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Crown Point Vista House: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    1. Portland: Mount Hood Wine and Waterfalls Full-Day Tour

    Enjoy a full-day tour to discover the beautiful landscapes of the wine-growing regions near Portland. After pickup at your accommodation, travel through the verdant landscape of Willamette Valley, known for its hazelnuts, berries, Christmas trees, and Pinot Noir wine. Continue to the foothills of the western Cascades and ascend to the treeline on Mount Hood, the highest peak in Oregon. Spend an hour at the historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression. Explore the interpretive displays, go hiking, or play in the snow, even in summer.  Afterward, drive to Hood River Valley to arrive at the first winery on the tour. Eat a farm-to-table lunch while enjoying a wine tasting at a boutique vineyard with a view of Mount Hood. Learn about wine production in the region and visit 1 other winery in the Columbia Gorge or Columbia Valley areas.  Travel through the C...

    Everything went as advertised. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. I would recommend this tour without reservation.

  • Portland: Half-Day Tour of Multnomah Falls & Columbia River

    2. Portland: Half-Day Tour of Multnomah Falls & Columbia River

    Escape the hustle and bustle of central Portland for the morning on a half-day coach tour of the Columbia River Gorge. Experience the natural beauty of the Rose City’s most scenic area. Follow the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition, more than 200 years after the famous explorers. View the gorge from Vista House at Crown Point, and marvel at the world famous Multnomah Falls. Depart Portland at 08:30 AM, enjoying the downtown sights as you leave the city via one of its many bridges. Once out of the metropolitan area, drive the historic Columbia River Highway, enjoying panoramic views hundreds of feet above the river at Crown Point. Descend through the famous highway loops to pristine Latourell Falls. Continue past Wahkeena Falls to Oregon’s most famous natural attraction — Multnomah Falls and Lodge. See the Oneonta Gorge and Horsetail Falls. Return to Portland along the river leve...

    We almost didn't make it b/c we were running late, but we're so glad we did! It was a memorable experience.

  • Portland: Columbia River Gorge 3-Hour Small Group Tour

    3. Portland: Columbia River Gorge 3-Hour Small Group Tour

    Enjoy a half-day guided tour to discover the breathtaking landscape of the western Columbia Gorge. After pickup at your accommodation, travel down Waterfall Alley, known for having the highest density of hanging waterfalls in the world during the winter and spring. Stop at a viewpoint where you'll get a spectacular vista of the western Gorge, with the Vista House in the foreground.  You'll have 15 minutes to spend inside the Vista House, the fanciest rest stop in the world. It was built in 1918, and provides interpretive displays and sublime views. Be careful⁠⁠—sometimes the wind gusts to 160 km/h (100 mph). Stop and do a short and easy hike at a cathedral waterfall. You'll feel as if you're in a fairy tale as you walk through rainforest and discover a magnificent rock formation harboring an elegant waterfall and fluorescent-yellow lichen. As you walk through the rainforest, your guide...

    We had an awesome time. We had Marcus all to ourselves and he was a informative and gracious host. The scenes were breathtaking and we can not wait to return to explore more!

  • From Portland: Columbia Gorge Hike and Winery Lunch

    4. From Portland: Columbia Gorge Hike and Winery Lunch

    Hike the forests and steppes of the Columbia Gorge, discover the natural and cultural history of the area, and get intimate with the most climatically diverse wine region in the USA on this small-group tour. Together with the other members of your group, learn about the history, terroir, and character of Columbia Gorge wine from your wine industry-honed interpretive guide. This day trip is a customized tour of up to 15 km of hiking, depending on the physicality of the group, 2 tasting room visits, and a visit to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum. In the morning, travel east of Portland as your guide takes you through the dramatic cliffs, terraces, and monoliths of the Columbia Gorge, a sea-level passage through the Cascades, containing the highest density of hanging waterfalls in the world. Stop at a fruit stand or fish stand for a bite to eat if you wish. After spending t...

  • From Portland: Mt Hood, Hood River Valley and Columbia Gorge

    5. From Portland: Mt Hood, Hood River Valley and Columbia Gorge

    Travel east of Portland through the verdant landscape of Willamette Valley, known for its hazelnuts, berries, Christmas trees, and Pinot Noir. Stop at a donut shop in the town of Sandy for coffee and morning treats before beginning your ascent of Mount Hood, the highest summit in Oregon. Spend the next hour at the historic Timberline Lodge and enjoy 1 hour of free time. From Timberline Lodge, head to Hood River Valley. Here, feed baby pygmy goats, get a photo of Mount Hood, purchase local fruit and preserves, taste cider, or buy a huckleberry milkshake. Afterwards, visit downtown Hood River and break for lunch. After lunch, learn about the geological history that shaped the Columbia River Gorge as you drive eastward past windsurfers in the Gorge, before stopping at a viewpoint to admire panoramic views of the Cascades. Next, travel westward through the Columbia Gorge and stop at Multno...

  • Portland: Private Multnomah Falls Tour

    6. Portland: Private Multnomah Falls Tour

    As one of Oregon’s most famous attractions, Multnomah Falls is visited by over 2 million people each year which means there is a lot of crowds and a lot of traffic. So to avoid that, this beautiful landmark can be seen in 360º from the comfort of an airplane. This private air tour is an amazing opportunity to see a beautiful part of the world from a unique vantage point. In addition to the stunning views of Multnomah Falls, you will enjoy views of the Columbia River, Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Wahkeena Falls, the Vista House at Crown Point, and more as you fly over the Oregon wilderness. 

  • Portland: Multnomah Falls Scenic Air Tour

    7. Portland: Multnomah Falls Scenic Air Tour

    Meet at the local operator’s aviation center, then get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you take to the skies. Avoid the congestion of travelling by car and see one of Oregon's most famous attractions by flying over it. During a 30 minute small group flight, soar above the crowds for a unique vantage point of Multnomah Falls. As you sail through the skies, sit back and relax while admiring stunning views of the Columbia River and the natural divide between Oregon and Washington. Listen to your pilot/guide share fascinating insight into the significance and history of the area, and don’t miss the opportunity to snap photos of Multnomah’s many waterfalls including Latourell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and Wahkeena Falls. Highlights of the tour include a fly over the area’s designated view point, the Vista House at Crown Point, and unparalleled views of the region.

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What people are saying about Crown Point Vista House

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 217 reviews

Marcus was great. Lots of interesting Portland history tidbits, knowledge of local flora and fauna. Accommodating to our group of 6. We were given choices of activities when appropriate. Plenty of time at each stop!

Tom was very friendly and knowledgeable about the falls and the area. Picked us up at our hotel and dropped us off at a nice food truck area on the way back for a good lunch. Very positive experience.

We had an awesome time. We had Marcus all to ourselves and he was a informative and gracious host. The scenes were breathtaking and we can not wait to return to explore more!

Everything went as advertised. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant. I would recommend this tour without reservation.

Our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. We were able to see multiple waterfalls and landmarks. Would recommend!