Principal / Owner
After decades in the historic preservation field as a restoration contractor and preservation advocate, Clem is living his dream in a year-round career in what he loves most: gathering travelers from around the planet, to experience the many wonders of Oregon together.
As a graduate of the International Tour Management Institute (ITMI) in San Francisco and the Barbieri Center in Rome/Italy, Clem provides a wealth of experience, as well as an engaging multicultural perspective. Under his leadership, Best Oregon Tours continues to evolve into one of Oregon’s most in-depth and accommodating tour companies.
Best Oregon Tours is dedicated to providing the highest quality touring experience available, while demonstrating the utmost in environmental and cultural stewardship.
We believe that the culture and beauty of the great state of Oregon deserve to be shared and respected.
What People Are Saying
As soon as we contacted Clem we knew that all our questions and concerns would be expertly taken care of. In-person, he was even better than we could have hoped for: kind, intelligent, creative, an excellent driver, and always attentive to our comfort and needs. We spent a wonderful week with him, traveling in all directions around the beautiful, diverse state. We would not have enjoyed it half as much without Clem's guidance and companionship.
Clem was the perfect driver and guide for Oregon wine country for the bachelorette party I just hosted; a true area expert and knew everything from the best wineries to the most scenic routes and the best way to order a picnic lunch. My guests and I felt so spoiled by all the thoughtful touches and the amazing service; SO professional!
I did a full day tour of the Columbia River Gorge, the falls, and the city of Portland. My tour guide was Clem Ogilby and he was fantastic! I could seriously spend days riding along with Clem. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about the area. He was very accommodating and easy to talk to as well. I 100% recommend this tour — or any of Clem's tours for that matter. This was my first trip to Oregon, and it was one of the best vacations I've ever been on.