Know Before You Go
All details are subject to change, so please get in touch with tour operators for the latest information.
General Outdoor Adventure Tours
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.
First Nature 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.
The team at Rare Earth Adventures will help you explore the region by season with summer and winter adventure packages.
With Terran Travels, you can take a full-day excursion to Mount St. Helens from 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.
For bike tours in the city, see Portland bike tours.
The Columbia River Gorge is a recreational biker’s paradise, with options including car-free blacktop, smooth single-track flows and canyon trails with tricky switchbacks.
Gresham, an east Portland suburb, offers a bevy of bike-friendly businesses and stellar views of Mount Hood.
The small logging town of Vernonia has become a central hub for bike routes through the surrounding state forest.
Portland Outdoor Adventure Tour Operators
- A Sea to Summit Tour & Adventure
- America’s Hub World Tours
- Around Portland Tours
- EcoTours of Oregon Day Tours
- Expedition Old Growth
- First Nature
- Oregon Tour Experts
- Portland Electric Boat Company
- Portland Rock Gym
- Rare Earth Adventures
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 Bike Tours
Bike tours let you see Portland like a local, rolling through neighborhoods along this cycling-friendly city’s many bike paths, trails and lanes.
Food Tours In and Around Portland
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
Let someone else do the driving while you enjoy wine tasting and vineyard views.
Columbia River Gorge Tours
Columbia River Gorge tours are an ideal way for visitors to experience the famous Columbia River Gorge National without worrying about traffic or parking. Explore the waterfalls 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 sights on the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
Portland Aerial Tours
Aerial tours give you a bird’s-eye view of Portland and the surrounding region.
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