Clem Ogilby 





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 together the many wonders of Oregon.


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.

Here’s what satisfied customers have to say about their recent touring experiences with Best Oregon Tours:

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.         -June 2019

"Clem Ogilby was knowledgable, personable, and accommodating. Half day tour of Portland gave us a great intro to most neighborhoods and landmarks. Columbia River Gorge tour was well-paced and varied. Highly recommend, especially for travelers not familiar with the area."   - April 2019

"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!"   - October 2018

"This was my first visit to Oregon with my 16-year-old son. Clem gave us our own private all-day tour, and it was incredible! His knowledge of everything Oregon is priceless. Additionally, it is important to note that Clem is a good/safe driver in the mountains! He also has friends everywhere which makes it nice as you get extra special service and treatment."     - June 2018

"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, not to mention Portland itself, and it was one of the best vacations I've ever been on. Do the tour! You won't regret it!"     - March 2017

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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.


In honor of our mission to preserve Oregon’s legacy and the legacy of our planet we have joined forces with the 1% For The Planet movement.


We will donate 1% of all profits to nonprofits and programs which help preserve Oregon and make it a better place for our children and grandchildren.


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Clem, thank you so much for the role you played in our Japanese Trade Mission. We so appreciate your dedication, flexibility, attention to detail, and safe driving skills! You were an absolute pleasure to work with and we hope to use you in the future for any similar projects.