Ride the MAX train to the cultural district and visit the Portland Art Museum, the oldest art museum on the West Coast. It features Native American, Northwest, modern, contemporary and Asian art as well as an outdoor public sculpture garden.
A docent will be available to narrate a portion of the museum.
Just across the Green, you'll discover an expansive collection of artifacts and
exhibits at the Oregon History Museum, whose mission is to preserve and interpret
Oregon's past in thoughtful, illuminating, and provocative ways. A docent will elaborate on the exciting stories portrayed here.
Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the cultural district at an award winning seafood restaurant.Afternoon: Experience the tranquil beauty of the Japanese Garden. Stroll the lovely gardens in one of the most authentic Japanese Gardens outside of Japan and learn about the five distinctive garden types from an expert.
Spend the afternoon learning about the significance of the longest continually operated International Rose Test Garden, as you meander through the garden and take in the multitude of colors and pleasant aromas of the roses.Dinner: Dinner at a fantastic family-style greek restaurant.Evening: Dinner extends into the evening.Lodging: Courtyard Marriott- Lloyd Center Downtown (Portland)Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Take a trip back in time to discover the events that led to the formation of the Oregon Territory. A local expert in Oregon Trail history will bring to life this pivotal time in our nation's development.Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.Afternoon: Explore the bridges of Portland with one of the city's outstanding bridge experts, including a trip up into the tower and down into the bascule pit of the Morrison Bridge.
Get a bird's eye view of seven of the bridges that span the Willamette River from 500 feet above the city in the aerial tram. Learn how Portland became "Bridge Town" and how engineers have kept the spans functioning for a century.Dinner: Dinner will be on your own to enjoy your choice of all the exciting dining options the City has to offer.Evening: Tonight will be a free evening to further explore the city or to relax at the hotel.Lodging: Courtyard Marriott- Lloyd Center Downtown (Portland)Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch