Win Tickets ($80): Eastside Garden Tour | Self-Guided Historic Highway Tour, Beauitful Gardens

We are giving away two pairs of tickets to the Eastside Garden Tour on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winners will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 17.

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Portland Eastside Garden TourEastside Garden Tour
May 18-19, 2013
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | $20 | All Ages
Tickets and Route Information at

“Thundering torrents of water, ice, and earth roared across the Northwest, carving new canyons, sculpting monstrous waterfalls, instantly transforming the face of the land. Then, almost as suddenly as they had come, the floods were gone”….leaving behind the deep, rich soils in which we peacefully plant our gardens.” –Ice Age Floods Institute

Come explore the rain-blessed river communities of the West Columbia Gorge as you hop from artistic gardens past inspiring natural views to the next gardener’s pride. Leave the hectic pace of the surrounding world and stroll through the lush landscape along the Historic Columbia River Highway, once known as “The King of the Roads.” Follow the Historic Highway as it winds gently past the tree-lined banks of the Sandy River, farms, pastures and upland forests. At Portland Woman’s Forum State Park, Mt. Hood towers behind as you scan the vast expanse of the Columbia River below. Walk the perimeter of the “King’s” crown at Crown Point. Then gradually descend to the floor of the Gorge, meandering past falling curtains of crystalline water. And another glorious garden is always just around the next bend!

Tickets for this self-guided tour are $20 per adult and children are free. To purchase tickets online and get further details, please go to Tickets can also be purchased in advance at the following locations- Nancy’s Floral (620 NE Burnside Rd, Gresham), Burns Feed Store (29215 SE Orient Drive, Gresham), Deep Creek Garden Center (2330 NE Hogan Drive, Gresham) and Lorang Fine Art and Gorge-ous Gifts (96 Na Pa Pa, Cascade Locks)

Pick up tour maps and purchase tickets at the Harlow House (726 East Historic Columbia River Highway, Troutdale) the day of the tour.

Garden Tour Packages Available at the Comfort Inn- Columbia Gorge Gateway. For reservations and details call 503 -492 -2900 or 1-866-367-4667 and use the Promo code “Sun Drops”.

We welcome you to our community and invite you to experience our exceptional quality of life! Proceeds will benefit the programs of the West Columbia Gorge Consortium. The Consortium’s mission is the advancement of the quality of life of the communities in and adjacent to the West Columbia Gorge. Art, Culture and Heritage are major components in the pursuit of this goal.

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Eastside Garden Tour | Self-Guided Historic Highway Tour, Beauitful Gardens

  1. Mindy May 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    I’d love to tour the garden! I don’t have the finances to go on a vacation so the garden tour would be like a mini vacation for me!

  2. Dawne Novinger May 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    We would love these tickets because we recently relocated to Portland and are loving exploring all the wonderful things it has to offer!

  3. Skip Meulners May 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    I have never been and it looks beautiful! I am looking for a place to take a gal that i am newly starting to date. We both enjoy trying new things and going to new to both of us places together. This would be right up our alley!



  4. Amy May 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    What a great way to spend an afternoon!

  5. Heather May 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Sounds lovely. Pick me!

  6. carolyn May 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm #

    love the verdant natural beauty of the gorge

  7. Christine May 13, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    It’s supposed to be sunny this Saturday so lets take advantage of the break we he from rain!

  8. Courtney May 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    We’d love to win some tickets to this because we moved from Hawaii to Oregon on January first and we really haven’t had the chance to do anything as a family yet. So I think this would be perfect to start :)

  9. Kara May 13, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    I’ve never been to Edgefield, but have heard wonderful things! I was laid off from my job back in Jan. and would love to be able to treat myself, since the lack of income has caused me to cut back on entertainment.

  10. Kelli May 13, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    Because my apartments too small to have much green and my green thumb is black.

  11. Kevin May 13, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    would love a chance to impress a new gardening friend who doesn’t have a car and couldn’t do something like this on his own.

    fellow gardeners, if you are in need of new gardening tools or just need a tool porn fix, head south from troutdale to red pig gardening tools in boring after the tour. no affiliation whatsoever with them. bob is the only blacksmith in the usa doing this type of work … otherwise you will be importing tools from england if you want similar quality. only open saturday, 10-6.

    then since you’re so close (it’s right off route 26/mt hood highway), why not head on up to timberline lodge and have yourself some drinks or a special dinner to cap off a wonderful day!

  12. Bonnie May 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Because the 18th is my Birthday & we don’t have plans yet ): Plus, I’m an avid gardener!!

  13. Leslie Van May 13, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    Oh, I need inspiration for bringing my sadly neglected back garden back to life. And a walk in lovely gardens never goes amiss!

  14. Sarah May 14, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    I just finished my first half-marathon of 13.1miles. I think strolling through a lovely garden of plants and flowers would make my day, and help me continue to be out and active. I’m stronger than I thought!

  15. Mysti LeFever May 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    I didn’t know this beautiful space existed. I would love the chance to go explore it!

  16. Tristan May 14, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    This place looks gorgeous! I would love to take my wife!

  17. Ashley May 14, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Who doesn’t want to be seduced by summer’s early arrival!?

    I’d LOVE to do a photo essay on these gardens and highlight the hello-awesome PNW.

    Fingers crossed!

  18. Diane Lommel May 14, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    I would give them to my brother and his family – what a way to spend the day.

  19. Jenn May 14, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    I would LOVE to win these tickets!!! My husband and I need a day to get away to ourselves and to see these beautiful gardens would make it perfect!!!

  20. paula michael May 14, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    yes please……:)

  21. Lisa May 14, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    I would love to go and enjoy the beauty of all those flowers…bringing my allergy medicine with me of course! :)

  22. Anthony K May 15, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    The gardens look spectacular and I’m visiting this weekend. Seems like a perfect combination!

  23. Danielle May 16, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    That sounds like a lovely thing to do on a Sunday afternoon. I could go for a long walk after this long work week.

  24. Sarah May 16, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    I would love to visit the gardens with my camera! I am always looking for local photography opportunities to feature on my website and Facebook pages!

  25. Heather May 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    My mom is visiting from Canada, and is an avid gardener. My front yard is a dirt plot. This would be great to take her on!

  26. Brittany May 16, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    This would be a fun thing to photograph!

  27. Michelle Young May 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    As an admitted plant addict, nothing would make me happier than a garden tour.

  28. Brian May 16, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    My girlfriend and I love flowers and the Gorge. Send us!

  29. Trina May 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    Pretty please pick me! I have nothing else going on this weekend and I am BROKE!

  30. Erica May 16, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    Pick me cause I’m fresh like flowers!

  31. Victoria Gantz May 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Wow! This sounds like fun! I’ve only been to one garden tour in my life, and it was just one garden ;) . What an adventure!

  32. Jace May 16, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    I love gardens and Edgefield!

  33. Allie May 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    Gimme tickets and I promise to skinny-dip in the spa! Naaaaaaked!


  34. Sharmyn May 17, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    I love all gardens and garden tours. Celebrating a birthday tomorrow with a freind and this would be a wonderful surprise.

  35. stephanie May 18, 2013 at 2:11 am #

    I would absolutely love to go to this. This will ease my hectic week at work! This event will bring me up at of the dumps and allow my fiance and I to have some alone time without the kiddos (they’ll be with grandma!) Make my day PDX!!!!

  36. Erin Fussell May 19, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    I’d love to give this to my hardworking parents who live in town but don’t get out much!

  37. Lori french May 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    Can’t wait for the historical ride!!

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