Downtown Portland Coffee & Donut Tour

Weekly at 10am Duration: 2.5 hours

$59 USD / person

Approx. 1 mile walking

The Essentials:

Jumpstart your morning with a huge variety of coffee and donuts across 4-5 mouthwatering stops where each bite and sip was crafted right here in Portland. Along the way, immerse yourself in quirky history while exploring Downtown Portland.


Food and drinks at 4-5 total stops all serving coffee and/or donuts and pastries. You’ll be full (and caffeinated) til dinner!

Group Size

Small groups of 4-8 people per tour. Everyone in your party must book a spot, including children of all ages.

Start & End Location

Starts in the heart of downtown Portland. Ends approx. 1/2 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 and donuts then this tour is not for you (caffeine-free substitutions are not available at every stop). All donut shops use ingredients containing gluten, soy, eggs, and dairy.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations canceled 24 hours or more before your tour start time are fully refundable.

What You'll Do:

Start in the Heart of Downtown Portland

Meet your guide at a coffee shop the heart of Downtown Portland. Before you know it, you’ll have a coffee in hand and set out to watch the streets come alive during your morning with us.

Pour-Over Coffee Tasting

Get an expert-led demonstration on the art of pour-over coffee at this cafe which uses cutting-edge technology to guarantee perfection. After learning about Portland’s pivotal role in coffee’s “Third Wave” scene, you’ll be tasting coffee just like wine!

Discover the Local's Favorite Donut

Portland has over 75 locally owned and operated donut shops (that’s a lot, btw), and locals are very divisive about their favorite. We’ll sample a selection of the best from our favorite shop, which (depending on the rotating menu) may include buttermilk bars, lavender glaze, and mochi.

Explore Downtown Portland

From “Portland’s Living Room” and its echo chamber to Powell’s Books to our “Benson Bubblers,” Downtown is brimming with quirky history and surprises that perfectly capture our infamous “Keep Portland Weird” slogan.

Nitro Cold Brew

The nitro cold brew trend started here, and the perfect place to try this creamy and smooth brew poured straight from the tap is at Portland’s most celebrated roaster.

Downtown's Tiniest Café

At the coziest, most quintessentially Portland hole-in-the-wall café (that also roasts their own beans), indulge in a traditional macchiato paired perfectly with a homemade French pastry.

Specialty Latte and Local Pastries

End your morning with a specialty latte alongside fresh donuts and pastries, while discovering how this family-run Downtown staple has kept Portlanders coming back for almost 20 years. 

Plus More Surprises!

* This itinerary is subject to changes and adjustments based on daily vendor operations and availability, but it will always be awesome.
* We do not visit Voodoo or Blue Star during this tour as they are on the common tourist track – instead we keep it local.

How many coffee roasters are in Portland?

The answer is more than anywhere else in the United States! You could say there’s nothing Portlanders take more seriously than our morning joe. And while donuts might not rank high on your list, 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. Learn how to pour the perfect pour-over, sip cold brew from the tap, and discover how Portland plays a significant role in today’s global coffee industry. Along the way, we’ll try many types of locally made donuts and pastries in hidden-gem cafés, from classic to unique flavors!

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 Tour Pour-over Demonstration

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.”

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

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

Customer Reviews:

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 2-3 full cups of coffee.

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

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. a 1/2 mile away from the start location.

Our minimum is 4 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 things 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.

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 cigarettes, 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.

Yes! You’ll get a promo code in your confirmation email that will give you a 10% discount on all future Lost Plate tours. 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. Also, children ages 4 through 15 receive a discount on all tours (3 & under are free).

Bookings cancelled 24 hours or more before your tour are fully refundable (100% refund). Bookings cancelled within 24 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 24 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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