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Most Popular Portland Tours & Attractions

Listed below are the most popular Portland sightseeing tours, shows, activities, attractions, transfers and passes. They were selected from the complete collection of tours and attractions that are available for this destination. These are the most popular, the best-sellers, the ones people purchase and enjoy time after time.

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#1 RATED
Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

Highlights

On this full-day tour, you'll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and the beautiful waterfalls of Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Along the way, learn about Portland's interesting history and modern-day culture from your guide.

You'll be picked up from your Portland hotel in the morning and driven through downtown Portland to see sites such as Pioneer Courthouse Square, affectionately known as Portland's ‘Living Room,' while learning about the city's history and modern-day culture from your guide.

Learn about the final resting places of many prominent Oregon citizens, including governors and United States senators. Pass Portland's famous food carts, which sell a diverse range of cuisine, from Vietnamese to Greek to Polish.

Catch amazing mountain views from beautiful Washington Park. Stop to walk through Pittock Mansion, a French Renaissance ch√Ęteau listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and then continue to the Portland International Rose Gardens, where you can discover 550 varieties of roses on a leisurely stroll.

Explore Portland's vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods such as Nob Hill, the Pearl District, North Mississippi, Alberta, North Portland, Vista Hills and Council Crest. Stop and take a stroll through the Peninsula Park Rose Garden and the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, featuring up-close views of historical locomotives.

Break for lunch (own expense) for an hour in Portland's famous food truck area before continuing to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, where views of stunning waterfalls await you.

Your guide will explain how these waterfalls formed: the great flood of Lake Missoula propelled miles and miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, cutting through the Columbia River Gorge and covering the Willamette Valley. You'll see remnants of these geological forces as you explore the area and get up close to sites such as Bridal Veil Falls, Horse Tail Falls and Bonneville Dam. You can also walk up to the bridge that stands beneath Multnomah Falls.

Your next stop is Crown Point Vista House, a marble-interior home built in 1916 and known for its scenic lookout points along the Historic Columbia River Highway. After your time here, you'll return to Portland.

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#2 RATED
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Wine Tour from Portland

Highlights

The Pacific Northwest offers endless rugged beauty, and on this small-group tour from Portland, you'll explore the gorgeous waterfalls of Columbia Gorge, admire views of wet forests, spot wildlife like eagles and osprey, and tour the vineyards of several wineries, with wine tastings included. Your naturalist guide will teach you about the area's history and landscape, and ensure comfortable transportation by luxury Mercedes.

After pickup from your downtown Portland hotel, relax on a scenic drive by luxury Mercedes shuttle to Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Travel along the mighty Columbia River and be on the lookout for bald eagles and osprey, all while admiring the towering basalt cliffs formed from the river cutting through the Cascade Mountains.

When you arrive, your professional guide will take you to a few waterfalls. This area is home to the second-tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls.

Spend some time hiking around these stunning natural wonders, and be sure to have your camera ready! Then, continue driving east, where wet forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest provide views of oaks, pines and other arid vegetation, creating prime growing conditions for grapes.

As you near the town of Hood River, embark on a tour of a few local wineries, each one unique and charming in its own way. At each winery, relax and sample some boutique wines found only in Oregon. The weather, views and wine make for an unparalleled vineyard experience.

In between wineries, your guide will tell you about the history of the land and the region's culture, giving you an understanding of how this incredible landscape has shaped the wine in your glass.

Some of the wineries you may visit include Marchesi, Hood River Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge, Wy'East Vineyards and Pheasant Valley. After your tour, relax on the drive back to your Portland hotel.

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#3 RATED
Mount St Helens Nature Walk and Cave Tour from Portland

Highlights

Enjoy an exciting outdoor adventure on this day trip from Portland to Mount St Helens, one of the Pacific Northwest's best-known natural wonders. Your expert guide will take you in a cave and lead you on several educational nature walks to discover the unique landscape and abundant wildlife surrounding this active volcano.

