Private Custom Tours & Where to Stay
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|EcoTours also conducts Private Custom Tours for guests in new Towncars or the vehicle of your choice. You can use the web itineraries on this web site to plan your day or call to discuss the possibilities. For example, you may combine a half day tour of the the Columbia Gorge Waterfalls with a visit to a couple of beautiful Willamette Valley wineries or a City tour of Portland. Many possibilities exist. Our private tours will be limited to just your party. 1 to 13 guests may participate.
$1000 for up to nine hours. Call for details. 503-475-0226 direct line, 503-245-1428 office or 888-868-7733
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Portland City Tour
The Portland City Tour can be arranged as either a morning or an
afternoon half day tour. Tours typically start at 9:00 AM or 1:00 PM
and are 3 to 4 hours long, but we're flexible! EcoTours of Oregon
will not only tell you the history and interesting facts of life in the
"City of Roses", we'll also talk about the free downtown public
transit, why we're known as one of the most "livable" cities in the
USA, and where some of the off- the-beaten-path restaurants, shops
and nightlife can be found.
1:00 PM Pick up at your hotel or residence. Drive through
uptown, downtown, Chinatown, and Old Towne, the "Pearl District", NW Portland aka "Nob Hill" or the "Alphabet District", the Portland State
University area, as well as Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Park
Blocks, Waterfront Park, by Portlandia and some of Portland's many
fountains, bridges and parks.
2:40 PM Journey up to the Pittock Mansion, home of Henry
Pittock, the first publisher of the Oregonian Daily Newspaper. Walk
the grounds overlooking the city of Portland and enter if you wish to
see the lovely decor within this 16,000 square foot French Renaissance
Mansion. (admission not included).
3:35 PM Arrive at the International Rose Test Gardens for a
40-minute visit to view the 525 varieties of roses in the oldest public
rose garden in the United States.
4:30 PM Return to your hotel.
On weekends, you may choose to visit Portland's Saturday Market,
where hundreds of local craft vendors sell their wares in booths
beneath the Burnside Bridge, and ethnic food and music talent abound.
Other options during the Portland City Tour include a visit to
Washington Park attractions such as the Japanese Gardens, The
Chinese Gardens, the World Forestry Center, the Vietnam Veteran's
Living Memorial and the Hoyt Arboretum. Or, you may choose to
spend time visiting the Portland Art Museum, the Oregon Museum of
Science and Industry or the Oregon Historical Society Museum. If you
decide not to visit any attractions, we can spend some time visiting
neighborhoods of Portland such as the up and coming Pearl District,
the Hawthorne District, the NW Nob Hill area and the Rose Quarter
with the Oregon Convention Center and the Rose Quarter Arena.
Prices for attractions gladly provided upon request.
The tour includes door-to-door transportation and the interpretive services of your ecotour guide. Entrance fees to some attractions are extra. Please call to discuss the attraction(s) you may be interested in.
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|If notified in advance, there are many tour options available. Please call to discuss the
Please call for a quote.
|Where to Stay and Where we can pick you up
Staying close to downtown is preferable because of the city's attractions, restaurants etc. We may need to charge extra, based on drive time if you are not staying close to downtown. Most typical nice hotels in downtown Portland will run $100 and up. We've heard that there may be deals on Expedia and other web sites too. We will pick you up at any centrally located Portland hotel or hotels that are on the route that we take to conduct the tour. Call for details.
The downtown hotels are the most expensive and nice. Downtown hotels:
Ace Hotel, 1022 S.W. Stark St., Portland, OR 97205 Phone - 503.228.2277
The Benson Hotel, 309 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725 Phone - 503.228.2000
Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center, 550 S.W. Oak St., Portland, OR 97204 Phone - 503.505.5000
Downtown Value Inn, 415 S.W. Montgomery, Portland, OR 97201 Phone - 503.226.4751
Embassy Suites Portland Downtown, 319 S.W. Pine St., Portland, OR 97204 Phone - 503.279.9000
The Heathman Hotel, 1001 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3096 Phone - 503.241.4100
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland, OR 97204 Phone - 503.226.1611
Hotel deLuxe, 729 S.W. 15th Ave., Portland, OR 97205-1994 Phone 503.219.2094
Hotel Lucia, 400 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3579 Phone - 503.225.1717
Hotel Modera, 515 S.W. Clay St., Portland, OR 97201 Phone - 503.484.1084
Hotel Monaco Portland, 506 S.W. Washington St., Portland, OR 97204 Phone - 503.222.0001
Hotel Rose, 50 S.W. Morrison St., Portland, OR 97204-3390 Phone - 503.221.0711
Hotel Vintage Plaza, 422 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3595 Phone - 503.228.1212
The Mark Spencer Hotel, 409 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205-2633 Phone - 503.224.3293
McMenamins Crystal Hotel, 303 S.W. 12th Ave., Portland, OR 97205 Phone - 503.972.2670
The Nines, 525 S.W. Morrison St., Portland, OR 97204 Phone - 503.222.9996
The Paramount Hotel, 808 S.W. Taylor, Portland, OR 97205 Phone - 503.223.9900
Park Lane Suites & Inn, 809 S.W. King Ave., Portland, OR 97205 Phone - 503.226.6288
Portland Marriott City Center, 520 S.W. Broadway, Portland, OR 97205 Phone - 503.226.6300
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, 1401 S.W. Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201 Phone - 503.226.7600
Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown Riverplace, 2115 S.W. River Parkway, Portland, OR 97201, Phone 503.552.9500
Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District, 1150 NW 9th Ave,Portland, OR 97209 Phone 503-220-1339
RiverPlace Hotel, 1510 S.W. Harbor Way, Portland, OR 97201-5105 Phone - 503.228.3233
Rivers Edge Hotel & Spa, 0455 S.W. Hamilton Court, Portland, OR 97239 Phone - 503.802.5800
Sentinel Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205, Phone - 503.224.3400
University Place Hotel, 310 S.W. Lincoln St., Portland, OR 97201-0751 Phone - 503.221.0140
The Westin Portland, 750 S.W. Alder St., Portland, OR 97205 Phone - 503.294.9000
Econo Lodge Portland City Center, 1889 S.W. Fourth Ave., Portland, OR 97201 Phone - 503.226.7646
Marriott Residence Inn, 2115 SW River Parkway, Portland, OR 97201 Phone - 503.552.9500
We think that downtown or inner NW Portland are the best areas to stay in for both picking up guests for tours and their experience visiting our area. Let them know we gave you the numbers.
In the most affordable category in downtown we recommend:
1. Downtown Value Inn at 503-226-4751
2. Mark Spenser at 503-224-3293
3. Travelodge at 503-226-1121
4. EconoLodge at 503-226-7646
5. University Place 503-221-0140
The Northwest neighborhood is also a nice area to stay in because of it's "walk-ability" and access to things.
In the most affordable category in NW Portland we recommend:
1. Silver Cloud at 503-242-2400 (They have a discount for EcoTours guests)
2. Holiday Inn Express at 503-484-1100
3. The Inn at Northrup Station 503-224-0543
4. Park Lane Suites 503-226-6288
Another easy and convenient area is the Lloyd Center/Convention Center area. We think that one of the most affordable places to stay in all of Portland which is still fairly convenient, but not as good access to the mass transit is the EconoLodge Convention Center on NE Broadway at 503-284-5181.
Let the hotels know that EcoTours sent you and ask the hotels if there is a discount for AAA or AARP members and it may save you a bit.