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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 132 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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Letchworth in Hertfordshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW 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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Independence, Missouri
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Make reservations for Forktown food tours early - they book up quickly! We had the pleasure of having Heidi as our guide through the Historic Alphabet District. Started at Besaw's at one time a "men's only" saloon in the 1800's but now a delightful café. Had panko chicken breast with waffle topped with fruit champagne. Besaw's has their own vegetable... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Definitely earned their #1 rating on Trip Advisor. Took the Saturday Farmer's Market tour. We lucked out, & one of the co-owners Heidi led our group. Very personable with great anecdotes. Obviously loves her work. Lots of delicious food -- ample amount. Definitely did not leave hungry. Great mix of restaurant, farmer's market & food trucks. Only wish I had... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Trip Advisor was spot on with Forktown Food Tours. There is a reason why this is the number one activity in Portland. A girlfriend and I booked with Mississippi Ave tour over the Labor Day weekend and it was just the best experience. Our guide Marissa was a fantastic host! This is such a great way to see a part... More

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

For my birthday we went to Portland, and one of the best things we did was The Forktown Alphabet Tour. They were very accommodating, and the guide was awesome! She was very knowledgeable. When I asked for some good breweries, she called other guides and got recommendations from them. The food on the tour was very delicious! We tried some... More

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Visiting Portland for the first time, I booked the Mississippi Ave. tour for a birthday surprise for my husband. We had the best time... Heidi was "THE BEST" informative, fun, full of energy! Warning... you will eat a lot. Each food stop was yummy and unique. I can't wait to book their other tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Only having 36 hours in Portland presented a challenge to me and my husband as we wanted to see, do, and taste as much as possible in that time. The Mississippi Ave tour was a perfect way to spend our Sunday afternoon. We had a great group and Marissa was a wealth of knowledge and so pleasant to listen to!... More

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