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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

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
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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland
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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland
From US$ 65.00
Overview
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
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.
Reviews (73)
1 - 5 of 58 reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2018
Best Tour Ever

Just returned from our delightful afternoon tour of the Gorge. Our driver provided an extremely well informed stream of info as our tour unfolded, covering geology, local history and a host of other topics. As it turned, we were the only two people on this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank George_Moosie_W
Reviewed 1 December 2018
Informative and Beautiful Waterfall Tour

My brother and I had the privilege of going on a "private" tour with Peter. We greatly appreciate that he did not cancel our tour, even though it was just the two of us booked in for that day. Peter was extremely knowledgeable about the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lakeisha C
Reviewed 4 October 2018
Portland Pete's Waterfall Tour was Superb!

We had a private group tour with Pete, who we lovingly named, "Portland Pete". There were 15 of us in the group, and we all enjoyed Portland Pete's deep knowledge of the area, wildlife, and nature. I felt like his tour was more than just...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Excursion469751
Reviewed 4 October 2018
Beautiful tailored tour through the Columbia River Gorge with lots of waterfalls

We took the Columbia River Tour with Oregon Tours and it was absolutely wonderful! Pete was our guide and he gave us lots of history and interesting facts about the area. The falls we saw were just beautiful. We had a group of 14 people...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 15 September 2018
Highly Recommend a Tour with Portland Pete to the the Waterfalls

We had the pleasure of half day tour with Pete to the Oregon waterfalls and along the Columbia River. I'd highly recommend this knowledgeable Oregonian for your group tour to the waterfalls in the late Summer/early Fall when the skies were clear and the crowds...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Teresa B
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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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