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Tour code: 5765COASTAL
Explore the stunning beaches and historical landmarks of Oregon’s northern coast on this full-day trip from Portland. Visit the charming towns of Astoria and Cannon Beach — home of the famous Haystack Rock — browse antique shops and art galleries, and stop at two local museums to peek into Oregon’s cultural and maritime history.


  • Travel along Oregon’s beautiful coast and visit the charming coastal towns of Astoria and Cannon Beach
  • Admire views of dramatic cliffs, beaches, lighthouses, forests and the Columbia River on a relaxing drive
  • Walk up Coxcomb Hill to the Astoria Column, site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies
  • Learn about Oregon’s maritime history and logging industry at two museums
  • Enjoy free time to explore quaint shops and art galleries at your leisure
  • Round-trip hotel transport from Portland included

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What You Can Expect

Oregon Coast Day Trip from Portland: Astoria and Cannon Beach

Picturesque Coastal Town of Astoria

Your 9-hour tour of Oregon’s northern coast starts with early-morning hotel pickup in downtown Portland. Be sure to grab your coffee and breakfast for the 2-hour ride to Astoria, a charming hill town located at the intersection of the Columbia River and the Pacific coast. Disembark at Coxcomb Hill for a visit to the Astoria Column. Admire the story en frieze that envelops the column before climbing to the top for an unrivaled view of the colorful town, the coast range and the Columbia River. 

Next, head to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. With your guide, learn about famous shipwrecks, early European exploration, lighthouses and Oregon's thriving fishing industry. See a variety of vessels, both indoors and out on the Columbia River — a critical waterway for transportation and commerce in the NW. 
Then head into Astoria for some antiquing and lunch (own expense) before continuing south to Cannon Beach, where you can see Haystack rock, an enormous monolith that earned fame in the film The Goonies. Walk out to Haystack’s base (if the tide is out), explore tide pools and glimpse scurrying sea creatures. Then enjoy some free time to walk along the beach, warm up with locally-roasted coffee, and peruse the town’s eclectic shops and art galleries.
Your return trip stops at Camp 18, a historical logging museum that provides a window into Oregon’s timber industry. You’ll arrive back at your Portland hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Mary P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our Guide was very upbeat and provided a tour with lots of knowledge of the area. Very enjoyable. He did an awesome job and highly recommend this tour

David P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Beautiful views of Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock, and Astoria Column. Our driver Carrie was knowledgeable and friendly. Well worth the time and money.

Shannon_atl United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was amazing!

Kay H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very nice. I enjoyed it.

Ronald E E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Ron was a great guide , he really knew the area and its history

Suzanne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We had a great time and the guide was excellent!

Ramona S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent trip. Guide Ron was fantastic!

Clarice T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We really enjoyed the tour. Carrie, the tour operator was excellent, very informative and cheerful.

Thomas D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Keri created a relaxed and fun atmosphere. She's knows her stuff and took us to see some specular scenery

Peter M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a party of four in our group and we all enjoyed the beautiful views. The driver of our van was very knowledgeable and friendly. We all enjoyed the tour very much.

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