When you arrive at Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument after pickup from your Portland hotel, you'll get the unique opportunity to go spelunking at Ape Cave, the largest continuous lava tube in the continental US.

Then, explore the visitor centers in and around the 'Blast Zone,' where the volcano erupted. Stopping to take scenic photos along the way, your naturalist guide will describe the impressive ongoing reforestation project and explain how well the surrounding ecosystem is recovering from the volcano's massive 1980 eruption.

At midday, enjoy a local, organic lunch (see Itinerary section below for a sample menu). Then, head to the Johnston Ridge Observatory, just 5 miles (8 km) from the crater, to enjoy stunning views of the steaming volcano, the growing lava dome and the glacier.

Enjoy a nature walk here with your guide, who'll share the drama of the geological events surrounding the eruption. As you keep your eye out for wildlife, including deer, elk, beavers and birds, learn how volcanoes are monitored and how Mount St Helens has taught scientists new answers to old mysteries!

After your adventure, you'll be driven back to your Portland hotel in the evening.

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#4 RATED
Small-Group Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland

Highlights

On this half-day wine-tasting tour from Portland, travel by luxury Mercedes to Willamette wine country, where you'll take behind-the-scenes tours of several boutique wineries. Sample everything from floral pinot to smoky zinfandel as you meet the winemakers and learn about local winemaking from your expert guide. Also enjoy a gourmet lunch of local meats and cheeses.

After pickup from you Portland hotel, take a scenic drive by luxury Mercedes van to Willamette Valley, a region boasting nearly 100 wineries and tasting rooms. With your expert guide, visit several acclaimed boutique wineries in an intimate and relaxed setting.

At each winery, you'll meet the winemakers and take behind-the-scenes tours. Along the way, your guide will teach you about the rich ecology of the region and about the art of viticulture in Oregon, a state committed to sustainable farming practices.

Visit Durant Vineyards at Red Ridge Farms, where the Durant family has been growing grapes for almost 40 years. Enjoy several wine tastings and feast your senses on stunning scenery including lavender fields, olive groves and a plant nursery.

At WillaKenzie Estate, immerse yourself in a world of traditional French-style winemaking with new-world American innovation. Taste complex, refined craft wines at this family-owned winery, known for their pinot grapes.

Continue to Cathedral Ridge Winery, located in the dramatic Columbia Gorge. Sample everything from light, floral pinot gris to dark, smoky zinfandel. This is the perfect place to get a taste for Oregon's diverse wines.

Finally, at Rex Hill Vineyards, you'll see original tunnels that carted drying racks in the 1920s and see new tools like French oak and stainless steel barrels, wine presses, an in-house laboratory and the bottling line. In the tasting room, delight in pinot noirs and chardonnays.

You'll also enjoy a gourmet lunch of local meats and cheeses, as well as seasonal snacks and water throughout your tour.

After your wine-tasting experience, relax on the drive back to your Portland hotel.

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#5 RATED
Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge Day Trip from Portland

Highlights

Venture from Portland to the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood on this scenic, relaxing day trip. You'll be in awe of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest as you hike to waterfalls, soak in stunning mountain vistas, learn about the wildlife from your expert guide, and wine taste at boutique wineries. Wine tastings and lunch are included.

Your day trip begins with pickup from your Portland hotel in the morning. Relax in the comfort of a luxury vehicle as you travel along the Historic Columbia River Highway, through the Columbia River Gorge and around Mt Hood, all while enjoying views of mountain vistas and spectacular waterfalls, including the second-tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls.

Along the way, your expert guide will stop to lead you on several nature walks to give you an appreciation of the pristine Pacific Northwest landscape. Be sure to have your camera ready as you hike along easy trails, suitable for every kind of adventurer.

As you continue driving east, you may notice a dramatic change in climate and plant life. The wet forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest give way to oaks, ponderosa pines and arid vegetation that creates prime growing conditions for grapes.

