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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 126 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent, great way to try different eating places in a new city the food and wine was delicious. Nice small group. Enough time to enjoy each venue and guide provided info on the neighborhood and eateries. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes! Would definitely go back and try another

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Despite the heat in Portland, we had a great time with Heidi on the downtown and food truck tour. I loved how we hit the smaller "mom and pop" shops and food trucks, as well as upscale restaurants. Heidi was a wealth of knowledge of Portland and the food scene. Would love to do another tour with Forktown tours next... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We would have never ventured to Mississippi Ave during our Portland weekend if not for this tour. As foodies, we do tours in most new cities and this is one of our top choices. Great, smart guides and a lot of amazing food with great experiences ranging from food truck pods to semi swanky cocktails to salt and chocolate tasting.... More

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our Alphabet District tour was a delicious and fascinating way to spend an afternoon. It included food, beverages or both at seven locations, and our energetic and personable guide shared a wealth of information about what was being served, the history of those businesses and Portland, and reasons Portland's become so well-known for fresh food and locally sourced cuisine. What's... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

On our first trip to Portland, we took the North Mississippi Avenue Food Tour with Amy. I would strongly recommend taking tour to family and friends visiting the Portland area! Make sure to arrive hungry, as there are 7 stops along the way and the portions are big. The tour was paced well and our guide was knowledgeable, personable and... More

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

Thank you so very much for sharing your experience with others here on TripAdvisor. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your N Mississippi Avenue tour with us and your delightful guide Amy. We strive to make our guests happy and full at the end of our tours, and it sounds like we hit the mark with you and your... More

Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was our 3rd tour with this group. Kelsey, our guide was so knowledgeable about the Pearl District. These are fun tours designed to give you a flavor of Portland and a look into the unique neighborhoods surrounding the included restaurants and food carts. During the 3 hour tour you will eat different and enjoyable foods, and hear stories about... More

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

Thank you for writing about your experience with Forktown! We love that you have come back to try more than one of our tours! It is good to know we have left you happy again. I had fun hosting you on tour and maybe we will be lucky enough to host you on your 4th Forktown Tour! Best, Kelsey Tour... More

Chandler, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I did the Mississippi Ave tour and was blown away by the amazing changes in this neighborhood. Kelsey provided great information about the area and Portland "farm to table". Wonderful restaurant and shop choices with delicious food (more like a meal), drink and/or tastings at each. This tour exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it or a ForkTown tour... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Kelsey, our guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Even though we are native Oregonians, we learned a lot of different fun facts while munching away on terrific food & libations from all different scenarios: a restaurant, bakery, distillery, food cart...great fun! Highly recommend. Kelsey

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Booked the tour because it was rated so high here and we were expecting great things...but she exceeded our expectations. Great variety, good food, opened our eyes to some interesting places and types of food...plus the back story on sustainability on Mississippi was interesting and on spot...she answered all our questions and was very knowledgeable about More than just food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Let me begin by saying that our guide was good -except for Sidecar 11 where she really did not try to make the customer happy. I cant get the name straight but it begins with a "k" - sorry. One by one where we went: Mei Sen Thai Eatery - very good sausage and noodles. Very bad vino verde -... More

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your experience and the kind 4 star rating you gave us. We appreciate your feedback. To clarify a couple of points, Gabagool's name comes from the slang for the word capicola ham (originally the word is 'da Napoli' in southern Italy, but is now in more common parlance among many... More

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