Explore the Columbia Gorge and Oregon WinesColumbia Gorge Scenic Area, Meet outside the Starbucks in Pioneer Square (720 Southwest Broadway Portland, OR 97205)
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From chart-topping radio hits ("You're Sixteen") to award-winning Disney movie songs ("Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious") and beloved theme park classics ("It's a Small World"), Richard M. Sherman is one of the most prolific and acclaimed family-friendly song composers of all time. The Sherman Brothers songwriting duo, comprised of Richard M. Sherman and his late brother, Richard B. Sherman, was a veritable two-man Disney hit factory, crafting memorable melodies for numerous films including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and many more. Over the course of their nearly half-century songwriting career, the brothers were honored with two Academy Awards (for the music of Mary Poppins), three Grammy Awards and 24 gold and platinum albums. This conversation at Goodman Theatre, moderated by Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones, takes a look back at Sherman's astonishing career and achievements. Along with the illuminating discussion, you'll also be treated to a light breakfast buffet reception plus an exclusive sampling of some of Sherman's unforgettable songs. Learn More
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The Columbia Gorge Wine Tasting Tour we took was so much fun, the scenery beautiful, breathtaking, and the wineries quaint discovery zones. Our guide was excellent in providing detailed facts and history of the areas. Having such a fun activity available mid-week was such a pleasant treat (not everyone has Sat. & Sun. off). I have and would highly recommend this event to anyone.
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Activities: Hiking, wine tasting, nature walks, waterfall viewing, wildlife viewing, birding, ecological & geological sightseeing with naturalist interpretation.
Interests: Geology, wine, waterfalls, glaciology, volcanoes, Columbia River, botany, natural & local history (wildflowers in summer).
Inclusions: Highly qualified naturalist guide, travel in adventure-outfitted luxury Mercedes van, scrumptious afternoon tea with pastries, refreshments, all wine tasting fees and comprehensive naturalist commentary.
This tour begins mid-day, heading east from Portland toward the spectacular Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. As you travel along the mighty Columbia River, be on the lookout for Bald Eagles and Osprey, while admiring the towering basalt cliffs and other fascinating rock formations formed when the now tame River cut it’s way violently through the Cascade Mountain Range. On a clear day, white-cloaked volcanic peaks loom like sentinels guarding the majestic landscape.
The tour continues along the Historic Columbia River Highway, where you'll be greeted at nearly every bend of the road with another breath-taking view. Here the tour can take in a few of the 70 waterfalls found in the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area, including the second tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls. Opportunities for hiking, splashing, and photography abound, as trails to, under, and around these natural beauties provide ample access for every kind of adventurer.
Heading further east, the wet forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest give way to Garry Oak, Ponderosa Pines, and other more arid vegetation, creating prime growing conditions for grapes. Nearing the town of Hood River, the tour will visit a few local wineries, each one unique and charming in its own way. You'll sample some of the boutique wines found only here in Oregon. The weather, views, and wines make for an unparalleled vineyard experience.
While the tour is between wineries your guide will tell the story of the land, both natural and cultural history, so that with each sip of wine you can begin to understand and experience a little more how the forces that shaped this incredible landscape have also shaped the wine in your glass, creating a terroir that can only be found in this secluded paradise. Some of the wineries the tour may visit include Marchesi, Hood River Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge, Wy’East Vineyards and Pheasant Valley. Then it is back to Portland in time to enjoy the sites and sounds of the city.
Bring layers to wear for visiting the falls.
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