Season: year round
Tour Length: 3.0-3.5 hours
Departure Time: 9:00am- 12:45pm and 2:00pm – 5:45pm daily (customized for private or group tours)
Pick Up Location: Downtown Portland hotels or pre-arranged locations
Price: $75 per person
Price includes light snacks/coffee and a professional tour guide
America’s Hub World Tours presents, Portland Step on Guide Service, Sergio Tours, and other local partners to bring you the best and most complete tour experience available.
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KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD TOUR – EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL
See the Portland that locals live and has inspired the expression Keep Portland Weird. This off-the-beaten-path tour takes you into Portland’s neighborhoods where you’ll see restaurants, specialty shops, theaters, and food cart pods that are used by actual Portlanders. Voodoo Doughnuts is where the tourists go. BarBar is where the locals go.
Now you can experience the city where “the young come to retire” with the help of a local tour guide. We show you the highlights that make Portland unique and inspired the IFC show Portlandia. You will be talking to our local guides who live it daily.
Walk down Mississippi street to see a center dedicated to recycling old houses, a store that sells over 100 seasoning salts, bitters and chocolates, and a store where you can find every lightbulb ever made. You’ll also see a store specializing in taxidermy of every animal on the planet. How about a restaurant that specializes in truffle Mac and Cheese? You’ll see it on this tour.
After Mississippi street, you’ll head over to Alberta street, where you’ll see the Tiny House Hotel. This street is filled with history that your tour guide will share with you. You’ll also see the Grilled Cheese Grill, Salt and Straw Ice Creamery, Pine State Biscuits and many other places that top the list of places locals like to eat.
Another thing that makes this tour special is that it takes you to neighborhoods that are not easy to get to on your own, and you hit all of them: Mississppi Avenue, Alberta Street, Laurelhurst, Hawthorne Street, Division Street. Every Portlander spends a good part of their free time eating, drinking, shopping, and just hanging out at the sidewalk cafes and food cart pods that litter Portland’s East Side.
What a great way to experience Portland like a local and learn what makes Portland Weird. The tour ends with a magificent view of Portland from across the river, where you can see seveal of the brideges that locals use to get downtown on their tall bikes, tricked out cruisers, and unicycles.
Customized and Private Tours: All tours can be customized and/or made private. Please contact us for details and pricing.
Tour Price Includes: Pick up & Drop off, transportation and tour guide. All applicable fees, unless otherwise stated.
Not Included in Price: Gratuity and lunch not included, unless specified. Many stops offer an oppotrunity to purchase lunch and/or snacks.
Requirements: Tours require 2 person minimum for confirmation. Please contact us for current status of tour.
Payment: On-line reservations can be made or via phone using a credit or debit card. Payment will be processed immediately to secure your reservation. Payment on day of pick up will not guarantee your reservation. Cash payments are accepted at time of tour.
Reservations: All reservations are final at time of booking. We recommend two weeks in advance for reservations especially during our high volume seasons. Walk-ins please call to confirm departure and availability.
Terms and Conditions
I. Other Entities: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT) will not be held responsible for cancelations, changes to services/fees/price, conduct, of quality of goods and services for entities that operate under any name other than AHWT including, but not limited to: vendors, tour operators, vineyards and wineries, event staff, hotels, transportation companies, restaurants and entertainers.
II. Weather – Unless otherwise noted and specified all services are planned to operate regardless of weather. In the event of an “Act of God” and weather presents a safety issue AHWT will offer other tours to consider. There will be no reimbursements, full or partial, for inclement weather experienced during any service provided. It is the responsibility of the guests to be prepared for predicted weather and dress accordingly.
III. Conduct –AHWT assumes no responsibility for conduct of individuals other than its guides/employees/officers.
Indemnify: Except as otherwise prohibited by law each party shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from all claims, actions, suits, losses, and expenses of any nature for its employees or subcontractors, breach of their agreement, negligence or intentional misconduct.
Insurance: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT), will ensure all tour operators, and bus companies provide insurance coverage for all vehicles utilized while providing services.
No smoking in Vehicles; No alcohol drinking in vehicles! Not responsible for articles left in vehicles! There will be a $200 minimum damage/cleaning charge resulting from customer misuse. All passengers are responsible and liable for their own actions while in this vehicle; neither the driver nor the company is responsible or liable for any injury or damage caused by or as a result of any customer actions. We are not in control of the traffic and therefore take no responsibility for time issues due to traffic.
The state of Oregon requires all parents with children requiring car seats to use them. Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach both one year of age AND twenty pounds. We do not supply car seats; if you did not bring one the hotel can recommend rental locations. Some will deliver to hotels.
Portland Step on Guide Service, Sergio Tours, and other local partners in collaboration with America’s Hub World Tours are offering to bring you the best and most complete tour experience available.
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