Eat Adventures Food Tours

Driving & walking food tours, Portland Oregon

Portland Tours

Driving And Walking Food Tours Portland Oregon

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We CAN provide substitutions for those who do not drink alcohol on most of our tours, except for the Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience.  We CANNOT make substitutions for any other dietary restrictions.  If you have food allergies or intolerances, and decide to try tastings that have not been specially prepared for you, please be aware that you do so at your own risk and Eat Adventures assumes no responsibility.

If you are gluten-free, we recommend our Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour.  

If you are dairy-free, we recommend our Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour, and our Best of Portland Food Tour.  

If you are vegetarian, we recommend our Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour, Best of Portland Food Tour, and our Alberta Arts District Food Tour.

Substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase.  All tastings have been prepared in advance at each location, based on the information you provide to us at the time of ticket purchase.  Last-minute dietary changes on the tour will not be accommodated.  This is a carefully choreographed foodie experience, and we strive to be respectful to our restaurants and other guests on the tour.  

We are sorry for the inconvenience.  Our food tours have been carefully designed to highlight Portland’s culinary scene.  We work closely with the restaurants, and have streamlined our schedules to ensure each guest has a consistently high quality experience. 

There isn’t always a comparable substitution.  Because the quality of our tours is important to us, we strive to ensure each guest gets the tastiest bites from acclaimed restaurants.  Since we have your health and expectations in mind, we truly appreciate your understanding on this issue.   

If you have any SERIOUS FOOD ALLERGIES (shellfish, nut, etc.) please contact us before purchasing tickets for any of our food tours.  Chances are we have a tour that will fit your dietary needs.

Yes!  If we know in advance, we will do our best to make appropriate substitutions for you on all of our tours, except the Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience.  The best tour for vegetarians is our Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour.

Come hungry!  Depending on the tour, we will be visiting 5-6 different tasting locations, with 7-14 tastings.  The Progressive Dining Tour offers full-sized portions for each tasting, and is exclusively available for Private Event/Group bookings.  All other Eat Adventures walking and driving tours offer numerous tastings from a variety of Portland’s restaurants, breweries, food carts, and specialty shops.  

The majority of food tastings are not guaranteed to be kosher.

Yes!  On our Best of Portland Food Tour and Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience we taste wines, cocktails, and beers.  On our Alberta Arts District Food Tour we include beer and cocktail tastes.  On our Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour we offer bottled water to each of our guests.

Yes!  If we know in advance, we will do our best to make appropriate non-alcoholic substitutions for you on the tours (except for the Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience).

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required for all of our tours.  During peak travel times, we encourage our guests to book their tickets well in advance.

Due to the attention and organization that goes into each tour, please take careful note of our cancellation policies:

  • 15 days or more before the tour date: Any cancellation will incur a $50 per person cancellation fee per tour.
  • Within 2 weeks of the tour date: Any cancellation will incur a fee equal to 50% of the total booking amount per person per tour.
  • Within 7 days of the tour date: No refunds given for cancellation.

All cancellations must be communicated by email, at info@eatadventures.com.  No partial credits or rescheduling is allowed for partial attendance, no shows, or late arrivals.  It is your responsibility to show up at the right location, on time.  Tours run regardless of weather conditions (unless the weather is deemed “unsafe”).  Eat Adventures retains the right to issue refunds at our discretion

Yes, Eat Adventures reserves the right to cancel tours if the minimum number of guests has not booked for a specific tour.  In the event we cancel a tour, you will be notified by email with options to either move to another time, date, or tour.  If these options do not fit with your schedule, we will provide 100% refund for your tour tickets.

Our tours rarely have cancellations or no-shows, and so we do not offer waiting lists.  If a date and time is sold out, there is always a chance we may provide an additional tour on that day.  Please contact us to let us know what date you are interested in.

All food, beverages, expert local guide, and gratuity for the restaurants is included in your ticket price.  Gratuity for the guides is not included, but is always greatly appreciated.  Transportation is included for our Best of Portland Food Tour and Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour.

Currently we do not offer any discounted tickets for children and seniors.  Please note, our Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience is for ages 21 and over.

For our Alberta Arts District Food Tour, we DO NOT require you to purchase tickets for infants/very young children, so long as they will not be eating.  We DO require you to purchase tickets for every person in your party on our Best of Portland Food Tour and Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour, as these are both driving tours and there is limited space in our tour vans.  Please note, Eat Adventures DOES NOT provide infant/child car seats, or space for strollers on our driving tours.  Our Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience is for ages 21 and over.

Children are welcome on most of our tours (please see “Ticket Related: If I am bringing an infant do I need to purchase a ticket for them?”).  Please bear in mind, our food tours are designed for adult palets, and therefore may not be appropriate for children and picky eaters.  Parents know their children best, and should assess the situation individually.  The Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience is for guests ages 21 and older.  

Unfortunately, strollers are not permitted on our tours, due to crowds and tight spaces in the food establishments we visit.

Due to the various food establishments we visit and our tour vans used for our driving tours, pets of any kind are not allowed.

Eat Adventures does not include gratuities for our guides in the ticket price.  A standard gratuity for a tour guide is 15% to 20% of the tour price.  If you had a great time, gratuities are accepted by our tour guides

Our walking tours require a certain level of physical stamina, as we will be walking around 1.5 miles.  Our driving tours include very little walking, but we ask that guests be comfortable getting in/out of large tour vehicles.  

Our driving tours (Best of Portland Food Tour and Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour) begin and end at the same location.  Our Alberta Arts District Food Tour begins at NE 30th Ave and ends at NE 19th Ave on Alberta Street.  Our Deluxe Downtown Foodie Adventure ends about a half mile from the start location.  Your guide will be happy to assist with directions at the end of your tour.

Portland can be a soggy place, and all tours are held rain or shine.  Please dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and bring an umbrella if necessary.

For our Best of Portland Food Tour, Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour, and Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience you can:

  • Valet with the hotel at our meeting location
  • Park at Southpark Garage at SW Taylor and SW Park Ave
  • Park at Fox Tower Garage at SW Taylor and SW Broadway
  • Park at Fifth Taylor Park at SW 6th Ave and SW Taylor St

For our Alberta Arts District Food Tour, street parking is available along Alberta street.

For our Best of Portland Food Tour, Alberta Arts District Food Tour, and Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience bathrooms are available throughout the tour.  For our Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour bathrooms are available at a limited number of stops.  

We strongly recommend that you use the facilities prior to the tour, for your own comfort and so we may stay on schedule.  There are bathrooms available at the tour meeting locations, so please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your tour start to allow time to use the facilities.

There is minimal location and tasting overlap across the tours.  All food and beverages served is unique to each tour, and many guests enjoy attending more than one eating adventure during their stay in Portland.

The maximum number of guests for our Portland Food Carts & Neighborhoods Tour and Best of Portland Food Tour is 12 people.  For our Alberta Arts District Food Tour and Deluxe Downtown Foodie Experience, the maximum number is 14 people.

Unfortunately, strollers are not permitted and wheelchairs are not recommended, due to the crowds and tight spaces in the food cart pods and other food establishments we visit.  Our tours utilize narrow sidewalks, uneven cobblestone streets, and a few staircases.  Some of the businesses we visit are in old, historic buildings, and are not wheelchair or stroller accessible in a tour group of up to 14 guests.  

The city of Portland as a whole is generally accessible, and we encourage you to explore as much as possible – with or without purchasing a tour ticket.

Yes, we only offer tours in English at this time.  Please contact us if you would like to make arrangements for your own interpreter to join the tour.

Definitely!  For more information and private event ideas, please check out our private events page here.

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