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“Pubs of Portland Tour”

Pubs of Portland Private Tours
Ranked #34 of 111 Tours in Portland
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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.
Reviewed November 19, 2012

My husband and I were in Portland celebrating our anniversary. I have never been to Portland and when choosing activities, we wanted something downtown, relaxing, fun and enjoyable. It was everything we wanted. The Pubs of Portland Tours gives you a really good overview of the different types of beer including the ingredients and history of brewing craft beer. This tour allows you the opportunity to walk through the city with a knowledgeable guide, Marc, and visit multiple brew pubs. It is really worth going to.

Thank Mrs P
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alphaking, Owner at Pubs of Portland Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2012

Thanks for the nice review. It always make the tour more fun to have folks along that really want to learn about Portland and beer. Hopefully you will make it back to visit again soon and we can take a different route. Now that the trolley runs to the east bank there are 6 more possibilities. Marc

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had been to the Portland area before on wine tasting trips but this trip we wanted to check out the craft beer scene.We knew we liked different kinds of beer but didn't quite know how all the ingredients and tastes fit together. Our tour with Pubs of Portland and Marc Martin really helped us understand how the water, malt and, especially, the hops fit together. My wife and I ended up with a private tour because the other four people in the group had some travel issues and couldn't make the tour. Marc could have cancelled but he was gracious enough to take the two of us to five different brewpubs (from touristy to neighborhood hangouts) along the tram route. He was knowledgeable about the whole beer making process from hops selection to economics, a tolerable Porland tour guiide, and an all around nice guy. The tour lasted about 5 hours and we sampled about 30 different brews. We really enjoyed the day and would heartily recommend the tour to anyone wanting a fun afternoon learning about beer.

Thank Bruce B
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alphaking, Owner at Pubs of Portland Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thanks so much for the nice review. It is always good to know that I have been able to supply some education about the brewing processes. I try to make it like "Beer College" on rails and it is working. Hope you can escape the heat and make it up from Texas again soon. Marc

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Recently my girlfriend and I did a tour with Marc and about six other people, and we were really impressed. He took to a good variety of places, and was both knowledgable and fun to hang out with. In particular, I liked it that he taught us something about beer at each place, but in a concise way that allowed for some socializing as well.

I also really liked that we only used walking and public transportation, it was a great way to see Portland in a half-day. Great tour!

Thank nick c
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alphaking, Owner at Pubs of Portland Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thanks for the great review Nick. I am glad you liked the use of our efficient rail system and the walks through the neighborhoods. I like to keep it a "Green" tour and reduce the use of fossil fuel. Plus, like you said, you get to experience much more than riding around in a bus. Thanks and hope you make another trip up from Texas next year. Marc

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Thanks to Mark you gave us such an enjoyable tour! We learned so much more about beer and the Hugh amount of time and effort it is, to make a craft brew! Our legs were a such a good tired Fromm all of the walking. We didn't feel guilty about drinking all that beer. Also your bit of history of Portland was great. Thanks a gain for such a great tour.

Thank Grandmacindi030747
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alphaking, Owner at Pubs of Portland Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2012

Thanks for the positive feedback Cindi. You and your husband helped to make the afternoon a lot of fun. It was a fair amount and a wide variety of beer but you managed nicely. I know you eyes were opened to some new styles. Hope you can make it back to Portland again soon and we can take the north route to some new places. Marc

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were in Portland for a wedding and decided to get to know the city and its beer better by taking a tour with Marc. It was definitley a highlight of the trip! Marc was very friendly and knowledgeable about all the brew pubs we visited (he even gave us additional places to visit on our own based on our interests). If you are interested in learning everything there is to know about beer then a tour with Marc is a must.

Thank Amanda C
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alphaking, Owner at Pubs of Portland Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

Thanks for the kind review Amanda. I am glad that you learned a bunch and made it to some of the other places I had suggested. I try to promote the whole city as it is unique. I mailed you some of the beer coasters that you had forgotten to pick up and hope you received them O.K. Thanks again, Marc

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