The Bustling Buckman Hood – Hawthorne, the Goat Blocks and more

The Bustling Buckman Hood – Hawthorne, the Goat Blocks and more

Come on and let’s explore the bustling streets of the Buckman neighborhood. All the while this Portland culinary tour will take us to some of Portland’s distinctive foodie offerings. This once exclusively industrial neighborhood has undergone a Renaissance in recent years. It has come into its own as a favorite place for hipsters to live, hang out and of course eat!  A plethora of diverse and delicious eateries await you. 

Our several stops in this Portland epicurean walking tour will create a varied and scrumptious meal and whet your appetite for what the Buckman hood has to offer. Examples will include ethnic contributions such as the well renowned Hat Yai and Kachka, as well as a visit to a craft cocktail tasting room (mocktails are available), a vibrant food cart pod and more.  Alcoholic beverages and one non-alcoholic beverage are included.

You will not leave hungry!

While the Buckman hood is extends more broadly, we will be focusing on the mini-hubs called The Goat Blocks as well as in and around Hawthorne St.

In this unique Portland food tour, we will walk a total of 1.5 miles through the neighborhood, including vintage homes, repurposed industrial spaces and hipster hangouts while we visit a handful foodie hot spots in the Buckman neighborhood. Along the way we will also talk about the history and current going ons of Buckman and Portland.  We will end about .5 miles from where we start.  I will lead us back to our starting point, or you are welcome to walk or rideshare back in your own time.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring rain gear, if it looks like we will be blessed with some of Portland’s liquid sunshine.

Dietary restrictions:  this tour can be adapted to be gluten free, alcohol free and vegetarian. Check box upon check out if anyone in your party prefers one of these adaptations.  If you have other dietary restrictions, please contact us before booking.  We may be able to accommodate you, but please be aware that substitutions cannot be made the day of the tour. 


We’re happy to arrange private tours or build custom group tours for schools, corporate teams, non-profits, family reunions, and more. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 541 683 5403 to book.

Here's the Skinny!

Start time:             1pm

Duration:                3 – 3.5 hours

Distance:                 1.5 miles walking (plus .5 miles back to starting point)  

Stops:                       5

Minimum age:        all ages welcome

Price:                      $99

Location:                we will email you once you are registered

Cancellation policy:  Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior. 

To Whet Your Appetite!

We will stop at 5 of the following establishments.  Which ones will vary based on the time of day and day of week.

Hat Yai


Straightaway Cocktails


Hawthorne Asylum Food Carts –  Smaaken Waffle


Enso Winery

Cascade Brewing Barrel House