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Taste the beer that changed the world

Portland, United States

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Experience hosted by Sarah

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our small group walking tour takes you to the side of the river where the hotbed of innovation has always been, across from downtown Portland in a neighborhood packed with breweries young and old. We'll meet at our shop at 833 SE Main St #120 and head toward the river into an industrial neighborhood rich with food and art, exploring the past and the present of Portland's craft brewing culture.

Portland was a leader in the craft beer industry both in the U.S. and worldwide, and has boasted more breweries than any city; whatever your beer love (sours? Craft barrel-aging? Belgians? Wits? Imperial IPAs? Old World German styles? Fresh hops, dry hops, no hops?), there's certainly a brewery that made its name in that style. Due to pandemic closures, we may be limited in our options, but we still have a number of great breweries open.

The tour in total is 2-3 miles of walking, with just enough beer tasting so you'll know which stop you'd like to return to. At each brewery we'll walk you through the choices and let you select your favorites. It's important to us that you experience beer more intimately than most tours; instead of going to the biggest, best known beermongers, we select smaller craft producers whose eccentric brewers eschew international fame for truly fantastic beer aimed at locals.

We always keep groups very small.
Our small group walking tour takes you to the side of the river where the hotbed of innovation has always been, across from downtown Portland in a neighborhood packed with breweries young and old. We'll meet at our shop at 833 SE Main St #120 and head toward the river into an industrial neighborhood rich with food and art, exploring the past and the present of Portland's craft brewing culture.

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What's included

  • Food
    We'll order some delicious local snacks at one of the breweries
  • Drinks
    Beer samples at every stop
From $59
/ person
Fri, Jan 22
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person
Sat, Jan 23
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person
Sun, Jan 24
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
$59 per person
$59 per person

Meet your host, Sarah

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 34 Reviews
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I'm Sarah Gilbert, co-founder of Around Portland Tours and together with my partners and guides Edwin and Jeri will host the experiences. I'm a published writer of essays and professional storyteller, and each of the narratives around which our tours are based was designed as a collaboration between my partners and route designers as a movable narrative, what we call place-based storytelling.

We've been drinking beer in Portland for a long time! And as passionate aficionados of all things brewed, we have tasted through our neighborhood, up and down, back and forth. We take our team out on field trips through the neighborhood to meet brewers, walk through brew operations, smell mash, play with hop blossoms, and of course to taste and learn what this neighborhood -- ground central in U.S. craft beer -- has to offer.
I'm Sarah Gilbert, co-founder of Around Portland Tours and together with my partners and guides Edwin and Jeri will host the experiences. I'm a published writer of essays and professional storyteller, and each of the narratives around which our tours are based was designed as a collaboration between my partners and route designers as a movable narrative, what we call place-based storytelling.

We've been drinking beer in Portland for a long time! And as passionate aficionados of all t…
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Where you'll be

Meet at our shop at 833 SE Main #120. We will visit breweries like Wayfinder Beer, our destination for inventive beer, and an adventurous, iconic theme; enjoy unusual beers in a beautiful industrial space. Other breweries depend on day of week and our current favorites -- and yours! Due to pandemic closures, breweries are quite variable.

Rated 4.79 out of 5 from 34 reviews.

Madhura
December 2020
our group had a wonderful time with Sarah. apart from interesting beers she also showed us some cool street art which was really fun!
Sarah
March 2020
Jeri made us feel like she was an old friend who couldn't wait to show off her favourite parts of Portland. Absolutely recommend!
Kevin
March 2020
Maddi was a lovely guide. Incredibly friendly, super knowledgeable and easy going. This was a fun way to spend an afternoon. Thank you!
Pamela
March 2020
Maddie was great at showing us around. She did a great job describing the beer places, the history of Portland . It was a fun day!
Amber
March 2020
Madi was an awesome host, I’m so glad we signed up for this! Learned some stuff about beer and Portland and the breweries we went to were great! Wayfinder brewery was a fav! Would definitely recommend this tour. Thank you, Madi!
Kya
March 2020
We had Jeri as our guide and she was awesome! Since it was just my sister and I, she asked what kind of beef we liked and took us to places that fit our interests. It was a super cool experience!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

What to bring

Your ID