8:00 am to 6:00 pm
We visit the Gorge year-round.
We’ll text/call you the day before your trip to schedule your pickup! See more about pick-up & drop-off below.
Our small group tours from Portland accommodate a maximum of ten travelers.
You’ll travel in a comfortable Mercedes Sprinter or new Ford Transit van.
$199 per person.
Private trips are available – see details below. Give us a call or send us a note to find out more.
We have the best guides in the Pacific Northwest. They’ll bring plenty of food and drink, pay all entrance fees, and bring any gear you might need.
Columbia Gorge Day Tour Details
⭐ Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at your downtown accommodations (hotel, AirBNB, rental, etc.).
⭐ A local, TripAdvisor 'Hall of Fame' naturalist guide. We guarantee you'll love your trip leader!
⭐ No additional charges during your day. We cover everything you'll need during our tours (meals, drinks, entrance fees, permits, wine tasting fees, fuel, etc.).
⭐ A morning snack. We generally bring French-pressed coffee, tea, and bakery!
⭐ A gorgeous local picnic. We even bring linens, plates, silverware, for a not-so-rustic picnic-style lunch. Our offerings change frequently/seasonally - but often include turkey, ham, or vegetarian sandwiches, a grain or pasta salad, and hot soup. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions - we can accommodate most needs if we're aware of them prior to 24 hours of your tour start.
⭐ Plenty of readily-available snacks, water, sparkling water, and more throughout the day.
⭐ Comfortable transportation in brand new Ford Transit vans or Mercedes Sprinter vans. Most of our vehicles are built for 15 people - we only open ten seats per trip to leave plenty of space.
⭐ Additional warm clothing is available upon request.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION - COMING THIS WEEK
From here, the course of your day can go so many ways. Your guide will combine group preferences, weather considerations, mixed access & highlights, crowd avoidance, and more to create a lovely day. No two trips are the same! We're extremely likely to change wineries from day to day to give you the best possible experience.
Downtown Portland Pick-ups:
Approximate Pick-up Start time: 7:30a
Downtown Pick-up End time: 8:00a
When booking, be sure to provide the phone number where we can reach you during your travels. Let our team know where you're staying and we'll do everything we can to make your pick-up as easy as possible. We’ll connect the day prior to your tour to confirm details. If you’re staying outside of downtown, our default downtown pick-up location is at the Hotel Monaco (506 SW Washington St.).
Are you looking to make your Portland Columbia Gorge tour even more intimate and comfortable? We offer beautiful private tours led by the Northwest's best field educators.
To inquire about private trip dates, give us a call!
⭐ 1 person: $1000/person
⭐ 2 people: $600/person
⭐ 3 people: $433/person
⭐ 4 people: $350/person
⭐ 5 people: $300/person
⭐ 6 people: $263/person
⭐ 7 people: $232/person
⭐ 8 people: $216/person
⭐ 9 people: $200/person
⭐ 10 people: $188/person
⭐ 11 people: $177/person
⭐ 12 people: $169/person
Please contact us for groups larger than 12 travelers for a custom quote. Groups larger than 12 generally require a second van, second guide, etc.
Learn about the lava flows and colossal floods that shaped this breathtaking landscape and fostered its agricultural abundance.
Embark on short interpretative nature walks around 2 other waterfalls such as Latourell Falls, Starvation Creek, Wahkeena Falls, or Horsetail Falls.
Feel the spray of the 620-ft-tall Multnomah Falls from Benson Bridge (Multnomah Falls access is sometimes restricted following the 2017 wildfires; we will make every effort to include it).
Experience the history of the treacherous Oregon Trail at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.
Admire Native American pictographs and petroglyphs at Columbia Hills State Park (Apr – Oct).
Enjoy a local lunch in the town of Hood River, or a picnic lunch al fresco (included in the price).
Columbia Gorge Day Tour from Portland – Traveler Testimonials
Here is what recent travelers have said about our Columbia Gorge tours: