Q. Do I have to make a reservation?
A. If you want a guaranteed seat – then yes, you must make a reservation in advance. However, if you are late in deciding, and there are seats remaining, we would love to have you on the bus! Please call us (503 729 6804) before the tour begins to make sure there is room and make sure that we stop at the pick up spot. Also, make sure you wear close toed shoes, bring a valid ID, and are ready for a good time!
Q. How do I make a reservation for a tour?
A. You can either make a reservation online, or call us!!
Online: Under the TOURS category, there is a calendar showing the various tours we have offered, and how many seats are remaining. Click on the date you would like to reserve tickets for, and follow instructions. For Private tours (Build Your Own Tours) fill out the BYOT form and we will get in touch with you ASAP.
Call us: 503.729.6804.
Q. What payments are accepted?
A. For bookings on our website, we accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. We accept cash or card when you do not make a reservation in advance. Please call us before the tour to confirm that we have seats left, and will be at the pick up spot.
Q. Where are the pick up spots?
A. We make 2 pick ups before the tour:
WEST Riverplace Hotel @ 1510 SW Harbor Way Portland, OR 94201 503.228.3233 [30 minutes prior to tour time]
EAST DoubleTree Portland @ 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, OR 97232 503.281.6111 [15 minutes prior to tour time]
If you would prefer to be picked up somewhere other than the two locations listed above, we also offer a “Custom Pick up & Drop off” for your convenience, for an additional $30.00, within 3 miles of Pioneer Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Portland. The Custom Pick up fee is per location, not per passenger, so it’s a great choice for a group! For a location outside the 3 mile radius please call us at 503.729.6804 for availability and pricing.
If you have selected a custom pick-up location your tour guide will call you the morning of the tour to verify the time and place of pick-up. Please be ready for your tour at least 45 minutes before the tour time.
Drop offs will be the same after the tour. We also offer rides home for an additional $10 per stop in order to insure everyone makes it home safely.
Q. Is there parking available at the pick up spots?
A. There are no metered spots near the RiverPlace Hotel that you can park for long enough on any of our tours. Lloyd district parking meters operate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, unless otherwise posted. The current parking rate in the Lloyd district is $1 per hour. Please see below for diagrams of parking options at both pick up locations:
Q. Iʼm a vegetarian, on the tours that include food, will there be options available for me?
A. Yes. We provide vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options for all packages that include food (not the beer) – just be sure to let us know in advance.
Q. Will you provide enough beer on the tour or will I leave thirsting for more?
A. We hope that you will have more than enough beers to sample on each of our tours, but we wonʼt stop you if you want to purchase more along the way. You will also be able to purchase bottles of beers to go, and they can be kept cool in the fridge on the bus. Also – if you think we can improve the selection or amount of beers, PLEASE let us know so we can make our next tour even better!
Q. Can I drink on the bus?
A. Yes! Just make sure to share your beverage with your friends (not your driver)- and be careful not to spill! No open beer getting on the bus or off of the bus (i.e., you can drink it on the bus, but can’t take an open beer through the bus doorway).
Q. What if I have to cancel my reservation?
A. We will be sad that you wonʼt be joining us, but if you give us more than a 72 hour notice, we will refund your money, minus a 15% processing fee.
Q. What if I don’t have a good time on the tour- can I get my money back?
A. This has never happened before, but if you aren’t 100% satisfied, we will offer you a gift certificate to return so we can make your experience the BEST next time. (Depending on the issue, the gift certificate amount will vary). We do NOT offer refunds for tours.
Q. Are kids allowed on the tours?
A. No. Sorry, no one under 21 years old is allowed on our regularly scheduled weekly tours. If you book a private event, however, we may be able to work with you depending on the situation. We try to accommodate your every want and need on our BYOTʼs, but we donʼt like to mix beer with kids.
Q. What if my friend doesnʼt drink beer- can she drink something else?
A. We will ask her to at least taste ONE sample of beer on the tour in an effort to convert her to beer lover, but we wonʼt cry if she doesnʼt like it. Sheʼs welcome to ride the bus as a “teetotaler” and if we visit establishments that offer beverages that she likes, she is welcome to purchase those instead.
Q. How can I get in touch with BREWVANA?
A. Call 503 729 6804