Experiences both Portland’s rugged outdoors and renowned wine scene on this 6-hour 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 with its lush forests and stop at a variety of boutique wineries to sample locally produced wines including the much talked about Oregon Pinot Noirs. Leave the logistic and driving to your guide while you relax, taste fantastic wines, and learn about Oregon’s natural beauty.
The first stop of the day will be at Willamette Falls. This is a horseshoe-shaped block waterfall caused by a basalt shelf in the river bottom. The 42-foot-high and 1,500-foot-wide falls occurs 26 river miles upstream from the Willamette’s confluence with the Columbia River. It’s the largest waterfall by water volume in the Northwest and the 18th largest by volume. Around the falls are the locks, which are the oldest continuously operating multi-lift lock and canal system in the United States.Next we will make our way to Silver Falls State Park. This area was settled originally by the Kalapuyan Indians. They most likely used the area for hunting, as well as for spirit quests. A small town was established in the Silver Falls area, although it was abandoned by the time the park was created in 1933.While you are here you will be able to hike part of the Trail of Ten Falls (approximately 3 miles, further if you are able) and some of the waterfalls you may see are:South Falls- This is the highlight of Silver Falls State Park, and due to its proximity to the city of Salem, is likely one of the most popular waterfalls in Oregon outside of the Columbia River Gorge. The falls are produced where South Silver Creek plunges 177 feet over a huge overhanging basalt cliff with a large pool occupying the bottom of the amphitheater.North Falls- The massive recess behind North Falls is especially unique and a favorite feature of visitors to the park. The undercut cliff extends back from the falls for at least 100 feet, and the ceiling runs anywhere from 20 to perhaps as much as 75 feet above the trail as it passes behind the falls. The huge size of the under cut chamber allows the roar of the falls to be amplified considerably, making the falls sound quite powerful.Twin Falls- During the wet season North Silver Creek splits into two channels and spills down an angled basalt ledge, creating two veiling curtains.Middle North Falls- This is a markedly amorphous waterfall which changes physical shape in a very dramatic way as the volume of water in North Silver Creek changes. The 106 foot tall falls take the form of a narrow column of water during the summer months, funneled to perhaps 5 feet wide at most by a narrow runnel in the bedrock. Double Falls- Double Falls is the tallest waterfall in Silver Falls State Park – by a hair – and also the best of the handful of tributary waterfalls found along the Trail of Ten Falls.Drake Falls- Rumbles over a broad sloping ledge of basalt set in the middle of a fairly deep, narrow constriction in the canyon of North Silver Creek.Lower North Falls- North Silver Creek produces the falls as it rumbles down a 30-foot tall dome-shaped protrusion of basalt and forms a large pool at its base. The domed shape of the falls inspired the nickname “The Thunderdome” among the whitewater kayaking community. At the end of the day we will drop you at your downtown Portland hotel.
Along the Northern Oregon Coast, you will find old-growth forests, pristine beaches, majestic capes and stunning views. Wander in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark as you explore the beach and majestic Haystack Rock. Have lunch in Cannon Beach and browse in the many quaint stores and shops. Pass through a preserved old-growth forest on the way to Ecola state park and hike out to view the sea lions and seabirds.
Standing majestically over the city, Mt Hood is the most prominent peak in the Oregon cascades. A popular destination for hiking, camping, and climbing, the glaciers atop Mt. Hood provide the only year-round lift-served skiing in North America, from the beautiful Timberline Lodge. Oregon Tour Co. offers a full day trip to the mountain, which includes the beautiful Hood River Valley, as well as the breathtaking waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge.
With a depth of 1,943 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States - and one of the most beautiful. The water's intense blue color is an indication of its great depth and purity. Surrounded by cliffs, the lake is fed entirely by rain and snow. Scientists consider Crater Lake to be the cleanest and clearest large body of water in the world.rater Lake rests in the belly of a dormant volcano. The volcano once stood 12,000 feet tall, but it collapsed after a major eruption 7,700 years ago. Later eruptions formed Wizard Island, a cinder cone that rises from the water. The park has an abundance of fascinating volcanic features, including a second rocky island, the Phantom Ship.Beyond the lake, old-growth forests blanket the landscape. Established in 1902, the park protects 15 species of conifers, from towering ponderosa pines to ancient whitebark pines. These trees shelter a wide array of wildlife, including black bears, mountain lions, elk, and spotted owls.
