Our day trip will take you on a special journey; we’re going to have fun, eat well, walk in the woods, and introduce you to local winemakers at our favorite stops. You may join a few other explorers (at most ten guests) from all over the world. We’ll pick you up from downtown Portland at a stop convenient to you, then we head for the Gorge! Wind along the curvy corridor of the Historic Columbia River Highway with us, and stop to revel in magnificent river views while we learn about the lava flows and colossal floods that shaped this breathtaking area and fostered its agricultural abundance. We’ll ditch the van to explore the treasures of ‘Waterfall Alley’. Opportunities for walks among the trees, splashing, and photography abound, as the trails around these natural beauties provide ample access for every kind of adventurer. Hood River will offer us a chance to visit two local wineries, each unique and charming. Here we’ll sample boutique wines found only in Oregon, and learn about the art of viticulture.
Jeff, Jordan, Asia And Paul
We are nature guides in love with the Pacific Northwest! For us, it is more than a job; it’s a way of life. There is so much happening beneath the surface in these beautiful places we call home and we are incredibly passionate about helping connect you to it all through a rich and thoughtful journey. We aim for our tours to be the highlight of each guest’s travels, which comes through in the food we choose, the research we do pre-departure, and the way we adjust the day to your needs. It’s not always easy to immerse yourself in an experience—we’re here to make sure you get the most out of it.
Enjoy a local cheese and charcuterie plate, water and sparkling water, and healthy snacks available throughout the afternoon.
All tasting fees covered at two local boutique wineries.
You'll travel comfortably (a Mercedes Sprinter or new Ford Transit van) with your award-winning guide at the wheel.
Expert naturalist guide; the best in the Pacific Northwest.
Our guides work closely with Mother Nature, which makes every tour unique. Some of our favorite stops include: Women's Forum Viewpoint, Latourell Falls, Starvation Creek, Wahkeena Falls, Horsetail Falls, Cathedral Ridge, The Pines 1852 Winery, Mt. Hood Winery, and Wy’East Vineyards.
Explore Gorge Waterfalls & Taste Wine!