Guided tour

Bike Portland: Bridges, Neighborhoods, Poetry, and Roses

4.8 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: Around Portland Tours
Guided tour

Bike Portland: Bridges, Neighborhoods, Poetry, and Roses

Activity provider: Around Portland Tours

From US$ 59 per person

Learn Portland's neighborhood secrets. Smell the roses, see the art, ride across bridges, and along the river. This is the best way to experience the diversity of culture, art, poetry, nature, parks, and quadrants in Portland.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Ride over bike-friendly bridges and along the Willamette River
  • See the city and its public art from every angle, up close and from panoramic viewpoints
  • Smell roses, read poetry, touch the river, and learn the neighborhood secrets from your bike tour guide
Full description
Enjoy more time riding, with occasional stops for gardens, one-of-a-kind markets, art collectives, sculptures, bridge viewpoints, and river beaches. This tour begins in the inner Eastside neighborhoods, where you will be fitted for an easy-to-ride bike and helmet, ready for a low-key 7-10 mile ride (12-16 kilometers). Your guide will lead your group into the southeast Portland neighborhood of Ladd's Addition where you’ll visit several of the city's quadrants, ride over two bridges, and along the Willamette River. You will visit semi-secret beaches, examine unique modes of transportation, see public art of every shape, color, and texture. This ride is both like a poem and filled with poetry: you will read poetry written on murals, on sidewalks, and carved into rocks. Along the tour, you will have the opportunity to photograph and explore public art, poetry, parks and beaches; and learn about all of the modes of Portland's transportation up close.
  • High-quality city bicycle and helmet
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Food
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People who can't ride a bike

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Meeting point

The bike shop at Around Portland Tours, number 121 in the breezeway of the four-story red and silver building on the corner of SE Main and SE 9th Avenue.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • The ride is mostly flat but does include modest climbing over the bridges
  • Doughnuts will be available for purchase (shop schedule allowing)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 30 reviews

Review summary

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Really enjoyed our tour led by Vincent! This was an awesome ride - a great way to see different parts of the city up close. I loved that we had time to stop and smell the roses, take in the beautiful views of the rivers and bridges, eat ice cream, and enjoy art! Vincent was very knowledgeable and passionate about Portland. We encountered sights we would not have discovered or appreciated on our own. The bikes were in great condition and the ride was smooth and scenic. Very glad we did this tour!

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March 27, 2023

We arrived early in Portland and scheduled this tour for early afternoon. Unfortunately, we arrived at the beginning of a horrific heatwave and were just beaten by the heat. Thankfully, these folks recognized that it was not healthy and rescheduled for 9am the next day. Love that they really have the best interest of everyone in mind. Bryan was an awesome guide. His love of history really came through. We loved the other family on the trip with us and we were all more interested in being on the bikes and seeing as much as possible so we skipped the food stops that they bake in along the way. Despite the heat, this was a perfect way to get to know Portland. The poetry and rose gardens were so sweet. Loved crossing over the bridges and getting to know the different neighborhoods. Too slow for me at times but it's good that they ensure that nobody is left behind. The bike was comfortable and the experience fun and awesome. Super slow and easy ride. Flat 99% of the ride.

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March 27, 2023

This was the MOST fun and fascinating tour! we only had a few days and this was the best view and experience. So glad we did it early so we could revisit cool restaurants and places to go. Not being regular riders we were a bit concerned, but totally unfounded - the ride was easy, Portland drivers were very safe and courteous, and the stops were excellent, all so amazing!

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 274937