An Oregon Adventure

From USD $3,999.00
  • Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Portland, OR
  • Product code: OREGONAD

Staged at the end of the Oregon Trail and strategically crafted around the magnificent peaks of the Ring of Fire, this adventure transports travelers back in time to when Lewis and Clark navigated the majestic Columbia River Gorge to the Pacific Ocean. Visiting basalt monolithic rocks, towering waterfalls and awe-inspiring mountains, we’ll traverse diverse terrains and explore some of the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi. The charm of Seaside and Cannon Beach and a float down the Deschutes will inspire lifelong memories while scenic vistas and arid landscapes provide ample opportunities to explore.

Day 1: Multnomah Falls, Hood River Fruit Loop, and Mount Hood

Preferred Lodging: Timberline Lodge: Government Camp, OR

Departing from the Rose City of Portland Oregon, we’ll begin our day by traveling through the historic Columbia River Gorge. Our first stop brings us to the 542 foot-tall, two-tiered Multnomah Falls. Here, you may take a stroll to the top of Oregon’s most popular trail or simply view the falls from the foot bridge at the lower cascade. Witness the thunderous waters and enjoy the refreshing mist either way you go. Our journey will continue east to Hood River for lunch before we drive the famed Hood River Fruit Loop, where cherries, pears and grapes are in abundance. Next, we’ll continue towards Mount Hood National Forest to check in to our accommodations at the historic Timberline Lodge. Situated at the base of the glacier on Mount Hood, this one-of-a-kind location is the perfect place to curl up by the fire, explore a walking trail, or simply enjoy general relaxation.

Day 2: Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

Preferred Lodging: Riverhouse on the Deschutes: Bend, OR

Our scenic drive begins at the top of Mount Hood and descends towards Sisters, Oregon. Our scenic drive starts at the top of Mt. Hood and descends into the high desert of Bend Oregon. The landscape slowly transitions from the lush Evergreen trees of the Mt. Hood National Forest to the arid landscape of Central Oregon. The unique smell of sage, Ponderosa Pine, and fresh water from the rivers and lakes make this a truly unique visit. Our day will be dedicated to exploring the small-town charm of Sisters Oregon and home to the world’s largest outdoor quilt show. Workshops, exhibits and inspirational speakers make this is a must-experience event that is sure to fully satisfy all of those who love and value the world of quilting. The evening will be equally as relaxing while we stay at the Riverhouse Hotel which is beautifully situated on the Deschutes River for a perfect night of rest.

Day 3: Smith Rock State Park

Preferred Lodging: Riverhouse on the Deschutes: Bend, OR

With a late morning start, the day is yours to explore the shopping district in downtown Bend Oregon. This afternoon, we’ll visit Smith Rock State Park – a land full of beautifully-sculpted basalt rock formations. You’ll have time to explore the trails or relax down by the water before our chef serves a hand-crafted in-field lunch. Next, we’ll make our way to our riverside accommodations at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Enjoy a quiet evening and dinner at the on-site restaurant, or board the Adventure Coach for a ride downtown to Bend, Oregon’s most notable brew house, Deschutes Brewery.

Day 4: Lewis & Clark Discovery Center, Stonehenge Memorial, and Maryhill Winery

Preferred Lodging: Skamania Lodge: Stevenson, WA

Our drive this morning will follow along the Deschutes River and through beautiful winding canyons. After an in-transit lunch, we’ll reach the historic town of The Dalles, Oregon for our first stop at the Lewis & Clark Discovery Center. From here, we’ll cross on to the Washington side of the Columbia River for a moment at the WWII Stonehenge Memorial. Venturing west, next we’ll stop at Maryhill Winery for a tasting and sit-down dinner looking over the Columbia River Gorge. Our evening will conclude in the hidden cove of Skamania Lodge.

Day 5: Mt. St Helens & Cannon Beach Oregon

Preferred Lodging: Hallmark Resort Hotel: Cannon Beach, OR

We’ll begin our journey with a visit to Mt. St. Helens, the volcano that devastated the region with its eruption in May of 1980. The Johnstons Ridge Observatory offers insight into how the mountain erupted and recovered over the past 28 years as well as the impact it had on the local community and landscape. Next, we’ll descend the mountain to the Columbia River Gorge, with our eyes overlooking the same view that Lewis and Clark saw when they first arrived to the Pacific at the end of the Oregon Trail. Reaching the town of Cannon Beach, we’ll check in to our Hallmark Resort Hotel accommodations, just steps away from the ocean. The evening is yours to enjoy.

Day 6: Astoria, Seaside, and Capr Disappointment

Preferred Lodging: Hallmark Resort Hotel: Cannon Beach, OR

Today is a free day to soak in the sun on the shores of Cannon Beach or explore the shops downtown. For those wanting to fish, there are two options: deep sea fishing for salmon, or fishing on the Columbia River at the world-class Buoy 10 for salmon and sturgeon. Fishing is not included in your package but we will help you arrange it. For those wanting to explore outside of Cannon Beach, we’ll board the Adventure Coach to drive to Long Beach, Washington for lunch and a visit to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. Next, we’ll explore Astoria, the oldest settlement West of the Mississippi where we’ll visit the Flavel House Museum. A stop at the Columbia River Maritime Museum gives us a detailed look the importance of the Columbia River to the culture, economy, and history of this charming region. The evening is yours to explore the beach and shopping districts.

Day 7: Portland and The Journey Home

The morning is yours to sleep in or explore the beach. We’ll depart after breakfast for the Portland International Airport. If you have a later departure or are unable to check in to your post-trip accommodations, we’ll head downtown for a look at the Portland Market and the Portland Japanese Garden. We hope you enjoy your time traveling with us. Thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours.