This 4-day tour starts in Portland and heads east to explore the wild side of Oregon. Expect to relax in rustic luxury but also get your hands a little dirty helping to start a camp fire or learning to fly-fish. Stay at a hot springs dude ranch and spend a night under the stars. The beauty of this tour is that it does so much in only 4 days with also allowing you enough freedom to explore on your own. Highlights include: natural mineral hot springs, local farm/winery visits, cast iron cooking lessons, hiking, stargazing, mountain yoga, fly-fishing (optional), SUPing (optional), fantastic local food, wine, & whiskey.
DAY 1: Portland to the Blue MountainsAccomodations: Hot Springs Ranch (or similar)At 1PM, enjoy complimentary pick-up from your Portland hotel (or centrally located meeting location) and begin your journey east by stopping at the iconic Multnomah Falls for light snacks. Then, continue through the Gorge and witness dramatic scenic and geological changes on your way to a classic cowboy town- Pendleton. After dinner (and a few local whiskeys?) reach your final destination for the night, a hot springs dude ranch where you can enjoy a healthy soak in their natural mineral pool. Dinner: At leisure in Pendleton, OR DAY 2: Wine, Lakes, & Stars (B/D)Accommodations: Mountain Tent Camping After an early morning soak and traditional breakfast, travel to Baker Valley where you'll explore local farms and wineries and meet local artisans before heading to Anthony lakes for a cast iron cooking lesson and communal dinner using locally sourced ingredients. Tonight's the night you spend stargazing, setting up tents, and trading stories around a camp fire. This is always a favorite.Lunch: At leisure in Baker CityDAY 3: Hiking & Historic Baker City (B/L)Accommodations: 4-star historic hotel (or similar)For the early risers, catch the sun rise and the most scenic yoga you might ever do at 6:00 AM. After camp breakdown, it's up the mountain on a great moderate hike to view 7 different lakes. End the day early in Baker City for an optional historic tour or free time. Relax at a famous historic mining hotel or hit the town with our team to explore local beers, spirits, and chocolates.Dinner: At leisure in Baker CityDAY 4: From the ranch to Portland (B)Wake up for big cowboy breakfast on a ranch. Try your hand at roping one of the guides and get a taste for the real wild west. Then, it's back to the city. Lunch: At leisure in Hood River, OREND TOUR - PORTLAND, OR