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Portland City Guide

Portland Organized Tours Overview

©2006 Orclimber What a view! This is just a sampling of what you'll see on one of the Willamette Jetboat Excursions in Portland.

Are you ready to walk all over town, learning as you go? Portland Walking Tours is ready to take you. A guide waits every day at 10 am in Pioneer Courthouse Square (between SW Broadway and Sixth Ave and Yamhill and Morrison sts), for participants in the "Best of Portland" tour. It takes about 2-1/2 hours, covering less than two miles, and is offered April through November. Other walking tours they offer are "Underground Portland" and "Epicurean Excursion." 

Portland Spirit River Cruises offers dinner and tours along the Willamette River; Gray Line offers a three-hour Portland City Tour by bus.

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Willamette Jetboat Excursions (1945 SE Water Ave) offers daily tours and sunset cruises leaving from the east bank of the Willamette River next to Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Portland Underground Tours (503-622-4798) are afternoon tours of the network of tunnels beneath Portland's Old Town. Built in the late 19th century, the tunnels are said to have been a route for mariners to kidnap unwilling sailors. The tours begin at a new entrance, Hobo's Restaurant (120 NW Third Ave), which provides a different hidden entrance into the darkness of the tunnels.

You can patronize the restaurant before the tour; just let the server know that you are there for the tour and he or she will help the tour guide find you. Otherwise, you would need to wait outside the business. Reservations are required, but call the tour company and not the restaurant.

You'll need a place to rest after all of this activity. Go to the next page for our guide to Portland hotels.

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