Self Guided Solo "Weird and Wonderful Portland" Walking Tour in Old Town

2 Ratings
  • Audio Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 40 min

On this weird and wonderful tour of Portland you will go to all that is uniquely Portland. This tour is a Solo Smart Phone / Self Guided Tour on the WalknTours app. Go anytime, at your own pace and speed. Stop and start whenever you want. Take it anytime, once you unlock the tour in the WalknTours app it never expires. On the tour you’ll discover the best spots to eat, it’s ghostly residents that haunt its halls, the Shanghai tunnels that run under the streets, why the Portland sign used to fill up with sugar and everything that makes Portland weird and wonderful including it’s annual zombie walk. After the tour you’ll be more Portlandia than the TV show. Oh, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein are going to be jealous. Please follow the instructions in the booking email to unlock the tour. You will need to, 1. Get the WalknTours app 2.Register and use the experience code in step 3 of your ticket/booking email to unlock the tour 3. Go to Old Town Pizza.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: WalknTours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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The Chinatown Gates are the entrance to Portland’s Old Chinatown. These gates were built in Taiwan as a gesture of goodwill from the Chinese community and then shipped to Portland where they were presented to the city in 1986.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Portland Oregon Sign

Since its installation, the sign has changed quite often, depending on who owned the building at the time. If you saw the sign in 1950, it read “White Satin Sugar" and was animated to show the state filling with sugar.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Skidmore Fountain

The Skidmore Fountain was named after Stephen G. Skidmore, a wealthy druggist who bequeathed $5,000 for a fountain to provide drinking water for humans, horses, and dogs, not necessarily in that order. It’s Portland's oldest piece of public art.

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub

The Kells Irish Pub has been serving food and drink since 1983 and while it has not been here very long the building it’s housed in has stood for over a century and Kells has been named one of the most haunted places in Oregon.

Duration: 3 minutes

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The cavernous space is home to a bunch of great restaurants serving everything from burgers and barbecue to ramen and tapas. There’s something for everyone here. And, like many places in Portland, it has history. The Pine Street Market is located in the historic Carriage and Baggage Building.

Duration: 3 minutes

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters is to Portland what Starbucks is to Seattle. There are five locations in Portland as well as cafes in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and New Orleans.

Duration: 2 minutes

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Voodoo donuts founders, Kenneth “Cat Daddy” Pogson and Tres Shannon, wanted to start a business that combined hospitality with lots of flash and fun. Stunned that there were no doughnuts shops in Downtown Portland, and even more stunned that policemen never pointed this out to them, the partners decided to open a doughnut shop of their own. And so, in 2003, they rented a funky storefront and got to work.

Duration: 3 minutes
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