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Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
From $105.00 (Price varies by group size )
, Feb 2020
Great tour,Phil our guide was very knowledgeable and the places we stopped were great to see, well worth a visit, Timberland lodge was amazing and snow was really thick and made trees look so pretty, thoroughly recommend to see different climates in such a short space of time
Phil was an amazing guide and attended to our every need. He is knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The trip itself was great except the weather didn’t cooperate. Rain in the lower elevations and a blizzard on mt hood. We had a great time and would recommend the trip to anyone.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Columbia River Gorge on this full-day trip from Portland to Mount Hood! With your small group, take a guided tour of such iconic Oregon destinations as Multnomah Falls and the famous Timberline Lodge, and enjoy lunch in the charming city of Hood River.
Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
Great trip, wonderful guide with great views.
, Feb 2020
Great trip, wonderful guide and fantastic views. This half day tour is all you need to experience the Columbia River Gorge Recreational Area.
Our guide Steve was personable, caring and full to knowledge with great antidots. It was just enough without being too tedious.
Wear good shoes for walking on wet surfaces. You will get mist from the waterfalls but it is perfect.
Our tour guide, real nice guy from Santa Fe, gave us a very informative and entertaining trip! The bus ride was clean and comfortable, and all of the viewpoints were gorgeous! We had enough time at each spot to check everything out and take pictures. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Portland. A great activity if you’re staying in the city for a weekend and want to spend a half day checking out the outdoors in the surrounding area. Would also recommend wearing hiking boots, or shoes you don’t mind getting dirty, and a rain jacket, as there are a few short dirt paths to get to some of the falls.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day on this guided tour to Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Travel along the historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway and stop at the magnificent falls of Multnomah, Latourell, and Bridal Veil.
Great tour and even better guide this was a small tour and the guide did everything possible to make it a very nice 👍 and pleasingly tour great service friendly and helpful he was extremely helpful and knowledgeable the sites were great the fish 🐠 hatchery was worth the trip alone the gourge was breathtaking what a great view from the top everything was first class from the start to the finish can’t say anything else just a great 👍 tour
Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. We will drive along the oldest scenic highway in the US, stopping at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, a historic lodge, and the famed Bonneville Dam Sturgeon viewing center.
The waterfalls and scenic Columbia River gorge were spectacular, keep your camera handy! Two unique wineries in Hood River had excellent locally sourced vintages for tasting/purchase. Beth, our guide, was SUPER! She’s very fun and knowledgeable about the area’s history and flora and a wonderful host. It was rather cold, and she broke out a French press and made us fresh coffee to warm us up at one of the waterfall areas! Then she provided a classy artisan cheese/fruit/charcuterie plate for us to enjoy at the wine tastings! We are so glad we went on this tour, and will definitely remember it and recommend it to anyone looking for a great way to experience this part of Oregon.
Beautiful scenery, but more guide information would have been nice (she talked about her family a lot)
, Nov 2019
The tour was delightful in that the scenery was beautiful, we had the right amount of time at each stop and the guide was pleasant. The wineries chosen were interesting and made us very comfortable. The guide could have provided much more information about the area and sites - she mainly talked about her family.
Experiences both Portland’s rugged outdoors and renowned wine scene on this small-group tour. Visit the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area where you see waterfalls, admire the Cascade Mountain Range, and look out for bald eagles and osprey. Then explore Hood River and stop at a variety of boutique wineries to sample locally produced wines including the much talked about Oregon Pinot Noirs.
Well organized, Evan had a very good knowledge base. Made everyone feel good and respected. Safety conscious, knew where to go and park. Hope to return to that Arboretum. Very good communicator,fun with enough humor tucked away. Brush up on some church knowledge. There were some amazing architectual aspects and very interesting cut glass. Thanks from MN couple
Thank you Gunner for a marvellous tour. Even though the other guests cancelled, Gunner decided to take me around beautiful Portland. He took me to the chinese gardens and Pitlock mansion as both were on the tour. Then on hearing that we are coming to live here for six months, Gunner drove me around to give me a feel for the city. This was so worthwhile, especially as the rain was quite heavy! He gave me lots of information and was so knowledgeable about Portland. Thank you. And how beautiful is the mansion looking for Christmas?
We certainly enjoyed this city tour! The van was very comfortable, and the timing between exiting for excursions to the Chinese Garden and Pittock Mansion was perfect. So much beauty to take in, and Phil did an excellent job pointing out things we might have missed! Great job, Phil!
