Shire Tours


The Shire

Enjoy the landscape Yeon sculpted for the sole purpose of relishing the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge on one of our periodic tours. Walk the manicured paths, absorb the captured views of Multnomah Falls, and enjoy the place that inspired the creation of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Join the Yeon Center membership for the annual Picnic at The Shire.

Public tours of The Shire are over for the season. Watch this site for tour opportunities and sign up for our John Yeon Center e-mail list for notification. The Shire remains available, as conditions permit, for educational groups and class visits. Contact the John Yeon Graduate Fellow for scheduling.

The Shire is available for education group and nonprofit organization rentals, as conditions permit. Rental rates are based on duration of visit, activities planned, and number of participants. A certificate of insurance and a University of Oregon Facility Use Agreement is required. Please contact us for more information. Please note that The Shire is not available for weddings, funerals, etc. You can request a private tour here.