We believe that learning about Portland’s fascinating history and subculture shouldn’t come with a price tag.
Other Walking Tours of Portland start at $20 and will deny you a Tour if you don’t pay their set fee. They give Walking Tours of Portland for monetary reasons. Its all about money for them. Most of their guides aren’t from Portland.
Our guides, on the contrary, are from Portland. We grew up in this town. We give a FREE TOUR because we are passionate about our city’s history and culture and we want it to be accessible to everyone.
EVERY WEEK locals from Portland who are financially struggling (many of them homeless) come to our Tour, Secrets of Portlandia, and ask “How much does the tour cost?” To which we reply “Its Free, but if people like it they often like to leave a tip at the end.” The locals go on to say, “I want to come along, but I don’t have any money to leave a tip…” To which we always respond, “Don’t worry, this tour is for everyone. Please join us. We’d be really happy to have you come along.”
Come see what a difference it makes when a walking tour is given for free. We take great pride in our work and always deliver a fresh, fun tour. That’s why people love to leave a tip at the end! Because we’ve earned it!
If you are interested in Walking Tours of Portland, Oregon, please join us. For Free. Everyday at 11 AM. No reservation necessary. Just Show Up! And Look For The Tour Guide In The Neon Green Shirt.
-Secrets of Portlandia Staff