See the best Stumptown has to offer on a small-group tour of the city's top sights and attractions. Learn about local history, culture and everyday life while exploring downtown and its surrounds. Peruse the revamped Pearl District and visit Pioneer Square. Experience what makes Portland unique with stops at the International Portland Rose Garden, Pittock Mansion and Lan Su Chinese Garden. Walk away with a better appreciation for and knowledge of Oregon's largest city.
Experience the best of Willamette Valley wine country on a guided wine-tasting tour from Portland. With a small group of fellow wine lovers, spend half a day visiting three handpicked wineries such as Colene Clemens Vineyards and Montinore Estate. Meet local vintners and sample award-winning varietals while marveling at Oregon’s stunning countryside.
MT. St. Helens has always been a fascination for me, so i had to book this tour..no matter the cost. Don't think twice about this tour just because of the price. It was worth every penny! Firstly, my guide Jordan was amazing! He is super nice, knowledgeable and just an overall awesome guy. Jordan, thank you for still doing the tour when there was only myself and Tina and for making it a tour I'll never forget! Besides seeing the volcano...you get to walk through Ape Cave, which is just such a surreal experience while you're down there realizing you are in a lava tube! We also stopped at this really cool place before lunch that you just have to see! The views the entire drive are simply just stunning. Our lunch was incredible. The walk along Johnston Ridge was spectacular! I just can't say enough great things about Jordan or the tour to do the experience justice. Everyone should go on this tour!
Cross state lines into Washington on this full-day trip from Portland to Mount St. Helens, led by a professional naturalist guide with extensive knowledge about the local geology and ecosystem. Learn about the Pacific Northwest’s most famous active volcano through nature walks and exhibitions, and then make it back to Portland by evening.
Visiting on a biz trip and had an extra day, so decided on this day trip. Great group of people, great tour guide (Will) and wine hosts. Good wines and beautiful vineyards. Right amount of time and everything flowed perfectly. I learned a good bit about winery. Well worth it and highly recommend!
Experience the diversity of flavors out of the Willamette Valley on this wine-tasting tour from Portland. In a small group, wind through the verdant hills of Portland’s surrounding wine region en route to three select vineyards. Your tasting adventure includes unique wine flights, snacks and a behind-the-scenes look at local viticulture.
Had a great tour of the Oregon Coast. Evan is an awesome tour guide and very knowledgeable and really seems to love his job. I definitely recommend this company to anyone wanting to do a tour of Portland area. I believe I will actually return with family and will look forward to repeating the tour
This tour far exceeded my expectations! I've heard the coast is beautiful but WOW is it even more incredible in person! Definitely worth the drive, I'm so so glad we decided to take this tour. Our guide Denon was AWESOME! He took us to some extra stops as well since we were a smaller group and a bit ahead of schedule. Loved his sense of humor, he was also very knowledgeable as well. Can't wait to go back!
Explore the stunning beaches and beautiful towns along Oregon’s northern coast on this full-day trip from Portland. Visit the charming towns of Manzanita and Cannon Beach—home of the famous Haystack Rock—browse antique shops and art galleries, and stop several beaches to maximize your time at the Oregon Coast.
Perfect! We saw so much within the 3.5ish hours, but we were never rushed. We had plenty of time at each stop to look around! Terran was super helpful and knowledgeable about the whole area. We thought we would be with a big group but turned out that it was just the two of us plus the tour guide.
We were thrilled with the whole experience and highly recommend that others sign up for this tour!
The 85-mile (137-km) long Columbia Gorge NSA would be a national park if it weren't a critical transportation corridor. It features waterfalls, mountains, monoliths, terraces, resort towns, vineyards, orchards, and The River, harboring a plethora of fish and birds, and unique plants and invertebrates. In the early 1900s, Portlanders would drive their Model T cars along the Columbia River Highway to gaze at waterfalls. It was the first scenic highway built in America. There is said to be over 4000 waterfalls; many are hidden away, but many are just a short hike off the Historic Highway. On this tour you'll explore the western, rainforested, southern side of the Gorge, dubbed "waterfall alley" where we'll have you getting wet under a waterfall, peering over cliffs, and learning stories of the area only the locals know. Your guide will return you to your departure location at the end of the tour. Book our Discover Portland Half-Day Small-Group City Tour as well, and receive $10 cash back.
the only hiccup was the parking. I asked on the phone where to park and they said it was right there. wrong. you have to pay to park under the bridge that is just before you get to the address. then it is a short walk to the ship. other than that, a very nice evening, great service, wonderful entertainment, and no dress code.
