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Portland Steel Bridge Tours and Activities

Portland Steel Bridge
Portland is a city of bridges, and each bridge has its own story. The Steel Bridge has the distinction of being the only double-decker bridge in the world with independent lifts and was opened in 1912, spanning the Willamette River connecting Northwest and Northeast Portland. It carries not only car traffic but also pedestrians, bicycles, light rail, and trains. It was originally built to replace an 1888 bridge which had the same name.

Both of the decks of the bridge can rise independently of one another, although at times both must rise to allow larger boats to pass underneath the bridge. With the railroad on the lower deck, however, it's possible to lift the lower deck for smaller boats without disturbing the car traffic on the upper deck.

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The Steel Bridge is near Union Station in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood. It's at the northern end of Tom McCall Waterfront Park, making it a popular crossing point for walkers and cyclists who are making a circuit of the walkways on both sides of the river. 
Address: N Steel Bridge., Portland, Oregon 97212, USA
Hours: Daily
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10 Tours and Activities to Experience Portland Steel Bridge

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2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise Through Downtown Portland

2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise Through Downtown Portland

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Whether you want to relax after a long day of sightseeing or need to unwind at the end of your workweek, a sunset dinner cruise along the Willamette River is sure to do the trick. The journey offers spectacular views of the Portland skyline and city’s main landmarks. Listen to live music while you enjoy a freshly cooked Pacific Northwest meal.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.89
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Portland City Portland Afternoon City Tour

Portland City Portland Afternoon City Tour

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See the best Stumptown has to offer on a small-group tour of the city's top sights and attractions. Learn about local history, culture and everyday life while exploring downtown and its surrounds. Peruse the revamped Pearl District and visit Pioneer Square. Experience what makes Portland unique with stops at the International Portland Rose Garden, Pittock Mansion and Lan Su Chinese Garden. Walk away with a better appreciation for and knowledge of Oregon's largest city.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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2-Hour Champagne Brunch Cruise Through Downtown Portland

2-Hour Champagne Brunch Cruise Through Downtown Portland

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Start your day off right with a 2-hour brunch cruise along the Willamette River. Board the boat in the late morning and soak in the scenery of northern Oregon as your boat glides away from Portland. When you’re ready, help yourself to a buffet brunch accompanied by sparkling wine or apple cider. You can walk around the deck or sit near the cabin windows to view the stunning landscape.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.47
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Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour

Portland's Top Sights Half Day City Tour

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See the best of the Pacific Northwest on this guided Portland city tour. Pass top attractions including the Lan Su Chinese Garden, Pittock Mansion, the International Rose Test Gardens, and Powell’s Books. Your guide will provide commentary, beverages, and snacks while you take in views of nearby Mount Adams, Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Rainier.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$59.00
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$59.00
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Bridge City Portland Morning City Tour

Bridge City Portland Morning City Tour

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Explore Portland on a 3.5-hour city sightseeing tour that travels from downtown Portland to the Pearl District to Nob Hill. Take a tour of the Pittock Mansion and see Lan Su Chinese Garden, a collaboration between Portland and sister-city Suzhou, China. Stroll through the International Rose Test Garden, located in Washington Park and boasting more than 7,000 rose plants with 550 varieties represented. Learn about the history and culture of Portland, which has been growing rapidly in recent years. Your tour includes pickup and drop-off from downtown Portland hotels.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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Downtown Portland Bike Tour

Downtown Portland Bike Tour

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Immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of central Portland as a local would—by bike. On this bike tour, ride through Portland’s historic west side, exploring art galleries, food carts, iconic breweries and 19th-century architecture. Then head to Waterfront Park for great river views and bridge spotting.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Bike Around Portland: Bridges, Doughnuts, Poetry and Roses

Bike Around Portland: Bridges, Doughnuts, Poetry and Roses

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It's all about the bike ride! We like to spend more time riding in small groups, but always stopping to smell the roses. Start in the inner Eastside neighborhoods, where we will safely fit you for a bike and helmet, ready for a sweet 9-11 mile ride through a pretty residential neighborhood, to our favorite rose garden, into an art-heavy industrial district, across the sexy Tilikum Bridge, and onto Portland's waterfront. From there, it's a visit to Old Town, and tell the story of Voodoo, before we head back over another bridge back to our shop! You'll visit a total of 5 of the city's quadrants, ride over two bridges, and along the Willamette River. We'll visit almost-secret beaches, read poetry written in sidewalks and rocks, see public art of every shape, color and texture. And have you tried some of the city's best doughnuts? Learn our favorites! All along the way, we'll tell the stories of the city we love. Bikes, helmets and water provided. Please wear masks for bike sizing.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Discover Portland Half-Day Small-Group City Tour

Discover Portland Half-Day Small-Group City Tour

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On this 3.5-hour tour, you'll get a broad overview of the Central City. We'll make stops at Pittock Mansion, the International Rose Test Gardens, and the Portland Aerial Tram. At Pittock Mansion, you'll get pictures of the best views of the city, and the five stratovolcanoes that are visible on a clear day. You'll have plenty of time to smell the roses at the Rose City's most famous garden. You'll get another great view of the city riding the Aerial Tram (*PORTLAND AERIAL TRAM CURRENTLY CLOSED TO PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19*). Your expert guide will provide background on the sites and city history, while navigating through city traffic, so you don't have to. You'll meander through all of the major neighborhoods of inner Portland on both sides of the river while gaining views of 14 of Bridgetown's 22 notable bridges. Your guide will return you to your departure location at the end of the tour. Book our Explore Columbia River Gorge Half-Day Small-Group Tour as well, and receive $10 cash back.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Private Portland Discovery Tour

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Private Portland Discovery Tour

On this 3.5-hour tour, you'll get a broad overview of the Central City. We'll make stops at Pittock Mansion and the International Rose Test Gardens. At Pittock Mansion, you'll get pictures of the best views of the city, and the five stratovolcanoes that are visible on a clear day. You'll have plenty of time to smell the roses at the Rose City's most famous garden. Your expert guide will provide background on the sites and city history, while navigating through city traffic, so you don't have to. You'll meander through all of the major neighborhoods of inner Portland on both sides of the river while gaining views of 14 of Bridgetown's 27 notable bridges. Your guide will return you to your departure location at the end of the tour.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.00
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$390.00
$78.00 savings
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per group
$390.00
$78.00 savings
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Views and Brews, Portland Brewery Bike Tour

Views and Brews, Portland Brewery Bike Tour

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Take the MAX to the Portland Zoo and we'll meet you in Washington Park with the perfect bicycle for cruising the streets of Portland and tasting some of the best beer it has to offer! This adventure starts with an easy and exciting downhill glide from the Zoo to Portland's fabled International Rose Garden, hearing stories of its origin along the way. From there, you'll cruise down to the heart of the Pearl for some brews at Breakside Brewery and a tasty bite. Next it's across the Steel Bridge for another of Portland's finest beer at Mt.Hood Brewing Co. Continuing, we'll pedal across the elegant and beautiful Tilikum Crossing to the western waterfront. Traveling along the water you’ll be visiting Tom McCall Waterfront Park, a favorite place for runners and bikers alike. Finally you’ll be taken to a surprise last Portland gem, for a view and a fond farewell.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.95
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What are Portland Steel Bridge hours of operation?
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Portland Steel Bridge hours of operation: Daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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