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Secrets Of Portlandia Free Walking Tour
Ranked #17 of 124 Tours in Portland
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: From May 2nd until October 5th, 2018, there will be a Free Tour every day at 11am. The Free Tour starts every day at 11am on the sidewalk of SW 6th Ave, in front of Pioneer Courthouse (across the street from Pioneer Square and the Visitor Information Center.) Address is 700 SW 6th Ave. No reservation necessary! Just show up! Look for Erik in his NEON GREEN SHIRT. The tour meets 7 days a week, rain or shine. The tour is about 2 to 2.5 hrs long and ends in front of Voodoo Donuts and the Saturday Market. For Memorial Day Weekend there will be an additional afternoon tour at 2:30pm on Fri May 25th, Sat 26th, and Sun 27th. Meeting point is the same and covers the same material as the 11am tour! Think of this tour as stand-up comedy about Portland what makes Portland so weird and unique. Tour highlights include: -the world's smallest park -the hilarious history of Voodoo Donuts-a trip to a food cart "pod" and much more! NO TOUR June Fri 1st, Sat 2nd, or Sun 3rd. Sorry!
Reviewed August 22, 2013

I had already been walking around Portland a few days, but learned a lot of new stuff from Erik, an informed and engaging tour guide. The tour was really well designed and paced - a very professional job. Highly recommended!

Thank HillaryRettig
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

What a fun walking tour. Erik was funny and entertaining as well as knowledgeable about the city of Portland. While the tour is advertised as "free", Erik does accept gratuities. We had no problem being generous with our tips. We had never been to downtown Portland before and it was a great way to get to know the area. This is an easy paced tour, only a few slight hills.

Thank Empress2000
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Eric was a great tour guide with his fun personality and cheesy jokes. It was worth the hour and small tip we gave him at the end to learn a bit more about Portland's history, culture and quirks. Very family friendly but you walk a lot. By the end, around noon, we were tired of walking/standing and super hungry so we left the tour before the last destination and went over to get food from some of the food trucks Eric recommended!

Thank Kirsten H
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

This is possibly the best way to learn about a city! Erik will make a great standup comedian. I hope he extends this to other neighbourhoods too!

Thank wweii
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Genuinely funny and friendly, Eric gave a great, informative tour around Portland. With only one day to spend in portland before continuing our cross- country journey, we all agreed that the tour was well worth our time and was quite an enjoyable activity. I'd highly recommend this tour.

Thank Maggie1018
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