Flying Over the Willamette Valley Wine Country near Portland, Oregon

VISTA Balloon Adventures

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All I can say is wow, this should be experienced. Amazing, almost dreamlike floating slow and quiet in gorgeous country

- Vista Passenger, Rachel

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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. 

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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.

 

We are celebrating our 35th Anniversary in 2024 - come join us!

Greg Hagen
Greg Hagen
July 20, 2024.
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We had an amazing morning with the crews at Vista! #newberg #vista #upupandaway #beautifulballoon #fullofhotair
Chris Owens
Chris Owens
July 20, 2024.
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Loved this they were so friendly made my wife and I feel like family
Scott Williams
Scott Williams
July 20, 2024.
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What a beautiful day to pick to check off a bucket list item. Highly recommend to all
Leslie Schmidt
Leslie Schmidt
July 19, 2024.
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What an amazing morning with Vista Balloons! Such a great group, can’t wait to do it again!!
Melody Lane
Melody Lane
July 19, 2024.
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So much fun! Great crew! Amazing views! Would recommend!
Richard DuBord
Richard DuBord
July 18, 2024.
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Excellent experience and awesome pilot and crew
Kayla Smith
Kayla Smith
July 14, 2024.
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Marcos was a phenomenal pilot! We had the best time!!
joshua stiles
joshua stiles
July 13, 2024.
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I cannot tell you what an amazing experience this was for us. Zach, Sheryl and Bob had us laughing thank you so much. I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing group of jokesters . Thank you guys for making this the most memorable day in our lives . We have spent all day talking about you guys too I don’t think you realize how much you impacted our experience. We are so grateful for the three of you . You guys made us feel like family. Thank you thank you a million from the bottom of our hearts for this adventure. We are so happy we rescheduled instead of canceling . Also thank you Zac for offering to take a picture for us we would have been too shy to ask haha now we have a picture and a poster to remember our special day . also you guys were “amazing hard working and FABULOUS “ haha we hope to see you guys soon. -Josh & Sarah. ( thank you for being apart of the proposal hahah cool beans )
Lacey Lybecker
Lacey Lybecker
July 13, 2024.
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Checked this one off my bucket list! Zac was an amazing pilot with the best crew (Don and Romero)! We learned a ton about hot air ballooning and enjoyed a gorgeous morning over the Willamette Valley. A dad and his young daughter watched us land and the crew invited them over to help take the balloon down. It made her day! Great experience! Highly recommend Vista Balloon Aventures.
Lucy B
Lucy B
July 13, 2024.
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The arrival, flight, and process for putting the balloon away was flawless. Class act and rare water touch down with the ideal conditions.

Julie Slevin
Julie Slevin
September 15, 2023.
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My husband and I Enjoyed more then we thought we would! Would do again❤️Amazing , relaxing and beautiful! Highly recommend!
Meredith Stewart
Meredith Stewart
August 16, 2022.
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We had a balloon trip scheduled for July. The staff were communicative before and morning of that the weather is variable and we might not be able to fly that morning. Indeed the wind conditions weren't good for flying so they had to make the tough call to cancel but I appreciated their focus on safety and that we would have a better experience another day. We called and got it rescheduled for September and can't wait to fly with Vista! They've been great and easy to work with.
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!!

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jeffssweetheart
June 29, 2024
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What a beautiful way to start the day First time in a hot air balloon. It was incredIble! Even though he couldn’t land where he planned, our pilot Rod, did a wonderful job! Thank you Vitsa Balloons for a great adventure.
RobertaMiller2014
RobertaMiller2014
June 22, 2024
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Ballooning with Vista Quality of whole experience was terrific. Setup and tear down of balloons was efficient and quick. Pilots of all four balloons were skilled and personable especially Rod. Each pilot controlled every aspect of the massive balloon;s; even going low to touch the river and back to altutde. I highly recommend Vista Balloon Adventures.
Robert W
Robert W
May 28, 2024
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Totally worth it! Awesome ride. The people are super nice and very knowledgeable. We had to postpone a bunch of times because of weather but it was worth it!
Heather S
Heather S
September 19, 2023
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Greatly exceeded our expectations! I anticipated having a wonderful time floating around and enjoying the views below. I didn't plan on our pilot to be so funny and engaging, nor did I think we would get to participate in the process of blowing up and taking down the balloon. Also, I had no idea the balloon would go up and down several times and even land/float on the water! Lastly, the view of all the other beautiful balloons around us in the sky was breathtaking. What a fantastic time! Each and every person I spoke with at Vista was so friendly. I've been telling everyone I know to give it a try!
Shelley K
Shelley K
September 15, 2023
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Great Experience! Amazing views, polite, competent staff. This was the perfect birthday gift for my hard-to-please husband. Highly recommended!!
Tammy L
Tammy L
August 15, 2023
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Mind Blowing Loved landing on the Clackamas River for a moment before heading back to the skies. I was blown away by the amount of control the person in charge of the Ballon had to ascend and descend. It was a totally worth our time and $ and I would definitely do it again.
Meghan H
Meghan H
August 6, 2023
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Best Balloon Ride Ever! If I could give them 10 stars, I would!! I cannot say enough good things about this company and experience! Top to bottom, it was professional, safe, comfortable, and a pure joy! I first need to mention that I received a gift certificate right before COVID. Then I moved out of state, which made it harder to book a trip. Needless to say, after almost 4 yrs, they honored my gift certificate!!! Unbelievably kind of them!! We had John as our captain. He has been doing this for a number of years and is the one who trains all the others. He was knowledgeable and engaging and made you feel safe. The morning of our flight could not have been more perfect and gorgeous! We floated along effortlessly and were able to take in the scenery and enjoy the sunrise peacefully. We even touched down on the river!!!! Splash and dash, they called it!! My 15-year-old son thought it was a really cool way to start a day....and that was at 5:15AM!!!! I would do this over and over and over again!!
Bonnie D
Bonnie D
July 30, 2023
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Pure joy! What a perfectly wonderful day, this is an amazing experience that everyone should do at least once in their life. This was my second trip with Vista Balloons and I can’t say enough about the experience. Pure joy! You’ve got to do this!!!
Esther F
Esther F
July 28, 2023
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Breathtaking sunrise views! The most amazing views of the Willamette Valley like I’ve never seen and I’ve lived here almost 40 years! Pilot Rod was an amazing host and the crew provided safe and clear instructions. We enjoyed the privilege of a splash down in the river!
Kristi B
Kristi B
July 18, 2023
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Worth getting up early Kelly was out balloon pilot and she was fabulous! We went up smoothly and slowly touched down in the Willamette River. We went back up and across crops and farm land. It was peaceful

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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!