Experience the Pacific Northwest’s most-dynamic cultural hub on this small-group tour of Portland's highlights! Explore diverse neighborhoods with your TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' guide. You’ll be treated to morning tea and pastries, as well as walks & scenic views, with round-trip downtown Portland hotel transport included.Begin with Pittock Mansion for unparalleled views of the city and Mt. Hood. The historic setting is an ideal place to discuss Portland’s pioneer history and development.Take in roses or cherry blossoms, see the landscape design of J.C. Olmsted, witness sustainability integrated into an urban environment, and learn about cinder-cone volcanoes that once covered the area!After experiencing the city’s natural side, dive into its artsy and independent spirit. Experience neighborhoods such as the Pearl District, Hawthorne, Nob Hill, Alberta, and North Mississippi for a slice of Portlandia, embodied in food truck pods, hip specialty boutiques, and craft breweries.
After downtown Portland hotel pickup in the morning, travel by luxury vehicle through Portland on a 4-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!