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Pacific Northwest

Day Trips

Columbia Crossroads offers a number of select and premium day trips for groups on a limited timeline who wish to sample the best of the Northwest... all found right here in and around Portland!

All tours include luxury motorcoach round-trip transportation and professional tour guide


Portland Walking Tour - Highlights of the City of Roses
Portland, Oregon Gather in the lobby of your convention hotel for a guided walking tour of downtown Portland, voted one of America’s most livable cities. Don’t forget your cameras. Your guide will have stories, anecdotes and surprises for you as you make your way down Broadway, named after the famous New York street, and for the same reason—theaters! Arrive at Pioneer Square known as Portland’s living room, where people meet their friends or often enjoy a celebration. View the art as you walk through the financial district towards historic Old Town and next door Chinatown, once second only to San Francisco. The city budget has dedicated one percent per year to art in all forms from interesting statues to cartoons on buildings! While you are here, there is a stop at Voodoo Doughnuts – this is a treat you will not want to miss and has become very famous. Continue down the waterfront watching the river traffic, pass the smallest park in the world which is made for Leprechauns, and walk to the famous Portlandia, largest copper statue in the US after the Statue of Liberty. All this while you encounter fountains and architectural wonders that this city has to offer. Return to the hotel by way of the Portland State University Campus and the special park blocks that house the Oregon History Museum, the Art Museum, and other landmarks of this wonderful city. Your circle is complete!

This tour includes: professional guide, Voodoo Doughnut treats. The tour does not include gratuities for the guide. Each group of ten, will have their own personal guide.

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Portland City Tour With Gardens (4 hours)
Take in the sights, fountains, public art and more in this special city tour. This tour includes the financial district, Chinatown, and the Old Town sections. Visit Washington Park, home to 10,000 roses, with 4-5,000 different varieties in the International Rose Test Garden. After visiting the Rose Garden, wander through the Japanese Garden. Enjoy the respite from the hustle and the bustle of the outside world as you see the five traditional gardens, an authentic Japanese teahouse and a Pavilion that is combined to recapture the mood of ancient Japan. Also included is a visit to the Chinese Classical Garden, Portland’s newest attraction, which is an exact replica of the beautiful Suzchow Gardens in China.

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Portland City Tour with Pittock Mansion (3 hours)
Visit the “City of Roses” a beautiful location at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. Take in the sights, fountains, public art and more. This three hour tour includes the financial district, Chinatown, and the Old Town sections. Visit Washington Park, home to 10,000 roses, with 4-5,000 different varieties in the International Rose Test Garden. Afterwards, visit the Pittock Mansion, home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. Henry Pittock took ownership of the Weekly Oregonian in 1860, changing its format to the daily paper Oregonians read today.

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Evergreen Aviation Museum (4 hours minimum) allow 2 hours just at the museum plus time to eat if included and other attractions such as winery
The Evergreen Aviation Museum houses the Hughes Flying Boat, known as the “Spruce Goose”. It was to be the biggest airplane ever built and probably the most prodigious aviation project of all time. This truly amazing place is also home to cargo aircraft, bombers, fighters, trainers and commercial aircraft. A guided tour of the museum and the aircraft exhibits is included.

Optional add-ons:

  • Space Museum
  • Wine Tasting
  • IMAX

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The Oregon Garden/Shopping in Woodburn (7 hours)
Spend a day at one of Oregon’s newest attractions, the lovely Oregon Garden. A motorized tram provides visitors with an excellent overview of The Garden's many features. Passengers have unlimited on-off privileges at five stopping points.

Visit the gift shop in the new Visitor's Center, which offers something for everyone. Garden enthusiasts can browse in the greenhouse wing for plants and seeds, garden tools, and books about horticulture. Visitors can purchase a fun Oregon Garden shirt or hat. Wine lovers can even find a crisp Oregon Chardonnay or an award winning pinot noir. Time is included to view The Gordon House, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, widely heralded as the greatest architect of the 20th Century. It is the only Wright-designed building in Oregon and the only one in the Pacific Northwest that is open to the public.

Following the garden visit, head north to Woodburn for an afternoon of shopping. With more than 80 stores, Woodburn Company Stores is the largest outlet center in the Pacific Northwest. Big name brands, skylight-covered walkways, and beautiful Northwest architecture and landscaping make this a unique and fun shopping experience year-round.

Remember, Oregon is sales tax free!

