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There Will Be A Free Tour Every Day At 11am From May 1st Until November 1st, 2018. The Tour Meeting Point Is 700 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204, On The Sidewalk In Front Of The Steps Of Pioneer Courthouse. Look For Erik In His Neon Green Shirt! SPECIAL NOTE: From Friday June 29th Until Sunday July 8th There Will Be An Additional Afternoon Free Tour At 2:30pm. The Tour Starts At The Same Location And Covers The Same Material As The Morning Tour.

Erik’s Free Tour

About Tour

Every Year From May 2nd until October 4th

This is the daily Free Tour that you’ve been looking for! Seven years and 500 5-star TripAdvisor reviews later, this tour has become a legend. Find out why local comedian Erik Kennon’s entertaining walking tour has been recommended by magazines and travel blogs on six out of seven continents!

Afternoon Food Cart Tour

About Tour

Portland has over 500 hundred Food Carts to choose from!! So where do you begin? Taste Portland Tours has eaten at just about every food cart downtown to select 10 of the very best that are pushing the envelope of what delicious can be.

This tour starts directly after “Erik’s FREE Tour.” Be sure to do both tours to have the best day in Portland EVER.

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Check out what people have to say about us…

“There’s Something for Everyone”

Excellent way to spend 2 hours in Portland, there's something on this tour for everyone. All the reviewers already rave about Erik, he's really funny and this is not your run of the mill tour. He had a way of telling the history in a fascinating style, painting interesting pictures and jokes all the way. I wish he was my history teacher!

Julie D.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL

5.0
2018-05-17T21:17:24+00:00

Julie D.
Indian Rocks Beach, FL

Excellent way to spend 2 hours in Portland, there's something on this tour for everyone. All the reviewers already rave about Erik, he's really funny and this is not your run of the mill tour. He had a way of telling the history in a fascinating style, painting interesting pictures and jokes all the way. I wish he was my history teacher!

“Great Stories”

What separates a good guide from a great guide is the ability to tell a story. Having Erik explain how a leprechaun is responsible for Portland having the world's smallest public park made my day. I also liked learning how Portland got to be known as Stumptown. I enjoyed learning what makes Post Modern Architecture different from Modern. Great advice on food trucks, coffee shops, doughnuts, and the best museum exhibits. Definitely do this early in your trip.

Darshan1
Houston, Tx

5.0
2018-05-17T21:14:24+00:00

Darshan1
Houston, Tx

What separates a good guide from a great guide is the ability to tell a story. Having Erik explain how a leprechaun is responsible for Portland having the world's smallest public park made my day. I also liked learning how Portland got to be known as Stumptown. I enjoyed learning what makes Post Modern Architecture different from Modern. Great advice on food trucks, coffee shops, doughnuts, and the best museum exhibits. Definitely do this early in your trip.

“Amazing Private Tour of Portland”

Our family visited Portland for the first time and wanted to become quickly acquainted with the city, so I contacted Secrets of Portlandia to see if I could book a private tour as soon as we got there. The price was very reasonable for a two hour, private tour of the city. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew how to make the tour both fun and educational at the same time. My face actually hurt from smiling and laughing for two hours. It was the best tour ever.

Julesfromic
Lake Charles, Louisiana

5.0
2018-05-17T21:14:58+00:00

Julesfromic
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Our family visited Portland for the first time and wanted to become quickly acquainted with the city, so I contacted Secrets of Portlandia to see if I could book a private tour as soon as we got there. The price was very reasonable for a two hour, private tour of the city. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and knew how to make the tour both fun and educational at the same time. My face actually hurt from smiling and laughing for two hours. It was the best tour ever.

“Loved Every Second.”

If there's one thing I'd recommend doing while in Portland, it would be this tour! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area AND he was hilarious. The tour itself is free, but I would've paid $$$$ for this experience. Loved every second.

Darleen C.
San Jose, CA

5.0
2018-05-17T21:18:18+00:00

Darleen C.
San Jose, CA

If there's one thing I'd recommend doing while in Portland, it would be this tour! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area AND he was hilarious. The tour itself is free, but I would've paid $$$$ for this experience. Loved every second.

“Tour of Hidden Gems With the Awesome Erik!”

We went on this tour at the start of our short visit to Portland and after a funny and insightful 2.5 hours, were thoroughly glad we had done so. Erik is a Portland native through and through and gives you all the information you could possibly want on not only the main sights, but also the hidden gems that make Portland so 'weird'.

Highly recommended...and thank you to Erik for really making our visit to Portland!

SF Harrison
London, UK

5.0
2018-05-17T21:12:22+00:00

SF Harrison
London, UK

We went on this tour at the start of our short visit to Portland and after a funny and insightful 2.5 hours, were thoroughly glad we had done so. Erik is a Portland native through and through and gives you all the information you could possibly want on not only the main sights, but also the hidden gems that make Portland so 'weird'. Highly recommended...and thank you to Erik for really making our visit to Portland!
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Meet Your Guide

Erik

Erik Kennon grew up in Portland and has a plethora of fun stories about why Portland is so weird. He writes and performs plays at local theatres, does Stand Up comedy at comedy clubs around town, and has a YouTube cooking show that was recently signed by national TV network TEGNA. Erik will now be spending his winter months filming segments of his cooking show around the USA. His Free Walking Tour of Portland, “Secrets of Portlandia,” has over 500 5-star TripAdvisor Reviews and has been recommended by magazines and blogs around the world. Come join Erik’s tour and find out why he has become one of the most popular and recognizable people in Portland today.