Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

Portland, Oregon, USA

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4 hours
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Highlights

  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Snacks and Beverages included

Overview

This is a half day tour. Please note, the tour route and sights may vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions. It is always our goal to provide you with the most interesting adventure possible.

Departing downtown Portland, we’ll head east along the Columbia River towards the quaint town of Troutdale, known as the Gateway to the Gorge. We will join the beautiful Historic Columbia River Highway, the first planned scenic roadway in the United States, and wind our way along the Sandy River to our first stop for the day: Crown Point. This famous overlook sits 733 feet above the Columbia River, atop the remains of a lava flow that swept through the Gorge around 14 to 17 million years ago! There, we will find 180-degree amazing views of the Columbia River Gorge and have time to explore the Vista House. This intricately designed observatory and museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

From there, we will again join the historic highway as we drive deeper into the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Our first waterfall for the day will be the dramatic Latourell Falls, which plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt. Depending on the season, a short .25 mile paved trail hike will be led to get a closer view of the falls.

The grand Multnomah Falls will be the next stop in our journey. Plummeting 620 feet in two major steps, Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon and second highest in the nation! There, we will explore the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge (a Cascadian style stone and timber lodge built in 1925) as well as the beautiful Multnomah Falls itself. During the gorge fire of 2017, the wildland fire crew fought tirelessly and ultimately saved this historic landmark. The easily accessible viewing platform offers a full view of the Benson Bridge and cascading falls beyond it.

Onward to Bonneville Fish Hatchery. There, we will spend about 20 minutes on a short walking tour of this impressive Fish Hatchery (the largest in Oregon) and Sturgeon viewing center! At the viewing center we will visit local celebrity: “Herman” the sturgeon. Herman is over 70 years old, 10-feet long, and 450 pounds!

Our journey will return us to Portland via the Columbia River scenic route (approximately 45 mins).

Information

Includes:
  • Transportation in a luxury vehicle
  • Local and friendly guide
  • Snacks and drinks
Excludes:
  • Gratuities (optional). If you enjoy the tour and would like to tip your guide, a 15-20% gratuity is suggested
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Meeting Point

Near Director Park in downtown Portland, corner of SW 9th Ave and SW Taylor St. (across the street from Starbucks cafe on Taylor St.)
Departure Time:
8:30am, 1pm, 2pm
Return Details:
Director Park
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