White Salmon Whitewater & Columbia Gorge Wine Tour from Portland

Full-Day Tour from Portland, Oregon:

Columbia Gorge Whitewater Rafting and Wine Tasting Tour

Experience the best two Northwestern states have to offer: tackle famous White Salmon River whitewater in Washington – then dry off & relax with amazing, hand-crafted Oregon wine!

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You’ll head east from Portland and cross the border into Washington State to float down the exciting White Salmon River, one of our favorite sections to paddle in the entire Northwest, with professional river guides.

The White Salmon River on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge is a small river that punches well-above its weight with dozens of rapids packed into 2.5 hours on the river. The spring- and glacier-fed river plunges over Husum Falls on its way to join the mighty Columbia River in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Get your workout in, then we’ll dry off, change clothes, enjoy lunch, and make our way to Hood River, OR. A picnic lunch awaits before we head off into the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and two lovely local wineries to discover the diversity of the region’s wine production. The area’s micro-climates provide for cool-climate white wines and pinot noirs, as well as bold sun-loving reds like cabernet, Malbec, Syrah, and more.

In an intimate setting, learn about local wine making, regional history, and the art of viticulture. Oregon’s booming wine industry and diverse AVAs are resulting in locally-crafted batches that are unique to the region – tasting is understanding.

After sufficiently experiencing Oregon wine – we’ll make our way back home (in time for dinner) via the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Don’t miss this pairing of outdoor sport and beautiful wines!

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In addition to our small-group Whitewater & Wine tours – we do offer beautiful private tours. For a private tour, see details and pricing below in the “Additional Details” section, send our team a note to arrange a date with the “Ask A Question” button above, or give us a call.

Key Details: Columbia Gorge Whitewater Rafting & Wine Tasting Tour from Portland

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‘Whitewater & Wine’ Tour Price: Adult (18+ years) $299. All-inclusive.
Youth (14-17 years) $249.

Tour Timing: 7:15a to 4:45p
July – October: Thursday, Saturday

Tour Group Size: Ten or fewer. Private trips are available (including trips for larger groups) in the summer months.

Hotel Pickups: Yes. We offer tour pickup at any downtown Portland location. We’ll text/call you the day before your trip to schedule your pickup! See more about pick-up & drop-off below.

‘Whitewater & Wine’ Tour Meals: A full lunch & all wine tastings. Snacks, water, sparkling water, etc. readily available all day.

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Whitewater Rafting & Wine Tasting Tour – Additional Details

Travel the scenic Columbia River Gorge and cross into beautiful Washington State.

Raft the exciting White Salmon River, a favorite in the region with Class II -Class IV rapids and a plunge over the Class V Husum Falls (water level dependent and optional–a portage is available if you’d rather not).

Watch the dramatic shift in climate zones right before your eyes as you travel between the cool forests of the western gorge and the hot dry sagebrush steppe of the eastern gorge.

Visit two wineries this afternoon, selected from the following: Analemma, Wy’East, Cathedral Ridge, Syncline, or Domaine Pouillon.

Relaxing picnic lunch included and served upon return from rafting.

Learn about this unique wine region characterized by its diversity of climates and locally-grown varietals.

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 (drinks, entrance fees, permits, wine tasting fees, fuel, etc.).

We provide all gear necessary for safety and comfort on the river (including PFDs, helmets, paddles, wetsuits & booties (as necessary), etc.)

A local picnic lunch, provided after paddling on the river. Usually includes a sandwich, chips, fruit, and soda or sparkling water. Inclusions change regularly and seasonally. Let us know if you have dietary restrictions - we can accommodate most needs if we're aware of them at least 24 hours prior to the start of your tour.

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.

7:00a - Downtown Portland tour pick-ups begin.

7:15a - Downtown tour pick-ups end.

9:00a – Arrive in the White Salmon River Valley and get geared up for rafting. Change into wetsuits and splash tops, and get ready for the short but dramatic walk to the river’s edge for our whitewater adventure.

9:30a - Raft the famed White Salmon River!

12:30p – After an exciting morning on the water, our picnic lunch will be served al fresco and family-style. On most tour dates, this lunch will be served at our first of two afternoon winery stops.

3:30p – On the route returning to Portland, explore the tallest waterfall in the region, Multnomah Falls.

4:45p - Approximate arrival back in downtown Portland.

Downtown Portland Pick-ups:

Approximate Pick-up Start time: 7:00a

Downtown Pick-up End time: 7:15a

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 whitewater tour and wine adventure 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: $1100/person

2 people: $625/person

3 people: $467/person

4 people: $388/person

5 people: $340/person

6 people: $308/person

7 people: $286/person

8 people: $269/person

9 people: $256/person

10 people: $245/person

11 people: $236/person

12 people: $229/person

Please contact us for groups larger than 10 travelers for a custom quote. Groups larger than 10 generally require a second van, second guide, etc.

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Portland Whitewater Tour – Traveler Testimonials

Here is what recent travelers are saying about our ‘Whitewater & Wine’ tours from Portland:

“Amazing rafting.”

This was a great way to spend the day! Brad, our tour guide, was super cool, knowledgeable, and courteous. The rafting was amazing with a great river guide. As a first time white water rafter, I couldn’t have asked for more. My girlfriend had gone several times before and loved it just as much as I did. I highly recommend this trip.

-Robert C.
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“Highly recommend!”

My wife & I were looking for a day trip from Portland, OR and decided to go with Evergreen Escapes after traveling with them from Seattle, WA. I believe that Portland is their only other location – travel with them wherever you can! Their team is awesome. Both trips went well-beyond expectation. I was a little nervous about the challenge of the paddling, but the river trip was definitely a highlight of our trip to the Pacific Northwest (we’re from WI). Our weather was great – we had big views of Mt. Hood & the Columbia River. Awesome day – highly recommend.

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“Great guide.”

We absolutely loved our tour. Spencer was the greatest. We could not believe the beauty of the valley. We had a truly great experience at the wineries we visited. Spencer went out of his way to make us comfortable. He even made fresh pressed French coffee in the middle of the woods for us all. We had a wonderful lunch and a great experience drinking wine without worrying about driving. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who has not experienced the the beauty of Oregon.

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“Highlight of our trip.”

This tour was the highlight of our trip. It was nice to get out of the city for the day. Our tour guide, JD, was prompt to picking us up and awesome. There were only 10 of us so it was very nice and intimate. This tour exceeded our expectations. The coffee, snacks and lunch were great. You only need to bring your camera, they take care of everything. This tour was worth every penny!

-Samantha F.
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