Portland Walking Tours

Where do tours start and how do I get there?

June 8th, 2012

We get this question a lot.

Our tours start in four different locations. Each has its own best way of getting there, depending on where you’re coming from.

Best of Portland

Starts at the downtown Hilton Hotel (921 SW Sixth Ave) outside of the SW Broadway Avenue entrance. You do NOT want to be at the Executive Tower.

Parking: Convenient covered parking is at the SmartPark at 4th and Taylor 3 blocks east of the Hilton, or at 10th and Yamhill, 3 blocks west.

MAX: The Red, Yellow, Green and Blue lines as well as the Vintage Trolley all stop at Pioneer Courthouse Square, about two blocks north of the Hilton.

Buses: 4, 31, 32 and 33 all stop on SW Sixth and Taylor. Buses 35, 36, 44, 54 and 99 stop one block south at 6th and Salmon. Buses 15 and 51 stop at SW Salmon and Park.

Underground Portland and Beyond Bizarre

Starts outside Old Town Pizza (226 NW Sixth Ave).

Parking: Convenient covered parking is at the SmartPark at 1st and Davis 1 block east of Old Town Pizza.

MAX: Take the Red or Blue line to the Old Town Chinatown stop about two blocks east of Old Town Pizza, or the Yellow/Green lines to the NW 6th & Davis (Northbound) or NW 5th & Couch (Southbound) stop.

Buses: 4, 8, 12, 16, 19, 20, 35, 44, 77 all stop within two blocks of Old Town Pizza

Epicurean Excursion and Chocolate Decadence

Start at the Heathman Hotel (1000 SW Broadway) in the Mezzanine level Library.

Parking: Convenient covered parking is at the SmartPark at 4th and Taylor 3 blocks east of the Heathman, or at 10th and Yamhill, 3 blocks west.

MAX: The Red, Yellow, Green and Blue lines as well as the Vintage Trolley all stop at Pioneer Courthouse Square, about two blocks north of the Hilton.

Buses: 4, 31, 32 and 33 all stop on SW Sixth and Taylor. Buses 35, 36, 44, 54 and 99 stop one block south at 6th and Salmon. Buses 15 and 51 stop at SW Salmon and Park.

Flavor Street

Starts at the Mark Spencer Hotel (421 SW 11th) in the lobby library.

Parking: Convenient covered parking is at the SmartPark at 10th and Yamhill, 1 block west and 3 blocks south.

MAX: The Red  and Blue lines stop along SW Morrison (westbound) or Yamhill (eastbound) about 2-3 blocks south of the Mark Spencer. The Streetcar stops on 11th & Alder (southbound) 1 block south of the Mark Spencer, or on 10th & Morrison, 2 blocks south and 1 block east.

Buses: Take Bus 15 or 51 to 10th & Morrison or Bus 20 to Burnside and 10th.

Roses Gone Wild

Starts at the International Rose Test Garden outside the Rose Garden store at 400 SW Kingston Ave.

Parking: Convenient parking is all along the Rose Garden and along the tennis courts on SW Kingston in Washington Park.

MAX: Take the Red or Blue line to the Washington Park stop and bus 83 from there to the Rose Garden.

Buses: Take Bus 63 to the Rose Garden stop.

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