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Hike waterfalls, eat lunch, taste wine

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Experience hosted by Edwin

8 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

It's simple: every good day in Oregon begins with a hike. And these particular good days continue with locally-made lunch and some of the nation's best wines.

On this experience we approach Oregon's vineyards and wineries through the Columbia River Gorge: the spectacular corridor of waterfalls and expansive views, and with an active approach that gets us all out into the forest before relaxing with wine in the afternoon.

We will start in inner SE Portland, at our shop. We'll drive to the Columbia River Gorge, stopping at a viewpoint to discuss the geology and climate that will serve as context for our hike, and creates the conditions that make Oregon's wine so interesting. We'll compare the AVA (wine growing region) we're about to enter with the one that gets most attention, the Willamette Valley; all with the rocks and rivers before us as our textbook.

From here, we'll visit a few waterfalls, and hike 2-3 miles with some elevation gain (3-5 km), taking time to breathe deeply in the forest; we'll need this experience later for wine tasting!

For lunch, we'll stop at a favorite in Cascade Locks: the best smoked salmon chowder, made with native-caught fish (vegetarian/vegan lunches available). Another beautiful 30-minute drive takes us to two wineries nestled in a lush fruit-growing region. We'll taste a variety of wines before driving back to Portland in time for dinner!
Other things to note
Oregon's wineries have no dress code, so feel free to dress comfortably for outdoor adventuring, including bringing layers (more is better than not enough) and shoes that can handle mud and uneven terrain. We have backup rain gear and water bottles if you forget yours at home!
It's simple: every good day in Oregon begins with a hike. And these particular good days continue with locally-made lunch and some of the nation's best wines.

On this experience we approach Oregon's vineyards and wineries through the Columbia River Gorge: the spectacular corridor of waterfalls and expansive views, and with an active approach that gets us all out into the forest before relaxing with wine in the afternoon.

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What's included

  • Food
    Smoked salmon chowder, or vegan/vegetarian equivalent (please notify us!)
  • Drinks
    Tasting flights at two wineries
  • Transportation
    Transportation in our comfortable Mercedes Sprinter vans (or equivalent for...
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/ person
Fri, Dec 18
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
$165 per person
$165 per person
Sun, Dec 20
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
$165 per person
$165 per person
Sun, Dec 27
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
$165 per person
$165 per person

Meet your host, Edwin

Host on Airbnb since 2012
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I'm Edwin, co-founder of Portland Urban Adventures, and together with partners & guides Sarah, Evan, and Jeri will host the experiences.
I grew up in the Pacific NW, and have been exploring this beautiful, dramatic landscape my whole life. There is so much more to discover -- and I love discovering it with my guests. I'm a photographer, and together with my writer partners, we design these tours as a movable narrative.

We have decades of experience guiding hiking, bicycling and scenic tours in the Columbia Gorge, as well as wilderness readiness training and education in the botany and geology of this place. We have taken the best parts of our 1000s of visits and applied it to what we do here. In the Gorge, we will visit can't-miss highlights -- like Multnomah Falls -- but we will also take you beyond. More: @ portlandurbanadventures
I'm Edwin, co-founder of Portland Urban Adventures, and together with partners & guides Sarah, Evan, and Jeri will host the experiences.
I grew up in the Pacific NW, and have been exploring this beautiful, dramatic landscape my whole life. There is so much more to discover -- and I love discovering it with my guests. I'm a photographer, and together with my writer partners, we design these tours as a movable narrative.

We have decades of experience guiding hiking, bicycling and…
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Where you'll be

The location for the entire tour, once we leave Portland in our lux transportation, is the Columbia River Gorge. Famous for its viewpoints, waterfalls, temperate rainforest hikes, salmon-filled river, and fruit-growing region, we'll sample it all! The day will include a morning with a view, a hike to visit a hidden waterfall, lunch in the salmon fishing epicenter, and wine at a few of the best Columbia Gorge wineries in Oregon.

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4 available
  • Fri, Dec 18
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    $165 per person
  • Sun, Dec 20
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    $165 per person
  • Sun, Dec 27
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    $165 per person
  • Sun, Jan 3
    9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    $165 per person

Activity advisory

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Know your comfort level
Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes for the season, including layers

Hiking boots or trail running shoes, or comfortable equivalent