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    Private Hot Air Balloon Adventure for Two

    Got yourself thrown in the doghouse again, huh? Or maybe you're just that kind of romantic. In either case, there's nothing like several thousand feet of air beneath you to get the endorphins flowing! You'll be making memories to last a lifetime with your significant other in this private balloon ride designed for couples. Take in scenic Willamette Valley below and stunning mountain peaks in the distance. You'll be flying directly above Oregon's wine country, creating a romantic aerial setting over the rich vineyards that populate the fertile lands on either side of the Willamette River. As hot air balloons work by making themselves lighter than the air around them, you'll be in for a turbulence free ride. This makes it the perfect scene for an intimate gesture, and the chance to lift your relationship to new heights!
    Private Hot Air Balloon Adventure for Two

    1050 Commerce Pkwy, Newberg

    • Take off on a high-flying and heart-thumping balloon adventure for two over lush Willamette Valley
    • Capture stunning photographs of the grounds below and mountains in the near distance
    • Follow up your adventure by celebrating with a brunch buffet and champagne toast
    • Make a romantic gesture that will earn you some major relationship points
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    Hot Air Balloon Adventure

    Oregon is strange and beautiful. That makes it one of those places where you've just got to go with the flow. Let the wind carry you away on this scenic hot-air balloon ride over the state's burgeoning wine country. You'll be enthralled by the scenic Willamette Valley below and mountain vistas all around as you float languidly along. Since hot air balloons work by becoming lighter than the air around them, balloon rides are gentle and turbulence free. This makes for a serene escape that will leave you feeling inspired and rejuvenated. This opportunity is also the perfect chance to add some stunning aerial pictures to your photograph collection, flying low over the Willamette River and many vineyards that populate the fertile lands on either side. If you're looking for an genuinely thrilling experience, this is one adventure that isn't over inflated!
    Hot Air Balloon Adventure

    1050 Commerce Pkwy, Newberg

    • Take off on a high-flying and heart-thumping balloon adventure over lush Willamette Valley
    • Capture stunning photographs of the grounds below and mountains in the near distance
    • Follow up your adventure by celebrating with a brunch buffet and champagne toast
    • Indulge your intrepid side with an aerial excursion that will stay with you long after
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    Winter Willamette Falls Kayak Tour

    Get out and enjoy the nature of Oregon, that scenic adventureland, in this 90-minute kayaking tour up the Willamette River! Whatever your skill level with the paddle, you'll find yourself in good company during this guided tour, with all the attention you need to get going. Highlights of the tour include the historic Willamette Falls Locks, and of course the stunning falls themselves. You'll also have plenty of chances to observe local wildlife, both on land and sea. Don't let yourself miss out on this 90-minute kayaking adventure- when it's all over, with your head chock full of unforgettable scenic views, you'll be glad you came along!
    Winter Willamette Falls Kayak Tour

    1701 Clackamette Dr, Oregon City

    • Embark on a kayaking adventure up the central waterway of Oregon's Willamette Valley
    • Take in stunning vistas and catch sight of fish and animals
    • Get a light and relaxing upper body workout while paddling upstream
    • Make an inspiring escape into beautiful Oregon
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    Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour

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    This scenic tour from Portland takes you into Oregon's stunning wilderness to view Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy panoramic views from Crown Point and Visit House on the Columbia River Gorge Highway before descending down to Latourell Falls, dramatic Multnomah Falls and Bonneville Dam. Learn about the area from your guide and follow the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on the way back to Portland. This 4-hour tour showcases the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the incredible diversity of scenery at Portland's doorstep! Your tour departs from Pioneer Square in downtown Portland in the morning. Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and get ready for a beautiful 1-hour drive east to the Columbia River Gorge, which carves a spectacular corridor through the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington. This vast canyon and its surroundings are designated as a National Scenic Area to protect the natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Columbia River Gorge. This area is home to a spectacular combination of landscapes, rare plants, wildlife, farmland, ancient Indian rock art and other sites, many of which you'll discover on your tour. Traveling along the historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, enjoy your guide's informative narration as you admire sweeping views from hundreds of feet above the Columbia River, stopping for photo opportunities at Crown Point and Vista House. Then descend along the highway loops on your way to pristine Latourell Falls, where you'll stop for 20 minutes to view the falls. Continue past Wahkeena Falls to Oregon's most famous natural attraction, Multnomah Falls. This dramatic waterfall is the tallest in Oregon and the second-tallest in the US! Stop here for 25 minutes to admire the dramatic, multi-tiered waterfall that is famous for its views, walkways and Great Depression-era lodge. Next, view the Oneonta Gorge and Horsetail Falls on your way to Bonneville Dam, a national historic site in the heart of the gorge. During your 30-minute stop here, learn about the amazing engineering feat of the damn and fish ladder at the visitor's center and admire the dam from the outdoor viewing area. Return to Portland along the river-level route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Enjoy the unfolding panorama including Beacon Rock, Cape Horn and Rooster Rock, all sights first noted by the famous explorers over 200 years ago. You'll arrive back in Portland in the afternoon.
    Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour

    610 SW Broadway #305, Portland

    • Explore the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    • Visit several waterfalls including famous Multnomah Falls, the second-tallest in the US
    • Admire the amazing engineering feat of the Bonneville Dam and the fish ladder
    • Follow the route Lewis and Clark took 200 years ago and learn about the area's history from an expert guide
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Portland

    Looking for a way to turn Portland into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Portland. Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and takes you on a journey to see the best sights of the city. From the Arts district to Powell’s bookstore…as well as amazing stops in between, you will enjoy all that Portland has to offer. So put on your beanie and your boots, and get ready to smell the roses of the city as you discover one of the best things to do in Portland...play the game, see the sights and experience Portland in a whole new way.
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Portland

    Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland

    • Compete in a fun, interactive scavenger hunt around the city of Portland guided by your smartphone
    • Answer questions and complete challenges to guide you to your next location on the tour
    • Adventure by famous Portland landmarks such as Pioneer Courtyard Square and Portlandia
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    Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River

    There's nothing more freeing than hitting the open road while surrounded by spectacular views. That's exactly what you'll experience at the Mt. Hoot Day Trip. You'll get picked up from your hotel in Portland on a luxurious coach bus. You'll then travel along the Columbia river taking in all of the gorgeous views of Mount Hood, rolling valleys, and the majestic river itself. You'll also stop a couple of attractions along the way. You'll get to see four beautiful waterfalls as your journey continues and take lunch in picturesque town of Hood River. The bus will pick you up and whisk you away back to Portland. Feel the freedom that is the Oregon backcountry with this amazing tour.
    Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River

    Downtown Portland Hotels, Portland

    • See the natural wonders that line the Columbia River from Portland to Mt. Hood
    • Stop by Timberline Lodge and Crown Point Vista House, then have free time for lunch in Hood River
    • Learn about the history of the area from your friendly tour guide
    • Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a relaxing trip
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    Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland (PM)

    "Don't go chasing waterfalls; Stick to the rivers and the" -- Scruuurcshh (record skipping) Say what!?! TLC may have been the voice of a generation, but they got it wrong on this count. Chase waterfalls to your heart's content on this epic day long quest for the perfect fall. Experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States' most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves. You'll drive along the oldest scenic highway in the US and stop at sweeping viewpoints, flowing falls, and Multnomah Falls Historic Lodge. You'll check out all of the best waterfalls as you wind your way through the woods. Stop by Wahkeena Falls, the most picturesque waterfall in the valley because of its spectacular alluvial fan. Check out the dams spanning the Columbia River and head to a local fishery to meet Herman, the 10 foot, 450 pound sturgeon. Head back to Portland with your thirst for waterfalls quenched Warning-- No scrubs. Scrubs will get no love on this tour.
    Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls Tour from Portland (PM)

    815 SW Park Ave, Portland

    • Experience the grandeur of the Columbia River Gorge, one of the United States' most photographed Natural Scenic Reserves
    • Stop at Crown Point and look down on the Columbia River atop the remains of a lava flow that swept through the Gorge around 14-17 million years ago
    • Swing by Wahkeena Falls, said to be the most scenic waterfall along the historic highway
    • Enjoy a day of surreal beauty and plenty of waterfalls
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    Oregon Coast Day Trip: Astoria and Cannon Beach

    Spend a day along Oregon's gorgeous coastline, filled with dramatic headlands, beaches and historical lighthouses, on this tour from Portland. Visit the quaint town of Astoria, the site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies, and explore Cannon Beach, where you'll explore tide pools at Haystack Rock and enjoy free time to peruse shops and art galleries. You'll also learn about Oregon's maritime history and logging industry at two interesting museums with your guide. After pickup from your Portland hotel in the morning, travel by van or mini-coach north to Astoria, located on Oregon's western tip along the Pacific coast. First, visit the Astoria Column atop Coxcomb Hill, a historical site that was one of the first permanent American settlements west of the Rockies. Climb up the steps to the top and be rewarded with stunning views of the coastal town at the mouth of the Columbia River.

