Start your Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Heritage tour at the McMenamins Edgefield for a glass blowing demonstration in Troutdale, Oregon. Then find your inner pioneer at Philip Foster Farm where hard work and swing dancing are the norm. Finish your heritage tour on Mt. Hood at Timberline Lodge with a glass of wine while taking in the natural beauty. Read details about McMenamins Edgefield and The Gorge Glashaus below.
Our day of discovery begins with an overnight stay at McMenamins Edgefield, a sprawling 74-acre destination resort heavily infused with personality. Built in 1911, the facility has undergone a number of transformations, its most recent providing a tranquil campus of vineyards, gardens, restaurants, and resort amenities. But the halls still emanate with stories of the past, which makes it the perfect place to plan a historic expedition over a cup of coffee and breakfast.
Before heading out, we can’t resist a visit to The Gorge Glashaus on the Edgefield estate to witness the magic of glassblowing. The artisans at work masterfully guide us step by step through the fascinating process of creating beautiful glass sculptures. Point out a sample on the shelf and they’ll make it right before your eyes. Watch the process, feel the heat, and you’ll never look at grandma’s glass serving dishes the same.
SRC: Learn more about these stops on the Heritage Tour of Mt. Hood and The Columbia River Gorge at: traveloregon.com/trip-ideas/itineraries/heritage-tour-of-mt-hood-and-the-gorge/
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