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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

  • 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
Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland
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Columbia River Gorge Tour from Portland

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.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited 3 waterfalls and had short hikes. Perfect for a grandmother and two 11-year-olds. Pete was very personable and told us many interesting facts.

Thank G P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter was the best tour guide ever!

My family of 4 has never been to Oregon before. Peter was very quick to get back to us to book the Gorge tour. His communication and details were excellent. Peter was the best tour guide I have ever had. I have been on several...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed June 14, 2018 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

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Reviewed May 20, 2018
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 May 11, 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
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Response from ABPeiffer | Reviewed this property |
Our group was only 4 when we went and it was a van size vehicle. Very comfortable and easy ride.