Guided tour

From Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Activity provider: Wildwood Adventures
Guided tour

From Portland: Columbia Gorge Waterfalls Tour

Activity provider: Wildwood Adventures
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From US$ 79 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed natural scenic reserves, on a small guided group tour in a luxury passenger van.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Discover several waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge
  • Enjoy a fully narrated tour with your informative and professional guide.
  • Visit “Herman” the sturgeon at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery
  • Drive along the scenic Columbia River Gorge Historic Highway
Full description

Discover the scenic beauty of the Columbia River Gorge on a small group tour with an expert guide in a luxury passenger van. Explore Columbia River National Scenic Area stopping at several picturesque waterfalls typical of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Depart from downtown Portland and drive towards Troutdale, known as the Gateway to the Gorge. Enjoy the journey along the Historic Columbia River Highway, the first planned scenic roadway in the United States. Arrive at Crown Point Vista House, an overlook that sits high above the Columbia River.

From there, continue along the historic highway deep into the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Arrive at the first waterfall of the day, the dramatic Latourell Falls, which plunges 249 feet over a massive wall of columnar basalt. 

Proceed next to the grand Multnomah Falls, which plummets to the ground from 620 feet in two major steps. Explore the Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge and stand on the easily accessible viewing platform that offers a full view of the Benson Bridge and cascading falls beyond. Next, visit the Bonneville Fish Hatchery and take a short walking tour of an impressive hatchery and sturgeon viewing center. You will also meet the local celebrity: “Herman” the sturgeon. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Portland via the Columbia River scenic route.

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  • Guide
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The general tour pick-up and drop-off location will be in Director Park in downtown Portland, at the corner of SW Taylor and SW 9th directly in front of a restaurant called Pastini. This location is easily accessible via the public transit system (MAX line, streetcar, and bus) and is also within walking distance of most downtown hotels. If you are arriving by car, there is a convenient public parking garage near Director Park called SmartPark Garage.

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Jacket
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Child safety seat
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • - This is a small group tour in a luxury passenger van
  • - This tour gives you the opportunity to walk on well-maintained trails, though it is not required. Typically, the furthest distance you will walk at one time during the day is half a mile round trip.
  • - Some trails, paths are graded, but only slightly or for a short distance
  • - Service animals are allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 40 reviews

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I went on this tour with my sister as a local, she was visiting from out of town. It was entertaining and I think that it was well worth the experience. Even though I have been to the gorge before, it was nice to learn some facts and background that I did not know.

November 18, 2022

Our guide I think his name was Michael was very informative and knew a lot about the history of the local area. He kept the tour very interesting and was helpful answering questions I had . He even dropped us off at our Hotel instead of the pick up point . I really appreciated that so we didn’t have to do the 20 minute walk back .

October 12, 2022

This tour is a must see. The MULTNOMAH FALLS is absolutely stunning. The whole tour was perfect. Out tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable with this History of the area. We took the half day tour and at 67, was able to keep up which I was worried about but did it. Highly recommended!!❤️❤️

October 10, 2022

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