Downtown Portland Food Tour
  • Downtown Portland Food Tour

    Taste your way through Portland’s bustling downtown on a food tour with a local guide. You’ll visit both established favorites and trendy food carts to sample a variety of dishes, ranging from fresh made pasta, duck confit, smoked seafood dishes, pork mole, falafel, locally made chocolate, salted caramel ice cream sandwiches and more, all washed down with regional craft beer, cocktails and Oregon wine, of course. As you walk, learn about the area’s art, history and culture from your knowledgeable guide. This tour is offered a variety of days and times throughout the week, so check the calendar for full availability! This tour features a stop at the Portland Farmer's Market at Portland State University on Saturdays during the summer.  This food tour is limited to about 12 people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.

    Itinerary
    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Forktown Food Tours, Portland, OR

    Your food walking tour of downtown Portland begins and ends with your guide, stopping at some of the most popular restaurants and food carts in the neighborhood. Exact itineraries vary slightly each day, but you can expect an array of food and drinks enjoyed at locations that show you the wide range of Portland’s culinary scene, from upscale eateries to casual classics to sweet shops. You may try smoked fish paired with local cider, a Mexican dish that only uses ingredients from local farmers markets, handmade dumplings, the best falafel in town, single-origin chocolate, a glass of Oregon wine or a drinking chocolate.

    In between stops, pass by local attractions and hear from your guide about the area’s history, perhaps how the Pearl District evolved from a warehouse quarter to one of the city’s trendiest neighborhoods or how Portland got its name. Your tour ends at a local dessert spot, a perfect way to end a delicious tour!

    Total walking distance on this tour is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) and takes place on flat terrain.

    Your food tour makes 5 stops, which may include the following (subject to change):
    • Picnic House
    • Grassa Pasta
    • Savor Soup House food cart
    • Southpark Seafood
    • Cacao
    • Saint Cupcake
    • Addy's Sandwich Bar
    • Lardo
    • Q Restaurant

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Southpark Seafood, 901 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

    Southpark Seafood features delicious, sustainable seafood, farm-to-table ingredients, local wines and beers, in a gorgeous light-filled dining room. Tour guests sample a seafood dish paired with a local beverage. Please note that there are a variety of stops on a tour, and no one stop can be guaranteed for any itinerary.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Portland Farmer's Market, 1010 SW Park Avenue Shemanski Park, Portland, OR 97205

    The Downtown Tour during the summer on Saturdays (12:30pm start time only) starts at our famous Portland Farmer's Market at Portland State University campus. Guests will try a range of goodies curated by the tour guide, learn about the importance of the market for our food scene, and have some time to explore the market and shop.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Picnic House, 723 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205, USA

    The Picnic House is an adorable space, serving picnic-inspired New American cuisine, in a historic building from 1925, featuring the original tile work floor and fluted wood columns. Guests are served a seasonal salad paired with a cocktail or local wine. Please note that there are a variety of stops on a tour, and no one stop can be guaranteed for any itinerary.

    Duration: 25 minutes

    Stop At: Addy's Sandwich Bar, 911 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

    Addy's Sandwich Bar is a delightful little deli that started as a food cart, making delicious sandwiches, soups, and salads. Guests try their most famous sandwich at this stop, a duck confit that's made in-house and served on a Little T Bakery baguette from one of Portland's finest bakeries. Please note that there are a variety of stops on a tour, and no one stop can be guaranteed for any itinerary.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cacao, 414 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97205, USA

    Cacao chocolate shop is offered on most of the Downtown Tour itineraries. This gorgeous boutique shop carries a wide range of single origin chocolates from all over the world, including several from Portland chocolate makers and chocolatiers. Guests will sample two different kinds of local chocolates as well as a shot of their decadent drinking chocolate. Please note that there are a variety of stops on a tour, and no one stop can be guaranteed for any itinerary.

    Duration: 25 minutes



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
    "Please advise any specific dietary requirements or requests for non-alcoholic beverages at time of booking"
    "Please provide your contact information (i.e. phone number and email) at time of booking. The local operator would like to contact you with additional information regarding this tour including the start location"
    "A maximum of 12 people per booking"
    "Must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol"
    "There are no beverages offered at the food carts on tour (most other stops offer a beverage or water); please bring your own reusable water bottle if you want water at all locations."
    "Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
    "Wheelchair accessible"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Service animals allowed"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Surfaces are wheelchair accessible"
    "The Farmer's Market itinerary is only offered Saturdays in the summer (start time 12:30pm), and the total walk for this itinerary is about 1.3 miles. The regular Downtown Tours starting at 2PM range from 0.5 to to 1.0 mile length. Guests with mobility issues are encouraged to call our office to discuss which itinerary is best suited for their ability."
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"



    • Hora de Inicio2:00 PM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Downtown Portland, Portland, OR, USA
    • Duración: 3 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Incluye

    • Local guide
    • Food and drink tastings - MORE than enough for a full meal!
    • Gratuities at restaurants
    • Downloadable PDF "Forktown Favorites: A Local's Guide to Portland"

    No Incluye

    • Gratuities for guide (recommended $10 per person)
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 25 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Kimberly S
      Publicado el Miércoles, 13 de noviembre del 2019

      My family was visiting my niece who is newly relocated from New Jersey to Portland. Food tours are something we enjoy very much. It’s a great way to learn about a new city and it’s rich foodie history. Portland and this tour did not disappoint! Our tour guide Anna was extremely knowledgeable about food, restaurants, establishments, chefs and the rich history of Portland. We started at Nel Centro and the beet salad was fabulous, not to mention the Prosecco. She even made sure that our 16 yr old had a fun mock tail so she could join in on the toast. Our next stop was the Melty and meaty food truck in Pioneer Square, which Anna knew all the history of. The sandwich was the highlight of the tour for us, it was ooey gooey goodness. The ham was Smokey and sweet and the mustard was so flavorful. We then went to Grassa for homemade pasta which did not disappoint. Next came dessert. We went to an incredible chocolate shop called Cacao and learned all about the differences in chocolate. We sampled chocolate and drank European hot chocolate which is super rich and creamy. We ended at Ruby Jewel for ice cream sandwiches, which were awesome! Great flavors and such creamy goodness. The tour was fabulous, we learned a lot and would recommend this tour to all. We left full and satisfied and with great recommendations for future dining. Anna knows her stuff!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • TracyLesnau0523
      Publicado el Martes, 29 de octubre del 2019

      I took this tour on my first trip to Portland. It was very organized and I enjoyed each stop and thought the amount of time was perfect at each location. We also learned a lot of interesting facts about the city. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the different places we went to as well as history of Portland. The food was amazing! Highly recommend. Do NOT eat before you go as you get a lot of food!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Robert W
      Publicado el Lunes, 14 de octubre del 2019

      Excellent guide with great food and area knowledge. Loved the diversity of choices from fresh salad @ artsy hotel to the homemade pasta and ice cream sandwiches! Highly recommended

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Susan S
      Publicado el Jueves, 19 de septiembre del 2019

      Ahna was a great tour guide. We went to a variety of places so experienced Portland at its best. Had more than enough to eat. Ahna also pointed out places of interest along the way. I would definitely recommend this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Frank K
      Publicado el Martes, 06 de agosto del 2019

      This was a wonderful food tour in downtown Portland. Our guide Heidi was extremely knowledgeable and had a great, positive energy. The selection of shows was wide ranging so we got a sample of many different foods. Extra bonus was the wine, beer and special water with the tastings. All of the tastings were large and delicious. Would recommend this tour to anyone!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Denis C
      Publicado el Lunes, 05 de agosto del 2019

      Starting at the Farmers market (it was a Saturday) our group of 8 walked through maybe 2.5 miles of downtown Portland with excellent commentary on the major sights and quirks of this city. Great advice on some top booths at the market, excellent lunch at Southwark Seafood (so good we went back for dinner), then a 1/2 sandwich from a food wagon in Courthouse square, on to a chocolate expresso and a fabulous ice cream place - all while leaning about city highlights from a very vivacious guide.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Carrie A
      Publicado el Lunes, 15 de julio del 2019

