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Tom McCall Waterfront Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bigfoot Jetboat Adventure Cruise

1. Bigfoot Jetboat Adventure Cruise

Explore the history and lore of Bigfoot while traveling 80 miles roundtrip on the high-speed Explorer Jetboat from Portland to Multnomah Falls. See the landmarks that make the Northwest famous while listening to exclusive recorded narration by Cliff Barackman (star of Animal Planet‘s “Finding Bigfoot”) and a live tour guide. Explorer cruises are an adventure-style experience traveling at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. Note that river conditions vary and may result in frequent, sustained turbulent motion along with varied weather. For safety and comfort, guests should be in good health and without conditions that could be aggravated by motion. Please consult your doctor prior to booking a cruise on the Explorer if you have a health concern.

Explore Portland: A Family Adventure

2. Explore Portland: A Family Adventure

Join us on an exciting journey through the heart of Portland on our Family Walking Tour. You and your family will discover the city's rich history, culture, and beautiful landmarks. Start the tour at the Burnside Bridge, a historic and visually striking structure that spans the Willamette River. From there, you'll make your way to Skidmore Fountain, a symbol of Portland's commitment to public art. See the iconic Portland Oregon White Stag Sign, a historic landmark and popular photo spot. Visit the Bill Naito Legacy Fountain, a tribute to a beloved Portland leader, before ending the tour at the Battleship Oregon Memorial, a tribute to the USS Oregon and the state's maritime history. The tour concludes at the Waterfront Park Trail where you can take in the beauty of the Willamette River and enjoy some quality time with your family.

Essential Portland: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

3. Essential Portland: 2-Hour Guided Bike Tour

There is no better way to explore Portland’s beautiful riverfront views, historic neighborhoods, and vibrant culture than on this casual urban bike tour which allows you to avoid city traffic, get some exercise, and see attractions up close. Make your way to the downtown meeting point, where you can pick out bikes and get ready to experience the sights of Portland. Riding through the heart of China Town and into Tom McCall Waterfront Park, the first stop on the tour is at the Japanese American Historical Plaza, where great views of the ever-changing cityscape await. Continuing on, you will have the opportunity to experience world-class bike paths and scenic skyline vistas en route to the city’s green neighborhoods and successful commerce spaces. The tour then moves onto the smooth paths of Portland’s Park Blocks where you will be able to visit the city's newest park providing a look into the future of community spaces. Finally, the Portland City Bike Tour would not be complete without a cruise through the Pearl district, known as a hotspot for incredible food, beer, and craft culture.

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What people are saying about Tom McCall Waterfront Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

I very much enjoyed the boat ride, but wasn't crazy about the bigfoot talk. I would rather have heard more about the geology or history of the area or just enjoyed the ride in silence.

We had such a lovely time - the combo of the beautiful scenery and fun of BigFoot made for a memorable morning during our trip to Portland!

We did a fairly easy ride of 7-8 miles and stopped frequently to hear about the city. Bikes were comfortable too.

The scenery is gorgeous and covering both rivers of Portland in one trip is really cool!