'Portlandia' Tour Of Portland

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Whether you know what put a bird on it means or not, this one-of-a-kind Portland tour is a great way to learn about Portlandia, a popular TV show created by Carrie Brownstein and SNL alum Fred Armisen. A fun and friendly guide takes you to visit filming locations around the city such as the real Feminist Bookstore. Plus, enjoy the goods at Voodoo Doughnut and one of the city's coolest coffee shops.

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After pickup at your downtown Portland hotel or meeting spot, hop in your tour van with your guide and start your Portlandia tour at Voodoo Doughnut, a Portland institution where the line regularly flows out the door. Pick out the doughnut that looks most interesting to you — perhaps the beloved Bacon Maple Bar — and then head to a nearby coffee shop. When you order your complimentary third-wave coffee (don’t worry, your guide can explain what that means), recall the 'artisan' baristas seen on the show.

Coffee isn’t the only thing your guide can give tips on: Feel free to ask for recommendations on local eateries, shops, breweries, bike rentals, and more. If you’re looking for the best deal on a mustache trim or a custom-made bow tie, it’s likely your guide knows the hippest places to go.

Don’t be surprised if you spot said bow ties in a window display on a walk around the trendy Mississippi Avenue neighborhood. Stop in Land, an art gallery and shop where the show’s iconic phrase ‘put a bird on it’ was hatched.

Afterward, continue to more filming locations including a popular area for food trucks and carts. Check out the location where the episode ‘Stu’s Stews’ was filmed, and then feel free to purchase any food you’d like from the trucks. Options include Asian fusion, barbecue and sandwiches.
Then head up to Killingsworth Street to visit the In Other Words Feminist Community Center, a nonprofit lending library and event venue that serves as the inspiration behind Portlandia’s Feminist Bookstore. You'll also get to drive through the Alberta Street and Laurelhurst neighborhoods that have inspired many scenes and characters on the show.

You'll make your way to the Verna Katz Esplanade, where the opening scene of the series, "Dream of the '90s," was filmed. Learn about the tongue-in-cheek skit where Fred explains how it's the city where young people come to retire, and unicycles are a normal mode of transportation.
Your last stop is at the 'Portlandia' sculpture in front of the Portland Building — featured in Portlandia’s opening credits. From there, enjoy a ride (in your van, not on a unicycle) to your hotel or other downtown pickup point.

Inclusions for 'Portlandia' Tour Of Portland

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by van or minibus
  • Doughnut at Voodoo Doughnut
  • Cup of coffee at Public Domain Coffee
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at downtown hotels or prearranged meeting spots (please contact local operator after booking to make arrangements; contact info will be on voucher)

Exclusions for 'Portlandia' Tour Of Portland

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A maximum of 10 people per booking

2 passenger minimum requirement for operation. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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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  • This was fun. I have not watched the program and was at a disadvantage because of that....however, the guide did his best to help get me up to speed. I would liked to have had a little more explanation...

  • Excellent, excellent! We were ready for something different, and different and fascinating we got from our very knowlegable and friendly guide. We especially enjoyed Hippo Hardware, the wierd Ace Hotel, and the free Voodoo doughnut.

  • Really good overall! Enjoyed going to the less crowded Voodoo Doughnuts, exploring Mississippi Avenue and seeing the famous bookstore! Wish we had had more time to see specific houses used in the show. We did have a little glitch with having to get moved from the 9AM tour to the 2PM tour due to lack of participants. Triple confirm your pick-up spot with the dispatch person on the phone to make sure it works with the tour guide too. The guide wasn't pleased with where or when she had told us to meet him.

  • Sooooooo much fun.

  • This was a great way to se many neighborhoods of Portland early in our visit and we enjoyed getting up close to Portlandia landmarks.

  • Ron Davies was my tour guide and was fantastic! The tour was much more than just Portlandia and gave a great flavor to the neighborhoods and history of the City. Appreciated the effort he put into the tour.

  • Ronis a fabulous and personable guide. He made the say informative and fun.

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Ron was a charming and informative tour guide. He went above and beyond to give us the best tour.

  • This tour was even better than I expected. We especially enjoyed the tour of the Pittock mansion and the West Hills drive. The Portlandia filming sites were fun to see!

  • Our tour guide Tom was very knowledgeable of Portland history, and was able to show us many, many different spots that we never would have found on our own. This tour was definitely worth it.

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