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Explore Local Oddities with Odd Local

Portland, United States

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Experience hosted by Dresden

2.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

POP QUIZ:

Are you here to absorb authentic Portland culture?

BONUS CREDIT:

Are you trying to live like a local while you are?

Because Portland is a MILLENNIAL PLAYGROUND best understood when explored like someone from here.

How do we do that?

Here are the locals' favorite pastimes: picking up cannabis from the neighborhood dispensary, getting cozy inside a cafe lounge, eating plant based food done right, and grabbing beers at an eccentric bar!

So for starters, we'll poke around a CANNABIS DISPENSARY, where we'll get a feel for just how legal marijuana is in the city.

Second, we'll sip tea inside a LIVING ROOM CAFE that's been converted from a Pixar-esque residence.

Third, we'll grab meals from a VEGAN GASTROPUB featuring meat and cheese alternatives that are as tasty as they are inventive.

And lastly, we'll drink beers at a SEVEN STORY BAR that used to be a hidden back room of a live theater.

To explore the city like a true Portlander, I’ll be your guide to show you where you’d go and how you’d do it. Along the way, I'll enlighten you to the community's culture and provide custom recommendations on how to live like the locals!

"I would've never found these places on my own."
- Every Person, from Everywhere

Don't see a time frame that works? Message me for special arrangements!

LET'S GET WEIRD.
POP QUIZ:

Are you here to absorb authentic Portland culture?

BONUS CREDIT:

Are you trying to live like a local while you are?

Because Portland is a MILLENNIAL PLAYGROUND best understood when explored like someone from here.

How do we do that?

Here are the locals' favorite pastimes: picking up cannabis from the neighborhood dispensary, getting cozy inside a cafe lounge, eating plant…

Dresden's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Your First Drink of the Tour!
From $39
/ person
Fri, Feb 5
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$39 per person
$39 per person
Fri, Feb 12
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$39 per person
$39 per person
Fri, Feb 19
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
$39 per person
$39 per person

Meet your host, Dresden

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 167 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm an intentional storyteller.

I believe Portland is a model for humanitarian values, for new forms of coming together as a community.

I don't just breathe Portland, I read it in history books. I watch it in documentaries. I learn facts from other guides. I explore all corners of it on my days off.

I've taken part in each of Portland's annual events, worked in its social services for years, and I currently volunteer as a radio interviewer for the local station.

I'm committed to people LOVING Portland because I want to see it spread. I want you to resonate with this city and leave with the desire to recreate it!
I'm an intentional storyteller.

I believe Portland is a model for humanitarian values, for new forms of coming together as a community.

I don't just breathe Portland, I read it in history books. I watch it in documentaries. I learn facts from other guides. I explore all corners of it on my days off.

I've taken part in each of Portland's annual events, worked in its social services for years, and I currently volunteer as a radio interviewer for the local station…
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Where you'll be

Please be prepared to walk one mile on sidewalk. We will not be returning to our starting location. We'll journey into the epicenter of Portland's spirit: the neighborhood culture!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 167 reviews.

Rebeca
October 2020
The tour was a great way to start my trip. I learned some history, got tips on food and sightseeing. It was a great time!
Antonio
September 2020
Had a good time taking in a little bit of Portland with a local. Dresden appreciates his city on a personal level and made me excited to be visiting. He is very knowledgeable and loves sharing and hearing from the participants.
Sara
March 2020
When looking for a tour guide in a new city, your expectation should be one who's a true ambassador. A person who exudes an unbridled zest for the unknown with a knowledge base deeper than Wikipedia. Dresden is that person. I doubt you will find another guide as weird and embodies the city of Portland better than him. The Throwsnakes tour is one million percent worth it and I will be recommending it to everyone I do and don't know.
When looking for a tour guide in a new city, your expectation should be one who's a true ambassador. A person who exudes an unbridled zest for the unknown with a knowledge base dee…
Lezlie
February 2020
This was a GREAT tour! I never would have found these places without Dresden. I would have walked on by. It was so Portland! If you want real insight into the city and the unique culture of Portland, this is a great tour to take. And you’ll leave feeling you’ve made at least one new friend.
This was a GREAT tour! I never would have found these places without Dresden. I would have walked on by. It was so Portland! If you want real insight into the city and the unique c…
Terietta
February 2020
This is a great tour! If you like an insider's look at a City this the way to go. Dresden loves Portland and it shows. He had a good knowledge of Portland's history but tailored it to what each guest was looking for. He definitely showed me spots that I would not of found on my own. I would definitely reccomend.
This is a great tour! If you like an insider's look at a City this the way to go. Dresden loves Portland and it shows. He had a good knowledge of Portland's history but tailored i…
선화
February 2020
It was my first time to join airbnb experiences, that was awesome. The host and other participants were all perfect and very unique time to know about Portland. Thanks😆

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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 5 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Please bring comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. International travelers, please bring your passports, as Oregon bars and dispensaries are very strict on having passport IDs if you're from abroad. Lastly, bring a lot of questions about Portland!