Whether you want to relax after a long day of sightseeing or need to unwind at the end of your workweek, a sunset dinner cruise along the Willamette River is sure to do the trick. The journey offers spectacular views of the Portland skyline and city’s main landmarks. Listen to live music while you enjoy a freshly cooked Pacific Northwest meal.
What a blast. Marcus was very informative. Not only did he tell us about the area from flora and fauna to wine and stories, he also made sure everyone on the tour knew each other. The day went by quickly!
Marcus is very patient to whatever questions we feel interested with; instead of renting car, finding the routes or waiting for the bus, we just completely relaxed and enjoyed the day. An amazing experience even in this cloudy rainy day.
So wasn't sure what to expect as have never used this service before. If you're reading this and considering booking I'd say go for it and rate this A+++ for both knowledge & value. We were able to hit a couple spots on our list, introduced to some new places and had a safe ride throughout. Our guide Marcus picked us up from our Air B&B. The runner was comfortable and even had a phone charger so we could have juice to snap pics throughout the day. Marcus was a very knowledgable guide he clearly has spent a lot of time in the North West and did a good through out the day of calling out landmarks to look for and giving us some history of the area. We we're off but first things first.. Donuts, we made a quick stop at an old school donut spot to grab a coffee and delicious snack on the way to Mt Hood. We got to Timberline lodge with enough time to hop on the ski lift towards the summit. On this clear summer day the view was breath taking. My favorite stope was next in Hood river were we had delicious (fresh) pear and Gorgonzola pizza and the first of many wine flights. We probably spent the most time here and was one of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. We made 2 stops at local wineries on the way back which were both outstanding.The final stop was at Multnomah falls. We hoped out hiked half way up and snapped a few pics. The ride back through the Gorge was also an amazing view. This day was 10/10. Was on the fence initially and had considered renting a car and trying to site see but hind site is 20/20. There's no way I would've been able to navigate plus enjoy Wine the way we did.
Mt. Hood is the highest summit in Oregon, and the fourth highest in the Cascades. It features waterfalls, glaciers, and historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression, and featuring the longest ski season in the US. To the north of Mt. Hood is the Hood River Valley and Columbia Gorge American Viticultural Area (AVA), the lovechild of the Columbia Valley and Willamette Valley AVAs. You will get intimate with this area through a visit to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, wine tasting, and a stop at Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in Oregon. Your expert guide, with formal background in ecology, natural resources, and wine, will teach you about the natural history, cultural history, and wine background of the area, as you drive the the Mt. Hood and Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byways. The guide will feel out the group’s tastes in choosing 2 wineries. We cover farm-to-table lunch, you cover tasting fees.
My husband and I had a great time on this tour. Our tour guide, Megan, was an absolute delight. She had so much info to share about Oregon, and it was nice to be around someone who loves what they do and loves their state. The weather was rainy/cloudy off and on for most of our day, but it was still a beautiful time. Plus, on Megan's suggestion, our group took an extended walk through a forest out to the beach and the weather cleared, the skies turned blue, and it was just gorgeous. This tour is perfect for people who are in Portland for a few days but don't want to rent a car but *do* want to see more of Oregon. Great mix of being in the car whist the tour guide provides info about the area and getting out at stops and spending time there. So happy we booked this!
Meagan was our guide on this trip and we had a great time. She was knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. That is hard to do for a whole day but she did it with aplomb. I highly recommend you take this tour with Meagan. You WILL enjoy it.
Mike and Geneva from Boise.
Explore Oregon’s rocky northern coastline on this scenic full-day trip from Portland. Travel the picturesque US Hwy 101 through quaint beach towns, stopping in Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park, and Oswald West State Park. Spend a luxurious day enjoying panoramic coastal views, geological wonders, and wind-swept beaches.
I've done a lot of food tours all over the world and this tour is one of the best I've done. Pat our guide is very knowledgeable and a real food lover. The carts chosen are such a good representation of the Portland Food scene! 10/10 would do again!
Not only was everything on the tour delicious, the tour was so much fun! Pat was our tour guide and she was great! Very friendly and had lots of great things to share about the neighborhoods, the food carts and their owners, the food, and even about life in general. We had so much fun that we booked a brunch tour for a few days later with Pat. Next time I'm in Portland, I will look them up again.
Eat your way through Portland's best food carts on this guided van tour. See some of the city's favorite food cart "pods," and pass through many of Portland's coolest neighborhoods on the way. Stops include the Alberta Arts District, North Mississippi Avenue, and the hippie-meets-hipster neighborhood of Hawthorne.
Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
, Oct 2019
Loved this tour, feel like we got a great overall view of Portland, we saw most of the city, and the rural area and beautiful waterfalls. Carrie was a wealth of knowledge and the perfect tour guide, highly recommend!
The Portland Sightseeing Tour Including Columbia Gorge Waterfalls with Heather was an excellent tour! We saw the many sights of Portland including the city, food carts, doughnut shop, and the Columbia Gorge Waterfall and another waterfall. Heather made the trip very interesting and she was a fun person! This was one of my favorite tours in Portland. The Gorge area is breathtaking! A must do if you are in Portland!
Experience highlights of the Portland area on this full-day sightseeing tour, including the blossoming food cart culture, diverse neighborhoods, Pioneer Courthouse Square, and the unspoiled beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Immerse yourself in a guided tour of Portland’s fascinating history and quirky contemporary culture.
Multnomah Falls: Hike the Columbia River Gorge waterfalls
Best Waterfall Tour!!
, Feb 2020
This tour was absolutely incredible! It was the highlight of my trip to Portland. When I arrived, no one else had signed up for my particular day (it was midweek) so I asked the kind tour guides if they wanted to reschedule the tour. They said, "absolutely not! If you want to go, we are ready to go! We don't cancel on people." (Many other groups I found do cancel on people if the minimum group size is not met.) I spent the next four hours with my fantastic tour guide, Eddie Skaug, touring all of these incredible waterfalls and learning about the history of the area. Eddie was incredibly kind and knowledgeable. This tour was the absolute best use of time and money. I would recommend it to anyone! Cannot say enough great things about this tour group or the tour itself!
This was a great 4 hour tour of the Columbia River Gorge and waterfalls. Edwin and Sarah were super guides and gave us a very personal tour. They were both highly knowledgeable about the area and looked after us very well.. I would highly recommend this tour!
The 80 miles of the Columbia River Gorge’s steep rocky sides offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the world: pounding waterfalls, eagles, century-old trees, ferns, flowers, ancient rocks. This half-day of exploring and meditating on wonders with very short hikes and visits to overlooks and vistas will have you gasping in awe.
We'll visit waterfalls and overlooks, selected by our guides to include both the most iconic, like the unmissable Multnomah Falls, tallest in Oregon and one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world, and the special. Depending on weather conditions, this could include a few small hidden waterfalls and another spectacular plunge-style falls with columnar basalt.
We'll also tell you stories, not just of the geology and botany and the oft-repeated tales of pioneers and road-builders, but also the old stories we've learned, of gods and animal spirits and the Beaver princess tragically turned into a waterfall.
Located east of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge is home to rugged cliffs, and majestic waterfalls. On this convenient tour, travel outside the city to the gorge to see Multnomah Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the country. Depending on the season, see fish hatchery at Bonneville Hatchery and visit Latourell Falls.
Taste the best of Portland with this scrumptious foodie adventure with stops at multiple local hot spots. Meet-up with your group at the swanky Heathman Hotel to start your morning adventure. Along the way, you can learn about the Portland food scene, visit a few hidden foodie gems, and enjoy breakfast and lunch dishes before indulging your sweet tooth with a tasty dessert.
I just moved to Portland a couple weeks ago and what better way to get my foodie bearings around downtown than to take this fantastic tour! I was solo in our wonderful group of 5 and our tour guide, Pat was an absolute delight!! I definitely found a fast favorite restaurant that I can’t wait to return to again and again! It was a perfect mix of cuisines and beverages! I can’t recommend this tour company enough!!!
Great guide, poor restaurant selection--poor value
B L A
, Nov 2019
Me and my family recently completed this Portland food tour with guide Donna.
The good: Donna was great! She had a ton of information and seemed to love what she was doing. I would absolutely enjoy having her as a guide again.
The less good: We stopped at 5 different locations, but 3 of them felt like they were chosen to save the tour company money, 2 locations were owned/operated by the same chef.
Stop 1: Headwaters--This was a great first stop on the tour and had a great plate to sample, along with a small taster of beer.
Stop 2: Q--This was also a great place to try and included a bottle of wine to split between the tour (6 people total who were drinking).
The remaining stops fell vert short of expectations.
Stop 3: A food cart featuring steamed buns. Each tour recipient got 2 halves of a bun, rather lackluster to say the least.
Stop 4: A pizza place owned by the same chef as Headwaters (I can't remember the name), where the entire tour group was provided a large pizza to split. This felt cheap, because it was. We had already tried something from the same chef, and the pizza was pedestrian at best.
