Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls

Portland Full-Day Tour: Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls

Just beyond Portland lies the stunning Willamette Valley wine region – boasting nearly 400 wineries and tasting rooms. Epic Silver Falls State Park is on the way!

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In the past two decades Oregon has become a world-class wine state, with 17 approved wine growing regions (AVAs) and more than 450 wineries producing 72 varieties.

Get the ultimate Oregon experience as you explore the incredible waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park and luscious pinot noirs of the Willamette Valley. Learn how these two Oregon treasures are linked by a fiery natural history while taking to the trails and tasting fine wine with your naturalist guide!

Start your morning in Oregon’s largest state park, Silver Falls. Breathe in the piney scent of an evergreen tree, pick salmonberries in the summer, and get gently misted by one of the Park’s glistening falls. Visit both the North and South Falls, walking with your guide along peaceful nature trails to experience these iconic natural wonders from different angles. Venture along a path that takes you behind the falls, where you can watch the water create a flowing curtain for the cave you’re standing in!

Spend your afternoon tasting pinot noirs and other fine wines in the intimate settings of three boutique wineries. Take in the rolling hillsides and serene vineyards of the Willamette Valley and learn how the terroir of the land influences the wine in your glass! In between tastings, you’ll enjoy Oregon’s culinary bounty with a fresh, local lunch at Left Coast Cellars on its sprawling and sustainability-forward estate.

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TIMING

8:30 am to 5:30 pm
We visit Willamette Valley Year-Round. 
We’ll text/call you the day before your trip to schedule your pickup! See more about pick-up & drop-off below.

GROUP SIZE

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.

PRICE

$199 per person.
Private trips are available – see details below. Give us a call or send us a note to find out more.

INCLUSIONS

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.

Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls 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 local winery lunch. In most cases, lunch is served at Left Coast Cellars, and includes a green salad and your choice of panini (weekdays) or a variety of wood-fired pizzas (weekends). 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.

⭐ Afternoon sweets, but not until the end of the day so as not to disturb your wine palate!

8:00a - Downtown pick-ups begin.

8:30a - Downtown pick-ups end.

9:30a – Arrive at Silver Falls State Park and make stops at two of the area’s most scenic waterfalls. With a walk of about 10 minutes, going down 75 stone steps, you’ll have the opportunity to view the waterfalls from the erosion-carved rock amphitheater behind the curtain of falling water. We'll stop to press coffee, make tea, and have a light snack, usually at the second of these waterfall stops around 11:00 am.

10:30a - You might start with a nice lower-elevation walk to get your legs moving after the commute. Down low there are big trees, gorgeous rivers, springs, waterfalls, and more! Your walk might be one to three miles.

12:30p - Arrive at the first of three winery visits that will carry you through the Willamette Valley wine country towards Portland. If the weather is good, enjoy lunch outdoors, provided by the team at Left Coast Cellars. In most cases, we’ll visit a winery in the Dundee Hills and another near the foot of the Chehalem Mountains.

6:30p - Approximate arrival back in downtown Portland.

Downtown Portland Pick-ups:

Approximate Pick-up Start time: 8:00a

Downtown Pick-up End time: 8:30a

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.).

Other Pick-ups:

We're happy to offer a pickup option en-route to wine country upon request. If you are staying in the Beaverton/Washington Square/Wilsonville areas you may find it advantageous to meet us at the Courtyard by Marriott Portland Tigard (15686 SW Sequoia Pkwy).

Are you looking to make your Portland wine tasting 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: $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.

Embark on interpretative nature walks around and behind waterfalls with your naturalist guide.

Taste 4-6 wines at each of three boutique wineries, such as Left Coast Cellars, Winter’s Hill, Lady Hill, Rex
Hill, Coelho, or Laurel Ridge (tastings included).

Learn how the landscapes of Silver Falls State Park were transformed from coastline to inland forests by
millions of years of volcanic activity

Experience the arts of viticulture, wine making, and sustainable farming.

Try the wine that made the Willamette Valley famous – pinot noir.

Savor a local lunch at the beautiful Left Coast Cellars estate (included in the price).

Made up of more than 9,000 acres of lush temperate rain forest, Silver Falls is often referred to as the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Park System.

Start your day in Silver Falls State Park. Moss and lichen give the environment an emerald glow and a steady stream of precipitation fuels its many iconic waterfalls.

Join your naturalist guide on a walk in the shadow of towering Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock trees as you explore the complex ecosystems that give life to the Park’s flora and fauna. You’ll learn about the fascinating natural history of this land, which endured lava flows and volcanic ash before it blossomed into the forest you see today! And of course we’ll bask in the spray of the many waterfalls that give Silver Falls State Park its name. The erosion of sandstone layers in the cliff sides has created cave-like impressions that let you actually walk behind some of the waterfalls for an unforgettable perspective!

After a morning experiencing the beauty of Oregon’s natural wonders, we’re off to the Willamette Valley for a taste of its culinary bounty and renowned pinot noirs. In just two generations, Oregon has become a world-class wine state with 17 approved wine growing regions (AVAs) and more than 700 wineries producing 72 varieties. On your Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls tour, we’ll visit three of the state’s best boutique wineries for an intimate and educational wine tasting experience.

Since there are so many outstanding Willamette Valley wineries, our itinerary rotates with each departure. Wineries that we may visit on your Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls tour include: Coelho Winery, Lady Hill, Left Coast Cellars, Winter’s Hill, Rex Hill, and Laurel Ridge Winery.

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