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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

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Overview
A half hour east of Portland can be found the Columbia river Gorge, Multnomah falls and some of the most magnificent scenery in the country; skyscraper cliffs, giant sturgeon, and majestic waterfalls. During the last ice age, a cataclysmic event occurred, that left a lasting monument along the path of the mighty Columbia River. A great flood sheared away the land, leaving stone cliffs and water falls that form the world famous “Columbia River Gorge”. View the majesty from the Vista House atop 800 foot sheer rock cliffs, see Multnomah Falls, the second tallest year round waterfall in the country, or witness the free-falling splendor of Latourell Falls. In the autumn, witness salmon spawning in nearby Eagle Creek.
Highlights
  • Get out into nature and see native wildlife on a variety of short hikes outside Portland
  • See five towering waterfalls and learn about Oregon’s natural history
  • Great photo ops of the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding cliffs
  • Convenient round-trip transport from downtown hotels and other locations
What to Expect
This tour is conveniently offered in both the morning and afternoon. Start with hotel pickup or any location within a 5-mile (8-kilometer) radius of Pioneer Courthouse Square. Enjoy a scenic drive along Highway 84, stopping at the Bonneville Lock and Dam to view the fish ladder and its most famous local resident: Herman, a 10-foot sturgeon. Continue on the Historic Columbia River Highway in search of many large and small waterfalls along the route. At Horsetail Falls and Multnomah Falls, which is the highest continuously flowing waterfall in the country, stop and enjoy the scenery. You have time here for a short hike to Simon Benson Bridge before continuing on to Shepperds Dell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Latourell Falls, where your guide leads you on another short hike. The final part of the tour includes a visit to Crown Point Vista House for sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge for great photo ops before returning to your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Centrally located downtown Portland hotels or within a five mile radius of Pioneer courthouse square
*If outside of five mile radius, pickup will be at Pioneer courthouse square.
Departure Time
1:00 PM
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 14 people per booking
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our tour guide was Pete. He picked up myself and my teenage daughter from our hotel. We seen 3 AMAZING waterfalls! He took the time to explain the historical information about each site! He knew exactly which trails to go up, and where to take...More

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OregonTourCo, Owner at Oregon Tour Co., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are SO glad you had a great visit. Thank you for choosing us, and again for taking a moment to leave a kind review :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peter was a great guide. Knowledgeable, pleasant, responsive. Easy pace. Plenty of falls to see. Great to just ride and not worry about traffic or parking

Date of experience: September 2019
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OregonTourCo, Owner at Oregon Tour Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for taking a moment to leave a review :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great tour. Very knowledgable tour guide and beautiful scenery. Very glad to have done it and learn some of the local history

Date of experience: September 2019
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OregonTourCo, Owner at Oregon Tour Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We appreciate you for taking a moment to leave a review :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peter was an excellent tour host! I’m confident we would not have seen near as much without his expert guidance. He is extremely knowledgeable about the falls and terrain and history of the gorge. We had an amazing afternoon!

Date of experience: September 2019
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OregonTourCo, Owner at Oregon Tour Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Excellent! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for taking a moment to leave a review :)

Reviewed 6 September 2019

Our family held a reunion in Portland and my cousin looked into some tour options to do while we were there. We’re so glad she found the Oregon Tour Co. Peter picked us up for our Columbia River Gorge tour at our hotel. The large...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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OregonTourCo, Owner at Oregon Tour Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our guides really love this area, and it shows! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We appreciate you for taking a moment to leave a review :)

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Our group was only 4 when we went and it was a van size vehicle. Very comfortable and easy ride.
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