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Downtown Portland Coffee & Donut Tour

There's more to coffee & donuts than you think!

Weekly at 10am

Duration: 2.5 hours

$59 per person

Approx. 1 mile walking

The Essentials:

Try at least 3 types of coffee and multitudes of donuts and pastries at a total of 4-5 stops that locally roast or produce all of their food & drink items. There’s also plenty of quirky Portland history along the way, and interactive lessons from the experts themselves.

Stops

4-5 total stops all serving coffee and/or donuts and pastries.

Group Size

Small groups of 4-8 people per tour.

Start & End Location

Starts in the heart of downtown Portland. Ends approx. 1 mile away from the start location. An email will be sent with detailed meeting location details immediately after booking.

Dietary Requirements

If your diet does not allow coffee or donuts then this tour is not for you. This tour is not recommended for caffeine-free individuals, but can be accommodated if requested (note that caffeine-free substitutions are not available at every stop). Please note all donut shops use ingredients containing gluten, soy, eggs, and dairy.

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About This Tour:

Of all the things to take very seriously, coffee is one of the best. Portlanders know this, being home to more coffee and tea purveyors than anywhere in the USA. Donuts might not rank highly on your list, but they do in Portland, and we’re certain we can convince you why.

This isn’t just a tour of Portland’s cafe scene, but also an exploration of coffee and donuts in their own right and how they came to be a modern mainstay in America. Learn how to pour the perfect cup of coffee, sip unique cold brew straight from the tap, and learn how Portland plays into coffee’s long history. Devour many types of donuts and pastries in off-the-beaten path shops, from classic to new and unique flavors! 

Across 4-5 stops, you’ll see Portland’s vibrant cafe culture and learn from the experts themselves on what makes an unforgettable morning experience. 

Note: we do not visit Voodoo or Blue Star during this tour as they are on the common tourist track – instead we keep it local.

Portland Coffee Donut Tour About This Tour

What You'll Do:

Portland Coffee Donut Tour Pour Over

Enjoy artisanal coffee by learning how to appreciate the perfect pour-over from a quintessential Portland coffee shop.

Portland Coffee Donut Tour Third Wave

Learn how Portland created coffee's "third wave," where it shifted from being a mass-produced staple to a finely sourced, highly crafted product.

Portland Coffee Donut Tour Fun Flavors

Of the 10 billion donuts produced in the USA daily, sample some of the finest from Portland’s donut ecosystem which favors locally produced ingredients and unique flavors.

Portland Coffee Donut Tour Cold Brew

Sip some on-trend nitro cold brewed coffee poured straight from the tap from Portland's most celebrated roastery.

Portland Coffee Donut Tour Layered Donut

Try classic, unique, and flavorful donuts and pastries where each bite tastes better than the last.

Portland Coffee Donut Tour Macchiato

Experience a specialty latte and learn how this family-run cafe has kept Portlanders coming back for over 15 years.

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Check out our tour highlight reel and see why you need to discover Portland’s coffee and donut scene with us!

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Our founder, Michelle, was featured in this Travel Oregon video about why using local guides are the best way to explore Oregon.

Featured In:

Exploring Local Craft Coffee And Donuts

"Portland Oregon isn’t just one of the quirkiest places on the West Coast, it’s the coffee and donut capital of the world. Enter Michelle, Julie, Lauren, and Ryan, local foodies and guides who want to take you on a fun tour of Portland’s best drinks and treats."

Customer Reviews:

5/5

“Evangel was super knowledgeable about Portland history and coffee. Lots of coffee and donut samples. There were some cool places that we never would have come across on our own. It was a pleasant, easy walk around the downtown area.”

Coffee & Donut Tour Review Jeanine

Jeanine

September 2023

5/5

“We saved this tour for our last day in Portland-we wanted to be able to get the best of both worlds in terms of coffee and donuts, and this tour beyond met our expectations. First our tour guide Michelle was such a wonderful host-her energy and knowledge about the city and many of the places we went to you and even just walked by she was able to give us information about. You completely get your moneys worth in terms of coffee and donuts. My boyfriend and I left the tour stuffed and the fact that we got to try a variety of so many different things was well worth it. If you were looking to try donuts or coffee in Portland, just book the store and you will leave satisfied in every way.”

Coffee & Donut Tour Review Taylor

Taylor

October 2023

5/5

“We went on three tours during our weekend in Portland, one of which was a competitor. Hands down, this was our favorite. Michelle was incredibly engaging and knowledgable about coffee and the city. Getting more donuts than we could eat was also a plus. If you’re on the fence don’t be. Just book this tour!”

Anthony

October 2023

5/5

“Having done a good number of coffee and donut/food tours I can confidently say you get the most for your money on this one! So many great bites and sips that I would have never found on my own. Michelle was very friendly and gave a lot of good advice and insight that I left feeling like I had insider-local level knowledge. Show up hungry and skip your morning Joe! Blown away by this one.”

