Top 20 Experiences in oregon
Half-Day Columbia River Gorge and Waterfall Hiking Tour
The 80 miles of the Columbia River Gorge’s steep rocky sides offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the world: pounding waterfalls, eagles, century-old trees, ferns, flowers, ancient rocks. This half-day of exploring and meditating on wonders with very short hikes and visits to overlooks and vistas will have you gasping in awe. We'll visit waterfalls and overlooks, selected by our guides to include both the most iconic, like the unmissable Latourell Falls, a stunning plunge-style falls that is one of the most iconic in Oregon, and the special. Depending on weather conditions, this could include a few small hidden waterfalls and another spectacular plunge-style falls with columnar basalt. We'll also tell you stories, not just of the geology and botany and the oft-repeated tales of pioneers and road-builders, but also the old stories we've learned, of gods and animal spirits and the Beaver princess tragically turned into a waterfall.
2.5-Hour Dinner Cruise Through Downtown Portland
The best way to dine in Portland, Oregon — on the Willamette River enhanced by dazzling city sights and lights. You'll enjoy an evening featuring Northwest cuisine (locally sourced and prepared fresh on board), live piano music and narration of the sights on the outer decks. This two and a half hour cruise on the Willamette River is perfect for Portland natives and newcomers alike. Vessel is subject to change.
Full-Day Guided Oregon Coast Tour from Portland
Visit the magical Ecola State Park and gaze at stunning views of the rugged and lush Oregon coast. Revel in the misty coastal rainforests which abound with wild berries, ancient Sitka Spruce trees, dozens of species of ferns and lichens and myriad other exotic species! Stroll through the quaint coastal town of Cannon Beach, known for its long stretch of sandy beach, Haystack rock, art galleries and boutique shopping. Travel along scenic Highway 101 stopping at secluded beaches along the way and enjoy the hearty Oregon surfers who brave the mighty Pacific! Look for gray whales, sea lions, seals, rare seabirds (Tufted Puffins!), bald eagles, ospreys, majestic herds of Roosevelt Elk and countless other beautiful examples of exciting fauna (& flora) throughout the day from windswept basalt cliff perches. This tour includes snacks, beverages, luxury van transportation and a naturalist guide.
Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River
See the natural wonders that line the Historic Columbia River Highway on this day trip from Portland to Mt Hood. With a guide, you'll be whisked to some of Oregon’s most spectacular sights, including Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge, as you learn about the area along the way. Stop by attractions like Timberline Lodge and Rowena Crest, and have free time for lunch in Hood River.
Morning Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
Visit the top attractions near the Portland, Oregon area on this guided, half-day tour. Spend an afternoon taking in some amazing views of Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Start along the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway. Some of the viewpoints in the area may include Portland Women Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls. Bring a camera to capture the indescribable views.
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
Species seen nowhere else in the world, dramatic basalt lava flows nearly a mile deep, and some of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls are a few of the sights that await you on this tour. Come experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States’ most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. We will drive along the oldest scenic highway in the US, stopping at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, a historic lodge, and the famed Bonneville Dam Sturgeon viewing center.
2-Hour Lunch Cruise Through Downtown Portland
Delicious Northwest cuisine and beautiful river views provide the perfect ingredients for a Portland lunch to remember. This two-hour cruise on the Willamette River is perfect for Portland natives and newcomers alike. Boarding: 11 am Cruising: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls and Mt Hood Tour from Portland
Follow the path of an ancient riverbed, carved by the last Ice Age, past the Bridge of the Gods, and explore the Windsurfing Capital of the World. In the afternoon, traverse Oregon’s fertile fruit valley on the way to the alpine top of a volcano, which boasts a title as the world’s 2nd most summited mountain in the world. Come along on this whirlwind journey to experience a selection of Oregon’s wonders.
Willamette Valley Wine Tour with Lunch
Join an all day Willamette Valley Wine Tour, and get a taste of the most decadent wines the lush Willamette Valley has to offer. Whether you are a wine tasting veteran or a newcomer, there is something for you. Our guides are second to none all with many years experience in the ways of the Willamette Valley and its many vineyards. They will usher you to 3 separate wineries over 7.5 hours, where you will have the opportunitie to taste the famous Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, and other varieties that are unique to the region.
Afternoon Half-Day Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland
Visit the top attractions near the Portland, Oregon area on this guided, half-day tour. Spend an afternoon taking in some amazing views of Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls. Start along the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway. Some of the stops in the area may include Portland Women's Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls. Bring a camera to capture the indescribable views.
Haunted Underground Shanghai Tunnel Tour with Brewery Tasting
This is the only tour in Portland that takes you underground in the Shanghai Tunnels. Under our restaurant and taproom is the largest intact area of the legendary Shanghai Tunnels, where we are the exclusive tour provider. Learn about Portland's dark history and hear stories about our resident ghost, Nina. Finish up with 3 tasters and 1 pint of our internationally award-winning beer. Named One of the Most Haunted Places in America by Conde Nast, USA Today, Thrillist, Cosmopolitan Magazine and more. Featured on The Travel Channel.
