Tours

Peter offers a variety of tours of the city of Portland.

School Tours

Click here to see Peter's school tour pricing and other options.


Guided Tours

Prices:  Adults $15. Teens $10 Kids 12 and under Free, with paying adult.


Central City Tour

This is Peter's most popular tour, and the best introduction to Portland.

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.


Pearl District and Old Town Tour

Tour Length: Approximately three hours
Total Walking Distance: About one mile 
 
Don't leave Portland without visiting the Pearl District - an area featuring environmentally friendly buildings, outstanding artwork and great new parks. This tour will also take us by Powell's Book Store, Union Station, and into three gorgeous, historic hotels. Finally, you'll explore a variety of 19th Century art and architecture before riding MAX (free light rail transportation) back to the starting point.

Portland Bridge Tour

Tour Length: Approximately three hours
Tour Distance: Approximately three miles
 
On this exciting walk, you'll make your way over a minimum of three Portland Bridges, and you'll see five others as you stroll both banks of the Willamette River. In addition, you'll walk the entire length on the 2nd longest floating walkway in the world, as you explore the Eastbank Esplanade. Bring your camera because the views of the city's skyline from the bridges and along the Esplanade are incredible! You'll also see several art pieces and you'll learn about the city's earliest history. Great tour for burning calories, too, as this walk is about three miles. In additon to daytime tours, frequent evening bridges tours are offered in the summer!

Vancouver Loop Walk

In this fun, diversified and informative walk, we'll explore historic Esther Short Park, discovering hidden sculptures and fountains, and we'll visit the beautiful Renaissance Trail along the banks of the Columbia River. Other highlights will include a visit to Apple Tree Park to see the oldest apple tree in the Northwest, and then we'll walk over the newly completed Land Bridge, where we'll note a blend of history, nature and art. We'll conclude with a stroll along beautiful Officer's Row, and a visit to new Vancouver Library, where we'll explore a gorgeous rooftop terrace. 

Hoyt Arboretum Walk

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.


Holiday Tour 

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.


Family Fountain Tour

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!


‚ÄčCombination and Custom Tours

Contact Peter if you'd like a tour that takes in the best of all three tours, or if you'd like a tour tailored to specific landmarks. Tours can be lengthened, shortened or modified to meet your needs and interests. Peter can also lead walks in Portland's parks and natural areas, providing information about park history, local trees and plants, and recreational opportunities. Peter can also help you plan visits to the Columbia Gorge, Mt. Hood, or other areas of interest.