Flying Over the Willamette Valley Wine Country near Portland, Oregon

VISTA Balloon Adventures

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"Absolutely amazing and an adventure of a lifetime in every way.”

Denny T. - Google Review

What we Do

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HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE

The ultimate hot air balloon adventure!

Arrive at our launch location in Newberg, just 35 minutes south of Portland, at dawn. Watch (and participate!) in the inflation of up to six 100-foot tall balloons being filled with over 200,000 cubic feet of air. Slowly ascend over the Willamette Valley while you gaze out at wine country, mountain peaks and volcanos, the river below, and up to five other balloons flying with you. After an approximately hour-long flight you will land and have the opportunity participate in the deflation process before returning to our launch location.

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GIFT CERTIFICATES

Gift the ultimate experience! 

Give the Vista Hot Air Balloon experience! Our hot air balloon adventure is the ultimate gift -perfect for those who have everything. Gift certificates are available for purchase year round and are redeemable on any flight day with an advance reservation - no restrictions!  The recipient(s) can simply call or book online when they have a date in mind and we take care of the rest. Purchase a gift for one, two, or as many as you like. Certificates can be emailed or sent through the mail. 

Come fly with us

The wonder of floating above the earth in a hot air balloon is something that cannot be described, it must be experienced!

 

Vista Balloon Adventures, is the Northwest's premier hot air balloon operator, flying just outside of Portland, OR in the beautiful winemaking region of the Willamette Valley. Flying in the region since 1989, we are family-owned and operated and fly up to six balloons on a given day.

Yomaira L
September 7, 2021.
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Safety is at the forefront of their rides. It was worth waiting for after cancelled 3 times. It is so hard to describe the feeling of tranquillity, greatness and beauty one sees from there. Thank you the our pilot of 30 years experience and crew. Touchdown was as gentle as the lift off. Just magical all it from start to finish.
Lane Jesse
September 1, 2021.
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Highly recommend Must do adventure
Dana Troglia
August 30, 2021.
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Absolutely fantastic!!!! Thank you John and crew. Didn't even get my feet wet on the splash and dash ?
jean cramer
August 28, 2021.
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Had a great balloon flight with vista this morning. They were very well organized and fun. The dip in the willamette river was really special.
Jesus Ms
August 18, 2021.
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Es una experiencia única en la vida se los recomiendo, la sensación que se siente al estar volando en el globo es algo que no se puede describir, necesitan vivir la experiencia por si mismos vallan es hermoso la vista
Mama G
August 16, 2021.
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What an absolutely amazing experience! It was completely worth the early hour! Stunning views and Kelly, our pilot, was so friendly and SO professional! Thank you for a lifelong memory!
Tamara D
August 16, 2021.
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Very professional staff. The ride was amazing! I highly recommend!
Sabrina Grijalva
August 11, 2021.
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Wonderful experience and excellent customer service. Our pilot was calm and comforting. He eased our nerves while going up since it was our first time. He was right it's definitely an addictive experience and we can't wait to be back up in the air again!!
Patricia Foster
August 8, 2021.
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It was an amazing experience! I was alittle nervous when we got there, (first time) but watching the set up, and how they got it ready was awesome to see! Our pilot Rod had 40 yrs. experience, and explained all the details of what to expect. I felt very relaxed. The whole crew was awesome and friendly, and the ride was very enjoyable! Thank you for the great experience and memory that we will always have! ❤

