1834
Oregon

The Faces of Oregon: Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge & the Coast

From awe-inspiring waterfalls to towering Mount Hood, from ancient forests to food-trendy Portland, explore the many wonders of Oregon on this great Northwestern adventure.
Rating (4.89)
Program No. 1834RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,099

At a Glance

On four daylong field trips, discover the natural beauty and human history that make Oregon a state of wonder. Take in city highlights like the International Rose Test Garden and the Portland Art Museum, then explore the natural wonders outside the city, from the rugged Pacific Coast to the dramatic Columbia River Gorge to the volcanic Cascade Mountains. Each journey is accented by interesting, interactive activities, including a tasting of the Columbia Gorge's award-winning wines.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to 1.5 miles on varied terrain. Elevations up to 6,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Gaze up at towering Mount Hood from majestic Timberline Lodge, one of the iconic great lodges of the West.
  • Stand in awe of the Columbia River Gorge’s magnificent waterfalls and captivating vistas.
  • Visit the rugged Oregon Coast, including the mouth of the Columbia River, known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific” and spend time in Astoria, the oldest American settlement west of the Rocky Mountains.
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David Lukas
David Lukas is a Portland-based naturalist and author who has been leading Road Scholar programs since 1984. He is the author of six books including "Language Making Nature," a handbook on the art of creating new words. David now works on travel and educational videos, as well as a website that provides resources for travelers seeking the world’s best wildlife spectacles. Throughout his career, he has contributed to over 35 Lonely Planet travel books.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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