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The Vibrant Kerns Hood - East Burnside and more provided by Portland by Mouth

The Vibrant Kerns Hood - East Burnside and more

The Vibrant Kerns Hood - East Burnside and more
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About
In this Portland food tour, we will explore the charming streets of the Kerns neighborhood where we will sample some of the tastiest bites that Portland has to offer. This once sleepy neighborhood has blossomed into a Portland bazaar for diverse and delicious treats. Our five stops will create a varied and scrumptious meal and whet your appetite for what the Kerns has to offer. Examples will include ethnic contributions such as Cuban & Israeli food, as well as a visit to an eclectic food cart pod, charcuterie, and dessert and an artisanal ice cream shop. You will not leave hungry! While the Kerns extends more broadly, its core is centered on Restaurant Row, on NE 28th between Burnside and Glisan St. We will walk a total of 1.2 miles through tree lined streets and hipster hangouts while we visit six foodie hot spots in the Kerns neighborhood. Along the way we will also talk about the history of the Kerns and take in some classical Portland residential architecture. All ages welcome.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 159737P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • you won't leave hungry!
  • A Portlander loving, local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities - not expected but always appreciated
  • because it may be hot as we walk
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Kerns, Portland, OR, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • you won't leave hungry!
  • A Portlander loving, local guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities - not expected but always appreciated
  • because it may be hot as we walk
Departure details
  • Kerns, Portland, OR, USA
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kerns
    Kerns, Portland, OR, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Pambiche
    Stop: 30 minutes
    Our first stop is a colorful Cuban restaurant. The food is fun and the stories are real. The other places will be discovered as we walk through the hood.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Tiffany M
Lake Hallie, WI2 contributions
Great tour!
Sep 2021 • Solo
Sheri was kind enough to run the tour after other couples canceled which resulted in myself getting a private tour! She was knowledgeable of the area and very friendly!
Written 26 September 2021
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Sherri B
It was a pleasure getting to know you a bit Tiffany and making your last day in Portland a yummy one!
Written 27 September 2021
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MerJose
1 contribution
Sherri is the best!
Mar 2021
We enjoyed our tour of Kerns so much that we did a second tour at Buckman Hood. Sherri did a great job connecting with our family and customizing our experience. Not only did we enjoy a variety different food but Sherri taught us a lot about the history and culture of the area. Even after tour, Sherri made herself available to us as we navigated our way through Portland. This was the best way to get to know the city.
Written 24 August 2021
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brettladdusaw
Irvine, CA3 contributions
Perfect Intro to Portland Food!
Aug 2021 • Couples
Absolutely an incredible and worthwhile experience! Sherri not only took us to amazing places to eat but clearly knows the area with the history and back stories that only a true local could provide. She also gave us the lay of the land of all the other places worth checking out that we just weren’t able to fit into the tour. Perfect introduction to the extensive and dynamic dining options Portland offers!
Written 21 August 2021
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Gricelda H
2 contributions
I wanted to love this, but…
I really wanted to like this tour, but I was left a bit disappointed. The guide was very knowledgable about the neighborhood and the food was good, but it felt a bit off. There was no reserved seating at any of the destinations after the meeting point. The food was being ordered upon arrival then served family style or divided up by the guide and handed out on paper plates and the portions were a bit small, except for the ice cream at the end of the tour. Also, the one lukewarm cocktail we received was served from an unmarked bottle and distributed by the guide in foam cups. It was very weird.

