Discover Portland Half-Day City Tour


$79 / Person


9:30 am & 1:30 pm 3 hours Daily

On this 3-hour tour, you’ll get a broad overview of the Central City. We’ll make stops at Pittock Mansion and the International Rose Test Gardens. At Pittock Mansion, you’ll get pictures of the best views of the city, and the five stratovolcanos that are visible on a clear day. You’ll have plenty of time to smell the roses at the Rose City’s most famous garden. Your expert guide will provide background on the sites and city history, while navigating through city traffic, so you don’t have to. You’ll meander through all of the major neighborhoods of inner Portland on both sides of the river while gaining views of 14 of Bridgetown’s 29 notable bridges. Pickup is at Director Park.


$79 per person 

9:30 AM
– 12:30PM | 1:30 PM – 4:30PM

Transportation: Departing from Director Park.


  • Professional guide

  • Water & Snacks


  • Money: Gratuities are not included in the price of the tour

  • Layers: Warm & dry layers for variable weather

  • Miscellaneous Gear: Shoes that are suitable for walking, hat (depending on weather), sunglasses, sunscreen (if sensitive), camera


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: International Rose Test Garden, 400 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5883

Here you’ll get to stop and smell the roses, in the City of Roses, at the oldest continuously running public rose test garden in the US.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Pittock Mansion, 3229 NW Pittock Dr, Portland, OR 97210-5099

Walk around the grounds of Portland’s premier French Renaissance-style château, and get a view of the city from above. If conditions are clear enough, you’ll also see Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Jefferson.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd Fisherlane, Portland, OR 97221-2706

We’ll drive through a garden that contains over 2000 woody plant species from around the world, 63 of which are vulnerable or endangered.

Pass By: Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221, USA

Watch out for elephants!

Pass By: Portland Japanese Garden, 611 SW Kingston Ave, Portland, OR 97205-5886

Get a brief glimpse into the most authentic Japanese Garden, outside of Japan. To experience the garden from the inside, come on our Portland Garden City Tour.

Pass By: Washington Park, 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221-2760

Home to Hoyt Arboretum, Oregon Zoo, Children’s Museum, Holocaust & Vietnam memorials, Sacagawea, Portland Japanese Garden, and International Rose Test Garden.

Pass By: Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205-1605

Portland landmark since 1926, now the home of Portland’s soccer team, the Timbers.

Pass By: First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205-2298

Most would agree that this High Victorian Gothic structure is the most beautiful church in the City of Portland…

Pass By: Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR 97106

The only remaining floating dance floor in the US.

Pass By: Al’s Den, 303 SW 12th Ave In Basement, Portland, OR 97205-2302

This basement of an old flatiron and the Crystal Hotel contains a bathhouse.

Pass By: Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2430

The oldest art museum on the West Coast.

Pass By: Simon Benson House, SW Park and Montgomery, Portland, OR

Home of the most important figure during Portland’s Golden Age.

Pass By: Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2483

See the location of this excellent museum of local history.

Pass By: First Congregational Church, 1126 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97205-2484

The most prominent Venetian Gothic structure in the city.

Pass By: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3004

The location of the vertical “Portland” sign on Broadway, that is so iconic.

Pass By: Pioneer Courthouse, 555 SW Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97204-1336

Second oldest federal building west of the Mississippi.

Pass By: Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Ave Broadway between Morrison and Yamhill, Portland, OR 97204-1410

Portland’s living room.

Pass By: Heathman Hotel Lobby Lounge, 1001 SW Broadway In the Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR 97205-3004

The 50 Shades of Grey hotel.

Pass By: Portlandia, 1120 SW 5th Ave Portland Building, Portland, OR 97204-1912

The namesake for the television series.

Pass By: Elk Fountain, Southwest Main Street, Portland, OR 97201

This iconic statue was donated in 1900 by the founder of the Oregon Humane Society.

Pass By: Hawthorne Bridge, Main to Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97204

Oldest continuously running lift bridge in North America.

Pass By: Mill Ends Park, Southwest Front Avenue and Taylor Street median strip of SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204

Smallest park in the world. For reals.

Pass By: PSU Farmers Market, 1831 SW Pedestrian Trail, Portland, OR 97227-1879

Largest farmers market in Oregon.

Pass By: Portland Saturday Market, 108 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-4008

Items must be locally-made and handcrafted.

Pass By: Portland Oregon Sign, 70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209-4038

This iconic sign next to the Burnside Bridge, used to be the Stag Sportswear sign.

Pass By: Japanese American Historical Plaza, NW Couch St Naito Parkway in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, OR 97209

A memorial to the Japanese internment camp victims of WWII.

Pass By: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97232-2742

Contains the worlds largest Foucault pendulum.

Pass By: Steel Bridge, Connects Northwest Front Avenue and Northwest Flanders Street to Northeast Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

The only dual independent lift bridge in the world.

Pass By: Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St, Portland, OR 97209-3957

Modeled after the classical gardens of Suzhou, Portland’s sister city, Lan Su is an oasis downtown, one block in size. To experience the garden from the inside, come on our Portland Garden City Tour.

Pass By: Pearl District, 404 NW 10th Ave # LL1, Portland, OR 97209-3184

A 21st-century archetype of urban conversion.

Pass By: Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114

World’s largest new & used independent bookstore.

Pass By: Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave Portland Center Stage, Portland, OR 97209-4160

This Romanesque Revival structure was built as an Oregon National Guard armory annex to contend with anti-Chinese rioting during the 1870s & 80s.

