The agricultural tour takes you to vineyards and forests where there are many things farmed all at once. You are shown the lush greens of this state, and you are shown how each of these sites contributes to the state budget and overall tourism industry. You are taken to places where they serve farm to table food, and there are vineyards where you can taste wine.
You also get the expertise of the tour guide who gives you a lot of information about the area that you could not have gotten before. You learn about locations that you might want to see in the future, and you are given many options for traveling outside the tour route when the tour is over. You can make your map as you go, and it ids a family friendly tour.
This tour has a larger map and ticket counter online that you can use at any time. Schedule the tour when you are thinking of heading to Portland, and you get a day out in nature that you would not have gotten otherwise.
This is the perfect tour for people who want to come to Portland to see something beautiful and spend less on travel. You get a great experience for everyone in the family.
Day 1: Arrival (L,D)
A driver will pick you up from your Portland hotel before beginning the journey. Drive through the Columbia River Gorge with a stop at Multnomah Falls and Bonneville Dam to see the fish ladder viewing gallery of migrating Pacific Salmon. Next, visit the Sage Center, an interactive visitor center focused on agriculture in the Northwest. You will have the opportunity to interact with current technology and learn about the process of getting food from the farm to the table.
Have lunch at the River Lodge and Grill before paying a visit to Madison Farms, a 160-acre dryland wheat homestead in 1914 to a diversified and very efficient, deficit-irrigated farm. There crops include soft white seed wheat, corn, seed corn, alfalfa, canola and potatoes. Finally, enjoy an optional tour to a windmill or take a tour of the farm including the new irrigation systems.
Overnight: Pendleton, Oregon
Day 2: Departure (B,L)
Come morning time, pay a visit to Mile Canyon Farms, a farm with over 51,000 acres, including 7,500 organic acres. They also own and operate Three mile Land and Cattle which is home to over 25,000 dairy cows that provide milk to the local Tillamook processing facility. Pay an optional visit to the Maryhill Winery where you will enjoy wine tasting, lunch, and incredible views of the Columbia River.
In the afternoon, visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. It brings to life the human stories and natural history of one of the nation's most compelling landscapes. On your return to Portland, you will cross over the Columbia River once again, over the Bridge of Gods, that carries an ancient legend dating back 17,000 years ago. Arrive at your Portland accommodations at the end of the day.
Pickup & Return:
Downtown Portland hotels.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 8:00am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Overnight accommodation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Entrance fees
- Bottled water
- Wine tasting
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Does not include:
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A maximum of 15 people per booking
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide