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Flavors of the Northwest: A Unique Food Journey Through Seattle and Portland

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7 Days | 6 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
From the salt waters of Puget Sound and the fields of the Willamette Valley to the award-winning restaurants of energetic cities, the Pacific Northwest offers a cornucopia of fresh foods at your fingertips. Explore Seattle and Portland’s historic markets and neighborhoods. Dig into the food scene and discover the unique purveyors of the region – including vendors at Pike Place Market and a working olive oil mill. Round out the week as you learn about the Asian American experience in Seattle’s Chinatown, browse the stacks of Powell’s City of Books in Portland.


• Learn about the Coast Salish and other native tribes of the Pacific Northwest at the University of Washington's Burke Museum. Experience a unique salmon bake in the Native American tradition.
• Walk and sip as you learn about the caffeinated history of Seattle, discover Portland's high-end tea scene in the serene Lan Su Chinese Garden, and enjoy the pinot noir that put the Willamette Valley wine region on the map.
• Indulge in meals at top Portland restaurants on a progressive dinner, and taste the delicacies at some of Portland's best food carts.

Activity Notes

Walk up to two miles per day on city streets, stand several hours on field trips.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Seattle, Wash., 3 nights; train to Portland, Ore., 3 nights; departure.

Coordinated by Road Scholar.

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Sep 7 — Sep 13, 2014 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences


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