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Portland Carriage Rides - Portland Horse Drawn Carriage

Portland Carriage Rides Guide.   If you're searching for horse and buggy rides in Portland, we've listed several options in Portland and the surrounding areas.  Horse drawn carriage rides are popular because they offer an old-fashioned, nostalgic way to enjoy your special occasion.  There are few things as beautiful as a horse, and what could be more romantic than being pulled along by a strong steed in a beautiful carriage? 

Portland carriage rides are mostly offered from a few select locations such as Downtown near major hotels, because they are popular with tourists.  But, you can also find private stables that offer carriage rides in the surrounding areas such as Welches, Mt. Hood, Salem, Oregon wine country, and Washington that are willing to reserve carriages for your private event.  They will deliver their horse and carriage to you for your special event such as your Portland wedding.  In fact, most of these stables offer Portland wedding carriage rides as one of their major services.

Additional Portland carriage rides can be found at various times at local seasonal Portland Christmas events such as Zoo Lights, Peacock Lane Christmas Lights, up on Mt. Hood during snow season, and anyplace else a touch of holiday nostalgia and tradition are warranted.

Horse Drawn Carriages - Should they be banned?

Any page about Portland carriage rides should mention the health and safety of those beautiful creatures.  While most people who raise animals have an inherent love and respect for their four-legged friends, not all stables are created equally.  Unfortunately, when it comes to using live animals as part of a tourist attraction, the care of the horses doesn't always come first.  There was a recent death of a Portland carriage horse in Downtown Portland which cast a shadow over this whole industry and stirred up plenty of controversy around whether these animals are being given adequate and humane care.  Many Portlanders and animal welfare groups simply want the Portland carriage rides to be banned entirely.  It's a good idea to check the references of your horse drawn carriage service to make sure there are no complaints or issues, and take care to notice whether the horses look healthy and being treated with respect and care.

You can read more about the horse drawn carriage issue on the following links:

If you'd like an alternative, but perhaps equally fun and romantic way to enjoy Portland, you might consider a Portland pedicab ride instead.  These "bike carriages", or urban chariots are powered by humans instead of horses, and can give you a unique view of the city of Portland from the back of a pedicab.  These Portland pedicabs are popular with tourists as well as locals and can be a fun way to get around town. Here are a few options here in town:


Cascadia Pedicab

Portland RosePedals Pedicab

Additional Information and Links for Portland Carriage Rides and other Surrounding Areas

Oregon Horse Drawn Carriage Companies

Aprils Carriage and Wagon Rides
Portland, OR 97201

Whiskey Creek Outfitters 
(503) 680-2509 

Serving Welches Oregon (the mountain) and the Greater Portland Area.  Take an unforgettable ride in our beautiful, black Vis a vis carriage pulled by one of our magnificent Percherons. Rides available daily in the Welches area and at The Resort at the Mountain. 24 hour notice required. Pioneer Covered Wagon available for larger parties! Wedding Packages Available. Create the most incredible wedding photos with the bride sitting on one of these handsome mounts! For more information, contact Kory at (503) 680-2509 (

Chafin Farm Carriages 
(541) 367-6346 
Sweet Home, OR 
Serving the Oregon area

At Chafin Farm Carriages we are delighted to hear from you. Please contact us with any questions you have concerning your event to come or special party. Also if you have inquiries about purchasing a team, carriage or pioneer equipment we are here to serve you.Our carriage rates are $300.00 for the first hour and a half (within 25 miles of Sweet Home OR).
Outside of the 25 mile radius our rates are $350.00 for the first hour and a half.Then $75.00 per each additional hour.  Call 541-367-6346. (

Daybreak Carriage Services 
(360) 624-7405 
Battle Ground, WA
Serving the Greater Portland Area 

Our elegant Vis-a-Viso?=s are available for your weddings, anniversaries, proposals, or just a ride around the park. Make the moments unforgettable, with a grand entrance for the Bride or a grand exit and a private ride for the Bride and Groom after ceremony. The addition of a classic horse drawn carriage will add the special touch and special memories of your big day. (

Fairy Godmother's Carriage Service 
(503) 428-0134
Serving Greater Portland and Salem

Let Fairy Godmothers provide you with a magical carriage ride for any occasion in Salem, Oregon and the Surrounding area! Weddings, Anniversaries, Marriage Proposals,Proms, and Quinceaneras, in the Salem area. (

Horsepower Carriages and Wagons LLC
(503) 985-0296 
Portland, OR 
Serving NW Oregon and SW Washington
Horsepower Ranch offers horse drawn carriage, wagon and sleigh rides at your location, for all occasions.



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