Stop 5: Ruby Jewels, where we each got 1/2 an ice cream sandwich. Nothing gourmet or foodie about this here, and at $3 a person in value, one would question the motives here.
Overall the cost per person was nearly $90, which would indicate a level of quality and uniqueness in a sample tour. For my group of 3, the total cost of food/drink was likely far lower than $90 total (I would estimate $75 total, including drinks and 20% tip). I'm sure the guide was not paid anywhere close to the remaining $200+ we paid for this tour. The average item was about 1/3 of the size of a full price appetizer at the given restaurant (Ie at Q each of us got a single rissoto ball, I would guess a full price appetizer would include 3 of those balls at a minimum).
I would not recommend this tour at this price to anyone interested, without a guarantee of what caliber restaurants will be visited, and an assurance of variety in terms of "foodie destinations" and chefs.
Donna, our guide, was very enthusiastic. Group dynamics were great though large group size impacted some of the history along the walk. Portions of food were substantial though Mother Nature interrupted our final stop of ice cream. Don’t recommend ice cream on rainy day. Donna did her best.
With its famous food carts in abundance of restaurants running the gamut from funky to chichi, Portland is a great place for foodies. This small walking tour takes you all around downtown Portland, with stops at a selection of great local eating spots. You can expect to taste all sorts of treats. Typical examples include local seafood, wine, and beer, delicious desserts, and seasonal farm-to-table delights!
Come explore the unique history and diverse culture of the entertainingly eccentric city of Portland! Enjoy a fascinating and informative narration by your local guide, highlighting the colorful past and present of Portland’s many historic churches, diverse modern architectural wonders, abundant city parks, bountiful boutiques and world famous culinary hot spots.
Although the Portland marathon was going on the morning of our tour, our guide Evan handled the detours with grace and got us where we needed to go using alternate routes. He was really informative and open to answering our questions. The sites we stopped at were interesting - Rose Test Garden, Pittock Mansion, and the Chinese garden and we probably would not made it to them otherwise. I highly recommend this tour and Evan as a guide.
Phil our tour guide was excellent! He had a lot of information to share and answered many questions! He also recommended some scenic by ways we could take on the rest of our trip. We really appreciated being picked up right at our hotel lobby!
Explore Portland on a 3.5-hour city sightseeing tour that travels from downtown Portland to the Pearl District to Nob Hill. Take a tour of the Pittock Mansion and see Lan Su Chinese Garden, a collaboration between Portland and sister-city Suzhou, China. Stroll through the International Rose Test Garden, located in Washington Park and boasting more than 7,000 rose plants with 550 varieties represented. Learn about the history and culture of Portland, which has been growing rapidly in recent years. Your tour includes pickup and drop-off from downtown Portland hotels.
The 2 hour cruise was as advertised. Wouldn't have minded a longer cruise. Temps were in the 40's so add the wind and little time was spent outside. 4 choices for entre including a veg curry. Salad-$5, dessert-$7. Photo-$15. Coffee & tea-$4. Alcohol varied.
Enjoy lunch along the Willamette River on a 2-hour cruise in Portland. Great for newcomers and locals alike, the leisurely cruise presents an expansive vista of Portland from the water. In addition to exceptional views and food, the afternoon tour also includes commentary from your captain and live entertainment. Prepared with local ingredients, your meal can be upgraded to include an appetizer and dessert.
Start your day off right with a 2-hour brunch cruise along the Willamette River. Board the boat in the late morning and soak in the scenery of northern Oregon as your boat glides away from Portland. When you’re ready, help yourself to a buffet brunch accompanied by sparkling wine or apple cider. You can walk around the deck or sit near the cabin windows to view the stunning landscape.
It beautiful, the wind was blowing hard and the sailing was thrilling . The boat is amazing, very safe and Preston and Chennie are excellent sailors. I would give the whole experience 6 Stars if I could!
My sister, daughter and I spent the most wonderful afternoon aboard Preston and Chennie's sailboat. The views of the Columbia River Gorge are spectacular. Preston and Chennie were very hospitable and knowledgeable about sailing and the history of the surrounding area. We had beautiful weather and Preston and Chennie ensured that we had both a super fun and relaxing afternoon. The sailboat is very nice and comfortable and handled very well. Next time I'm back near Cascade Locks I would definitely do this trip again. Thanks for a great time!
Sailors will enjoy a private two hour sail aboard a beautiful yacht in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Each person can interact with the captain, learn to sail, steer the boat, winch in the jib sheets, or just relax on the deck as we navigate up and down the mighty Columbia in the wake of Lewis and Clark.