Smith Rock is Oregon’s premier rock climbing destination, and one of the best sport climbing areas in the United States. TExtensive development took place in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s by locals and international climbers alike, who put up scores of classic climbs on the tuff and basalt cliffs; development continues to this day with new moderates and cutting-edge routes going up each year. The distance we will hike depends on the size of the group and the ability levels of everyone hiking.After exploring Smith Rock we will stop for lunch (not included in price) in the town of Sisters, Oregon.When you pull into the Old West town of Sisters, you’ll feel like you’re making a getaway. This friendly little outpost in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains draws visitors for its profound natural beauty as well as annual celebrations like the Sisters Rodeo, the Sisters Quilt Show (held the second Saturday in July) and the Sister Folk Festival (drawing crowds in September).
Spend an intimate day with your favorite person on a private wineries tour for two. The 7-hour tour from Portland is ideal for couples, best friends, or a parent and child (of a legal drinking age) bonding experience. Choose a departure time, then relax in private end-to-end transportation through the Willamette Valley Wine Region. Visit 3-5 local vineyards and taste a variety of pinots, chardonnays, and rieslings (at own expense).
Your day is guided by a native born Oregonian who has spent most of their life exploring the Oregon Coast.They know the history, the hidden gems and many personal stories about this beautiful scenic byway of the Pacific Northwest.Please ask questions, bring you camera as you will want to take many pictures. Your friends and family back home will have to see it to believe it.
Just a short drive from Portland, travelers find a wealth of natural wonders, from rivers and cliffs to desert expanses. Fans of the great outdoors won't miss a moment of this scenic beauty on this full-day tour from Portland. Visit the Gateway to the Gorge, see a temperate rainforest, and explore the high desert plains. Best of all, enjoy unparalleled views along the way.
Explore the beaches and small coastal towns along Oregon’s northern coast on this convenient trip from Eugene. With a driver and guide, head to the charming towns of Yachats and Florence to browse antique shops, art galleries, and stop at several beaches on the coast. Walk on the sandy beaches, stop at a working lighthouse, visit a privately-owned wildlife preserve, and more.
This tour is led by one of Oregon's wine pioneers. It's not your traditional wine tour; you will be immersed in wine culture! Oregon’s amazing Willamette Valley located just outside the Portland metro area is nature’s masterpiece for growing cool-climate grapes, such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Its deep and complex soils, gently rolling hills, annual rainfall, cool and moderate seasonal temperatures, and long summer daylight coalesce to produce elite and delicious world-class wines. There are over 450 wineries located in the region, offering you diverse sites in which to explore vineyards, cellars, and tasting rooms. Each location is unique in the size of the vineyard and wine production, particular wine-making techniques, hospitality services, and views offered, as well as wines available for tasting.A trip to wine country with Oregon Winemaker Tours will be memorable! Relax and leave the driving to us while you enjoy some of the world’s best cool climate wines.
Join an intimate, Oregonian-led Private tour of the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood with Portland, Oregon's original tour and adventure company. Your seasoned, local guide will take you on a full day adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest's most breathtaking views, waterfalls and Oregon's highest volcano. From the Vista House to Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam you'll experience the awesome beauty of the Columbia River Gorge . After grabbing lunch, a glass of wine, or some fresh fruit in Hood River Valley - windsurfing capital of the world, you’ll be guided up the east side of Mt Hood National Forest to the Historic Timberline Lodge, 6000ft on the south side of Mt Hood. Unlike other companies, Sea to Summit does not skip anything...This tour is historically, geographically informative, and extremely scenic so don't forget your camera!Sea to Summit operates tours in the nicest and most comfortable, custom equipped 4x4 Mercedes Benz vehicles in Portland's tour industry!
Walk between the historical sites of Baker's City, Oregon, on this sightseeing tour, a great choice for first-time visitors and history buffs. Learn the history of Baker's City from its early days as a mining boomtown to modern day, and taste your way through the downtown area with stops for wine and other samples from local artisans. Plus, upgrade to include a beer tasting at a local brewery at the end of the tour.
