and we may even get out for a brief stroll into Sunlan Lighting Inc, where you can buy virtually every light bulb known to man.
Duration: 15 minutes