The natural beauty of the Portland, Oregon area begins with the tall pines, scenic mountains, a grand river, and stunning sunsets. With over 175 wooded acres on site, activities and recreation are bountiful and enjoyed year round. Activities are endless from the on-site golf course, nature and walking trails, Waterleaf Spa & Terrace, tennis courts, mountain biking, Interpretive Museum, and more.
Experience the great attractions of the Gorge which include hiking, white water rafting, over 70 waterfalls, windsurfing, winery and brewery tours. The opportunities offer your participants a unique and exciting experience.
Our creative and talented conference team will customize events from cooking contests to reality television concepts. In order to meet your Portland, Oregon destination needs, Skamania Lodge provides the highest quality of service, expertise and professionalism.
Our challenging 18-hole, par-70 golf course is beautifully tucked into the Portland resort's 175 wooded acres. The golf facility features a driving range, practice bunker, chipping and putting greens. Enjoy breathtaking views with light fare dining at our seasonal outdoor restaurant, the Greenside Grille. The approximate 300-foot elevation of the resort lends itself to mild year-round temperatures. If you are planning a tournament, our experienced staff will help you coordinate every last detail. Best of all, it is just steps from the Lodge.
SKAMANIA LODGE ZIP LINE TOURS
Get ready to fly with Skamania Lodge Zip Line Tour, the newest adventure just outside Portland in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. Our excursion will send you soaring through an old growth forest with views of the magnificent Columbia River. The tour consists of seven different lines, three sky bridges and 2.5 hours of stunning views surrounding the world class Skamania Lodge Resort. And because its hands free and professionally guided, you don't want to miss this opportunity to escape your comfort zone and fly with us!
The Columbia River is a celebrated destination for water sports recreation. Boating and kayaking are year-around activities, and the famous winds of the Columbia River Gorge attract some of the finest kiteboarders and windsurfers in the world. The Columbia River Gorge Area is a true paradise for whitewater enthusiasts. The numerous rivers flowing into the Columbia River offer trips that are perfect whether you're a first time rafter or you've lost count of your times on the river. There are rivers suitable for families or Class V adrenaline junkies.
For great fishing, cast your line into any of the numerous lakes and rivers of the Gorge. There are countless sites for fishing along the Gorge section of the Columbia. Fishing is a favorite activity among groups visiting who desire a unique river experience.
WINERY AND BREWERY TOURS
Explore the vast array of Oregon and Washington State wineries and breweries for an afternoon experience. Journey from the Lodge for tastings, touring, historical exploration, education, and to reconnect over libations and appetizers. The Gorge is well known as a destination for some of the finest selections of vineyards, cellars, and wineries.
Team up with our Portland, Oregon staff to craft an amazing community building event from bake-offs, ropes courses, volleyball, golf tournaments, and more. Allow our planning team to custom develop activities to complement the theme of your conference center event.
See our Team Building Activities Menu (Pages 29-31 of our Catering Menu PDF).
Skamania Lodge is also pleased to partner with EverGreen Escapes, Cascadia's premier provider of place-based corporate programs, specializing in custom-designed outdoor and activity oriented team building, corporate retreats and green meetings in the Pacific Northwest.
MUSEUMS AND AREA ATTRACTIONS
Treat your group or guests to some of the finest local attractions which include Hood River's International Museum of Carousel Art in Hood River, Oregon; Home to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of antique carousel art. Or on-site at the Lodge, enjoy the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. Learn all about the history of Skamania County and the Columbia River Gorge in this beautiful expansive Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum just across the road from Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington. The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center/ Wasco County Historical Museum is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
The Bonneville Dam offers education about salmon on the Columbia River. View steelhead and salmon as they climb the fish ladders. See huge sturgeon up close at the Bonneville Dam fish hatchery in Oregon. Mt. St. Helens, North America's only active volcano, is spewing ash and steam almost every day. Visit the Mt. St. Helens observatory for a view into the mouth of the volcano. Explore helicopter tours or group transfers. The Wind River Canopy Crane is the only tree canopy in North America for research on old growth forest and new forest health. Also enjoy the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge for river cruises and excursions.
WATERFALLS AND SCENIC PARKS
Explore the natural beauty nearby the lodge for group activities and recreation. The Multnomah Falls is a convenient stop on the drive from Portland, Oregon or the airport on the way to Skamania Lodge is easily the Columbia River Gorge's most famous waterfall. Multnomah Falls could very well be Oregon's prime waterfall attraction. Explore such wonderful nearby natural beauty wonders such as Pacific Crest Trail, Gifford Pinchot National Forest, and Beacon Rock State Park.
OFF-PROPERTY DINING & SPECIAL EVENTS
Skamania Lodge offers a variety of venues for a special evening out, including unique venues and memorable environments. Combine with transfers, tours, and activities from a casual northwest seafood boil to a formal black tie outdoor event overlooking the river.
AIRPORT & LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
Our group transportation service is designed for convenience and ease so your guests can start their journey in comfort. Whether from your local office, airport, or attraction, transfer coordination is available through our conference planning office.
GROUP GIFTS & AMENITIES
Send your attendees home with a special keepsake of the Portland, Oregon conference center program at the Lodge. Enjoy customized gift baskets, amenities and numerous other gifts with unique style that can be delivered to your guests' rooms.
Allow us to tailor and customize your group activity program.