Chris
Chris
July 2, 2021.
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A perfect way to experience and to learn about this unique sport This was an outstanding experience from start to finish. Booking was simple, communications leading up to the flight were good, and the flight was unforgettable. I enjoyed being part of the action from the preflight setup and post flight recovery. Andrea aboard Mystic and her chase crew were great--this is a perfect way not only to experience the peace and serenity of lighter-than-air flight, but to learn all that goes into this sport. Highly recommended.
KBandNL
KBandNL
August 25, 2019.
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Magical Everything about this experience was fantastic. Friendly, professional people on the ground and piloting the balloon. Awe-inspiring beauty. Magical flight. We were both nervous and slightly scared of heights, but the ride was so smooth and gentle that all anxiety quickly melted away. Our pilot was extremely competent and kind. Helping inflate the balloon at the beginning and helping to pack it away at the end was also quite fun! To finish the dreamy ride off with beautiful champagne toast with the owner and delicious buffet breakfast in the field was icing on the cake. It was a most memorable and joy-filled morning. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Melva H
Melva H
August 4, 2019.
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Grands Christmas Gift Interaction with flyers and pilot was great. Flyers encouraged to get involved in unloading and loading the balloon. Perfect weather. Actual touch down on the Willamette River. Beautiful.
fishguy
fishguy
July 29, 2019.
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Bucket list experience Just back from an amazing Vista Balloon Adventure. This was a bucket list experience gift from my partner for a big milestone birthday. Always a risk those bucket list experiences will fall short of expectations. Definitely not the case here. Just us and our awesome pilot, Kelly, soaring above Oregon farmland and wine country on a spectacular summer day. Pierre (the business owner) and his son Garrett served as our ground crew and were fun and incredibly hospitable. Everyone associated with the Vista operation -- including the many capable volunteers -- radiated friendliness, helpfulness, and core competency. The devil, they say, is in the details. These folks get those details right -- from the moment you lay eyes on the balloons getting ready to sail at sunrise to the last bite (and sip) of the terrific post-flight champagne brunch. First rate all the way!!!
mistyschulz
mistyschulz
July 17, 2019.
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20th Anniversary balloon ride My husband and I went on the Mosaic Balloon which only holds two passengers plus the pilot, so we had a private experience with the balloon ride to ourselves which was a surprise as we got this wonderful upgrade. The colorful balloon was beautiful, as your looked up through the center past the burners it looked like looking into a kaleidoscope. We had lovely views of luminous Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, and 3 Sisters, as well as Hagg Lake and we floated along above the Willamette River. We came down to the surface of the Willamette River which provided a lovely reflection of our balloon and even us briefly. The nearby treetops loomed around us as we glided down to the waters surface. The champagne brunch was delicious including a salmon dip and crackers, yogurt with all the trimmings, quiche, and delectable brownies. Thanks to our wonderful pilot and crew we were set down alongside a corn field after gently gliding through the tops which was rather fun as my family used to grow corn.
Jacqueline K
Jacqueline K
July 14, 2019.
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20th Anniversary Treat It was thrilling and beautiful, even awe-inspiring. And the crew were capable and caring. Everyone was really nice, both crew and passengers, but I imagine if the passengers weren't well-behaved, they'd be threatened to be thrown out of the basket! (just kidding) One thing that almost went wrong was finding the place in the dark (before dawn). We don't have GPS and hadn't properly studied our map ahead, so it was our fault, but it would have helped if they'd had some lighted signs leading us there.
Pam M
Pam M
July 1, 2019.
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more than just a balloon ride vista did a great job with our hot air balloon experience. this was more tahn just a ride in a balloon, it was an experience of what hot air ballooning is. would recommend for anyone in the area, definately worth getting up early for.
Peggy Ann O
Peggy Ann O
May 16, 2019.
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Mother's Day flight Absolutely gorgeous day - mother-daughter- wonderful Pilot Kelly * terrific views from above - the team and crew were so helpful- some folks needed extra help and George was there to do the job. When we landed there was a beautiful brunch waiting for all of us with a variety dishes as well as of juices/water/mimosas.... Excellent!!
pbr0derick
pbr0derick
May 7, 2019.
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Bucket List Perfection Amazing experience with Vista! Everything went so well and our group was dazzled. To end the brunch with a champagne brunch is the icing on the cake!
Jammie
Jammie
September 7, 2018.
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Beautiful views We had a wonderful hot air balloon trip recently. Beautiful start to the day. It was a clear day and we were able to see Mt Hood, Rainier and the Three Sisters in the distance.

Jennifer Wall
Jennifer Wall
August 23, 2021.
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Seriously made the day absolutely amazing for my sons 16th bday. I can’t wait to go again.
Heather Buchanan
Heather Buchanan
July 25, 2021.
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Amazing experience! ‘Highly’ Recommended!!
Linda Jo Reid
Linda Jo Reid
July 25, 2021.
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What a wonderful experience. The staff and crew were very professional and “fun”. This is a must do adventure for everyone!
Crissy Shrock
Crissy Shrock
July 18, 2021.
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had a blast celebrating our 21st anniversary with you guys
Marcella Stepp Rodarte
Marcella Stepp Rodarte
July 17, 2021.
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This was a must bucket list moment for my Mom before she starts Chemo. Everyone was accommodating and took great care with her. It was an absolute incredible experience!
Stacy M. Clements
Stacy M. Clements
July 5, 2021.
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Many thanks to our pilot, Kelly, and the best chase crew ever ? for a memorable adventure for our 25th anniversary! #VistaBalloonAdventures
Annette Halleen
Annette Halleen
July 2, 2021.
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We had an amazing trip this morning! It was our first time and are ready to go again!! All the workers were very nice and the pilot Rod made it a great adventure!! Thank again!! Eric & Annette Halleen
Lisa Chamberlain
Lisa Chamberlain
June 26, 2021.
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Planning the trip was a breeze. our team was very helpful, informative n fun all together. this was such a great adventure. Also my husband's first time my second. definitely a must do if you haven't yet. we totally enjoyed the flight, we'll b doing it again 4sure!!
Jeremy Marchand
Jeremy Marchand
September 8, 2019.
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High expectations were exceeded. Such a peaceful and unique experience unmatched by any other type of flight. You can’t fully appreciate what it’s like until you actually go... The people at this business love what they do and do it well, which makes the experience that much more enjoyable. Can’t wait to go again!
Mari Still
Mari Still
August 26, 2019.
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The best pilot! Fun to help. Check in very easy. Always told where to go and what to do. Everyone was extremely nice. And the flight was amazing!!

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An unforgettable experience

A hands-on adventure with an approximately 1-hour hot air balloon flight. Fly in one of our 6 balloons which carry from 2 to 10 guests each, gaze out at 10 volcanos on a clear day, skim the Willamette River, and look out at the other balloons around you!

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