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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Water Bureau

From forest to faucet, we deliver the best drinking water in the world.

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Registration Open: Take a Guided Tour of Portland’s Water Sources

Are you in love with Portland’s tap water?

Wonder where that delicious stuff comes from?

Find out by registering for a tour of the Bull Run Watershed and the Columbia South Shore Well Field, two vital water sources managed by the Portland Water Bureau.

What’s in a Tour

Traveling from forest to faucet, a professional water resources educator will guide you on this eight-hour adventure.

Walk through protected old-growth forest; hear stories of early Portland water woes and forward-thinking solutions; visit dams that store billions of gallons of drinking water; and learn how more than 500 Water Bureau employees work together to serve excellent water every minute of every day.

Register for a Tour

There are a few things you need to know.

  • Advance registration is required
  • Tours operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Cost is $21.69 ($20 transportation fee plus $1.69 online service fee) per person.

Find tour dates and register online. Follow the button below.

Register Online

Can’t make available dates? Sign up to receive notifications about future tours.