Nearing the town of Hood River, tour a few local wineries, each one unique and charming in its own way, and sample some of the boutique wines found only in Oregon. All wine tastings are included, and some of the wineries you may visit include Marchesi, Hood River Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge, Wy'East Vineyards and Pheasant Valley. The weather, views and wines make for an unparalleled vineyard experience.

You'll then head toward Mt Hood, whose snow-capped peak dominates the skyline. Along the way, you can enjoy hikes along rushing rivers and fish-laden streams. Follow your guide up the mountain to historic Timberline Lodge, where you can take in monumental views and read about local legends and pioneering skiers.

Midway through the day, stop for a delicious lunch in Hood River (see Itinerary section below for a sample menu) and then continue driving east across the Cascade Divide. After a day of waterfalls, wineries and mountains, it's back to Portland!

Please note, wine tasting only available from May to September

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#6 RATED
Bike and Hike: Columbia River Gorge Adventure from Portland

Highlights

Travel from Portland to the Columbia River Gorge for a fun biking and hiking adventure! Soak in this beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape as you follow your guide on an easy bike ride and stop at several gorgeous waterfalls for nature hikes. Round-trip hotel transport is included.

At your selected departure time, you'll be picked up from your Portland hotel and driven 45 minutes to the Historic Columbia River Highway. On the way, stop to take photos of scenic vistas.

When you arrive the Columbia River Gorge, hop on your bike and follow your guide on an easy, 10-mile (16-km) ride along gentle hills. This ride will give you a sense of what it was like to travel along the country's first National Scenic Highway.

You'll make several stops at waterfalls to embark on short nature hikes, where you'll feel the cool, pulsing mist of water from amidst the lush green forest. Keep an eye out for native birds such as osprey and bald eagles.

Small snacks are available throughout your tour, and you may also bring food and drinks with you aboard the van. After soaking in the Pacific Northwest's famous natural landscapes, you'll be taken back to your Portland hotel.

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#7 RATED
Best of Portland Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

Highlights

Experience one of the Pacific Northwest's most dynamic cultural hubs on this small-group Portland sightseeing tour. As you travel by luxury Mercedes van with your naturalist guide, explore green parks and diverse neighborhoods and stop by one of the largest independent bookstores in the world. You'll be treated to morning tea and pastries, as well as scenic views, with round-trip hotel transport included.

After hotel pickup in the morning, travel by luxury Mercedes van through Portland on a 3.5-hour sightseeing tour.

Enjoy tea, pastries and seasonal snacks while taking in scenic views of the city and the surrounding volcanic peaks at historic Pittock Mansion. This mansion was home to influential Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919, and is now a city park and treasured landmark.

Next, explore the neighborhoods of Portland's four main quadrants: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest. Each quadrant has its own distinct feel and unique attractions including art galleries, boutiques, cafes, restaurants and performance venues.

Visit the Pearl Disctrict, Nob Hill and Hawthorne, and hear about the history of Portland's ten well-known bridges from your guide.

You'll also explore at least two of the following parks: Washington Park, Mt Tabor Park, McCall Waterfront Park and, depending on the season, the International Rose Test Garden. Your guide will bring the parks alive by identifying the flora and fauna.

End your tour at one of Portland's greatest treasures, Powell's Books, one of the largest independent bookstores in the world!

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#8 RATED
Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach

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Spend a day along Oregon's gorgeous coastline, filled with dramatic headlands, beaches and historical lighthouses, on this tour from Portland. Visit the quaint town of Astoria, the site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies, and explore Cannon Beach, where you'll explore tide pools at Haystack Rock and enjoy free time to peruse shops and art galleries. You'll also learn about Oregon's maritime history and logging industry at two interesting museums with your guide.

After pickup from your Portland hotel in the morning, travel by van or mini-coach north to Astoria, located on Oregon's western tip along the Pacific coast. First, visit the Astoria Column atop Coxcomb Hill, a historical site that was one of the first permanent American settlements west of the Rockies. Climb up the steps to the top and be rewarded with stunning views of the coastal town at the mouth of the Columbia River.

