7 Day 6 Night Itinerary

The Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show – An Oregon Adventure


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Lake cruises, jet boat rides, vineyards, quilt shows and stores, majestic forests and ocean scenery will be complimented with a taste of the local bounty from Oregon’s fertile soil. You walk in Lewis and Clarks footsteps and experience the high desert, majestic volcanoes, the tranquility of the Pacific Ocean and the unique culture of Portland Oregon. This entire itinerary is crafted around the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon on July 14th, 2018. The amazing Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show is a perfect addition to this vacation of a lifetime.

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Day 1: Multnomah Falls, Hood River & Mt. Hood
Premium Lodging: Hood River Inn: Hood River, OR

We will continue up the historic Columbia River Highway with a stop at the 542 foot-tall, two-tiered Multnomah Falls. A leisurely moderate stroll to the top of Oregon’s most popular trail is 2.2 miles one-way with 700 feet of elevation gain. For those just wanting to see the falls, it’s only a 5-minute walk to the footbridge at the lower cascade.

(photo by Gary Miller)

Day 2: Sister Outdoor Quilt Show
Premium Lodging: Riverhouse Hotel: Bend, OR

Our scenic drive starts at the top of Mt. Hood and descends into the high desert of Bend Oregon. The landscape slowly transitions from the lush Evergreen trees of the Mt. Hood National Forest to the arid landscape of Central Oregon. The unique smell of sage, Ponderosa Pine, and fresh water from the rivers and lakes make this a truly unique visit. Our day will be dedicated to exploring the small-town charm of Sisters Oregon and home to the world’s largest outdoor quilt show. Workshops, exhibits and inspirational speakers make this is a must-experience event that is sure to fully satisfy all of those who love and value the world of quilting. The evening will be equally as relaxing while we stay at the Riverhouse Hotel which is beautifully situated on the Deschutes River for a perfect night of rest.

Day 3: Crater Lake National Park
Premium Lodging: Ashland Springs Hotel: Ashland, OR

Excitement builds as we drive into the Crater Lake National Park for a visit to deepest lake in the United States – the ninth deepest in the world! For those who don’t mind the trek, the Volcano Boat Cruises will depart from the north side at Cleetwood Cove, offering a fantastic perspective of the lake with a stop to explore Wizard Island. A National Park Service Ranger will offer a cultural and natural history of Crater Lake. Upon returning, it’s time for the 1.1-mile hike out. If you’re interested in fishing, no license is required; Kokanee Salmon and Rainbow Trout are both plentiful and there is no limit to your catch. If hiking down to the boat and fishing are not your style, you have ample options to enjoy any of Crater Lake’s other 90 miles of hiking trails, or simply take a day at leisure. We will then head to the historic Ashland Springs Hotel – just steps away from the iconic Shakespeare Festival. Explore the festival, or roam into the town’s top-notch bars and restaurants on your own time, as you may use your Flex Pass for dinner.

Day 4: Rogue River Jet Boat Ride and Bandon Dunes
Premium Lodging: Ashland Springs Hotel: Ashland, OR

This morning we’ll board a jet-boat for a 3 hour, 36-mile excursion through Hellgate Canyon on the Rogue River. The pilot will narrate the history, geographic features and wildlife of the region such as deer, river otter, osprey, and bald eagles. We’ll wind through the canyon’s 100-foot-high cliffs that were made famous by the cliff jumping scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Meryl Streep in The River Wild. After lunch, we will travel along the Upper Rogue Wine Trail for an afternoon of tasting the unique and carefully handcrafted flavors from Southern Oregon’s finest wineries such as Folin Cellars, Agate Ridge Vineyard, and Kriselle Cellars. We will then return to the historic Ashland Springs Hotel. You may use your Flex Pass for dinner at any restaurant of your choosing.

(photo by Caleb Jones)

Day 5: Redwood National Park
Premium Lodging: Ashland Springs Hotel: Ashland, OR

Our day begins at 8 am with a specially prepared breakfast available on the Limo Liner. Crossing into Northern California, we will venture into Redwood National & State Park, a World Heritage Site known for its old-growth and temperate rainforest. With over 40 miles of coastline in the park, we will absorb paramount ocean viewpoints and walk amongst the world’s tallest trees and lush landscapes of ferns and tide pools, providing countless photo ops of the amazing flora and fauna. We’ll finish off our coastal adventure back at Ashland Springs Hotel where we’ll enjoy a five-course dinner highlighting tastes of the Pacific Northwest, accompanied by a regional wine list to accommodate any palate.

Day 6: Willamette Valley Wine Country
Premium Lodging:  McMenamins Edgefield Hotel: Troutdale, OR

Take the morning to sleep in an enjoy the lodge. After lunch, we’ll depart for the Willamette Valley Wine Country. Home to more than 400 wineries, wine shops, and wine bars, we will visit the top destinations of the valley, providing opportunity to savor the terroir of the region. In the heart of Oregon’s world-famous Pinot Noir country, you’ll sip a palate-pleasing selection of the finest wines from wineries such as Domaine Drouhin, Brooks Wine, Grochau Cellars, Sokol Blosser, Penner-Ash, Hazelfern Cellars, and Nicolas-Jay. We will continue to Portland, Oregon for a private sewing class at Modern Domestic LLC using the new BERNINA sewing machine. Our evening will conclude with a skyline farewell dinner 30 stories up at Portland City Grill. We will retire at the whimsical McMenamins Edgefield Hotel where you may indulge in the extensive selection of handcrafted ales, ciders, spirits, wine, and coffee.

Day 7: The Journey Home

Breakfast is included at your hotel as well as a shuttle service to the airport. If you aren’t quite ready to say goodbye, the Limo Lino will escort you to downtown Portland for self-guided activities. We hope you enjoy your time traveling with us. Thank you for choosing Experience Park Tours.

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