The City of Roses has many secrets to share, and taking a guided tour is one of the best ways for visitors to hear the stories. Though Portland has several long-standing walking and biking tours, some newcomers have recently been added to the offerings.
FREE: The Secrets of Portlandia tour meets daily in Pioneer Courthouse Square at 11 a.m. The tour focuses on the city’s history and culture in a humorous way. The tour is also unusual in that the guides work only for tips — the tour itself costs nothing.
FOODIES: As food carts become almost synonymous with Portland, two new tours offer visitors guidance in navigating the hundreds of carts within city limits. Flavor Street, from Portland Walking Tours (which also offers several other experiences), hits several collections of food carts downtown, offering bites and nibbles along the one-mile, two-hour tour. Brett Burmeister, the managing editor of the encyclopedic Web site FoodCartsPortland.org, also guides tours through some of his favorite carts from noon - 1:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday, by appointment.
SHOOTERS: Shutterbugs will enjoy professional photographer Jennifer Costello’s Portland Photo Tour, which combines photography technique and composition instruction with a guided tour of some of the city’s most photogenic areas in a two-hour tour.
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