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Mt. St. Helens Tour (8 hours)
Mount Saint Helens National MonumentMake a visit to our neighboring state of Washington, heading north to Mount St. Helens. Stops at the Visitor Center at Silver Lake, the Forest Learning Center and Johnston Ridge Observatory are in order to learn about this monumental geological event. See the catastrophic devastation left by the eruption on May 18, 1980, where this powerful explosion sent pulverized rock and ash over 14 miles into the atmosphere. The force of the blast flattened trees and destroyed nearly everything in its path. Come now and witness the rebirth of nature since that Sunday morning. 

Optional add-ons:

  • Boxed lunch
  • Buffet lunch

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A Journey with Explorers Lewis and Clark (8-9 hours)
Portrait of Lewis and ClarkVenture westward along the Columbia River to the historic city of Astoria. Visit the Astor Column, constructed by descendents of the fur trader, John Jacob Astor, and the Northern Pacific Railway. This structure is the only one of its kind in America and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Next, stop at Fort Clatsop, the winter headquarters (1805-1806) of the Lewis and Clark expedition and the first U.S. military post west of St. Louis. Located on the site of the original fort, Ft. Clatsop is a National Memorial. During the afternoon, visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum containing one of the finest displays of nautical artifacts and ship displays. Next, continue on your journey heading south passing through the coastal resort community of Seaside or Cannon Beach before heading inland and back to the city.

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Columbia Gorge - Historic and Magnificent Beauty (6 hours)
Columbia GorgeTake in the breathtaking view from the Vista House at Crown Point,  located on the Historic Scenic Highway high above the Columbia River. This tour passes several double waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls, which boasts a vertical drop of 620 feet. Observe the unusual basaltic rock formations on your way to visit Bonneville Dam, the first federal dam on the Columbia River. Visit the interpretive center, locks and dam, as well as  the fish hatchery where you learn of the life cycle of the salmon.  Don't forget another inhabitant of the Columbia River - see an 80-year old sturgeon fish, descendant of the Jurassic era, which resides in a special pond on-site.

NOTE: You can extend your Gorge tour to include magnificent Mount Hood! Pass through Hood River, known for wind-surfing and lush fruit orchards. Enjoy the beautiful alpine scenery while you make your way to Timberline Lodge.

Optional add-ons:

  • Fruit Company visit
  • Lavender farm stop
  • Mt. Hood Railroad excursion
  • Wine Tasting
  • Lunch at Timberline Lodge

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A Taste of the Grape (5-6 hours)
Rex Hill Vineyards The Willamette Valley is the home of many premier vineyards producing world-class, internationally renowned wines. What makes Oregon wineries special is that the person behind the tasting bar usually is the owner or the winemaker, as many Oregon vineyards are smaller, family-run businesses rather than corporate-owned.  With visits to three wineries, this tour offers an opportunity to taste good wines, as well as an opportunity to learn about grape production, harvesting and wine making techniques. 

Optional add-ons:

  • Boxed lunch
  • Catered lunch

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Willamette Jet Boat Ride (2 hours)
Excitement aboard a jet boat Step on board the exciting jet boat. This 2-hour jet boat excursion on the Willamette River will offer adventure, scenic beauty and wildlife on the river. Hold on to your hats as you skim the waters. No other river trip will take you further, faster, or with more thrills. The best ever!

Note: This is by special arrangement only and based on availability with 35 passenger minimums.

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Seashells at the Seashore (8-9 hours minimum)
Haystack Rock Seaside and Cannon Beach are two popular towns on the Oregon coast that offer tourists more than just sand and sea. Stroll along the boardwalk or visit the many unique boutiques and galleries that offer a wide variety of beach memorabilia. Listen to the sounds of the surf while viewing Haystack Rock, a photographic location that is a must. This is a tour not to be missed! 

Optional add-ons:

  • Meals
  • Astoria visit
  • Lewis and Clark encampment site at Fort Clatsop
  • Famous Tillamook Cheese Factory

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Sealife Coastal Tour (8-9 hours minimum)
Newport, Oregon Visit Lincoln City and Newport beaches. Lincoln City's beach stretches 20 miles along the beautiful Oregon coast. Stop at scenic viewpoints. Watch 'locals' fly their kites or hunt for agates and sand dollars. While in Newport, check out the studios and galleries on the bay. A visit to the highly-acclaimed Oregon Coast Aquarium is a "must" to learn about Pacific Coast sea life.

Optional add-ons:

  • Discovery sealife cruise
  • Glass blower

NOTE: ALL TOURS REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 30 PASSENGERS TO OPERATE

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