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Pubs of Portland Private Tours

Portland, OR 97204 (Downtown)
512-917-2464
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Ranked #7 of 116 activities in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

The party of guys I brought to Portland are all avid beer aficionados, our fun guide who was also a brewer taught us a lot. We had a a ton laughs, saw a lot of little known hidden gems of portland and tasted amazing beers. Cheers to Pubs of Portand tour.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

I loved taking this tour and have absolutely no regrets about it. Marc was very informative and friendly and I feel like I actually learned a lot about beer from him. We used lots of public transit all over the city which was great because it took me to parts of the city I didnt venture to yet and got... More

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West Hollywood, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I actually did more than one tour in Portland and the other company recommended Marc. I was not disappointed. It was literally like having my own personal guide. A walking and public transportation-based tour may not be for everybody, but I liked it a lot. He not only knows his beer, but pointed out a lot of other Portlandia we... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We were drawn to Marc's Pubs of Portland tour partly because we wanted a walking tour and partly because of the consistently positive reviews--we were not disappointed. Marc kindly accommodated our schedule in Portland (we wanted to fit in Trek in the Park and Bite of Oregon) and arranged to tour us around on his day off. LIke others have... More

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Rocklin, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We visited Portland a few months ago and took this tour. It was a great way to see the city and to learn about the beer making process. Marc was a great tour guide who is friendly, funny, and knows his stuff about beer. We had a great group of people and had a really fun day. This was the... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Marc is very very knowledgeable. It's rare to get such a passionate individual to give you a tour and even from the reviews talking about it, you have to experience it to believe it. We had the chance of smelling hops and tasting malt with their respective beers, definitely a one time thing. We got to visit micro monuments hidden... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Marc was nice enough to squeeze us two in his intimate group of 8. He's so laid back, easy to communicate, and not to mention very knowledgable about brewing. Breweries visited vary in style, which we greatly appreciate! The group had a good and friendly vibe, owing to Marc's relaxed personality. Food was awesome too! Can't think of a better... More

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