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City & Parks Helicopter Tour
Stunning Downtown Portland views and beyond! Portland is renown for its parks of all sizes. This helicopter tour features these natural gems that help make our city such a unique and desirable place to live. Offering an unbeatable, bird’s eye perspective of the city’s most famous parks including: Waterfront Park, the Rose Garden, the Portland Japanese Garden, Marquam Nature Park, Washington Park, and Forest Park, one of America’s largest urban parks. In addition this 10 mile route will allow you to glide past other Portland landmarks like Pittock Mansion, OHSU and its tram, the South Waterfront and unforgettable “front-row-seat” views of the downtown area and Willamette River.
This tour is longer than the Skyscrapers & Bridges route. You will still see all the downtown sites (the Downtown skyline and Willamette River bridges) of that tour plus extend further out over the Portland parks west of downtown.
A great value way to see the Rose City from the air.
Downtown Portland Helicopter Tour
This is our most popular tour. Take a helicopter tour off the rooftop of a building right from the center of Old Town/Chinatown in the heart of Downtown Portland. Rise up among the buildings and bridges and make a grand 15 mile circuit of the City. Take in the Willamette River, The West Hills, Forest Park, the Tualatin Valley, the downtown core area, St. Johns Bridge, and more – see map below for approximate routing. From beginning to end a unique and thrilling experience that integrates perfectly with all your other Downtown Portland activities.
Approximately 15 minutes onboard helicopter. Allow about 30 minutes at heliport for pre-boarding, pictures, and the tour itself.
Exclusive Multnomah Falls and Gorge Tour
A visually stunning, 55 – 60 mile round trip helicopter tour for those who want to take in the breathtaking natural beauty of Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge up close combined with the convenience and thrill of flying in and out of downtown Portland’s heliport.
This tour encompasses much of the very best of what our region has to offer – vibrant city views, big flowing rivers, snow capped volcanic peaks with their richly forested foothills and, of course, the amazing scale and unique beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. A National Scenic Area, the Gorge, as locals usually call it, truly impresses with its diversity of soaring cliffs and multiple waterfalls framing the deep, river-cut, canyon that plows straight through the monumental Cascade Mountain Range. Join us for a breathtaking experience of the Gorge as could only be witnessed from a helicopter.
From your cliff height vantage point you will be taking in both the mountainous vistas above and the mighty Columbia below you. And between those two are some of the most picturesque and tallest waterfalls in America. Of course Multnomah Falls is the best known and tallest of them all and you will see it in a way that few ever do. Take our hour long tour from downtown and enjoy the thrill of being in a downtown scene, boarding on a rooftop, and being whisked to a completely different landscape of surreal natural beauty. It’s easy, it’s comfortable, it’s memorable, and you’ll be back in time for those downtown dinner reservations with absolutely no chance of being caught in a traffic jam.
Experience the ultimate in northwest helicopter tours on our Exclusive Multnomah Falls and Gorge Tour.
Approximately 50 minutes onboard helicopter. Allow one hour and twenty minutes total for pre-boarding and pictures.
Looking for another option for seeing the Gorge by helicopter at a lower price point? Checkout our Gateway to the Gorge Helicopter Tour which departs out of Troutdale – a small berg east of Portland that is located at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge.
Portland City Lights Tour
Take a helicopter tour straight up and over the city from the downtown heliport and see the world aglow with light.
Our city has its own special mood at night. Bridges and stadiums backlit, Skyscrapers glowing, street lamps and car lights leading out into the surrounding hills and valleys. The perfect compliment to a fun filled evening out or a complete experience in and of itself; our helicopters offer a unique position to take in the color and pageantry of Portland after dark.
The City Lights Tour is perfect for long winter nights and provides a breathtaking experience in any weather. Cloudy skies and wet streets make the reflections of the lights even brighter.
Night time City Lights tours are available in 15 mile and 35 mile distances, approximately 15 minutes and 30 minutes respectively. Choose your preferred distance during check out.
Romantic Date Helicopter Tour Portland
Make it an unforgettable date night for you and your special guest by sharing a private helicopter flight over Portland with Oregon Helicopters.
Surprise your partner by escorting them out of the elevator and onto a rooftop helipad. The helicopter will be waiting with a box of chocolates and a dozen roses inside. Take pictures with the helicopter in the background and then it’s up into the air. You’ll love the view and the time you share together. We assure you this is a date that will be cherished forever.
Romantic tours are available for 15 mile, and 35 mile distances (approximately 15 minute, and 30 minute tour times respectively) and for both day and night time flights. All tours are private and include a dozen roses staged in the helicopter ahead of time. Call with any questions or book here.
Skyscrapers and Bridges Tour
Put Portland in the palm of your hand with this flight around the center of downtown. See the Willamette River, all of Portland’s skyscrapers and the downtown bridges. This 6 mile loop leaves from the downtown helipad at the SmartPark garage, 33 NW Davis.
Twin Cities (Portland & Vancouver) Helicopter Tour
Oregon Helicopters Twin Cities (Portland & Vancouver) helicopter tour is shows you what Portland and the NW do best – rivers, wildlife, vibrant city centers, mountain ranges, and even an international airport thrown in for good measure. Take off from a rooftop in the heart of downtown Portland and see the skyscrapers eye to eye. Fly up the Willamette River to Sauvie Island with its rich farmland and large natural preserve and wetlands. Cross the Columbia River, the region’s mightiest waterway and glide over historic downtown Vancouver, Washington. Fly over PDX, Portland International Airport on a loop southward back to Portland. A little bit of everything and a lot of big memories is what is in store for you on this unique aerial tour.
Willamette Falls Helicopter Tour
A beautiful, 25 mile flight path that takes you from Downtown Portland to Willamette Falls. For its diverse topography and lush scenery, this route is a pilot favorite.
You’ll cross into the Tualatin Valley and fly down the west side of the sylvan West Hills. Fly over picturesque Lake Oswego and trace the Tualatin River through lush rural countryside where old farms mix with large new estates. At the Willamette River you’ll be treated to an amazing view of Willamette Falls, the second largest waterfall in the United States by volume. Perched on cliffs above the falls is the historic town of Oregon City, the first capital of the Oregon Territory and the end point of the famed Oregon Trail. Your tour turns northward at this point to follow the Willamette River downstream towards Portland, passing along the way the clear waters of the Clackamas River where it empties into the Willamette. With lakes, rivers, waterfalls, cityscapes, hills, and snowcapped peaks in the distance, this tour is a marvelous way to take in all of Portland’s rich topographic diversity.
Approximately 20 minutes onboard helicopter. Allow about 40 minutes at heliport for pre-boarding, pictures, and the tour itself.