Start the day with pick-up at your downtown Portland hotel. Make your way to the grounds of the Pittock Mansion to delve into Portland’s history and take in city views from the mansion’s manicured grounds. This is followed by a trip through Washington Park and to Portland’s Rose Garden, where your guide will have French-pressed coffee or tea available
Next, get your bearings with a tour of the city’s four quadrants, stopping to explore the shops, art galleries, restaurants, and bars that give Hawthorne, Alberta, The Pearl District, and other neighborhoods their distinct identities.
Then tour at least two of Portland’s parks to learn about native plants and animals with your guide. You might explore wooded walking trails at Mount Tabor, walk the graceful lawns and ponds of Laurelhurst Park, sniff up to 500 varieties of roses at the International Rose Test Garden, or take in panoramic views from Washington Park, depending on the season.
Back downtown, we recommend ending your tour at Powell’s Books, one of the largest bookstores in the world, or at the waterfront Saturday Market (Saturdays and Sundays) to continue your tour of Portland independently.