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Portland City Tour Overview
More than just a basic Portland city tour, our half-day Bridging Cities Tour will reveal the laid-back small city feel of these fun and thriving downtowns. Not only will you experience the best Portland sites including, International Rose Garden, Pioneer Courthouse Square, best shopping area in Portland, Tilikum Crossing, Lake Oswego, Willamette Falls, the Oregon City Municipal Elevator, and downtown Oregon City. You will learn what makes the citizens of these areas so diversified, and learn the cultural history of these unique Pacific Northwest towns & cities.

Today Portland is known as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities: a hub for farm-to-table eateries, alternative lifestyles, a large community of cyclists, and high walkability. 

See why Lake Oswego community is know as one of the most affluent & trendy cities nearest Portland with a 405 acre private lake. But it has history too founded in 1847, the city was the hub of Oregon’s brief iron industry in the late 19th century.

Oregon City is the State’s first capital and the end of the Oregon Trail where you can still see the remnants of the 1800s, when it was the heart of the region’s lumber, flour, wool and paper mill industries.

Let our informative and entertaining guides show you the best these cities have to offer.

Itinerary:

Downtown Portland & Pioneer Courthouse Square

Portland City Tour

Learn about the modern heart of the city, Portland’s downtown, and the historical importance it has played in the state’s history. Enjoy the sights of Pioneer Courthouse Square, fondly referred to as Portland’s Living Room. This community space opened in 1984, and has become the center of the city’s social activity with over 300-programmed event days. Pioneer Square is the perfect spot for people-watching and observing Portland culture at its best: everything from fresh-food markets to beer festivals to political protests to the city’s largest community sing-along.

International Rose Test Garden
    
Let the fragrance of our Rose Gardens embrace your senses with over 600 roses and be delighted with the beautiful Washington Park nature, featuring some of the most amazing  city & mountain views around.

NW 23rd Avenue

[/caption]Northwest neighborhood (also known as Nob Hill or the Alphabet District), century-old Victorian and Craftsman-style storefronts housing unique boutiques stand alongside national retailers, interspersed with coffee shops and on-trend restaurants and bars. In short, it’s a shopper’s and diners paradise.

Tilikum Crossing

The largest car-free bridge in the U.S., Tilikum Crossing carries MAX trains, buses, streetcars, cyclists, and pedestrians over the Willamette River.  With a pair of wide paths, the span offers both pedestrians and cyclists ample room to slow down and appreciate its carefully considered details: Angles formed by the cables mirror the outline of Mount Hood, which rises in the background. (The angle is repeated elsewhere, including atop the tower pylons.) “Tilikum” means “people” in the local Native Chinook language, hence the nickname “Bridge of the People.” There are nods to nature, too, with osprey nesting poles at either end and a “sonic dish” art installation on the east bank that amplifies the sounds of the river.

Willamette Falls

Willamette Falls is the second most powerful by volume waterfall in North America and an important Oregon historical and cultural treasure.  As the last stop along the Oregon Trail, pioneers settled the area around the Falls starting in the mid-19th century –  before there were paper mills, canals or locks, long before the wagon trains arrived for centuries, Willamette Falls has been a significant cultural, fishing and gathering place for Native American Tribes, including the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, and the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation. Some have maintained treaty rights to the yearly lamprey harvest still to this day.

Oregon City Municipal Elevator

The Oregon City Municipal Elevator is a 130-foot elevator that connects two neighborhoods in Oregon City—downtown and the historic McLoughlin neighborhood. The upper portion contains an observation deck which accounts for its flying saucer appearance. The only one of its kind in the country and one of only four in the world, the current municipal elevator was completed in 1955 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2014.

Oregon City

Oregon City boasts an impressive list of “firsts”: first incorporated city west of the Rocky Mountains (1844), Oregon’s first capital (before it was even a state) and the country’s first long-distance electric line (Willamette Falls to Portland, 1889).  But it’s actually Oregon City’s last-place status that fascinates many modern-day visitors: Located just 15 miles southeast of Portland, alongside the Willamette River and a dramatic, tiered waterfall, Oregon City served as the final wagon stop on the amazing Oregon Trail journey. And today, thanks to its rich history and recent historic restoration projects, Oregon City remains as much a destination as ever. While here you will have time to have lunch and explore this delightful downtown.

Photographs courtesy of www.travelportland.com and www.mthoodterritory.com

Customized and Private Tours: All tours can be customized and/or made private. Please contact us for details and pricing.
Tour Price Includes: Pickup & Drop off, transportation and tour guide. All applicable fees, unless otherwise stated.
Not Included in Price: Gratuity and lunch.
Requirements: All tours can be customized and/or made private. Please contact us for details and pricing.
Payment:  On-line reservations can be made or via phone using a credit or debit card. Payment will be processed immediately to secure your reservation. Payment on day of pick up will not guarantee your reservation. Cash payments are accepted at time of tour.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reservations:  All reservations are final at time of booking. We recommend two weeks in advance for reservations especially during our high volume seasons. Walk-ins please call to confirm departure and availability.

Terms and Conditions

I. Other Entities: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT) will not be held responsible for cancellations, changes to services/fees/price, conduct, of quality of goods and services for entities that operate under any name other than AHWT including, but not limited to: vendors, tour operators, vineyards and wineries, event staff, hotels, transportation companies, restaurants and entertainers.

II. Weather – Unless otherwise noted and specified all services are planned to operate regardless of weather. In the event of an “Act of God” and weather presents a safety issue AHWT will offer other tours to consider. There will be no reimbursements, full or partial, for inclement weather experienced during any service provided. It is the responsibility of the guests to be prepared for predicted weather and dress accordingly.

III. Conduct –AHWT assumes no responsibility for conduct of individuals other than its guides/employees/officers.

Indemnify: Except as otherwise prohibited by law each party shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from all claims, actions, suits, losses, and expenses of any nature for its employees or subcontractors, breach of their agreement, negligence or intentional misconduct.

Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Insurance: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT), will ensure all tour operators, and bus companies provide insurance coverage for all vehicles utilized while providing services.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

No smoking in Vehicles; No alcohol drinking in vehicles! Not responsible for articles left in vehicles! There will be a $200 minimum damage/cleaning charge resulting from customer misuse. All passengers are responsible and liable for their own actions while in this vehicle; neither the driver nor the company is responsible or liable for any injury or damage caused by or as a result of any customer actions. We are not in control of the traffic and therefore take no responsibility for time issues due to traffic.

The state of Oregon requires all parents with children requiring car seats to use them. Child passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds or reach the upper weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach both one year of age AND twenty pounds. We do not supply car seats; if you did not bring one the hotel can recommend rental locations. Some will deliver to hotels.

Oregon Tour Experts,  and other local partners in collaboration with America’s Hub World Tours are offering to bring you the best and most complete tour experience available.

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