    You'll then visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, where you and your guide will browse historical exhibits offering interesting information about the region's many shipwrecks, lighthouses, early European exploration, commercial fishing and the Coast Guard.

    You'll also see different kinds of vessels, both life-size and models, indoors and out on the actual Columbia River, the major river of the Northwest that has been an important route for transportation and commerce.

    Afterward, enjoy free time for lunch in Astoria (own expense) before driving south along the coast to Cannon Beach, where you'll see Haystack Rock, a designated marine sanctuary full of tide pools. Enjoy more free time here to shop, walk along the beach, and explore the shops and art galleries that fill this vibrant, charming town.

    On our return, you'll stop at Camp 18, a historical logging museum that offers a glimpse into the history of Oregon's important timber industry. You'll be dropped off at your Portland hotel in the evening.
    Oregon Coast Day Trip: Astoria and Cannon Beach

    Downtown Portland , Portland

    • Travel along Oregon's beautiful coast and visit the charming coastal towns of Astoria and Cannon Beach
    • Admire views of dramatic cliffs, beaches, lighthouses, forests and the Columbia River on a relaxing drive
    • Walk up Coxcomb Hill to the Astoria Column, site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies
    • Learn about Oregon's maritime history and logging industry at two museums with your expert tour guide
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    Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland

    Thirsty? The Willamette Valley wine region, once known for its orchards and nurseries, has become one of the United States' premier producers of cool-climate varietals like pinot noir. Start your wine country tour with hotel pickup from downtown Portland and make your way, by minivan, to three wineries carefully chosen by your in-the-know guide. Portland is the perfect hub for exploring quiet roads through Oregon's wine country, with more than half of the state's five-hundred or so wineries located about forty-five minutes away in the nearby Willamette Valley. Take in beautiful vistas and gently rolling hills that give way to the expansive Cascade Mountains as you drive. You'll visit three of the area's top wineries and learn about the unique relationship between the valley's volcanic soils, elevation and protective microclimates -- ideal for producing pinot noir. Taste a select group of varietals that will please even the most discerning palate, from reds like syrah, cabernet Franc and cabernet sauvignon to award-winning chardonnay, barbera and riesling. After your wine-tasting experience, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off. Sip... Aaahhhhhhh
    Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland

    Downtown Portland Hotels, Portland

    • Explore scenic Willamette Valley with a friendly tour guide
    • Taste delicious wine from the local wineries
    • Learn about the history of the area and how it became known for its wine
    • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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    City Tour and Columbia Gorge Waterfalls Visit

    On this full-day tour, you'll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and the beautiful waterfalls of Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Along the way, learn about Portland's interesting history and modern-day culture from your guide. You'll be picked up from your Portland hotel in the morning and driven through downtown Portland to see sites such as Pioneer Courthouse Square, affectionately known as Portland's 'Living Room,' while learning about the city's history and modern-day culture from your guide.

    Learn about the final resting places of many prominent Oregon citizens, including governors and United States senators. Pass Portland's famous food carts, which sell a diverse range of cuisine, from Vietnamese to Greek to Polish.

    Catch amazing mountain views from beautiful Washington Park. Stop to walk through Pittock Mansion, a French Renaissance château listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and then continue to the Portland International Rose Gardens, where you can discover 550 varieties of roses on a leisurely stroll.

    Explore Portland's vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods such as Nob Hill, the Pearl District, North Mississippi, Alberta, North Portland, Vista Hills and Council Crest.

    Break for lunch (own expense) for an hour in Portland's famous food truck area before continuing to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, where views of stunning waterfalls await you.

    Your guide will explain how these waterfalls formed: the great flood of Lake Missoula propelled miles and miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, cutting through the Columbia River Gorge and covering the Willamette Valley. You'll see remnants of these geological forces as you explore the area and get up close to sites such as Bridal Veil Falls, Horse Tail Falls and Bonneville Dam. You can also walk up to the bridge that stands beneath Multnomah Falls.

    Your next stop is Crown Point Vista House, a marble-interior home built in 1916 and known for its scenic lookout points along the Historic Columbia River Highway. After your time here, you'll return to Portland.
    City Tour and Columbia Gorge Waterfalls Visit

    Downtown Portland, Portland

    • See all the best sights Portland has to offer on this guided city tour
    • Visit downtown attractions such as Pioneer Courthouse Square and the famous food carts
    • Explore vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods such as Nob Hill and the Pearl District
    • Enjoy views of gorgeous waterfalls at Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
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