If you crave an active vacation, these Portland outdoor adventure tours can deliver, with outings focused on activities like mountain biking, kayaking, climbing, hiking and more.
Know Before You Go
All details are subject to change, so please contact tour operators for the latest information.
General Outdoor Adventure Tours
First Nature Tours offers private tours customized for your group; offerings include day trips to Mount Hood, incorporating hiking or snowshoeing; Columbia Gorge, where you can add mountain biking or windsurfing to your adventure; Mount St. Helens, with hiking and spelunking in the National Volcanic Monument; and the Willamette Valley, where wine tasting is accompanied by cycling or ziplining.
America’s Hub World Tours offers multi-day outdoor adventures and custom bike tours. Sea to Summit offers custom outdoor adventure tours that include whitewater rafting, fishing, biking, kite surfing, hiking and more. They also operate mountain shuttles to the major Mount Hood ski resorts.
With Evergreen Escapes, you can take an all-day trip to Mount St. Helens for interpretive nature walks and exploration of Ape Cave lava tube. Another option for a Mount St. Helens adventure is Terrain Travels, which operates a seasonal full-day excursion to the area May 15–Oct. 31. Your naturalist guide will lead you on hikes near waterfalls, through lava tubes, and within old-growth forests while discussing the geology, ecology, climate, history, and legends of the area.
For a unique perspective on Oregon’s great outdoors, take to the trees with Expedition Old Growth. This operator offers three different adventures, letting participants climb or be pulled up big old trees — and even spend the night in the forest canopy.
Portland Rock Gym provides a range of summer climbing classes at locations near Portland, as well as privately guided full or half-day adventures to climbing destinations in the Columbia River Gorge and Central Oregon’s Smith Rock State Park.
Cyclists can get out of town with Pedal Bike Tours’ Columbia River Gorge tour, which covers 6 miles (9.7 km) over five hours.
For bike tours in the city, see Portland bike tours.
Portland Outdoor Adventure Tour Operators
- A Sea to Summit Tour & Adventure
- America’s Hub World Tours
- EcoTours of Oregon Day Tours
- Evergreen Escapes
- Expedition Old Growth
- First Nature Treks & Tours
- Oregon Tour Experts
- Pedal Bike Tours
- Portland Electric Boat Company
- Portland Rock Gym
Portland City Tours
Great for first-time visitors, city tours offer a comprehensive experience highlighting the best that Portland has to offer.
Portland Walking Tours
These tours let you experience a street-level view of supremely walkable Portland.
Portland Food Tours
Get a taste of Portland on a variety of food tours focused on specific ingredients, venues or neighborhoods.
Portland Beer Tours
Explore “Beervana” with the help of local expert tour guides on these Portland beer tours.
Wine Tours Near Portland
Removed Portland Walking Tours due to closure. [IW 12/29/20] Let someone else do the driving while you enjoy wine tasting and vineyard views.
Columbia River Gorge Tours
Explore the waterfalls of the national scenic area just east of Portland with a guide and driver.
Mount Hood Tours from Portland
Explore Oregon’s highest peak, located 90 minutes from Portland, with these tour operators.
Portland Boat Tours
See Portland and the region from the water on boat tours that traverse the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Portland Cannabis Tours
Take a cannabis tour to help orient you, take you to top spots and provide a safe way to consume.
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