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Gorge Tour: Wine and Wildflowers

This all day trip will explore the wine and wildflowers of the Columbia River gorge. We'll start the day with a hike in the Catherine Creek Wilderness, known for its beautiful spring flowers. Afterwards, we'll stop at a couple wineries on the Washington side of the Columbia river. SE Washington has a hot dry climate for growing many different varietals that can't grow in Oregon. We'll then head across to Oregon at the Dalles for lunch at the famous Baldwin saloon.

I'll give you a little background on the Dalles before we head back towards Portland along the Old Columbia River highway, stopping at the Tom McCall Nature preserve for another walk through more wildflowers. Rounding out our trip will be a stop in Hood River where we can walk around and sample wines at the Naked Winery tasting room. Bring your cameras and your fresh pallet for a day of wonderful sights and tastes.

Because this is more of a sightseeing tour, we will not spend too much time hiking (no more than 1 hour at each location). You are welcome to go on a short stroll or stay close to the car, depending on how much effort you feel like putting out.

We should be back at Gateway between 6-7pm.

Possible winery visits include:

  • Syncline
  • COR
  • Columbia Gorge Winery
  • Memaloose Wines
  • Naked Winery
  • Cathedral Ridge

All events start promptly at time indicated. Bring rain gear if it rains.

Cost is $20 per person and does not include tasting fees. We will carpool from Gateway so bring gas money for drivers.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was nice to meet everyone. Everyone was nice.

    May 13, 2013

  • Tom

    If you need to get a hold of me tomorrow, my number is[masked]-8080. Please be sure to meet at the parking structure, just to the north of the Oregon clinic on NE 99th. You'll see me and a sign, waiting with the others. We depart just after 9.

    May 10, 2013

  • Tom

    I have guests signed up through another group too.

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    9pm or 9 am?

    April 28, 2013

    • Tom


      May 6, 2013

  • Steffani

    Would love to go, but out of town. Let me know if you end up doing this again on a different weekend--would love to join!

    May 5, 2013

  • Lonnie

    Sorry, I can't this time around. Going to see Bill Cosby that night.

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dogs are not allowed on the Tom McCall Preserve.

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    9pm or 9 am?

    April 28, 2013

  • Ruth

    Hey Tom
    Are awesome well behaved dogs able to join?

    April 23, 2013

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  • Tom +6
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  • Rob
  • A former member

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Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

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