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Linda Barclay Mar 19, 2014 at 04:44 PM

I found used copies of several of the recommended books at Better World Books(betterworldbooks.com), for $3.98. I got a used copy of the Portland Bridge book through Amazon. Take a look at these sites if you want to save a fes $ on your reading materials. :-)

David Owens Nov 13, 2013 at 03:14 PM

We signed up for the 5/18/14 program, but when we tried to book an additional hotel night per the RS web instructions, GroupMax said they'd never heard of Road Scholar. Anybody else tried to call GroupMax? Have asked RS to look into this...

Jill McDowell May 18, 2013 at 08:22 PM

Hello everyone. I've just joined the July 7th program. I'll be coming up from Los Angeles (out of Burbank). Is anyone else doing the same--thought we could travel together if so. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone in Portland. Jill McDowell

Madeleine Long May 05, 2013 at 09:00 PM

...hello all...i am doing this trip MAY 19 to 24th....Have booked a day trip to the COAST with ECO TOURS on MAY 24....call Jeff if interested 503 245 1428....we have 3 signed on but need MORE...Pass the word....thank you....Mady..

Catherine Fee May 26, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Hi Vicki,
Sorry to be so slow in replying. By the time I got your message I had already firmed up my plans for the coast. But I appreciate your input and I am looking forward to meeting you and others on the trip.
Cathy Fee

Vicki Macdonald May 08, 2012 at 01:05 PM

My husband and I will be joining you in July - looking forward to it! The Oregon coast is spectacular. You will really enjoy the Aquarium in Newport. A great place to stay not far from Newport is a bit south of Lincoln City: Inn at Spanish Head. All rooms have beautiful sea views and the food is great. Lincoln City is a fun place to visit. See you in Portland!
Vicki Macdonald (and David)

Catherine Fee Mar 22, 2012 at 05:49 PM


I am doing this trip in July and making plans to rent a car and drive down the coast, roughly from Astoria to Newport. About three to four days.

Is anyone else checking this out? Or has anyone done this?
I am thinking of staying at two different hotels along the way - Cannon Beach and in Newport.

The Oswald West State Park looks awesome. Has anyone done this, or the acquarium near Newport?

Your suggestions are welcome. Or just write to introduce yourself if you are on this trip.


Barnegat, NJ
(yes, we have a coast here too. Very pretty in its own way).
Janalee Minton Mar 24, 2012 at 07:25 PM

I'm not going on this trip, but I live on the Oregon coast. I've been to the acquarium in Newport a number of times, it is worth seeing even without the orca from Free Willy. There are also 2 lighthouses in Newport, one of which has been abandoned and has a charming ghost story attached to it and is worth a tour. The other lighthouse also has extensive tidepools with interpreters. If you are interested in history, you should visit Fort Stevens park near Astoria and the walking trails at Cape Lookout provide stunning views. I hope you enjoy your trip!
Catherine Fee Mar 29, 2012 at 05:30 PM

Thanks, Janaleen. I've heard so many good things about the acquarium I will put it on my list, and check out your other suggestions, too. I appreciate your reply. Cathy
William Nam May 25, 2013 at 06:31 PM

Hope I am at the right program Am on the July 7 tour.
William Nam May 25, 2013 at 06:35 PM

Live in Sonoma CA wine country and will fly from Santa Rosa county airportvia

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