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Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland - with unbiased reviews

Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland

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Overview
Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. We will drive along the oldest scenic highway in the US, stopping at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, a historic lodge, and the famed Bonneville Dam Sturgeon viewing center.
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877 SW Taylor St
877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USAWe pick up at one of the corners of Director Park, located at the cross-streets of SW 9th Ave and SW Taylor St. The guide will aim to pull up across the street from Starbucks and in front of a restaurant called Pastini.
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    Director Park
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    Vista House
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Latourell Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Multnomah Falls
    Stop: 25 minutes -
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    Bonneville Hatchery
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Director Park
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You'll end at
877 SW Taylor St
877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USAWe pick up at one of the corners of Director Park, located at the cross-streets of SW 9th Ave and SW Taylor St. The guide will aim to pull up across the street from Starbucks and in front of a restaurant called Pastini.
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What to Expect
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).
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Important Information
Departure Point
877 SW Taylor St, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transportation in a luxury vehicle
  • Local and friendly guide
  • Snacks and drinks
Exclusions
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Locally sourced hazelnuts are served complimentary during the tour. Please contact the tour provider if you have a nut allergy.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Venture37138374193 wrote a review 1 Dec
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Jesse was wonderful. An edifyer & very easy voice to receive taking personal ownership. As a new citizen of Oregon for 2.5 years, employee in the Engineering/Operations department for T-Mobile Oregon & S. Washington, i needed basic info as well as specific stats regarding our
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TexasmaninColorado wrote a review Nov 2019
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I highly recommend this tour and group. Ask for Will, specifically, you won't be disappointed. He was awesome. Super helpful and knowledgeable. He was full of little interesting facts - who knows if they are true - that's not the point, it was entertaining. The falls are
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Date of experience: November 2019
Alice M wrote a review Nov 2019
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Will was our guide and he was 5 star. He was very informative and pleasant. The warm drinks were cozy and the snack was a very nice touch. The scenery was absolutely incredible . Would definitely recommend it to get an overview of Oregon’s magnificence.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Deyaneira G wrote a review Nov 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was really nice. Got to see all the waterfalls. The vista house was beautiful, although it was windy we enjoyed the view.
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Eric M wrote a review Nov 2019
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We couldn't have been happier with the timing of the tour, the deep knowledge of our guide, the delicious roasted hazelnut snacks provided, and the incredible falls we saw. A+ all around!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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  • Duration: 4h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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