You'll then visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, where you and your guide will browse historical exhibits offering interesting information about the region's many shipwrecks, lighthouses, early European exploration, commercial fishing and the Coast Guard.

You'll also see different kinds of vessels, both life-size and models, indoors and out on the actual Columbia River, the major river of the Northwest that has been an important route for transportation and commerce.

Afterward, enjoy free time for lunch in Astoria (own expense) before driving south along the coast to Cannon Beach, where you'll see Haystack Rock, a designated marine sanctuary full of tide pools. Enjoy more free time here to shop, walk along the beach, and explore the shops and art galleries that fill this vibrant, charming town.

On our return, you'll stop at Camp 18, a historical logging museum that offers a glimpse into the history of Oregon's important timber industry. You'll be dropped off at your Portland hotel in the evening.

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#9 RATED
Mt Hood Snowshoe Adventure from Portland

Highlights

On this tour from Portland, head to Mt Hood National Forest, featuring Oregon's highest mountain, and enjoy a scenic, fun and educational snowshoe adventure. Admire views of forests, lakes, waterfalls and wildlife in this winter wonderland as you learn about the surrounding landscape and ecosystem. Enjoy lunch on the mountain with a glass of local wine, and finish your day off with hot cocoa around the fireplace at historic Timberline Lodge.

You'll be picked up from your downtown Portland hotel in the morning and driven by luxury vehicle to Mt Hood, Oregon's highest point located about 1.5 hours away. On the way, you'll make one or two stops at waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge to enjoy some pastries and coffee or tea.

Your adventure will encompass all sides of Mt Hood as you make a loop all the way around, with stops at the Columbia River Gorge, the orchards of Hood River and Government Camp. Your expert guide will choose the trail based on the weather conditions, and lead you on an educational and scenic snowshoe hike through this Pacific Northwest winter wonderland.

Relish the season's beauty as you learn about the area's adaptive ecosystem and spot wildlife. Your guide will also teach you extreme wilderness survival skills and explain how geological forces have shaped the land, creating the sparkling blue alpine lakes and breathtaking panoramas that abound here. Enjoy lunch on the mountain with a glass of local wine.

After your easy to moderate hike, drive up to the historic Timberline Lodge. Built in the late 1930s, this National Historic Landmark draws more than a million visitors every year! You may recognize the drive up and the lodge's exterior, because they were used in the film The Shining.

Inside, cozy up to the giant fireplace and enjoy a cup of their famous hot chocolate or. After you've had your fill, you'll drive down the mountain and head back to Portland.

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#10 RATED
Portland Brewery Bike Tour

Highlights

Experience Portland's world-famous beer culture on this fun bike tour – the perfect way to explore this gorgeous city. Following your local guide on easy bike ride, visit several top-notch microbreweries such as Bridgeport and Deschutes to sample several beers, with all tastings included.

After meeting your friendly local guide in downtown Portland in the afternoon, hop on your bike for a leisurely, mostly flat 5-mile (8-km) ride through this beautiful city.

Visit several of the 40 microbreweries and brewpubs that give Portland its national reputation for beer. Most of these beloved breweries brew their beers on site, and some you'll visit may include Bridgeport, Deschutes, the McMenamin's Crystal Ballroom, Lucky Labrador, New Old Lompoc, Rogue and Tugboat Brewing.

In addition to sampling refreshing, fresh-brewed beer, you'll also take behind-the-scenes tours to see where the magic happens!

In between breweries, your guide will point out the city's best bars, restaurants and local hotspots in the downtown area, the Pearl District and northwest Portland. Pass famous Powell's Books, one of the world's largest independent bookstores, and cycle past coffee drinkers outside Stumptown Coffee.

If time permits, you'll finish your tour with a pint at a cozy local tap room before heading back to the starting point.

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