You will get behind the scenes tours at the wineries and get to meet the winemakers. Experience a customized wine tour full of wine tasting, education, and fun for all. From the experienced to novice wine tasters, Oregon vineyards prides themselves in offering a special experience for everyone.
This is an exclusive, private wine tour for 4 people lead by an expert in the Willamette Valley Wine Region.Door to Door service Your day will be scheduled just for you and suited to your style and preferences.Your private driver and guide will be at your service the entire afternoon
Oregon’s coastline is graced with unforgettable vistas: dramatic cliffs, offshore rocks and sea lions, wide sandy beaches, majestic capes, historic lighthouses, enchanted forests and lovely small beach towns which artists and artisans make their home. Along the coast we will visit the town of Astoria, the Astoria Column, Cannon Beach, Haystack Rock and enjoy spectacular views of the dramatic Oregon Coastline.
Explore the Willamette Valley’s distinctive wine scene on this all-day excursion. After a convenient pickup from a designated meeting point, learn about the valley’s wine and the unique ecosystem that produces it from an informative guide. Visit area wineries for complimentary tastings and enjoy a delicious lunch—it’s included in the tour price—along with transportation in a comfortable Sprinter van.
Your Guide/ Driver will collect you for a short drive to your first vineyard visit of the day – Antica Terra. A comprehensive tasting featuring their current releases and a rotating selection of inspirational bottlings from around the world. Wines are served alongside a selection of small seasonal bites crafted by Chef Timothy Wastell. Moving on, take in the breathtaking views, on the way to your second tasting of the day. You will be pleased to know that you are in for a treat; a gourmet picnic lunch with wines for you at the breathtakingly beautiful Anne Amie Vineyard. What a great experience you have in store for the finale of your tour! You will head south-west, a beautiful 30-minute drive to the fabulous Cristom Vineyards where you will enjoy a hosted tasting featuring a rotating selection of 6-8 wines, including their single-vineyard estate Pinot Noirs, "The Four Ladies." Guests will learn about the rich history of Cristom and enjoy a seasonal tasting plate.
Outdoor exploration is the heartbeat of the Northwest. Your guides, Manuel and Nate, are both local natives who've spent our lives familiarizing ourselves with local ecosystems, geology, plants, animals and recreation opportunities, and find joy in sharing our knowledge with guests of all backgrounds. Both having studied Earth and Environmental Science, trained in Wilderness First Response, and 5+ years of guiding experience, we are equipped to keep you safe and answer your questions as we explore our epic surroundings. We started Stök Outfitters in 2017 with the goal of connecting guests with the wealth of natural wonders in and around Portland. We aim for the highest quality experiences that highlight our region, with an emphasis on connecting with nature in ways that excite all 5 senses and create memories to last a lifetime!
When seeking adventure in Ashland, this white-water rafting tour delivers. Hit Class I to IV rapids along the Upper Klamath—your guide delivers paddling instructions and support as you fly down one of the most exciting white-water rafting courses in southern Oregon. This full-day trip includes breakfast, lunch, and transportation from downtown Ashland.
Explore the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood on a small-group tour from Portland with a guide who shows you the highlights of this vast nature destination. Stop at scenic viewpoints and a waterfall, have lunch in Hood River, and ascend Mt Hood to visit Timberline Lodge—a National Historic Landmark. Learn about the history and geography of Oregon, and get great photo ops as well.
Oregon is known for its natural beauty and its burgeoning wine country; this small-group tour lets you experience both. See two towering waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park and then sip pinot noir and other varietals in three scenic, boutique, vineyards. Enjoy a fresh, seasonal lunch at Coelho Winery, and Avoid the hassles of driving and navigating. Learn about Oregon’s wildlife and insights on viticulture from your naturalist guide.
Cross the state line into Washington on this 10.5-hour 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 7 p.m.
Head south of Portland to the Willamette Valley wine region for a chance to learn about winemaking in Oregon on this private excursion. Visiting local wineries, you'll gain insight into the world-famous varietals of the Willamette Valley, such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rose, and Pinot Gris, and hear about the history of the valley. Then, indulge in a complimentary gourmet lunch.