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Forktown Food Tours

4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd #402, Portland, OR
+1 503-234-3663
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Ranked #1 of 133 Activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Join us on our guided, culinary walking tours and taste your way through some of Portland's most delicious neighborhoods from fine dining to food... more » Owner description: Join us on our guided, culinary walking tours and taste your way through some of Portland's most delicious neighborhoods from fine dining to food carts. Friendly guides make it fun, sharing stories of local culture and history, while you sample some of the best food in town. On all of our tours, we make 6-7 stops featuring casual eateries, higher end restaurants, a food cart, an educational stop, and a dessert location that reflect the way we eat in Portland. On tour, you may sample local craft beer, seasonal small plates, cocktails, tiny artisan cookies, micro-batch coffee, food cart goodness, and more, made with the ingredients & creativity that Oregon is famous for. You'll get the stories behind the tastes with your expert culinary guide. We offer tours in three of the city's greatest neighborhoods! Alphabet District Tour: Friday afternoons. Mississippi Ave Tour: Thursday, Saturday & Sunday afternoons. Downtown & The Pearl District Tour, Wednesday afternoons. Downtown and the Farmer's Market Tour, Saturday afternoons. Our tour schedule varies seasonally, so please check our website for more details and to buy tickets! « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We went on the Alphabet tour with Kelsey. First, I must agree with everyone else in saying that Kelsey is a fabulous tour guide. She loves what she does and she does it very well. Having said that, we were not actually a fan of quite a bit of the food. Despite this, we still had a lot of fun... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We did the Mississippi food tour. The food was great. We experienced many things we wouldn't have otherwise and they were all delicious!

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip. The food was truly incredible. A very good variety and I appreciate how they went out of their way to be sensitive to food allergies. Kelsey was incredible, very knowledgable and fun.

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Jessica and Hei... F, Manager at Forktown Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am delighted to hear that the tour was a highlight of your trip. It was a pleasure to host you. We are also glad to hear you appreciate our accommodation to dietary restrictions. If there is anything we can do to make the tour work for everyone, we will do it.... More

Vancouver, Wa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have done food tours in Chicago, New Orleans and Seattle, but why haven’t gone on a tour in our own backyard? Well we fixed that on Friday 9/19/14 with Forktown Tours. We opted for the ABC tour. Forktown does it right! They take into consideration food allergies and non-alcohol preferences. Like RitaB stated below…come hungry. This tour offered an... More

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Jessica and Hei... F, Manager at Forktown Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for celebrating your birthday with us! You and your mom were such a delight to host. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour, especially from such a food tour enthusiast like yourself! I hope we get to host you again on another tour someday. Thank you for sharing your great photos with us!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife and I received the Downtown & Farmer's Market Tour as a gift. We had an amazing time! Our tour guide was Kelsey. She was very knowledgeable about the food, the vendors, and Portland in general. She kept a great tour pace and we were never bored. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Do not... More

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Jessica and Hei... F, Manager at Forktown Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed the tour. It was a pleasure to host you. Glad to hear you enjoyed the pace of the tour as well as the value. I hope you get to use your bag again next time you visit one of the many... More

Prairie Village, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with our amazing tour guide, Kelsey, a virtual font of knowledge about the history and culture of the area, including culinary history and thorough knowledge of the neighborhood. We really enjoyed all of the different foods and variety of the food tour stops, places we would not normally select to eat (e.g. the PB &... More

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Jessica and Hei... F, Manager at Forktown Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a glowing review! You and your husband were a pleasure to have on tour. I am so happy that you enjoyed all of the stops. It is great to hear that you found our vendors were so pleased to have us. We love working with each of our tour stops, as we could not... More

Letchworth in Hertfordshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We only had a few days in Portland and from the fab reviews on Tripadvisor decided to book a Forktown food tour of Mississippi Ave - this turned out to be one of the highlights of our visit. Marissa, our guide, was excellent and gave us so much information and history along with the wonderful food 'tastings'. All of the... More

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Jessica and Hei... F, Manager at Forktown Food Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed both the food and the experience of the tour. We love N Mississippi Ave and it is definitely a unique part of Portland. I'm happy that you enjoyed your guide, Marissa, and the information she shared with you about the history of the area. We are honored... More

Dublin
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Had a great time of the food tour of North Missisippi Ave. Marrisa our tour guide was lovely - very positive and up beat and very knowledgeable of the area and our cuisine. Lovely relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere with amazing food. Honestly don't think I've had as much good quality food in such a short space of time! Word to... More

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Jessica and Hei... F, Manager at Forktown Food Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review! I am so happy you enjoyed the tour with Marissa. We think she is quite lovely too! Glad to hear you were satisfied with the value of the tour. We really do try and offer plenty of food so you can get a "full" experience of the area. Thanks again and we hope to have... More

Honolulu
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Excellent guide & marvelous assortment of food. Caught the Max rail there $ had a great time with 8 other Portlanders & tourists. Everyone enjoyed the food and drinks, everything was wonderful. Generous amount of food. Don't miss it! R guide gave interesting information about the area & restaurants that u wouldn't b able to do on your own!

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Jessica and Hei... F, Manager at Forktown Food Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! The MAX is great, isn't it?! Getting to N Mississippi is really quite easy when you do it that way. I'm glad that you enjoyed spending time with the group and your guide! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. We are please to hear you had a wonderful time! We hope to host you on... More

Independence, Missouri
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Kelsey led us on an amazing gastronomic and educational tour through the downtown, Pearl, and Alphabet districts. Super organized. Superbly articulated. The Portland Forktown Food Tour is a taste of beautiful Portland. You will definitely walk away with a FULL belly. Kelsey is there to please everyone. Don't miss it. There are 4 tours to choose from in this amazingly... More

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