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Iconic Oregon Waterfall Tour & Top Guide

Portland, United States

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Experience hosted by Adam

3.5 hours
Includes transportation
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Meeting in Portland, we head east to the mythical Columbia Scenic Gorge, a jaw-dropping forested canyon located between Mt. Hood and St. Helens, for at least four falls in four hours, including Multnomah Falls! Over 600 feet and running year-round, this is Oregon's most famous, but you may like Horsetail, Wahkeena or Latourell even more! Plus, we drive the Historic Columbia Highway--an engineering marvel and America's first official scenic by-way--curving and cliff-hugging past Multnomah Lodge, Vista House, and Chanticleer Point for more epic views from above! We will visit a campsite of Lewis & Clark, Sacagawea, York and the Corps of Discovery. We'll wind along the fabled Union Pacific railroad through authentic old-town Troutdale, the "Gateway to the Gorge." And, we can pop into place that epitomizes Oregon culture--McMenamin's Edgefield Lodge, a historic building now refurbished and preserved as hotel, eateries, brewery, distillery, winery, garden, farm and Portlanders' favorite outdoor concert venue. This tour is as "Oregon" as it gets--your mind will burst with information, imagination and inspiration after this experience.

Ask about flexible start times, meeting places and larger groups. This tour is awesome all day, any season and weather!
Meeting in Portland, we head east to the mythical Columbia Scenic Gorge, a jaw-dropping forested canyon located between Mt. Hood and St. Helens, for at least four falls in four hours, including Multnomah Falls! Over 600 feet and running year-round, this is Oregon's most famous, but you may like Horsetail, Wahkeena or Latourell even more! Plus, we drive the Historic Columbia Highway--an engineering marvel and America's first official scenic by-way…

Adam's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Transportation
    Honda SUV
From $100
/ person
Tue, Jan 19
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$100 per person
$100 per person
Tue, Jan 19
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
$100 per person
$100 per person
Wed, Jan 20
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$100 per person
$100 per person

Meet your host, Adam

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 10 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm Adam "Thorn" Smith, lifelong Oregon resident and expert world adventurer! After three decades as teacher, travel writer, and tour guide--in 50 countries on 5 continents--I'm sharing my best secret, my home, Oregon. But, you'll want local know-how, and no one can show you Oregon like I do.

Above all, I value experiences. I love HISTORY, NATURE, and CULTURE, and I'm loaded with local facts, figures, fables and fabulous trivia that most Oregonians don't know! I have extensive experience teaching regional and global history, I continually research, and am convinced that you'll agree, Oregon is an incredible unknown treasure! For more on me, find Adam Thorn Smith on LinkedIn...feel free to connect!
I'm Adam "Thorn" Smith, lifelong Oregon resident and expert world adventurer! After three decades as teacher, travel writer, and tour guide--in 50 countries on 5 continents--I'm sharing my best secret, my home, Oregon. But, you'll want local know-how, and no one can show you Oregon like I do.

Above all, I value experiences. I love HISTORY, NATURE, and CULTURE, and I'm loaded with local facts, figures, fables and fabulous trivia that most Oregonians don't know! I have extensive exper…
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Where you'll be

Starting in downtown Portland, we will travel east thirty miles to the Columbia Gorge, then before returning north to Portland. Five waterfalls are planned, but could vary. As many extra sites and stops as possible will be included.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Steven
January 2021
Adam led an excellent tour. Got to see some awesome waterfalls and learned so much about Portland, Oregon overall, and some great hiking options around the state. He clearly loves what he does and is really high energy
Deanna
January 2021
Our tour with Adam was by far the most memorable experience during our time in Portland! Adams passion for Portland and Oregon history is radiating. If you are looking for the best tour guide in all of Oregon, look no further! Adam is your guy.
Our tour with Adam was by far the most memorable experience during our time in Portland! Adams passion for Portland and Oregon history is radiating. If you are looking for the best…
Ivy
January 2021
We had a great time traveling to each location! Adam took the best photos of us and had so much awesome info about the city and the state history! Adam was very kind!! Would totally do this again!
Kody
January 2021
We are so happy with our tour! Adam is very knowledgeable about the history and and the people! The whole ride was fun & Adam helped us with some amazing pictures! We definitely will book with him again!
Tiffany
November 2020
Best tour guide we have ever had. Adam knows so much about the area and is a great storyteller. Very nice guy, he took lovely photos for us, and was super duper enjoyable.
Shantell
November 2020
Super nice and accommodating and very informative and doh friendly! We had an amazing time! Worth every penny! He truly tries to personalize your experience.

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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 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.