Vista Balloon Adventures offers hot air balloon flights over the scenic wine country of the Willamette Valley approximately 30 minutes from Portland, OR. The company is the region's premier operator, having been in business for 25 years. The ballooning experience starts shortly after dawn. Balloons are inflated (and you are encouraged to join in), after which you take off in your balloon for a 1-hour flight. Once on the ground again, you can choose to partake in the balloon deflation process. The final chapter of the adventure is a delicious brunch back at the launch field. A flight with Vista is a great way to celebrate a special event, a bucket list item, or simply fly because it will be an experience you won't soon forget. Vista additionally offers gift certificates for purchase.