Private Custom Tours
EcoTours / Pinot Patrol also conducts Private Custom Tours for guests in our new 15-passenger van or the vehicle of your choice. You can use the web itineraries on this Website to plan your day or call to discuss the possibilities. For example, you may combine a half-day tour of the Columbia Gorge Waterfalls with a visit to a few 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
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 2:00 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 our 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||Pickup 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, the Portlandia sculpture 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 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 (craft) Market where hundreds of local craft vendors sell their wares in booths beneath the Burnside Bridge and ethnic food and music talent abound. On Saturdays, The Portland Farmers Market is a terrific place to view an abundance of local produce, flowers and wonderful food. 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.
If notified in advance, there are many tour options available. Please call to discuss the possibilities.