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Pearl District Tours

Portland’s Pearl District lives up to its evocative title. The small neighborhood in the heart of downtown is packed with local finds, from avant-garde art galleries to craft breweries to fine dining, with many establishments housed in renovated warehouse spaces. Plus, a bike- and pedestrian-friendly trail along the Willamette River accents the Pearl’s waterfront location.

The Basics
The best way to explore the Pearl District—Portland’s most popular commercial area and arguably one of the most influential cultural centers in the Pacific Northwest—is on foot, letting you easily pop into shops, bars, and restaurants that catch your eye. Look for guided walking tours of downtown Portland that include a stroll through the Pearl to learn about its history and culture, or join a niche brewery tour, food tour, or small-group sightseeing tour by bike or Segway for a specialized experience. Sights may include the fountains, tide pool, and statues of the Pearl’s three popular parks—Jamison Square, Tanner Springs Park, and North Park Blocks—as well as the flagship Powell’s City of Books, which bills itself as the world’s largest independent bookstore.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Pearl is a must for foodies and nightlife enthusiasts.
  • You can see the Pearl’s major attractions in a few hours, or spend a few days thoroughly exploring the district.
  • Explore with a tour guide to discover the Pearl’s off-the-beaten-path attractions.
  • The neighborhood’s theaters, escape games, and entertainment venues provide family-friendly fun.

How to Get There
One of the most connected Portland neighborhoods, the Pearl District is easily accessible by bike, bus, light rail, and streetcar. The area is open to cars, but parking can be difficult.

When to Get There
The Pearl is fun year-round, but Portland boasts the best weather during summer; book tours and accommodations in advance during this time. Aim for the first Thursday of the month, when Pearl galleries and other businesses are open late and the streets are packed with pedestrians and special vendors.

Discovering the Pearl
Once a lonely industrial district of decaying warehouses and rail yards, the Pearl saw a boom in urban renewal in the late 1990s and early 2000s that prompted an allusion to the area’s scruffy architecture as crusty oysters containing pearls. These “pearls” were initially artists’ lofts and galleries, but the neighborhood now teems with upscale eateries, small performance venues, and independent boutiques as well.

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Downtown Portland Food Tour, Portland, null
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Downtown Portland Food Tour

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Taste your way through Portland’s bustling downtown on a food tour with a local guide. You’ll visit both established favorites and trendy food carts to sample ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Best of Portland Small-Group Sightseeing Tour, Portland, Food Tours
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Best of Portland Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

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Experience one of the Pacific Northwest’s most dynamic cultural hubs on this small-group Portland sightseeing tour. As you travel by luxury vehicle with your ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $79.00
Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls, Portland, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls

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On this full-day tour, you’ll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and the  ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Portland, City Tours
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Portland Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See all of Portland’s top attractions on this hop-on hop-off trolley tour, a fun, easy way to sightsee. With your 1-day or 2-day pass, explore Portland aboard ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: Flexible

From USD $34.00
Best of Portland City Morning Tour, Portland, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Best of Portland City Morning Tour

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Prepare to be introduced to the incredible 9am City of Portland. This is the only city tour in Portland that offers a well-balanced overview of both downtown ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Portland Brewery Bike Tour, Portland, City Tours
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Portland Brewery Bike Tour

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Experience Portland’s world-famous beer culture on this fun bike tour – the perfect way to explore this gorgeous city. Following your local guide ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Portland Segway Tour, Portland, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Portland Segway Tour

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See the sights of downtown Portland by Segway, and learn about this hip yet historic city from an expert local guide! Choose a 1.5-hour waterfront sightseeing ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Downtown Portland Bike Tour, Portland, Segway Tours
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Downtown Portland Bike Tour

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Discover the beauty, culture and history of Portland on a guided bike tour -- the ideal way to experience the city! Pedal through downtown, Chinatown and the ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.00
Small-Group Portland City Driving Tour and Willamette River Lunch Cruise, Portland, Bike & Mountain ... 
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Small-Group Portland City Driving Tour and Willamette River Lunch Cruise

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See Portland as it is meant to be seen with a 6.5-hour city sightseeing and river cruise combination tour. Take a lunch cruise on the Portland Spirit, seeing ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $175.00
Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour, Portland, Lunch ... 
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Portland Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Trolley and Columbia River Gorge Tour

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See Portland’s best sights and the spectacular natural beauty of the nearby Columbia River Gorge with this combo tour. Use your 2-day hop-on hop-off ...  Read more

Location: Portland, Oregon
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $94.00

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