2-Hour Champagne Brunch Cruise Through Downtown Portland
Portland is known for its love of brunch — elevate your Portland brunch experience with a cruise on the Willamette River! Enjoy a 2-hour cruise through Portland and Milwaukie, Oregon, and all-you-can-eat buffet prepared fresh on board, hosted champagne/mimosas, live piano entertainment and a narration of the sights on the outer decks. We will make sure to keep the coffee and the champagne flowing, all you need to do is relax and take in the views. You will have a dedicated server at any point during the cruise they will be able to help you make sure it is an amazing experience.
Willamette Valley Character Winery Tour
We'll take you to 3 tasting rooms representing a variety of settings, wines, and personalities. Your guide will introduce you to the Willamette Valley AVA while camaraderie develops among your small group. You will be wafted away to wine country while we provide you with background on the history, terroir, and character of Willamette Valley wine. Your guide will feel out the desires of your group in selecting among the 500 Willamette Valley wineries, and specific requests may be accommodated. We'll wander through the rolling hills of multiple Willamette Valley sub-AVAs, passing through charming little villages, while making stops at some of the most unique boutique wineries. You'll visit vineyards and tasting rooms that stand out, not only for the views and the character of their wine, but the intriguing personalities (both human and canine) involved. Lunch is included, tasting fees are not.
Oregon Coast Day Trip: Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock
Spend a day along Oregon’s gorgeous coastline, filled with dramatic headlands, beaches and historical lighthouses on this tour from Portland. Walk on the beach in the quaint town of Manzanita, explore Short Sands Beach, enjoy spectacular views from Neahkahnie Point, and explore Cannon Beach, where you’ll explore tide pools at Haystack Rock and enjoy free time to peruse shops and art galleries.
Downtown Portland Airplane Tour
People love to look at the Downtown Portland skyline from the International Rose Garden, from the Eastbank Esplanade, or while driving past on I-5 through the city. There’s something special about this skyline, especially at night, that we all seem to love. In spite of the horrendous traffic, Portland is a beautiful city to look at, and even better when flying above and around it…especially at night! This Portland airplane air tour is a perfect and affordable way to check it out. **Please note that this flight has a weight limit of 500 pounds per group.
Portland Morning City Tour
More than just a basic Portland city tour, our half-day Portland City Tour will reveal the laid-back small city feel of this fun and thriving downtown. You will experience the best Portland sites including the International Rose Garden (seasonally), the World Forestry Museum (seasonally), the Oregon Society of Artists (seasonally), Pioneer Courthouse Square, NW 23rd (the best shopping area in Portland), the Pearl District, the South Park Blocks, the PSU Farmers Market (on Saturday AM tour only), and N. Mississippi (Monday-Friday & Sunday AM tours, and all PM tours). Today Portland is known as one of the world’s most environmentally conscious cities: a hub for farm-to-table eateries, alternative lifestyles, a large community of cyclists, and high walkability. Let our informative and entertaining Tour Guides show you the best the City of Portland has to offer.
Hike and Bike Tour to Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls
This is our favorite tour! One of the most unique experiences in the world, riding down the historic highway built for Model Ts with the spectacular Columbia Gorge unfolding beneath us. We transport our guests and bikes in comfortable vans, and our guides ride with our very small groups. You'll get personal attention and the safest experience we can provide. Like no other active tour of the gorge, we tell the stories that are just beginning to awaken from this place. Beyond the 180 years of pioneers and loggers, before the century-old highway, this was the land of people with a rich mythology. We tell the stories that have been told to us by the indigenous people as best we can. You'll visit waterfalls you will not see on other tours, with engaged hiking and a leisurely approach to the tour itinerary. We want you to enjoy yourself -- whether you are traveling alone or with a big group. Ages 13 and up. (We can accomodate much bigger groups traveling together, please reach out!)
Portland, Oregon City Tour!
Come explore the unique history and diverse culture of the entertainingly eccentric city of Portland! Enjoy a fascinating and informative narration by your local guide, highlighting the colorful past and present of Portland’s many historic churches, diverse modern architectural wonders, abundant city parks, bountiful boutiques and world famous culinary hot spots.
Portland's Only Underground Donut Tour
We've always had a passion for donuts, but only recently did we realize just how many others do too. And when looking around, we didn't see anything that truly celebrated donuts in all their glory, hence the Underground Donut Tour was born. This tour is for anyone who truly enjoys donuts. At each location, you'll be able to try a curated sample of one of that location's best donuts. Many locations offer vegan, gluten, or nut-free options, however, please make sure to let us know ahead of the tour, so we can make sure to highlight those specifically for you. Our tours include such favorites as Coco Donuts, Blue Star Donuts, Nola Doughnuts, Voodoo Doughnuts, and more. We also offer much more information about the route, the city, the stops, and more. We hope you can join us!
Half Day Private tour Waterfalls Hiking and Wine Tasting
There are over 90 waterfalls that flow in the famous Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and all within a short drive from Portland, OR. You would be remiss to not visit this natural wonder of the Pacific Northwest while visiting Oregon. First Nature Tours is an adventure-based outdoor travel company using naturalist-trained guides. We specialize in creating fully custome tours to meet the needs of your group combining luxury with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. There are multiple waterfalls at the Gorge and waterfall choice is dependent on group ability, time allotted, and weather conditions. Included in this price is a wine tasting and lunch. There are multiple options for wine (or brews if you prefer!) to choose from and we'll work with your group to select the best stop for a great drink. Lunch can be had at the wine tasting/brew tasting or can be picnic style! To discuss more ways this tour can be customized please reach out!