Portland, incorporated in 1851 near the end of the Oregon Trail and is the county seat of Multnomah County, is located in the Willamette Valley region of the Pacific Northwest, between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, and its climate is marked by warm, dry summers as well as damp, cool-to-chilly winter days. This climate is ideal for growing roses. For more than a century, Portland has been known as the "City of Roses", with many rose gardens – most prominently the International Rose Test Garden.
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area encompasses 292,500 acres.
Pioneer Courthouse Square, affectionately known as Portland's living room, is a public space occupying a full 40,000-square-foot city block in the center of downtown Portland.
Portland Int'l Rose Test Garden was founded in 1917, this garden boasts more than 7,000 plantings of over 500 varieties of roses.
“Established in 1879, Huber’s is Portland’s Oldest Restaurant” located inside the Historic Oregon Pioneer Building.
- Round trip Amtrak Coast Starlight Coach seats from San Francisco Bay Area – 1 night on the train in each direction.
- Two Nights Deluxe Hotel. Additional night(s) available for extra cost.
- Round trip transfers depot-hotel-hotel provided by taxi.
- Lunch at historic Huber’s Café established in 1879. (Beverage & tip not included)
- Portland Sightseeing Tour (3hours).
- Hotel, city & tour taxes.
Optional Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls with City Tour
Add $60 per person (8 hours) :
The great ice age Lake Missoula Flood left scars literally from Montana to the Pacific Ocean. Explore the waterfalls and take photographs while tour guides share research uncovering the effects of the Lake Missoula Flood in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington. This catastrophic flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, further cut the Columbia River Gorge, covered the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars mile wide and hundreds of feet high. In addition, guides will show you many of the signs still visible today. Journey along the Historic Columbia River Highway National Scenic Byway. Some of the waterfalls may include; Crown Point Vista House, Latourell Falls, Multnomah Falls, HorseTail Falls.
Low season prices for this tour begin in October making this a great time to travel. See below for specifications of coach seating and bedrooms onboard the train. You may upgrade to a Roomette or Superliner Bedroom for an additional cost. We recommend reserving Bedrooms early for the best availability and price.
AMTRAK Superliner Trains
For additional Amtrak seating and bedroom information go to: http://keyholidays.com/Amtrak/
COACH CLASS SEAT – Two wide seats with ample leg room on each side of the aisle. Seat width 20”, tray table and individual reading lights, restrooms within each car.
ROOMETTE – Room size 6’6 long by 3’6 wide, sitting room by day with small table, upper (6’2 x 2)/lower (6’6 x 2’4) berths at night, restrooms within car. Accommodates 1-2 adults. Onboard meals included.
SUPERLINER BEDROOM – Room size 6’6 long by 7’6 wide, sitting room by day with sofa, table and chair, upper (6’2 x 2’)/lower (6’3 x 3’4) berths at night, restroom, shower and sink are within the room. Accommodates 1-2 adults. Onboard meals included.
ACCESSIBLE BEDROOM – (For passengers with mobility impairments) and FAMILY BEDROOMS are limited. Onboard meals are included. Information available upon request.