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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

  • Get out into nature and see native wildlife on a variety of short hikes
  • See five towering waterfalls and learn about Oregon’s natural history
  • Great photo-ops of the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding cliffs
Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland
From US$65,00
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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland
From US$65,00

Venture east of Portland and immerse yourself in nature on this small-group tour of the Columbia River Gorge, designed for people who want to get out of the city and see one of the country’s most scenic areas. Leave the driving and logistics to your guide while you learn about the region’s natural and geological history, and see one of the tallest waterfalls in the United States.

What to Expect

Choose from a morning of afternoon tour and start with a pick-up from your hotel or any location within a 5-mile radius of Pioneer Courthouse Square.

The journey begins with a scenic drive on Highway 84, stopping at the Bonneville Lock and Dam to view the fish ladder and local Icon: Herman the 10-foot sturgeon.

Continue along the Historic Columbia River Highway where you see many large and small waterfalls along the route. 

Next, stop at Horsetail Falls, and Multnomah Falls, which is the highest continuously flowing waterfall in the country. You have time here for a short hike to the Simon Benson Bridge before continuing on to Shepherds Dell Falls, Bridal Falls, and then Latourell Falls where your guide leads you on another short hike.

Finally, visit Crown Point Vista House for sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge and great photo ops before returning to your departure point.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
not to be missed

We thought of doing the falls ourselves, however, were so glad we opted for this tour with Peter. We would have missed the history, flora & fauna of the falls. We even learned about salmon, native cucumbers, local spiders, marmots and local history of the...More

1  Thank sam a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great half day trip from Portland with a great company!

We had a great experience with Pete and his company, from when we booked to when he dropped us off back to our hotel. Pete (very smartly) recommended that we switch our booking form Sunday afternoon to morning as he suspected the waterfalls would be...More

Thank Allison T
Reviewed 11 May 2018
Highlight of our trip to Portland

A highlight of our girls weekend! Pete was so knowledgeable, friendly, and upbeat. He answered all of our questions skillfully and was able to identify so many kinds of formations and plants. There is no way we would have been able to get as much...More

Thank AKS1999
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Fantastic half day trip outside Portland

Oregon Tour Peter is an excellent guide to lead us to appreciate not only the Gorges, but also Portland / Oregon. We group of four highly recommend Peter for anyone who visits this area. And wish this family tour company a great success in the...More

Thank Funground1205
Reviewed 20 April 2018
Fabulous Insights Into the Gorge History, Scenery and Flora and Fauna

Thanks Pete for a fabulous tour of the Columbia River Gorge. This small group tour was full of information, including the history of the region and the geological changes that formed the gorge. We also learnt much about the various trees, plants, animals and birds...More

2  Thank pnhill123
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Response from AKS1999 | Reviewed this property |
It's a large van, with a small group.