Days of Operation: Daily; year round
Duration: 9:00 am until 5:30 pm
Pricing: Special Offering $89.25 per person
Pick Up Location: Hilton Downtown Portland & Executive Tower
#1- tour in Portland! Come share a cultural experience as unique as they are…
Experience the most popular tour of Portland and the Columbia River Gorge available anywhere! Join us for a comprehensive introduction to the City of Portland and the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, which includes detailed visits, magnificent views and concise information of the area’s best attractions. The tour combines some of the most iconic and unique places in Portland with the natural beauty and splendor of the waterfalls, scenic vistas, and historical sites in the Columbia River Gorge. We’ll stop and enjoy The International Test Rose Garden, Pittock Mansion, and Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland, and Vista House, Latourell and Multnomah Falls in the Gorge. Spend the day learning about what makes this region of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest so special.
-Bring a camera! The views of Portland, Multnomah Falls & Gorge Waterfalls are spectacular.
-Learn about the Portland history, landscape, and culture from your professional tour guide.
-Explore vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods such as Nob Hill and the Pearl District.
-Visit the Portland International Rose Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden, and Pittock Mansion.
-Explore the Gorge Waterfalls: Portland Women’s Forum, Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, and Multnomah Falls and more.
The Portland City Tour:
Portland offers a fascinating array of history, culture, and diversity blended together in a series of distinct and original neighborhoods and districts. From the earliest remaining architecture of Old Town and the most authentic Chinese garden outside of China, to “Portland’s Livingroom” at Pioneer Square, the meticulously preserved French Renaissance Chateau of Henry Pittock, and the beautiful and fragrant International Test Rose Garden, the City of Portland is sure to thrill and astonish you.
Enjoy the sites of Pioneer Square and learn about the great diversity found in Portland’s downtown area, the historical importance it has played in the state’s history and the fast-growing culture that exists in the City of Portland. Learn about the final resting place of many prominent and notable citizens of Oregon, including many governors and United State Senators and other notable burials in the City of Portland.
Portland Food Carts: Whether your tastes run from Greek gyros, Vietnamese Pho, Indian curries, Polish sausages, to Moroccan tagines, you can whet your appetite at Portland Food Carts all over town.
A French Renaissance Chateau listed on the national registry of historic places. Enjoy the spectacular views from the grounds of the Pittock Mansion. A meticulously preserved architectural landmark that symbolizes Portland’s transformation from a small lumber town into a bustling city. Home to the Pittock family and their descendants until 1958. It was severely damaged in the 1962 Columbus Day Storm, and then was nearly destroyed in the early 1960’s when plans surfaced to turn the site over to developers. Spurred by community activists to preserve the historic home, City of Portland officials bought the estate in 1964. The house opened to the public as a museum in 1965.
Portland International Rose Test Garden:
Let the fragrance of our Rose Gardens embrace you with over 550 different varieties of Roses, and delight your senses with the lush and beautiful Washington Park, featuring some of the most amazing cascade mountain views around.
Some of the most popular neighborhoods may include Nob Hill, The Pearl District, North Mississippi, Alberta and North Portland, Vista Hills and Council Crest.
Lan Su Chinese Garden:
Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of Portland’s greatest treasures. Built by Chinese artisans from our sister city Suzhou (home of China’s famous ancient gardens), it’s among the most authentic Chinese gardens outside of China. Much more than just a beautiful garden, Lan Su is a creative wonder — a powerfully inspiring experience based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony.
Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls:
The great ice age Lake Missoula Flood left scars literally from Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Join us as we explore the waterfalls, photographs, and our tour guides share research uncovering the effects of the Lake Missoula Flood in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.
We journey along the Historic Columbia River Highway. Some of the locations we will stop may include: Portland Women’s Forum, Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Multnomah Falls, and Horsetail Falls.
Point Vista House:
Perched atop one of the most panoramic overlooks in the Columbia River Gorge, Vista House provides the most majestic view of the Gorge. Often referred to as “The Crown Jewel of the Columbia River Gorge,” Vista House was built between 1916 and 1918 as a memorial to Oregon pioneers, a scenic viewpoint, and a comfort station for those traveling on the newly constructed Historic Columbia River Highway. The Vista House and the view it offers are sure to amaze and inspire you.
This dazzling waterfall plunges 249 feet (76 m) over a massive wall of basalt and then rushes through the forest into the Columbia River. The falling water of Latourell is framed by some of the most perfect columnar basalt formations in the Pacific Northwest that are adorned with a large florescent patch of yellow lichen and shrouded in brilliant green flora. We’ll venture down to the punch-bowl pool below the falls, where you’ll hear the tremendous rush of water and feel the cool mist that it creates. You’ll easily realize why this special place is one of the most photographed waterfalls in Oregon.
