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Powell’s City of Books

Powell’s City of Books Tours and Activities

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Encompassing an entire city block in downtown Portland, Powell’s City of Books is the world’s largest independent new and used bookstore and a top attraction for book lovers visiting the city. Here you’ll find upwards of a million books, including rare finds, first editions, and autographed copies of bestsellers and little-known titles alike, all under one roof.

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1005 W Burnside St., Portland, Oregon, 97209
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Portland Brewery Bike Tour

Portland Brewery Bike Tour

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Explore beautiful central Portland and sample some of the city’s iconic brews on this afternoon bike tour. Accompany your expert guide on a leisurely bike ride to several classic Portland microbreweries, including Lucky Lab and Rogue, for some fun and informative beer tasting.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Discover Portland Half-Day Small-Group City Tour
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Discover Portland Half-Day Small-Group City Tour

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Visit many of Portland's highlights in just half a day with this small-group tour of the city. You'll make stops along the way to see the thousands of flowers at the International Rose Test Gardens and take in the views from the elegant Pittock Mansion. You'll also pass plenty of the city's most interesting sights and neighborhoods, making this tour a great option for those who want to orient themselves.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Downtown Portland Bike Tour
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Downtown Portland Bike Tour

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Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of central Portland as a local would—by bike. On this bike tour, ride through Portland’s historic west side, exploring art galleries, food carts, iconic breweries and 19th-century architecture. Then head to Waterfront Park for great river views and bridge spotting.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Intro to Portland Small Group Walking Tour

Intro to Portland Small Group Walking Tour

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Want to see a bit of Portland and get some exercise while you're at it? Try a walking tour in the center of the city. You can choose from three tours based on your interests: the first covers the city's architecture and parks, the second focuses on the arts scene, and the third is dedicated to what makes Portland weird.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Portland Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Portland Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Pay tribute to Portland’s myth-laden landmarks with a fun scavenger hunt adventure! This competition adds pizzazz to a walking tour with a friendly race through Portland to solve clues, complete challenges, and track down some of the city’s hidden gems. Don’t forget your smart phone and sleuthing sensibility! Note: Price is per individual, but each team must book together to join in the same adventure.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Portland Discovery Tour
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Private Portland Discovery Tour

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Portland is home to a buzzing array of neighborhoods, historical highlights, and natural attractions—and this private, half-day tour makes for a seamless introduction. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times and hop aboard your luxury, air-conditioned vehicle. You’ll visit the International Rose Test Garden and Pittock Mansion, and will drive past landmarks like the Oregon Zoo, Portland Art Museum, and more as you explore the city’s neighborhoods.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Portlandia Prowl Scavenger Hunt

Portlandia Prowl Scavenger Hunt

Alley Kat Adventures is an Austin, TX-based event design company offering city scavenger hunts in 60 cities in the US and Mexico as well as custom events worldwide. Our specially hand-crafted, interactive quests are equal parts tour, cultural experience, creative challenge, detective hunt, & social experiment! Guests get to discover hidden gems off the beaten trail while completing fun missions! Revel in street art, get in touch with your inner fashionista at a favorite thrift shop among locals, and find the most bizarre oddities in a weird shop that was supposed to just be a food truck in the 70s!
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  • 2 hours
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See The Top Sights in Portland By Car

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See The Top Sights in Portland By Car

We'll take you to explore Portland’s best neighborhoods, food and drinks! We’ll visit the sites that put Portland on the map, as well as my favorite hidden gems. I’ll greet you at your Airbnb and then head to a local coffee roaster and order a coffee (or tea) and a pastry on us. We’ll drive up to Pittock Mansion where we’ll soak up city views and enjoy an optional short hike through the majestic depths of Forest Park. Then we’ll pop over to Washington Park and visit the International Test Rose Gardens. We’ll stop into Powell’s, the “city of books,” for a short visit to peruse this famous 4-storied literary treasure. Then it’s time for lunch at one of our celebrated food cart pods, where you can choose from any of several amazing cuisines. After lunch there will be time to check out the street full of shops and cool curiosities. We’ll hit a hotel and brewery housed in an old school chock full of magical art and surprises where you can pop into one of the many restaurants.
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  • 5 hours
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Should I book Powell’s City of Books tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Powell’s City of Books can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Powell’s City of Books 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Powell’s City of Books costs USD 20.52. Guided Powell’s City of Books tours start around USD 20.52 per person.
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