This 4-day, 3-night tour will take us from Portland city adventuring to the Oregon Coast where you'll witness the dramatic and rugged scenery that makes our coastline so spectacular. In between hiking, we'll explore some local sites to provide you with a classic Northwest experience.
Day 1: After picking you up, we'll start the Portland part of our adventure on a unique urban hike that will take us up to a historic mansion with views of the city and beyond. From there, you'll have an opportunity to explore the city a bit before we check out Portland's iconic foodie scene for dinner and dessert.
Day 2: This morning we'll make our way toward the Oregon Coast. The first coastal town we'll explore will be the town of Astoria where we'll spend the rest of our morning on a forest hike leading us up to a scenic viewpoint. After we've taken in the views, we'll check out the Oregon Film Museum where you'll be amazed to learn how many of your favorite films were created right here in Oregon. We'll end our day with dinner in this charming coastal town before turning in for the evening.
Day 3: After breakfast we'll head to two very different beaches - Cannon Beach with its iconic sea stacks, and Short Sands whose name does not give it justice. At Short Sands we'll hike to a stunning cove surrounded by towering sea cliffs on either side. We'll have a picnic lunch here before heading off to check out the world-famous Tillamook Cheese Factory and then on to our lodging just a stone's throw away from the ocean for the evening.
Day 4: On our last day together, we'll go on our most scenic hike yet - a trail along Cape Lookout that juts out into the Pacific where we'll end atop the sea cliffs surrounded by ocean views for miles. When we're finally done basking in the beauty of the Oregon Coast, we'll head back to Portland for you to enjoy the rest of your stay in the Northwest.
In addition to having a personal guide with you every day, the following are included in the "Portland to Pacific" travel package:
Transportation: At no extra charge, we'll pick you up from your lodging in Portland (lodging the night before and after the trip not included), and drop you back off at the end of the trip. All transportation between sites through the duration of the trip is also included.
The following meals are included:
Breakfast on Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4
Lunch on all days
All other meals will take place at restaurants along the way, cost not included.
Lodging: All lodging the nights of Day 1, 2, and 3 is included. Guests will have a private room with private bathroom each night. Lodging the first and second night will be at boutique hotels in the heart of downtown Portland and Astoria. The third night guests will stay at a small lodge with an ocean view and ocean access steps away from their door. Please see our FAQ section for additional information.
Activities: Museum admission included. There is no cost to tour the Tillamook Cheese Factory; however, any gifts or snacks purchased at the factory are not included.
Equipment: Trekking poles will be provided if desired. Your guide will also be carrying a first aid kit and other "10 essentials".
What is NOT Included:
Aside from the meals mentioned above that are not included, guests should bring their own day packs, refillable water bottles, and appropriate clothing and footwear. A detailed suggested packing list will be emailed to guests prior to your trip.
Guide gratuity is not included though it is always appreciated.
Vacation insurance is not included nor required, but is strongly recommended.
About the Hikes
The information below describes the approximate round-trip distance and elevation gain for each of the hikes we'll be going on with the Portland to Pacific tour. All hikes are subject to modification based on weather and trail conditions at the time of the tour. We are also always more than happy to adjust based on group preferences.