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Biking is a great way to get to know a new city. Pedal Bike Tours, the Portland-based tour service offers several, diverse bike tours throughout Portland and Hawaii. In Portland itself, they have daily bike tours that shed light on various facets of the Rose City. One one hand there are historic downtown tours that delve into historic facts of Portland, while on the other, they also have food-centered tours that cover the culinary delights that the city has to offer. For a fun, unique way to see Portland try one of the Pedal Bike Tours.
Under various names such as Best of Portland, Underground Portland, Epicurean Excursion and Chocolate Decadence, the Portland Walking Tours give an unforgettable glimpse of the city. Try the Beyond Bizarre tour where one is made to walk through the various haunted locales of Portland in search of ghosts. The Roses Gone Wild is another popular tour that involves a walk around the rose gardens along with plenty of trivia about the area. The tours are organized on weekends and need to be booked in advance. Log on to the website for more details and costs.
Float along the Willamette River in this cruise boat as you take in wonderful views of the city, bridges and reflections off the water. The main attraction is the river, but the Northwest meals are equally appealing. Entrees include baked salmon and chicken dishes accented by baby potatoes and rice pilaf. The wine list also has local treasures or you can order from the full bar. The seating area includes tables for small parties or groups, with a total capacity of 499 people.
Embark on a diverse culinary sojourn with Portland's Forktown Food Tours. Offering an epicurean journey across Portland's most distinctive neighborhoods, the Forktwon Food Tours are the finest in the business. Stop by at the flamboyant Mexican food carts in the iconic Pearl District or explore some fine dining treasures along the Alphabet District. Experience Portland's nouveau culinary side on the Southeast Division Street and chug on beers from quaint microbreweries along the way. Through every walk you take and every treat you bite into, a Portlander foodie guide will engage you in a culinary commentary. For our vegetarian friends, this tour also includes vegetarian food stops.
Strictly for those over 21 years of age, Brewvana is an epic journey into the world of beer, tracing its popularity in the city. The tours offer an sight into the various brewing techniques used by the different breweries. The guides know their beer and explain efficiently, the various brews along with providing a few samples for tasting. The buses come well-equipped with mini-bars that can store all the beer that one might decide to buy while sampling. If one is interested in the drink, then Brewvana will prove to be a memorable experience with lots of diverse beer samples for tasting. A few of the breweries that are included in the tour and also come highly recommended are the Alameda Brewhouse, Portland Brewing and Burnside Brewing Company, among a few others.