Oregon isn’t a place you see as much as you do. You can sight-see the beautiful coast, volcanic mountains, crystal-clear lakes and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. If you’re looking for world-class Pinots, some of the best food and craft beer in the country, epic cycling, kayaking, windsurfing or just about anything else-ing, look no further... On the culinary side, Oregon is one of the most exciting and vibrant in the nation. And it’s all about raw materials. Thanks to a myriad of landscapes, Oregon produces a huge variety of high-quality wild and cultivated foods, from pears to salmon to mushrooms to berries, in addition to locally raised beef and abundant seafood. WCD is proud to offer the best of the best when it comes to event planning in Oregon.
2016 WCD OFFERINGS
Private Wine Excursions
Did you know that Oregon is a world-class wine region with 17 approved wine-growing regions and more than 450 wineries producing 72 varieties of grapes? This viticulture region is a must see for those looking to explore the world’s wines.
Our usual day of wine tasting consists of 3 hand selected wineries, often not open to the public. Group sizes can vary from 2 to 30, depending on the wineries visited and experience desired.
Portland City Tour
Guests to tour the beautiful city of Portland where they will see all of the city sights with the professional driver/guide. Tour is flexible, and can be modified with what guests are interested in. (architecture, history, art, etc). Lunch will be at Jake’s Famous Crawfish or Higgins.
Some of the major attractions in Portland that guests could see would be the Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden, Pittock Mansion, VooDoo Doughnuts, Portland’s Old Church, etc. Tour lasts from 10AM to 6 PM.
Waterfalls & Wineries Tour
For a full day of scenic beauty, you can’t beat the breathtaking beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. We will visit Crown Point and then on to two of the most beautiful waterfalls you have ever seen.
Next is on to the Hood River area which has all the great fruit orchards of the valley, as well as some of Oregon’s best “hot climate” grape vineyards. A very nice lunch is included; and we usually go from 9:30 to 6 or 6:30pm for the full day (shorter time is up to you.)
Pre & Post Cruise Adventures
If you find yourself with extra time to fill before or after your cruise stop in Portland, then allow us to put together a shore excursion that will keep the fun going.
We can pick you up right from the ship, take your group out for a private tour of the surrounding area and then bring you back right on time. Tour rates vary, depending on activity chosen.
Rafting the Clackamas River
The morning portion of the trip includes many fun rapids, some great swimming areas, and some of the best scenery on the whole river.
After lunch we board the rafts again and continue running fun rapids and playing our way down the river. We usually reach the take-out between 3:00 and 4:00 depending on water levels and guest preferences. At the take-out guests are very close to their cars where they can change clothes and view pictures from the day. (other rivers available on request including Molalla River, Hood River, North Santiam or Sandy Gorge rivers also.
Tour of Astoria
Discover why Astoria is a delightful romantic getaway. Visit Astoria’s many cafe’s and unique shops. Tour nationally acclaimed Columbia River Maritime Museum Explore maritime history from dugout canoes to sail ships. Walk the bridge of a World War II warship, marvel at the 44-foot motor lifeboat ploughing through a wave in a rescue mission.
Another fun fact is that Astoria is where the filmed the movie “The Goonies.” Tour begins at 10:00AM with a private driver guide pick up, concluding at 4PM.
Luxury Hotels & House Rentals
From rustic bed & breakfasts in wine country to the contemporary luxury that cities like Portland have to offer, the range of accommodations in Oregon is sure to have the right fit for you.
Booking through WCD usually allows for special upgrades, hotel credits and welcome packages. Just let us know your tastes and we’ll find the right fit for you.
Multi Lingual Guides
Oregon has become more and more internationally recognized as a world class destination. This is why we offer guides in virtually any language.
Our translators will either be the guides as well or simply be an addition to the group to assist with anything that might be lost in translation.
Meeting professionals rely on WCD as the premiere local DMC with an insight into unparalleled options to assist them to create the perfect program. Our experienced and qualified planners are confident and recognized as experts in the area.
From team building activities and adventures, to private group wine tastings and specialty dinners at unique venues, we will ensure your company gains a productive and stellar experience while meeting your objectives.
Private Luxury Transportation
From luxury sedans to 50 passenger coaches, we have all your transportation needs covered. Here are some examples vehicles we offer:
Lincoln Town Car
Bentley Flying Spur
10 Passenger Limo
15 Passenger Stretch Limo
40 Person Luxury Coach
and many more options...