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Pubs of Portland Private Tours

Address: Portland, OR 97204 (Downtown)
Phone Number: 512-917-2464
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Ranked #10 of 189 Activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Our tours will allow you to experience, first hand, the best of Portland's beer culture. Discover...
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Owner description: Our tours will allow you to experience, first hand, the best of Portland's beer culture. Discover why Portland is known as "Beervana". Tours are "boutique style" (no more than 12 attendees) creating maximum interaction with your tour guide. Guides are brewing professionals with knowledge of all beer styles and beer production. All tours are “eco-friendly” being conducted using Portland's Tri-Met light rail and trolley system - one of the finest in the U.S. Tours last a minimum of 5 hours and will visit a minimum of 4 (usually 5) of the best breweries and brewpubs. We begin and end in the heart of beautiful downtown Portland. Many different beer styles will be sampled and those styles discussed. Tours include a custom beer evaluation sheet to track and score the beers sampled. Beer ingredient samples will be examined and discussed to educate you about beer styles and recipe development.
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Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was my third visit to Portland to sample the huge variety of breweries that the city has to offer (and there's room for a fourth and fifth visit too). As an avid homebrewer I was well aware of Marc's involvement in the homebrew community, his articles in BYO magazine and his brewery consultancy business. In short, he really knows... More 

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alphaking, Owner at Pubs of Portland Private Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. It is always more enjoyable to have homebrewers on the tour. I really like to be able to help folks make better beers. Come back and visit again soon and thanks for being a loyal Brew Your Own magazine reader. Cheers, Marc More 

Mosier, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a wonderful time touring pubs in Portland recently with Marc from Pubs of Portland. The day far exceeded my expectations and it was all thanks to Marc. He was so knowledgable about pubs, beer drinking and the entire production process. He was fun, friendly and light-hearted and just made a birthday celebration for one in our party a... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I really enjoyed every aspect of this tour. Marc took us around Portland (trolley & walking) to five different brewpubs, a few of which nobody but a Portland local would ever manage to find. I'd highly recommend splitting taster trays with the other people on the tour: the eight of us who were sampling beer managed to have a taste... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

From the first email, planning, and delivery--Marc at Pubs of Portland nailed it. The tour itself felt versatile and never rushed. The amount of laughs, the best tasting beers you'll ever drink, and a ton of Portland/Brewing content, this tour checked every box. Marc went the extra mile adding some gags along the route for the groom and it was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I recently went on a road trip to the NW, and Portland was one of my destinations. After two awesome weeks of driving all over Oregon and Washington, and coming back to California, I have to say that the tour with Marc was one of the highlights of my trip. Marc is a very knowledgeable man, we got to taste... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We did the tour with Marc in May 2014. He was pretty easy going and very knowledgable. The highlight for me was the tidbits of information he had about sites we go past in Portland and talking to him about the brewing process for different types of beers and beer tasting of course. Minor point of improvement for the tour... More 

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alphaking, Owner at Pubs of Portland Private Tours, responded to this review

Hi Abel, Thanks for the nice review. It was good to have an Aussie along. Also thanks for the feedback. I am now sending participant a more detailed description of my tours. This includes letting them know that beer is not included in the low, $27 per person (cash discount) price. Also the benefits of keeping the price at that... More 

Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I was born and raised in Portland but left after high school and have lived in Southern California for the past 22 years. It's always refreshing to see and learn something new about the area when I return for family visits. Marc didn't disappoint. HIs knowledge of beer, the brewing process and the brew pubs in Portland is simply unmatched.... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

My husband and I went on a Pubs of Portland tour today with Tom, one of the company guides. He took us and two other couples to 5 downtown Portland breweries, getting around using the street car system, which only costs $1 for the day, and some walking. Be aware that no food or beverages are included in the tour,... More 

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alphaking, Owner at Pubs of Portland Private Tours, responded to this review

I'm very sorry that there was some minor confusion for a couple of people. Our price does not include any food or beer samples. We keep the price low at only $27 with the cash discount so that you can choose the beers that you would like to sample. We also don't follow any particular schedule (we usually spend 5.5... More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had an excellent time. We had a group of four and Marc took us exactly where we wanted to go. He is extremely knowledgable about not only the breweries but brewing beer - he is an expert, so you are getting a tour from the best. He was funny, informative and a great tour guide. We had a great... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you like beer and want some interesting info on beer, breweries, and Portland, give Marc a call. He is extremely knowledgable and a lot of fun. We spent 3 days in Portland (have never been there) and the 6 hours we spent with Marc was definitely the highlight. He sets up the tours differently, but on ours we visited... More 

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