Learn the ins and outs of the gorge while spotting for wildlife and hearing tales of historic grandeur, before visiting boutique wineries for sipping and learning about the art of viticulture.
Drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway, where you are greeted at nearly every bend of the road with a breath-taking view. Here we can take in a few of the 70 waterfalls found in the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area, including the second tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls. Opportunities for hiking, splashing, and photography abound, as trails to, under, and around these natural beauties provide ample access for every kind of adventurer. As we continue heading east, the wet forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest give way to Garry Oak, Ponderosa Pines, and other more arid vegetation, creating prime growing conditions for grapes. Nearing the town of Hood River we will embark on a tour of a few local wineries, each one unique and charming in its own way, and of course sample some of the boutique wines found only here in Oregon. The weather, views, and wines make for an unparalleled vineyard experience.
While we are between wineries your guide will tell the story of the land, both natural and cultural history, so that with each sip of wine you can begin to understand and experience a little more how the forces that shaped this incredible landscape have also shaped the wine in your glass, creating a terroir that can only be found in this secluded paradise. Some of the wineries we may visit include Marchesi, Hood River Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge, Wy'East Vineyards and Pheasant Valley. After our fill of excellent wines, it is back to Portland in time to enjoy the sites and sounds of the city!
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Pick-up at Downtown Portland Hotels
Drive to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (1.5 hrs)
Columbia Gorge Waterfalls
While making your way along the Columbia River, view basalt cliffs and other rock formations created by rivers cutting through the Cascade Mountain Range. You will even see a few of the 70 Columbia Gorge waterfalls including Multnomah Falls, the second tallest perennial waterfall in the US.
Drive to Two Local Oregon Wineries
Wine Tasting & Tour
As you near the Hood River, enjoy a tour of two local wineries, each unique and charming in its own way, and sample boutique wines found only in Oregon. You will learn how the weather and the landscape comes together to create such a delightful and tantalizing beverage.
Drive to Portland (1.5 hrs)
Price & Options
All children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian with them at all times.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
People 14 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Hiking shoes or boots
A valid government-issued photo ID is required to consume alcohol
Closed toe shoes
Change of clothes
Sweatshirt / light jacket
Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Due to the length of this tour, it is recommended to have a hearty breakfast or lunch prior to pick-up.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.
The tour guide has full discretion to refuse service to customers based on attire, behavior, physical fitness and condition.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
You can book a maximum of 10.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made between 6 business days (18:00:00 local time) to business days (18:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made after the booking confirmation date will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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