Most beautiful in the Yakima language sometimes spelled Wah-kee-na, tumbles 242 feet in a cascading type of falls with 3 plunging falls. On up behind this falls is a cascade which flows a long way. . . and then you come to Fairy Falls.
Fed by underground streams that originate miles above on Larch Mountain, this ancient 620 foot (189 m) waterfall is divided into two sections; the upper falls plummets an impressive 542 feet into a pool and again drops 69 feet to form a creek that runs into the Columbia River. Multnomah Falls is the second highest year-round waterfall in the United States and the highest in Oregon, and is Oregon’s number one natural attraction, drawing over 2.5 million visitors a year from around the world. At the base of the waterfall sits the Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge, a full-service day lodge complete with restaurant, gift shop, snack and espresso bar and interpretative center.
Horsetail Falls was named for its distinctive form and plunges 176 feet. The trail leads to Upper Horsetail Falls, also called Ponytail Falls. There the trail leads behind the base of the Falls. Horsetail Falls is a great opportunity to stop and take some photos or simply enjoy the beauty of the surrounding area. Drive by only!
Bonneville Fish Hatchery:
If time allows, our visit to the Gorge concludes at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. The Bonneville Hatchery was originally named “Central Hatchery,” was built in 1909 and is the largest of Oregon’s 33 hatcheries. The hatchery raises millions of salmon and steelhead annually, from spawned eggs to small fry ready to be released into the wild. The tour will focus on the Sturgeon Center and natural fish ponds, and may include a visit to the Historic Egg Incubation Building, a visitor information center and gift shop. You’ll meet “Herman” the sturgeon, the resident 70-year old, 10-foot long, 450 pound prehistoric-era fish in the Sturgeon Center and have the opportunity to feed massive rainbow trout in the natural fish ponds.
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Customized and Private Tours: All tours can easily be customized and/or made private. Please contact us for details and pricing.
Tour Price Includes: Guest pick up and drop off, transportation and tour guide, and all applicable fees, unless otherwise stated.
Not Included in Price: Gratuity and lunch. You will have an opportunity to purchase lunch and/or snacks along the way.
Requirements: Tours require a 2-person minimum for confirmation. Please contact us for current tour times and availability.
Payment: Reservations can be made on-line or by phone with a credit or debit card. Payment will be processed immediately to secure your reservation. Payment on the day of pick up will not guarantee your reservation. Cash payments will be accepted at the time of tour.
Reservations: All reservations are final at time of booking. We recommend two weeks in advance for reservations especially during our high volume seasons. If you are scheduling a tour without prior reservations, please call to confirm departure and availability.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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- Other Entities: America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT) will not be held responsible for cancelations, changes to services/fees/price, conduct, of quality of goods and services for entities that operate under any name other than AHWT including, but not limited to: vendors, tour operators, vineyards and wineries, event staff, hotels, transportation companies, restaurants and entertainers.
- Weather: Unless otherwise noted and specified all services are planned to operate regardless of weather. In the event of an “Act of God” and weather presents a safety issue AHWT will offer other tours to consider. There will be no reimbursements, full or partial, for inclement weather experienced during any service provided. It is the responsibility of the guests to be prepared for predicted weather and dress accordingly.
III. Conduct: AHWT assumes no responsibility for conduct of individuals other than its guides/employees/officers.
- Indemnify: Except as otherwise prohibited by law each party shall indemnify and hold the other party harmless from all claims, actions, suits, losses, and expenses of any nature for its employees or subcontractors, breach of their agreement, negligence or intentional misconduct.
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No smoking or consumption of alcohol or intoxicating drugs is allowed in vehicles. America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT) is not responsible for articles left in vehicles. A $200 minimum damage/cleaning fee resulting from customer misuse will be automatically charged. All passengers are responsible and liable for their own actions while in vehicles; neither the driver nor the company is responsible or liable for any injury or damage caused by, or as a result of any customer actions. America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT) is not in control of traffic, and therefore takes no responsibility for time delays due to traffic.
The State of Oregon requires all parents with children requiring car seats to use them. Minor-age passengers must be restrained in approved child safety seats until they weigh forty pounds or reach the maximum weight limit for the car seat in use. Infants must ride rear-facing until they reach both one year of age AND weigh at least twenty pounds. America’s Hub World Tours (AHWT) does not supply car seats; if you did not bring one, your hotel may be able to recommend rental locations, and some locations will deliver to hotels.
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