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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Only have one day to see the attractions around Portland? Our Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour combined with an afternoon City Tour gives you the best of the Gorge and the best of Portland in one attraction filled day. Begin your day with our Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Columbia River as you travel up the Gorge and visit sights along the way. See the Multnomah Falls & Columbia River Gorge Tour description for full details. Once back in Portland, take a lunch break and catch our 3:00 PM trolley for an informative City Tour. With an hour stop at the International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park you will marvel at the variety of roses lovingly attended too. Back on the trolley you finish out your City Tour at 5:30pm. A full day of experiences and sights for one great price.
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.
When tour guests asks us, "what one thing should I not miss in Portland," we pick the 4.5- to 5-mile (8-9 km) hike in Forest Park. No matter what the season, hiking in the park is entering another world right on the borders (and through the fabric) of the city. We offer two daily departures, both with varied terrain and about 900 ft elevation gain. The morning hike is focused around a classic Northwest Portland experience, and ends at the International Rose Test Garden, the Forest Park Experience (9 a.m. to noon). The afternoon hike starts at Goose Hollow, weaves through the neighborhoods and up into the park, the Goose Hollow to the Forest (1 to 5 p.m.). Both pass the iconic spots; Japanese Garden, Pittock Mansion, and Witch's Castle; but take a different approach to the forest.Being in Forest Park is to be immersed a fluid place that exists both in and out of time. In the forest—within minutes leaving the street—you can forget, or wonder at the fact that you are still in a city.
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.
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.
Guests on this tour will be treated to a scenic drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway and see 4 or 5 unique and breathtaking waterfalls, including world-famous Multnomah Falls. They will enjoy several short walks through secondary and primary old growth forest while learning about the flora and fauna of the region. One of the stops along the way includes the Historic Vista House which allows for amazing photo opportunities. Their guide will provide interesting historical, geological and cultural highlights throughout the tour. Snacks, beverages, luxury van transportation, pick-up and drop-off are included in the price of the tour.
This day trip is a customized tour along a section of rugged coastline along Oregon's northern coast. There will be one or two town stops, and multiple stops at headlands and beaches. After your pickup in Portland, we'll discuss the interests of people in the group, and your guide will customize the itinerary to those interests. Regardless of interests, the trip will include driving the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway with a short hike through oldgrowth Sitka spruce forest, beach time, tide pools, sea stacks, viewpoint stops, and a lunch stop in a charming coastal town. If group interest allows, stops with a more technological history focus may be made, such as the Tillamook Air Museum, Tillamook Cheese Factory, or Camp 18. You'll be back in Portland early enough for dinner. - Please be prepared for whatever the weather may be when your tour runs (e.g. rain gear, sunglasses, hat, extra layers, sunscreen). - Wear shoes that you don't mind getting sandy and wet.
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.
This tour is currently running on a modified itinerary due to a wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge. Visit the top attractions on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge and 2 amazing wineries on this guided, Gorge/Wine Tour. Visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, viewpoints, Beacon Rock, and the Washington Shore Visitor Complex of Bonneville Dam. After lunch, we will visit 2 vineyards in the region for some amazing wine tasting and learn about the region history and culture as it has developed in the wine industry in the area.Discover the postcard-perfect scenery and great wines of the Columbia River Gorge during this flexible-length sightseeing trip from Portland. Gaze in wonder at the Gorge’s towering cascades including Multnomah Falls, enjoy the charming town of Hood River, and make stops at two local vineyards for included tastings. Round-trip hotel transport is also covered.
Visit the lush trails of Portland's gargantuan Forest Park, the only urban wilderness park in the U.S. Your guide will take you along forested trails, telling you about the plants, animals, and history of the park—and the region—as you walk. And if you feel like turning back, there's no pressure. The hike is a moderate 3–5 miles (5–8 kilometers) long, but can be shortened or adjusted to meet your needs.
Meet downtown and head to the Columbia Gorge to enjoy 3 amazing waterfalls. All of the waterfalls are located in the Columbia Gorge which is about 30 mins outside Portland. Each of the hikes will be about a mile or less. We will visit the most famous and some also lesser known waterfalls.
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.
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.
With its prime location just outside of Portland, its numerous waterfalls, and its miles of beautiful wooded wilderness, the Columbia Gorge is one of the most popular hiking spots in the state. With this day tour, you'll get to experience this beautiful swathe of forest along with an expert guide, who can teach you all about local flora and fauna. After a picnic lunch, you'll visit a waterfall before returning to Portland, with an optional stop at a brewery (time permitting).
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.
Experience the best of nature and culture in the Pacific Northwest on an 8-hour tour of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area followed by an evening dinner cruise on the Willamette River. Depart from Portland for an afternoon spent chasing waterfalls, and then return to the city to watch its lights sparkle from aboard the Portland Spirit cruise ship. This small-group tour is capped at 14 participants.