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Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

1. Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour to discover the beautiful landscapes of the wine-growing regions near Portland. After pickup at your accommodation, travel through the verdant landscape of Willamette Valley, known for its hazelnuts, berries, Christmas trees, and Pinot Noir wine. Continue to the foothills of the western Cascades and ascend to the treeline on Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon. Spend an hour at the historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression. Explore the interpretive displays, go hiking, or play in the snow, even in summer.  Afterward, drive to Hood River Valley to arrive at the first winery on the tour. Eat a farm-to-table lunch while enjoying a wine tasting at a boutique vineyard with a view of Mount Hood. Learn about wine production in the region and visit 1 other winery in the Columbia Gorge or Columbia Valley areas.  Travel through the Columbia Gorge and admire the towering basalt cliffs, before stopping at Multnomah Falls. Explore the tallest waterfall in Oregon during the 30-minute stop, where you can walk up to the Benson Bridge, visit the interpretive center, or peruse the gift shop. Afterward, you’ll head back to Portland to be dropped off at your hotel.

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Cascade Locks: 2-Hour Columbia River Gorge Dinner Cruise

2. Cascade Locks: 2-Hour Columbia River Gorge Dinner Cruise

Take your favorite person to a romantic dinner on the beautiful Columbia Gorge as you learn about the area in the historical Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler boat in Cascade Locks, Oregon. Start your experience with the meal service which includes freshly-baked bread, a house salad, your choice of a plated entrée, and a house dessert. For the plated entrée, you will have a choice onboard between poultry, beef, vegetarian, or seafood. During the meal, take in the sights on the Columbia River while the captain narrates the history and folklore that makes the gorge so unique.

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Portland: Private Columbia Gorge Waterfalls Scenic Air Tour

3. Portland: Private Columbia Gorge Waterfalls Scenic Air Tour

In September 2017, the Columbia River Gorge experienced a landscape changing wildfire that ravaged much of the area east of the popular Multnomah Falls. Areas that were once a lush and vibrant green quickly burned leaving scars for miles, leaving many to wonder if this natural wonderland would ever be the same. Yet, in spite of the mosaic burn, the beauty of the Gorge remained, and the force of the waterfalls continued. With some of the hillsides and ridges all but destroyed, the stubbornness of nature is clear as you fly above thousands of acres of trees seemingly untouched by the heat and fury of the flames. Fly over the Columbia River, past dozens of permanent and seasonal waterfalls, and see why this gorge is cherished by so many.

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Cascade Locks: Columbia Gorge Sunday Brunch Cruise

4. Cascade Locks: Columbia Gorge Sunday Brunch Cruise

After boarding in Cascade Locks, you will be taken to your private table. The first half of the experience is the meal service where you will enjoy a plated brunch where we keep the coffee and the champagne flowing. The brunch will consist of breakfast, lunch, and dessert items. During the last half of the cruise, there will be narration provided of the sites being passed. You will have a dedicated server at any point during the cruise they will be able to help you make sure it is an amazing experience.

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From Portland: Columbia Gorge Hike and Winery Lunch

5. From Portland: Columbia Gorge Hike and Winery Lunch

Hike the forests and steppes of the Columbia Gorge, discover the natural and cultural history of the area, and get intimate with the most climatically diverse wine region in the USA on this small-group tour. Together with the other members of your group, learn about the history, terroir, and character of Columbia Gorge wine from your wine industry-honed interpretive guide. This day trip is a customized tour of up to 15 km of hiking, depending on the physicality of the group, 2 tasting room visits, and a visit to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum. In the morning, travel east of Portland as your guide takes you through the dramatic cliffs, terraces, and monoliths of the Columbia Gorge, a sea-level passage through the Cascades, containing the highest density of hanging waterfalls in the world. Stop at a fruit stand or fish stand for a bite to eat if you wish. After spending the morning hiking this sublime landscape, stop for lunch at a boutique winery, where you can taste wine in a historic building with a fascinating story. After lunch, visit the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, where you can peruse the interpretive displays for more in-depth information on the natural and cultural history of the Columbia Gorge. Afterward, wander through the valleys, terraces, and synclines of the Columbia Gorge wine region, passing through charming little villages, while making another stop at a unique winery. Finally, head back to Portland and get dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Cascade Locks

Wonderful trip - and Marcus was one of the best guides we have had on any tour. He set the tone well in introducing our other fellow day trippers, was Incredibly knowledgeable without talking non stop, had a great sense of humor, and he clearly knows the right spots to visit. As for the 2 wineries? Small, boutique and great tastings along with a lovely charcuterie lunch, and as Marcus has worked at a winery in another ‘past life’(!) he added to that experience too. Perfect day, as was the weather although that was outside of Marcus’ skill set!! Thankyou!

In spite of the rain, we enjoyed a delightful cruise and the dinner was delicious and it was plentiful! The info the Captain was giving was hard to hear but when I did catch a little it was very interesting. I would recommend this cruise to anyone! Katie was our server and she was the best!

Wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning. Food was pretty good, sparking wine flowed, and the scenery was stunning. Just the right amount of narration. Definitely worth the time and money to do this.

Everything went as advertised. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. I would recommend this tour without reservation.

We had a great evening. Eight of us went together. The food was excellent and the weather was great. It was money well spent!