Come fly with us!
The core of Envi Adventures is to promote outdoor activity and to experience new things — to be adventurous and to find that next journey that will take you places you never dreamt of.
Do Something Different
When you’re looking for things to do in Portland, we know there are a lot of choices. But if you’re looking for something really different to do in Portland, that’s where we come in. Not only are we the only scenic flight business focused on showcasing the Columbia River Gorge, but we’re also the most affordable. We work really hard to make it easy to create memories with your closest friends or loved ones.
Our sightseeing flights take you on amazing adventures above Portland, Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge, and across the vast scenic forests and landscapes that make Oregon such a beautiful and lush place. Whether you are a visitor looking for an exciting way to see Oregon or you’ve lived here your whole life, our air tours are an incredible way to experience the best of Oregon!
About the Columbia River Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge, tucked in the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon, is known across the world for breathtaking waterfalls, miles upon miles of hiking trails, flowing rivers, ancient canyons, and trees beyond count. The Columbia River Gorge is one of America’s most incredible places.
This natural wonder that sits so close to Oregon’s largest city is truly a great place to visit. More than that, it’s completely magnificent to see from the air. Experience the freedom of flight through this unbelievable natural wonderland and get the best views you possibly can with Envi Adventures. Operating in Troutdale, at the front door of the Columbia River Gorge, Envi Adventures offers incredible sightseeing flight adventures in this incredible setting near Mt. Hood and over Downtown Portland.
About the brand
Hey there. My name is Corey Rust and I started Envi in 2017 as a way to show off the place I call home. Oregon has been my home since day one and I have lived in the Portland area for my entire life. Growing up in Troutdale, our family home was right under the flight paths of both the Portland and Troutdale airports, so all day long I’d hear the buzzing of airplanes overhead or would be easily distracted by them while out playing basketball or riding bikes out in the street.
My fascination of all things flying carried on and exists to this very day. So to combine my love for flying, my home, and branding, I decided to partially ruin my life and start an air tour business 🙂
While formulating the idea, I went through dozens of potential, generic names for the business. I thought about Gorge Tours, Portland Air Tours, Air Portland, Soar the Gorge, and so many other boring, brand-less names. Some I liked, but none of them really had any zest. They were all too generic and I wanted something that could be developed into more than just “air tours”– whatever that might be.
Brand name backstory: While in college, I dabbled in entrepreneurship and wanted to start a shoe company. So I put together an otherwise boring design, found a manufacturer in Asia, and came up with a name– Envi. I’m often asked what the meaning of it is; “Is it an acronym?”, “Is it short for something like “Environment?”
No, it’s none of those things.
Frankly, all of the names I wanted for shoes were taken or just didn’t work. So Envi it became then and fast forward to today and Envi it is again but in a different form. After a lot of patience, work, and luck, the business finally got going and the story continues.
I am incredibly proud of what Envi is and has become and of the people that have helped me get to this point. No story is complete without a supporting cast, and to them I am extremely grateful.
And finally, many thanks to you for your current and continued support. See you up there.
Come along for a ride. We look forward to seeing you!