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“Smooth ride, impressive views and great customer service.”

Portland Rose Hot Air Balloons
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Aurora
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

As mentioned already by other reviewers, this could be a great and romantic surprise for your significant other. It is also a good way to celebrate a special event or, for Portland visitors, to do something memorable in the area. Derek - the owner- is an example of great customer care: from booking, to flying and the brunch afterwards he and his crew were very attentive and professional.
This is an early morning activity that’s also weather dependent since it requires low wind.
Highly recommended!

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

I scheduled this adventure as a "just because" romantic getaway for me and my wife. We were thoroughly impressed with Derek and his crew. They allowed all of us to participate in the process from the very start. From getting the balloon filled with hot air all the way through landing, deflating, rolling it up and stuffing it in the storage bag, we were an integral part of the adventure. It helped infuse the experience with a sense of belonging and camaraderie between all the participants. The vistas were absolutely breathtaking! With the sun rising over Mt. Hood and the fog clinging in patches to the ground, we were treated to an overwhelmingly beautiful eye candy experience. After we landed, we were treated to a delicious champagne breakfast and discovered that one of the couples became engaged while we were flying! Be sure to buy a few souvenirs to help you remember this once in a lifetime adventure!

1  Thank KenBobPDX
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Reviewed September 20, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a balloon ride and we loved it. Derek, the owner, was super professional and clearly an experienced balloonist. All went smoothly and I felt very safe. The mimosa brunch after was a nice way to end the experience too :)

1  Thank jkportland
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Derek and crew made our choice way to celebrate our 40th anniversary the absolute best. Fabulous morning watching the sunrise from the balloon. Would recommend Portland Rose Hot Air Balloons to everyone.

P & R Ethier
Canada

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

If you wonder how to celebrate a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, etc.), consider a flight with Portland Rose Hot Air Balloons! The experience begins early, at 5:45 a.m., because you'll lift off at sunrise. Our very experienced pilot, Derek Hancock, made this a memorable flight. Despite a morning overcast and cloud cover, the balloon is a great platform for photography and we enjoyed the entire flight. Other than the occasional roar of propane, it was remarkably quiet. Though familiar with the area around the Aurora Airport, I'd not seen it from this perspective before. The crew was great, and the post-flight champagne brunch was delicious. I recommend this operation enthusiastically and without hesitation.

Thank Sixgill
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