Portland Coffee 7 Donut Tour Review Zachary

Zachary

September 2023

5/5

“What a fun experience! I booked this tour after already having taken Michelle’s food cart tour. I booked because I loved her energy, passion, and expertise from that prior food cart tour. Well she did not disappoint on this one either. She showed us some excellent independent spots for awesome coffee and donuts (no tourist traps involved), while giving us history about each spot and the city as a whole. Love for coffee? Sweet tooth? Sign up!!”

Portland Coffee & Donut Tour Review William

William

September 2023

5/5

“Amazing tour and I’m glad they focused on donuts and treats outside of Voodoo Donuts! I am by no means a coffee drinker, but this was some of the best coffee I’ve ever had. Whether it was pour over, cold brew, macchiato, latte, etc. it was all amazing. Our guide was great in her presentation, recommendations, and also not pressuring us to eat or drink more than we were comfortable with. I highly recommend this tour if you’re looking to try some uniquely Portland spots with excellent coffee and treats.” 

Coffee & Donut Tour Review Taylor

Taylor

October 2023

5/5

“What a great way to learn about coffee and donuts, as well as the great City of Portland! Evangel was so knowledgeable and entertaining. We visited five local businesses on this walking tour. Highly recommended! ☕️🍩”

Coffee & Donut Tour Review Sue

Sue

October 2023

5/5

“Great experience! A lot of great coffee and donuts with a ton of interesting information. Michelle was a fantastic guide as well. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Portland.”

Coffee & Donut Tour Review Travis

Travis

November 2023

Frequently Asked Questions:

All coffee is poured in easy-to-drink sizes at each stop; all coffee sampled over the entire tour equates to about 2 full cups of coffee.

All donuts eaten over the entire tour equates to about 5-6 whole donuts. Donuts are served in portions so you’ll be able to try a lot more than5-6 flavors and varieties.

The best thing about this tour is that we do all the hard work for you! We have personally met with the owners and makers of these products and hand-selected the best coffee styles and donut types. We promise there is something for everyone!

Each coffee shop sells bags of their coffee beans that you are able to purchase and take home. There are often unfinished donuts from the tour that you are able to take home, but if you would like to purchase more donuts to snack on later, you’re more than welcome to!

This tour covers about 1 mile by foot, so we recommend leaving the heels at home. This distance is split up between 4-5 stops, so it’s roughly 5-8 minutes between each stop and a great chance to digest a bit before the next stop. We also find that exploring by foot is the best way to explore the area and fun relics dotted throughout.

Of course! We explore off the beaten path places you may not have tried yet. After our tour, you can impress your friends with all kinds of fun facts about Portland.

Our tours have been designed to accommodate as many diets as possible while still remaining authentic and stupid delicious. If you cannot have coffee and donuts, then sadly this tour is not for you. Please let us know if you have any questions prior to booking.  

The tour starts right on time at a local coffee shop in the heart of Downtown Portland. You’ll get the exact address, directions, and transportation details immediately after booking.

The end location is approx. 1 mile away from the start location.

Our minimum is 2 and maximum is 8. There’s no flag to follow, or megaphone, or tacky uniforms. It’s small enough to be intimate, but big enough to get away with trying several dishes at each stop. You’ll get plenty of face-time with the experts. Bottom line is, you’ll follow the guide through a super-local experience and make friends along the way.

This tour lasts about 2.5 hours and ends in a great part of Downtown, the Pearl District. 

If you have any concerns about timing and meeting up based on your itinerary, let us know and we’ll see what we can do to make this as hassle-free as possible.

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed inside food and drink establishments in Portland. While we would love to meet your furry friend, pets are not able to join our tours for the comfort and safety of all guests and vendors.

For the safety and comfort of our guests and guides, all tours are smoke-free. This includes nicotine, cannabis, and vape devices.

We have many happy customers who do more than one of our tours in Portland. We have designed our tours to focus only on very different parts of the city and different cuisines. This means that each dish, story, and vibe is unique to each tour and there aren’t any repeats.

Most people are very surprised how broad the culinary scene is in Portland, and our tours are a good way to discover those differences. We cover everything from food carts to private kitchen experiences, morning coffees to wine tastings. We encourage you to pick the tours that best fit your itinerary and we offer a 10% discount if booking more than one tour.

Yes we do! If you would like to book a special tour for your organization or group, just contact us and we’ll take care of you.

We sure do! If you decide to do more than one tour with us we are happy to offer you a 10% discount off your total amount. It doesn’t matter if the tour is in the same city or a different city, we want to keep feeding you as long as you let us. Our online booking system will automatically deduct the discount from your total if booking online at the same time. If you decide to add more tours later, your original confirmation email will include a promo code to use on those bookings.

Bookings cancelled 2 days (48 hours) or more before your tour are fully refundable (100% refund). Bookings cancelled within 48 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations must be communicated by email to info@lostplate.com or by phone. If you would like to reschedule your tour with less than 48 hours notice, we will need to charge 50% of your total since we are unable to fill your spots at short notice.

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Downtown Portland Coffee & Donut Tour

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