Moving To Portland Orientation Tour

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Considering moving to Portland? Or perhaps you've already made the move and are adjusting to life in your new home. This tour is designed to get your up to speed quickly on how things work here in your new hometown. 

Popular Topics:
  • An overview of the 5 quadrants (NW, NE, SW, SE, N) and 90+ Neighborhoods
  • Jobs & the Economy - biggest employers and emerging businesses
  • Schools - from elementary to college
  • Navigating Portland (driving, transit, cycling)
  • Government & Local Politics
  • Parks and the Outdoors
  • Dog Parks and off leash areas

About Your Guide:

Sarah is the former spokesperson for the Mayor and the City of Portland. She has an extensive knowledge base about Portland and the State of Oregon, and will share information that only an insider will know. This tour is customized to suit your specific interests.

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    This private and custom tour begins with a discussion about what kind of things you are interested in learning about or seeing, and build an itinerary from there. Typically this conversation takes place at a coffee house or hotel lobby where you will look at maps and go over any questions you have. Based on this information I will provide recommendations and suggestions, and off you will go. 

    Designed Specifically for:
    • People considering moving to Portland
    • People considering purchasing a home and want to tour the area and neighborhoods without the pressure of a real estate agent
    • Parents who are considering sending their child to college in Portland
    • Job hunters and employees relocating to the area
    Start & End Time: This tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

    Pick Up & Drop Off: I will pick you up and drop you off at any location within the City of Portland

    Location: This is primarily a driving tour with stops at places of your choosing (neighborhoods, parks, districts, etc.). There is no limit to the number of places you will visit, time depending of course.

    Mode of Transport: a 4-door Subaru Forester.

    Not Included: meals, admission tickets.

    About Your Guide: Sarah Bott is a 21-year Portland resident and longtime former spokesperson for the City of Portland and State of Oregon. During her career she worked for three Portland mayors, the parks department, local water utility, and state environmental protection agency. This broad experience has given her a vast and unique insight into how the city and state function and operate.

    Sarah is originally from Maui, Hawaii. She has BA degrees in both communications and political science from the University of Hawaii and an MA in Public Communications from American University in Washington, DC. She spent six years with the Peace Corps and enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures. She lives in NE Portland and operates a 3-bedroom guest house (AirBnB) where she hosts 30-40 visitors to Portland per month.

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    Inclusions for Moving To Portland Orientation Tour

    • Driver/guide

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    Exclusions for Moving To Portland Orientation Tour

    • Entrance fees

    • Food and drinks

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    Additional Info

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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    Cancellation Policy
    • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
    • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
    • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
    • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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    2 reviews by the users

    • Our tour guide, Sarah, far exceeded our expectations. She truly customizes each tour for the individual. She arrived a few minutes early at our AirBNB, and we headed over to a nice coffee shop to briefly discuss what we wanted to focus on during the tour and what we'd seen already. She quickly formed a plan of attack, and we hit the road. She was a fountain of area knowledge and kept up a steady stream of information. We asked dozens of questions which she was able to answer quickly and fully. If we stumped her and I believe that only happened once! she straight up told us she didn't know. We loved her honesty, intelligence and personality. Sarah has ruined it for any other tours in other cities that are on our possible relocation list!

    • Thank you Sarah for a great day. I really enjoyed this tour. Next week I'll be visiting Portland again together with my family. Looking forward to visit again the mexican restaurant and the donut shop which you showed me. Take care. Z

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