Pass By: Broadway Bridge, Connects Northeast and Northwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97209

Longest double-leaf bascule in the world at the time of construction.

Pass By: Fremont Bridge, Connects Interstate Highway 5 with Interstate 405 and Highway 30, Portland, OR 97209

The 6000-ton center span with the arch was lifted into place using 32 hydraulic jacks, and was the heaviest lift ever completed.

Pass By: St. Johns Bridge, U.S. Highway 30, Portland, OR 97210

The most beautiful bridge in the City of Portland.

Pass By: St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1623 NE 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

Another prominent landmark in the city, this Renaissance revival structure, with a 35-foot high dome, is the oldest church in Portland that is still operating as such, along with First Presbyterian. Both were completed in 1890.

Pass By: Northwest (Nob Hill), Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 21st Avenue NW Everett St to NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97210

This neighborhood is known for old Victorians, high-end boutiques, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and old stone churches & synagogues.

Pass By: Ladd’s Addition, Between Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard and Division Street from 12th to 20th avenues, Portland, OR 97214

This neighborhood of diagonal streets, alleyways, roundabouts, gardens, old trees, and vintage homes harbors the oldest rose bush in the city, planted in 1901.

Pass By: 3345 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5046

The locus of Portland hippie culture during the 1970s, now known for vintage homes, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and dive bars.

Pass By: Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Southeast Morrison Street at Southeast 20th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

One of the largest and oldest cemeteries in Portland, and the second largest arboretum in the city. To experience the garden outside of the vehicle, come on our Portland Garden City Tour.

Stop At: Sunlan Lighting Inc, 3901 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217, USA

Many Portlanders think of North Mississippi Avenue as the epitome of Portlandia. We’ll cruise down this street, and we may even get out for a brief stroll into Sunlan Lighting Inc, where you can buy virtually every light bulb known to man.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214-3356

You’ll pass by by the OMSI on this tour.

Pass By: Mount Hood, Hood River, OR

Mt Hood is the highest point in Oregon, about 50 miles outside of Portland.

Client Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Nagalingeswaran Veerapa
Nagalingeswaran Veerapa
It was last minute decision for and glad took the tour. Marcus was very informative ( and great chat as well) with regards to Portland history and also it the geological landscapes ( very interesting if you are keen on the subject) of the area that we are visiting. He also does explain the native cultural narrative of Mount Hood (WyEast) , Mt.Adams and Mt Helens. He also shows apart from the famous waterfalls ( Multnomaf Falls) , there are other water falls when passing by. Also, watch out for some beaver bridge which he will occasionally show when there is one. As for wine tasting, it was 1st time experience for me. All in all ( my main take is the Mount Hood/Timberline and others were a bonus for me) , if you would like to relax and enjoy the scenery, this is recommended. Please take note the timing and distance.
Charles Althoff
Charles Althoff
Our driver was professional and fun. We had a great time!
Fernando Lopez
Fernando Lopez
Tour guide was very informative and best parking to meet up with the tour guide is Paramount Hotel.
Chris Williams
Chris Williams
What an amazing tour company!! I booked a wine tasting tour around Hood river and Mt. Hood for my girlfriends birthday and Terran Travels and Ben, our tour guide, did not disappoint! Ben was very friendly and informative of all of the areas we went through. The places we stopped at were all very nice with very tasty wines, and we even stopped at a little farmers market place which was very cool and we loved it! Ben went out of his way to make sure my girlfriends special day was even more amazing and I can not thank him enough! This tour is truly unforgettable and we will definitely return! Thank you Terran travels and Ben for the amazing tour and for making my girlfriends birthday even more amazing!
Tom Penn
Tom Penn
Great tour with terran - very knowledgeable tour guide and a full packed day!
Pauline Daly
Pauline Daly
Highly recommend this tour. Spend a day on a hike to ten falls trail silver falls and afterwards went wine tasting. First of all Marcus our tour guide was punctual and a very pleasant guy. He drove us up to the falls and was a mind of information regarding terrain, geology weather influences and local history. We arrived and were brought on out trail. He was so patient as I love taking pictures and he waited patiently for me to get the shots I needed. Stopping along the way to point out the habitat and influences of other species and history of the formation of the park. We were treated to beautiful scenery and spectacular waterfalls. On completing hike Marcus had a beautiful packed lunch ready for us. It was so tasty and went down a treat. We packed up and proceeded to the wine tasting. On our journey Marcus was a mind if information regarding grapes, weather, terrain types of wine associated with the region. We visited two places of interest and enjoyed the experience. Dropped off to our hotel and didn't have the worry of having to drive as we enjoyed our wine. If you are in the Portland area and need a good guide Marcus is your man.a gentleman and a encyclopedia of facts and information. Will be my first choice when I'm back again.
Jitain Raheja
Jitain Raheja
We took the Coast tour with Marcus today.. We loved the tour... Marcus was very Professional and shared quite a few insightful details along the drive.. the itinerary was good and we got to see a few beautiful points of view... it was relaxed... we didn't feel rushed... the weather was beautiful and it def made our day... would definitely recommend them.
Elizabeth Stelz
Elizabeth Stelz
Took 2 tours... Willamette valley wine tour (3 wineries with lunch) and Mt Hood with 2 wineries and a couple of other stops. Note that these tours do not include the tasting fees. Both tours were very enjoyable.
Melanie Belote
Melanie Belote
We had Phil, who was very well researched and knowledgeable on the city! He was very courteous, and spoke in a clear and concise manner! Very easy to understand and he answered all our questions. I'm glad we took the tour, because I would not have been able to navigate the city traffic.
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