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Discover the beauty and bounty of the Columbia Gorge and the surrounding wine region on the half-day trip from Portland. Your naturalist guide will narrate the trip through the Gorge, while you admire lovely waterfalls, evergreen forests, and local wildlife like eagles and osprey. Learn about the area’s rich history as you make your way to several local wineries for inclusive wine tastings.

Highlights

  • 6-hour tour of the Columbia Gorge waterfalls and wineries from Portland
  • Relax on a gorgeous drive along the Columbia River and through the Cascade Mountains
  • Explore waterfalls and admire views of wet forests
  • Visit several wineries and enjoy wine samples
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury vehicle included (downtown Portland hotels only)
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small Group Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and Wine Tour from Portland

Wine Tasting in the Stunning Columbia Gorge

This afternoon trip begins with pickup from your Portland hotel, followed by a scenic drive along the Columbia River. Along the way, gain naturalist insight into the sheer basalt cliffs of the Cascade Mountains and abundant local wildlife such as bald eagles and ospreys. 

The first stop is the Multnomah Falls area, where you can leisurely explore some of the gorge’s stunning waterfalls and rock formations. Then your group continues east to view some of the Pacific Northwest’s wet forests, where towering evergreens and oaks make you feel light years away from the city.
En route to the town of Hood River, stop at select wineries to meet local winemakers and taste unique varietals only found in Oregon. Depending on the season, your tour may include visits to such wineries as Cathedral Ridge and Wy'East Vineyards, where you'll learn what makes the region ripe for wine production. From the vineyards, catch gorgeous views of the area’s mountainous backdrop, including the startling peaks of Mount Hood and Mount Adams. 
After sampling some of the Northwest’s best wines, enjoy the relaxing ride back to your hotel. Your 6-hour tours returns in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The Columbia Gorge Falls and wine tour was absolutely perfect. Weather was outstanding. Lawrence was a fantastic guide with knowledge of the history of the area as well as knowledge of the landscape, plants and vegetation. WyEast and Cathedral Ridge wineries...spectacular views and fabulous wine!

Adam S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Evergreen was great!! Stephanie was our guide and she was awesome!! We really enjoyed getting the mix of seeing the waterfalls, gorge, and the wineries. I would highly recommend these guys!!

sheena.chand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He had a very easy going demeanor so the tour felt like an old friend was taking you to see the sights vs. a guide. All of the stops we made were spectacular - we saw multiple waterfalls and they were all amazing. The tour was well balanced between waterfalls and wine, and we never felt rushed or bored. I would do it again.

Joanne K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our tour guide Andy picked us up at our downtown hotel. He was right on time. He was very friendly and personable. Our tour was to Cascade Gorge and wine country. Andy was very knowledgable and helpful! The tour was awesome. It lasted about six hours for a group of eight people. My daughter age 36 and I found it very enjoyable! I would recommend it highly!

Brynt E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This tour was an amazing value! My best friend and I decided that for the money, given our lack of time to plan something comparable, why not? it was a good choice!

We were able to not only see all of the waterfalls in the area, but were also able to tour the local wine selection. It was a tremendous value because our tour guide, Bri was extremely knowledgable about everything from the geography and geology, to local neighborhoods, real estate trends, attractions, dining and more! She definitely got-our-goat!

The tour was also a great way to experience the waterfalls with other interested individuals, this made for great conversations and camaraderie. Friends from all over the US!

Sites: 5 stars So many waterfalls
Food: 5 stars Lavender cookies!!
Wine: 5 stars Love the mild Syrah
Company: 5 Stars Lovely people

Thanks again Bri for making this such a memorable experience!

Timothy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour is incredible! Our tour guide, Stephanie, had a degree in horticulture and had worked at wineries, so she was knowledgeable about the landscape as well as aspects of winemaking. The tour was a perfect half-day getaway, a taste of the outdoors without a lot of hiking, and ending with two wine tastings at two different wineries. She even provided hot coffee and tea and snacks after we explored the waterfalls. At our second stop, she had a nice tray of cheese, nuts, and ctackers. The van was spacious and comfortable. This tour is a absolutely worth the money!

Julie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide/driver Aaron was great!!! It was the perfect combination of local knowledge and history with beautiful sights and two great wine stops! Would recommend this for anyone visiting the Portland area!

Patricia F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I really enjoyed by trip to the Columbia Gorge Waterfalls and to the two vineyards we went to. We also had time to stop at an apple stand and taste different apples and cider. Brad was the tour guide and he is the nicest guy. Also very knowledgeable about the history and the area. I was the only one on the tour, so I was very happy they didn't cancel on me and gave me the whole tour just as if there was a crowd. Highly recommend this tour.

Hazel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Tour guide really knew their subject and was very informative. Scenery was breath taking and wine went over very well

Veronica Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

I definitely would recommend this tour. Stephanie, our tour guide, was wonderful from the time she picked us up at the hotel and throughout the tour. Her experience with the falls and love of the Portland was greatly appreciated.

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