Overall, it was just ok. I’m hoping this was a one-off experience and not standard practice, but I don’t think I would book them again. I left the tour feeling a bit ripped off.
Written 26 July 2021
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Sherri B
Hello Grincelda, Most importantly, I am very sorry the tour did not meet your expectations. 4 of the 5 places we visited, our food was ordered before we arrived, although it was packaged to-go, even though it was to be eaten outside. Although the pandemic is receding, there are quite a few restaurants who are still serving their food to-go, even when it is to be eaten there. Thus we need to eat on disposable plates and cups. I, like you, am eager for the return of serving casual food on plates. I try to offer a mix of types of eateries on a tour, ranging from a sit down full service restaurant, to a stroll through market, to a food cart pod or food hall. As you know food carts are an iconic part of the Portland food scene. As fun of a setting as they are, they just do not have the ability to reserve tables, whether it be for a food tour, or a personal visit. Again, my apologies that this tour did not meet your expectations.
Written 28 July 2021
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Bill F
Dallas, TX42 contributions
Great Tour of Portland - Not To Be Missed!
Sherri crushed it. Great food and pace. Enjoyed walking through the neighborhoods as well. Great way to see this area of Portland! Book this tour!
Written 5 July 2021
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Sherri B
Bill, Thanks for joining along. We had a fun group that day (especially the kids trying to sell us lemonade).
Written 27 July 2021
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Diana L
1 contribution
Excellent experience, highly recommended
May 2021 • Friends
Sherri is awesome! I highly recommend supporting her business. The tour guide was great. The food was tasty. And she had numerous back stories that made the experience more memorable. She choose locations I would have otherwise not visited. And picked food items I have not tried. Through the process, I discovered new favorites.
Written 23 May 2021
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Sherri B
Diana, thanks for reaching out so we could customize the tour to your schedule. Your family is lovely and I had fun exploring Portland's foodie scene with yo.
Written 24 May 2021
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Lisa M
8 contributions
Great Trip!
We had a great food tour with Sherri. Food was delicious, she was very knowledgeable and we had a great taste of many different types of foods. Would highly recommend!
Written 12 April 2021
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Sherri B
It is awesome you took a girls only family vacation and made a food tour part of your time in Portland!
Written 13 April 2021
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slfrazier4
Chicago, IL23 contributions
Fun eating, drinking and learning about the neighborhood!
Oct 2020
My husband and I had a great time on the Kerns Hood food tour with Sherri. We tried lots of delicious food and drinks including ice cream, a drink in a pineapple and falafel! Sherri was fun and informative. Great time!
Written 18 November 2020
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Sherri B
Leslie, It was a pleasure getting to explore the foodie scene with you and Scott as well. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Oregon road trip.
Written 19 November 2020
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shelgenu
2 contributions
great way to spend an afternoon
Jul 2019 • Couples
lots of fun and great food. Shari was so pleasant and knowledgable. quite a varied group of stops including a brewery and probably the best chocolate ever.
Written 30 July 2019
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sherrimelissa7
Oh, it was my pleasure as well. I loved that you 2 have been living abroad for 20 years and have a global way of looking at things. And I agree, Alma chocolate is next to godliness! Warmest, Sherri
Written 31 July 2019
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Claude S.
2 contributions
Truly the Vibrant Kerns Hood and MORE!
May 2019 • Friends
Wow, what an enjoyable experience! Some friends and I (two Portland and two out-of-town) took Portland By Mouth’s “Vibrant Kerns Hood” tour. The tour put together a fun and delicious menu including a salad from the bustling Cuban restaurant Pambiche and some amazing treats at the playful Creole-Vietnamese fusion Tapalaya. But hey, all the stops were fun and well chosen. However, it was the guide Sherri, who really made the tour. She is warm, very knowledgeable, and a great communicator. We got a kick out of hearing and riffing off of her back stories as we wandered the hood. We Portlanders learned a lot and our out-of-town visitors are now even more infatuated with our fair city. I recommend the “Vibrant Kerns” tour without reservation and can’t wait to try another of Portland by Mouth’s offerings.
Written 15 July 2019
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sherrimelissa7
Claude, it was all my pleasure to get to know you and your friends. A fun bunch you all are, indeed. Thanks for coming along on the Kerns Food Tour! ~Sherri
Written 16 July 2019
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Fantastic Way to Experience Portland Food!
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Great Customer service!
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Distinctive delights
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We loved Sherri - so fun!! Girls trip, first stop. Now we know where we would like to go back to eat!!
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Highly impressed with the level of knowledge and hands on experience this tour provided. We visited a fine foods st
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Outstanding and delightful experience!
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Portland by Mouth -- awesome food tour!
This food tour was spectacular! Sherri was entertaining, knowledgeable, organized and did a great job giving us a
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Truly the Vibrant Kerns Hood and MORE
Wow, what an enjoyable experience! Some friends and I (two Portland and two out-of-town) took Portland By Mouth’s “
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Great experience, great guide!
I enjoyed this Portland culinary food tour with Sherri because she is knowledgeable, passionate and well connected.
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Awesome tour we had a blast!
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