Big Pink Sightseeing – Gray Line of Portland Announces 2015 Schedules

The 2015 Hop-On Hop-Off tour continues to feature the 12 most popular stops in downtown Portland.  The tour continues to include Washington Park and its unique features and attractions.

Hop-On Hop-Off Tours start on May 23th.  During May, June, September the tours start each day at 10:00 am.  During July and August tours start at 9:00 am.    The tours depart hourly and operate on the following schedule:

Stop Minutes after the Hour
1. Pioneer Square

0

2. South Park

3

3. Washington Park

12

4. Oregon Zoo

22

5. 23rd Ave. Shopping District

45

6.  Pearl District/NW 13th Ave.

52

7. Powell’s Books/Pearl District

55

8. Chinese Garden/Oregon Convention Center via MAX

58

9. Old Town

3

10. Riverplace

7

11. OMSI

17

12. Lownsdale Square

25

The Gray Line Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour begins its expanded season on May 2nd with its extremely popular itinerary to the Columbia River Gorge attractions.  Tours leave at 8:45 am.  Check the graylineofportland.com web site for a specific schedule.

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Big Pink Sightseeing featured in The Oregonian

“To a certain type of tourist, Portland can seem intimidating.
Ours is a comparatively small city, a friendly, clean place with ample and easy to navigate public transportation.
But some out of towners, drawn here by our great food, majestic scenery and funky shopping, do not ride a bus or a train back home and do not understand that most of the homeless people and panhandlers they’ll run into as they maneuver through our fair city merit sympathy, not fear.
I call this variety of tourist “my mom.” David Beagle and David Duncan have a plan for her.
This spring, these two veterans of the tourism industry started “Big Pink Sightseeing,” a hop-on, hop-off tour that offers sightseers willing to spend $24 an easy way to see the city’s major, mainstream attractions. One dollar from each ticket will go to breast cancer research, thus the pink.”

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