Explore the dark side of Portland and taste local beer on this award winning tour. We begin with 3 beer samples in famous local bar where patrons regularly experience paranormal activity. Next, we'll walk through the Historic Old Town District, and your tour guide will regale you with true stories of kidnapping, opium dens, brothels, and underground speakeasies. We stop at Old Town Brewing for 3 more local beer samples and embark on an exclusive 20-minute visit into one of Portland’s original Shanghai Tunnels. These tunnels are an underground labyrinth that were used for kidnapping sailors in the 1800's. BeerQuest Walking Tours has been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2015 and has recently been inducted into the 2019 Trip Advisor Hall of Fame. Tours are led by three local guides who enjoy showing off our city and love telling a good story.
I'm a local Portlander and I love showing people my city. I founded BeerQuest Walking Tours in 2012 and have led over 2000 people on tours. I have a passion for local history, and I have an in-depth knowledge of Portland from its early days as a logging town to present. I am a avid home-brewer and certified beer cicerone, meaning I can tell you all sorts of fun facts about beer and how it's made. Scott and Katie are both highly entertaining, passionate tour guides who will make your experience a special one.
Each participant will sample 6 five ounce beers from award winning breweries based in Portland.
The tour takes place in Portland's Old Town District, a vibrant area with cobblestone streets and a rich history. We start the tour at the iconic Kells Irish Restaurant + Pub. During the tour, we walk the historic district and tell stories of iconic landmarks including Voodoo Doughnuts. The tour ends at Old Town Pizza and Brewing, where we taste award winning beers and go down into the underground tunnels.
The tour begins in a haunted cigar room. Smoke levels are usually low but if you'd like to sit elsewhere please let your tour guide know. All guests must be 21 or older. We can offer soda if you do not drink alcohol.
Haunted Pub Tour and Beer Tasting