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Willamette Valley ‘Wine & Waterfalls’ Tour from Portland

Full-Day Tour from Portland, Oregon:

Willamette Valley ‘Wine & Waterfalls’ Tour

Just beyond Portland lies the Willamette Valley wine region – boasting nearly 400 wineries and tasting rooms. The stunning waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park are on the way there!

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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 on foot and tasting fine wine with your small group and TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’ guide.

Start your morning in Oregon’s largest state park, Silver Falls. Breathe in the scent of an evergreen forest, 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 relaxed 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.

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. Join us and find out why we’re so excited about Oregon wines!
  

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In addition to our small-group Willamette Valley 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: Willamette Valley ‘Wine & Waterfalls’ Tour from Portland

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Willamette Valley Tour Price: $210 per person. All-inclusive.
Must be 10 years & up.

Tour Timing: 8:30a to 5:30p
May – October: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Tour Group Size: Ten or fewer. Private trips available (including trips for larger groups).

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.

Willamette Valley Tour Meals: Gourmet lunch, local coffee & tea, snacks, water, sparkling water, etc. readily available all day.

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Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls Tour – Additional Details

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).

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

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.

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.

Willamette Valley Tour – Traveler Testimonials

Here is what recent travelers are saying about our Willamette Valley ‘Wine & Waterfalls’ day tours from Portland:

“A wonderful time.”

Jeff and Alexis organized a wine tour of beautiful Willamette Valley for our party of 8! We had a wonderful time and we were very impressed with their knowledge of wine country. The wineries visited gave us the best variety that Oregon wine country has to offer. We would plan another tour with them anytime! Thank you!!

-Miranda B.
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“Highlight of our week!”

My daughter and I had a spectacular day with Chris as our tour guide. It was one of the highlights of our week long trip to Oregon.
I cannot say enough great things about Chris and his knowledge about the geography, history, and current knowledge of wineries in the Willamette Valley.
Thank you for an amazing day as we saw this part of the country through your eyes Chris. We will be back and seeking you out to learn and enjoy more parts of Oregon. Thank you!

-Kathryn P.
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“Amazing rapport.”

Our guide Marcus was AMAZING – we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and had the fun of this trip with 8 other people. Marcus is SOOO very knowledgeable about not just wine, but the region, history and so much of the land. He had an amazing rapport with each of the wineries and the owners.

The waterfalls were just breaktaking and doing the hike down behind the North and South Falls was just such an amazing experience.

Lunch was delicious and I cannot say enough about the hospitality of the vineyards. My husband is converted to a white wine fan and we joined a wine club at one of the wineries so we get to relive this event 4 times a year when our wines are delivered to Ohio.
Bravo to Evergreen Escapes and especially to Marcus.

-Toni N.
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“First time to Portland.”

My husband and I had an amazing wine tour with our guide, Lawrence! He was a wealth of knowledge not only on the wine tour but about Portland. It was our first-time visit to Portland so he recommended places we should go and taste! And we did….great recommendations! The wineries that were chosen were superb! We ended up buying bottles of wine at each stop! Thank you Lawrence for an amazing tour!

-Harold R.
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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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