5 of the Best Portland Food Tours

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published July 15, 2022

Between its farm-fresh produce, world-class wines and record-breaking restaurants, its little wonder why Portland ranks as one of the top food cities in America. One of the best ways to get a flavour of the city is on one of its many food tours. 

This tour is dedicated to Portland’s most delicious dessert – doughnuts (Photo: GetYourGuide.com)

Portland boasts at least 3,000 restaurants, 700 food trucks, close to 50 farmer’s markets and more than 60 breweries. It’s one of the country’s top culinary destinations, but that’s not all down to its roster of top chefs and award-winning restaurants. Everyone can afford to eat well in Portland, thanks to its bounty of fresh ingredients and flourishing street food scene. Unsurprisingly, there are now dozens of food tours dedicated to exploring the city’s gastronomic offering, though not all are equal. We’ve cherry-picked five of the best Portland (OR) food tours, based on value for money, itinerary and customer reviews. 

Portland: Underground Donut Tour 

This cheap and cheerful tour is dedicated to one of Portland’s most divisive desserts – doughnuts. Made famous by the cult-celeb shop, Voodoo Donut, there are now dozens of doughnut shops sprinkled across the city. This two-hour walking tour reveals four of the best doughnut stops near Portland State’s Campus, Pioneer Square and Downtown. The tour price includes a curated selection of lip-smackingly good doughnut delicacies, ranging from classics like glazed and chocolate to more adventurous flavours, like lavender. From £24.95.  

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Portland: Downtown Coffee and Donut Tour 

Guests get to learn how to make the perfect coffee on this 2.5-hour tour (Photo: GetYourGuide.com)

This 2.5-hour tour combines two of Portland’s most famous exports – doughnuts and coffee. Focussing on the Downtown area, visitors can sample doughnuts, including one that takes three whole days to craft, from four or five shops,  There are three coffee stops along the way too, each specialising in a different variety. Participants can also learn the technique of brewing the perfect cup of coffee – Portland-style – from a barista extraordinaire too. The tour caters for a maximum of 12 people, for a more intimate experience. From £49.07 per person. 

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Portland: Guided Foodie Bike Tour

This three-hour guided tour is perfect for those looking to take a deep dive into Portland’s renowned culinary scene. By cycling, you’ll get to cover more ground too. Led by a local guide, visitors pedal around the city, stopping at some of its most beloved local foodie hotspots, including a coffee shop, food trucks and one of the best ice cream shops in the city. Tour organisers advise you to arrive hungry, since all food and drinks are included in the tour price. From £54.06 per person. 

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Portland: Food Carts, Pods and Patios 

This three-hour tour gives groups the chance to sample a wide range of Portland’s most famous food and drinks (Photo: GetYourGuide.com)

This three-hour tour gives visitors the chance to find out what all the food cart hype is about. There are more than 700 food carts peppered across the city, and this tour aims to explore the best of them. Focussing on the Southeast side of Portland, the tour stops at severally locally run food carts, as well as a brewery. Food and drinks are included and there’s everything from fresh-cut fries with cheese and gravy to Lebanese-style fried cauliflower and fresh slaw on the menu. From £70.70 per person. 

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The Vibrant Kerns Hood – East Burnside Tour 

For those looking to explore the city’s flourishing restaurant scene, this three-hour tour is an excellent option. Led by a local guide, the tour focuses on Portland’s famous Kerns neighbourhood, specifically the 1.2-mile stretch of NE 28th Avenue known as “Restaurant Row”. There are six restaurant stops on the tour, starting with Pambiche – a family-run Cuban restaurant. It’s a private tour and prices include food and drinks, so it offers bang for your buck too. From £79.96 per person. 

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