Tours for Downtown
About Downtown, Portland
Downtown is a term primarily used in North America by English speakers to refer to a city's core or central business district (CBD), often in a geographical or commercial sense. The term is not generally used in British English, whose speakers instead use the term city centre.Wikipedia
Overview of Downtown
On your visit to Portland, consider visiting Downtown. Although listed here, Downtown is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Portland.
Home to bountiful attractions like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, International Rose Test Garden, Washington Park, Lan Su Chinese Garden and Portland Japanese Garden, there are many things to do in Portland that you can explore on your visit.
Insider tips and expert guides will make sure you enjoy the city to its fullest. You can do so by booking any of the Portland tours.
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Explore Downtown and other prime spots of the city using Portland trip planner.
You can enjoy a comfortable stay in the city by booking the best hotels in Portland like Park Lane Suites & Inn, Hilton Portland Downtown and Residence Inn Portland Downtown/riverplace.
Book Downtown Tickets And Tours
See Portland as it is meant to be seen with a 6.5-hour city sightseeing and river cruise combination tour. Take a lunch cruise on the Portland Spirit, seeing the city of Portland in a whole new way while enjoying a delicious lunch. After lunch, be picked up by your professional driver and guide and see the best that Portland has to offer from a private vehicle. Learn about the history of Portland and some of its notable residents. See downtown Portland, the Pearl District, and Nob Hill, then visit Pittock Mansion, Lan Su Chinese Garden, and the International Rose Test Garden. You will experience this tour with up to 13 other people.
Spend a day along Oregon’s gorgeous coastline, filled with dramatic headlands, beaches and historical lighthouses, on this tour from Portland. Visit the quaint town of Astoria, the site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies, and explore Cannon Beach, where you’ll explore tide pools at Haystack Rock and enjoy free time to peruse shops and art galleries. You’ll also learn about Oregon’s maritime history and logging industry at two interesting museums with your guide.
A half hour east of Portland can be found the Columbia river Gorge, Multnomah falls and some of the most magnificent scenery in the country; skyscraper cliffs, giant sturgeon, and majestic waterfalls. During the last ice age, a cataclysmic event occurred, that left a lasting monument along the path of the mighty Columbia River. A great flood sheared away the land, leaving stone cliffs and water falls that form the world famous âColumbia River Gorgeâ. View the majesty from the Vista House atop 800 foot sheer rock cliffs, see Multnomah Falls, the second tallest year round waterfall in the country, or witness the free-falling splendor of Latourell Falls. In the autumn, witness salmon spawning in nearby Eagle Creek.
This spine-tingling ghost tour explores Portlandâs historic Old Town District, a vibrant area with beautiful 1800âs buildings, cobblestone streets and a wicked past. Taste beer at Portland's top breweries and uncover the city's wicked and lawless past on a Haunted Pub Tour.Â Â Go back in time with stories fromÂ Portlandâs early days when the city was overrun with kidnapping, gangs, prostitution, gambling and opium dens. Along the way you'll sample 7 local craft beers from two top Portland Breweries.
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