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The Many Faces of Oregon: Mt. Hood, Columbia River Gorge and Oregon Coast

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Eleanor from Moose Lake, MN Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
Excellent introduction to Oregon. We saw ocean, mountain, desert and city. I'm always amazed at the quality of people we get to hear.

Sue from Groveland, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
Sue from Groveland,CA. This was my pick for our annual trip with friends and it did not disappoint. I am amazed at all we got to see and hear in just five days. Apply named the "Many Faces of Oregon" we got a wonderful overview of the State and it's many wonders! Great job by Joe Couture in thrilling us with all our travels in "the path of destruction"!

Rita from The Villages, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
Wonderful overview of Oregon from the Columbia River Gorge to the coast. Excellent lectures every night on a wide range of topics. Joe Couture provided a wealth of information on the history of Oregon and the unique influence of volcanic action in the area. Peter Chause gave us a wealth of information on downtown Portland. I would suggest taking an extra two or three days to further explore your favorite sites. This was our first Road Scholar trip and we were very impressed with how much we saw and learned.

Judy from Slippery Rock, PA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/19/14
Too short. It is a long way to go unless you choose to put two programs together. It would make a great 7 day program, too much for 4 days

Virginia from Casselberry, FL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/17/14 - 08/22/14
The program couldn't have been any better! What a bargain for the price! I loved everything about the trip. It was wonderful to be in the Great North West with its 70+ degree weather. I learned so much about the Oregon Trail and Lewis & Clark's exposition. Our leader, Grace Humbertson was very efficient The speakers and tour guides were first rate. We were all blown away with Joe Couture and is knowledge of geology and history. Don't miss this program!

Nancy from Levittown, PA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 08/17/14 - 08/22/14
One of the best Road Scholar programs I have attended and the most active. You are "on the go" from morning to bedtime, but it's well worth it. Northwest Oregon is beautiful.

Michele from Forest Hills, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/17/14 - 08/22/14
This program was great! Our guide was phenomenal, our leader was great, the people were friendly and welcoming, the hotel was immaculate, the caterer did a great job. The destinations were beautiful! Great tour! Can't wait for my next tour!

James from Lincoln, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/25/14
The places visited by this program are world class attractions and the Road Scholar team did an excellent job. Well worth the time and money.

Caroline from Fremont, CA Number of programs attended: 34
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/25/14
I attended this program 7/20-7/25/14 & highly recommend it. Wonderful group leader, Sally Lafollette, and top drawer lecturer Joseph Couture. 'Been to Oregon many times but learned so much that I didn't know before.

Fran from Yukon, OK Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/25/14
This was a terrific introduction to beautiful Oregon, a state we had never previously visited. I would recommend it highly!

george from Shaker Heights, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/25/14
We had a wonderful week, with special thanks to Sally, Joe - what a guy! - Peter and, of course, Mike, the driver. Gorgeous scenery; stimulating lectures and discussions. Best of all: our tour mates on the program. Stay well everyone until we meet again!

Myrna from Novato, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 07/20/14 - 07/25/14
I thoroughly enjoyed this program. The instructors were very knowledgeable and the leader was very well organized, helpful and always pleasant. The beauty of Oregon was breathtaking. Myrna DeMartino

Gayle from Bellingham, WA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
For a moment it was only me and the wind; the sky, the dusted hills and the river far below. For a moment time stopped. I watched the birds circling the tops of trees below me. For a moment I saw what they saw. Magical and mystical this place they call The Gorge. Gayle, Bellingham WA.

Paula from Saint Simons Island, GA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
Enjoyed this trip with five girlfriends making it even more fun. Guides were the best! Enjoy our blog for more details.

William from Oceanside, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/15/13 - 09/20/13
A bird's eve view of 200 miles of the route of the Columbia River is covered by this program. The views are spectacular and the lectures by Geologist Joe Couture were informative and entertaining. Bill Walsh

Lyudmila from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
The program is very interesting,the leader ,guides and driver were wonderful.I thank everyone. I think everybody in our group explored something new. Thank you!

Carolyn from Lockport, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
A very interesting, informative program,

Jim from Dallas, TX Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
This was an outstanding program from start to finish!

Janet from Reno, NV Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/18/13 - 08/23/13
comprehensive views of the Columbia River- opportunities to walk at great spots. Good Trip

Gloria from Fallbrook, CA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 07/21/13 - 07/26/13
This was an exciting, educational and fun trip. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would take another like it again.

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