      My son is moving to Portland for college and we wanted to get an idea of some good placed to eat. We loved every thing about this tour from the salad at The Picnic House to the Pasta a Grasso and the chocolate to Cocoa. Our tour guide was wonderful and full of tons of local information. We had a ton of fun meeting everyone on our tour!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Robyn D
      Publicado el Lunes, 31 de diciembre del 2018

      Heidi was well versed in the Portland food culture. She was engaging and attentive. The restaurants we visited were fantastic. Definitely good choices and ones we will visit again.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • heguenther
      Publicado el Viernes, 12 de octubre del 2018

      Wonderful lots of great food, have done food tours in Italy France, this tour is the best one yet. The guide was excellent, and fun too.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jeff R
      Publicado el Martes, 10 de julio del 2018

      We really enjoyed the tour. The guide was super knowledgeable and added a lot of color to the food’s backstory.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Barbara D
      Publicado el Jueves, 19 de octubre del 2017

      We had the best time on our foodie tour with Auriel. 6 stops - 6 taste adventures! Each interesting and worthy in their own right. Plus the bit of history and cultural insight fleshed out our understanding of Portland. This is a vibrant city with communities working together for a greater good.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Diane B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 30 de agosto del 2017

      Fabulous tour. Tour leader, Heidi, was extremely knowledgeable and personable. She made sure that everyone's needs were met. Learned so much about the history of Portland and about the food scene. We walked to six locations and had sit-down dining experiences. All the food was fantastic. Can't imagine how this could have been better. Thank you Heidi!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Rosemary L
      Publicado el Lunes, 14 de agosto del 2017

      Tour was fabulous. Arial was very knowledgeable, energetic and a true Portlander!. She knew her local history, foodie knowledge and selected some outstanding venues to visit on our tour. We enjoyed salad, cold Potatoe leek soup, chocolate drink and sampling of rich chocolate bars, Mexican flare, roasted pork and local beer and exquisite ice cream. Easy walk around town with an opportunity to get familiar with the local scene.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Harlan B
      Publicado el Viernes, 23 de junio del 2017

      Great food - very informative!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Carly W
      Publicado el Jueves, 05 de enero del 2017
      I had such a lovely time with our guide, Heidi, on the Downtown Portland Food Tour. We got to sample some of the best food I've EVER had, and experience Portland like a local! The tour is set up in a way that someone who has never been to Portland or someone who lives in Portland would enjoy this tour. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. This would be a great activity to do with friends or family, or even alone since our group was really fun. Side note: be prepared to EAT! I left this tour stuffed :)
        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Ann B
      Publicado el Viernes, 04 de noviembre del 2016

      We enjoyed the tour. Our guide provided information on different sites. The food was great.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Eileen J
      Publicado el Jueves, 05 de enero del 2017

      Outstanding! Ariel is an excellent guide - charming, personable, knowledgeable, accommodating. The food was bountiful and there was a great variety. What a terrific way to experience the city! I have already raved about the tour to friends and family!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • adick7
      Publicado el Jueves, 23 de junio del 2016

      This was a fun tour and worth the money. The guide was very knowledgeable.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Claudia D
      Publicado el Martes, 21 de junio del 2016

      Outstanding!
      Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurants ... and food trucks were delightful. A definite must - for residents and visitors to the fair city of Portland.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Linda S
      Publicado el Miércoles, 22 de junio del 2016

      This tour was amazing!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Tamara B
      Publicado el Jueves, 05 de enero del 2017

      This was a very fun tour. The food was fantastic and the pace and mix of eating and walking the streets of downtown and the pearl district was perfect.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • James G
      Publicado el Martes, 17 de septiembre del 2019

      The forktown food tour is a great option if you’re looking to experience samplings of many food options while getting your steps in and learning more about the town

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Twila G
      Publicado el Miércoles, 14 de septiembre del 2016

      Our tour guide was great and the food was good as well. Recommend

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Steven B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 17 de diciembre del 2014

      Guide was very good. Good variety of foods to taste.

        Calificación General: 8/10
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