Peter offers a variety of tours of the city of Portland.
Prices: Adults $15. Teens $10 Kids 12 and under Free, with paying adult.
Tour Length: Approximately three hours
Walking distance: About one mile
See the best of Downtown Portland's art, architecture, urban parks and fountains on this exciting urban adventure. Along the way, you'll learn details about the city's past as Peter tells lots of anecdotes. This tour begins at Pioneer Courthouse Square, "Portland's Living Room," where you'll discover an echo chamber and the Umbrella Man. During the first part of the tour you'll also see the "Animals in Pools," discover sidewalk quotes, and you'll have a chance to attach magnets to cast iron buildings. Later, you'll find the world's smallest park, stroll along the waterfront, visit an elk in the street, discover "Portlandia," (a 37 foot copper hammered statue) and experience the beauty of the South Park Blocks in the heart of the Cultural District.
In this fun and informative walk, you'll learn to identify dozens of trees and plants on a two mile loop walk through the Hoyt Arboretum. The walk will take us on the most beautiful trails of the Arboretum, where we'll see the "Trees for Summer," the monkey puzzle, a bristlecone pine, a pacific madrone, the "Root Tree," and the sequoia and redwood forest. The walk is appropriate for all members of the family, and great for school groups, too.
The Holiday tour is a great way to experience Portland in December. The city's best art, architecture, history, and parks are showcased, as well as the best holiday decorations and displays. Often, the tour can be arranged to conclude just as the city becomes dressed in holiday lights and splendor.
In the summer, fountain tours can be arranged that are great for kids. On that tour, we visit at least five interactive Downtown Fountains. We also ride MAX and the Portland Streetcar (both free in that area of town). Bring a swimsuit, towel, snacks, and sunglasses. It's a wet and wild experience you won't soon forget!
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