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Signature City Portland: History, Heritage and Beguiling Beauty

Program Number: 18533RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/10/2014 - 8/15/2014; 6/7/2015 - 6/12/2015; 8/9/2015 - 8/14/2015; 8/30/2015 - 9/4/2015; 9/20/2015 - 9/25/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Portland, Oregon
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Signature Cities
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Lauded as one of America’s best big cities, Portland’s small town charm welcomes you with open arms, enveloping you in its beautiful setting between the sparkling waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Explore this “City of Roses,” with experts unveiling its Oregon Trail history, its political savvy and its boundless beauty. Walk its historic streets to examine architecture and public art and stop to savor locally inspired food and drink.




Highlights

• Enjoy awe-inspiring speakers including, a producer of the acclaimed Oregon Field Guide, a former Oregon governor and an Oregon Trail descendant.
• Explore bridges, blooms and brews from the vantage points of the cliff-top Pittock Mansion, an aerial tram and a river cruise.
• Discover city treasures: the historic Portland Art Museum, International Rose Test Garden, and the astounding Lan Su Chinese Gardens.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to two miles on uneven surfaces, climbing a few flights of stairs. Some public transportation.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Portland (Oregon)

Portlanders live a life rich in the arts, surrounded by natural beauty and conveniently situated near the Pacific Coast and Columbia River Gorge. The City of Roses is a walker's paradise filled with parks, fountains and unique neighborhoods.



Accommodations
Centrally located hotel with indoor pool and fitness center.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Peter Chausse

A Massachusetts native, Peter Chausse is a teacher and passionate local historian in Portland, Ore. Though a position with the U.S. Forest Service originally brought him to the Pacific Northwest, Peter is now an instructor at The Heritage Institute, a branch of Antioch University. He runs his own small walking excursion business in Portland and enjoys leading field trips with Road Scholar, during which he shares his knowledge of local art and natural history.
 
Barbara Roberts

Barbara Roberts was Oregon's 34th and first female governor, serving from 1991 to 1995. During her term, she was a leading advocate of public education, human rights and services, environmental management, and streamlining state government. Perhaps her most challenging role was caring for her husband, Senior State Senator Frank Roberts, during his life-threatening, then terminal illness. That experience inspired her to write the acclaimed book “Death without Denial, Grief without Apology.”
 
Nathan Hoover

Inspired by the beauty and culture of Portland, Oregon, Nathan Hoover created his own walking exploration company that incorporates street theater and a musical soundtrack throughout each walking adventure. He also leads Bridge Walks for schools and Portland Parks and Recreation. Nathan has participated in Portland Riverfest celebrations and the PDX Bridge Festival, and he was the recipient of a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
 
Esther Stutzman

Esther Stutzman is a native Oregonian and traditional American Indian storyteller of Kalapuya and Coos heritage, as well as an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz. She has been sharing these stories that she learned from her grandmothers for over 50 years. Esther works with Title VII Indian Education programs as a cultural resource specialist, has been a long-time presenter for the Oregon Chautauqua History Series, and is a frequent lecturer at colleges in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Tracy Prince

Tracy J. Prince, Ph.D. is a Scholar-in-Residence at PSU’s Portland Center for Public Humanities. Dr. Prince uncovers forgotten historical moments by digging through archives and talking to folks about the good ol’ days. She has taught in or spent extensive research time in Turkey, Australia, England, Canada, and throughout the U.S. She is the author of "Portland’s Goose Hollow" and "Culture Wars in British Literature," and co-author of "Portland’s Slabtown."
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
  Portland, OR 5 nights
 Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: The Courtyard Marriott is a beautiful and comfortable facility. The hotel is 9 miles from the airport, across the river from downtown, near the Willamette River, Waterfront Park, the Eastbank Esplanade and just three blocks from the nearest MAX lightrail station.
  Contact info: 435 NE Wasco
Portland, OR 97232 USA
phone: 503-234-3200
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pdxcl
  Room amenities: All guestrooms feature Marriott bedding with pillow top mattresses, triple sheeting and five plush pillows, wireless high-speed Internet access, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, coffee maker, large work desk and cable television.
  Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include: 202 rooms & suites, complimentary coffee in lobby, cocktail lounge, restaurant, full service business center, fitness center, indoor pool, room service, complimentary wifi throughout the hotel and a complimentary shuttle within a three mile radius (based upon availability). The complimentary business center includes: fax, copy machine and computer (with Internet access). Classrooms and hotel restaurant are on the ground floor. Guestrooms begin on the second floor. All rooms are accessible by elevator. This is a non smoking hotel. Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Seasonal rates The Courtyard Marriott may offer a special rate for Road Scholar participants, based upon availability. Please make reservations for additional nights directly with the hotel. Be sure and tell whoever you speak with that you are with the Road Scholar group. Additional nights do not include breakfast or parking charges.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Seasonal rates The Courtyard Marriott may offer a special rate for Road Scholar participants, based upon availability. Please make reservations for additional nights directly with the hotel. Be sure and tell whoever you speak with that you are with the Road Scholar group. Additional nights do not include breakfast or parking charges.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Hotel check in begins at 3:00 PM. Program registration begins at 4:00 PM. Orientation begins at 5:00 PM. You will be staying at Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center that night.
  End of Program:
9:30 AM after program wrap-up. Hotel check-out by 12:00 PM. You will be staying at Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. We've included the "Multnomah County Bridge Tour" for you to review and fill out in advance of the program. This is required by Multnomah County due to the activities on this program. Please return completed forms to the Road Scholar office in advance of the program. We will turn in forms as a group. Participants will need to show a Photo ID before boarding the dinner cruise.
  Parking availability:
Road Scholar participants (including commuters) can park for free in the hotel garage during the program. Ask the front desk for a parking pass. Parking charges will apply for additional nights at the hotel (currently $18 per night self park, $21 valet).
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Portland, OR
  Nearest highway: I-84 and I-5
  Nearest airport:  Portland International Airport (PDX)
  From End of Program
  Location: Portland, OR
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott- Downtown/ Convention Center)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Tri-Met- Max Light Rail
phone: 503-238-7433

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 adult ticket, $1.00 honored citizens (65+)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

33 minutes (including 6 minutes walking) 

   

One convenient travel option is to use Portland’s light rail system, known as MAX. Instructions from the Airport MAX Station: 1) Purchase one ticket for each person in your traveling party. 2) Board MAX Red Line towards City Center & Beaverton TC. 3) Exit MAX at Convention Center MAX Station. 4) Walk 0.2 miles north (slightly uphill) to Courtyard Marriott (435 NE Wasco St). Additional information included in the preparatory materials.

 

Portland (to Convention Center area hotels)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Blue Star Airport Shuttles
phone: 503-249-1837

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$14 one way per person or $24 round trip
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 25 minutes. Could vary due to traffic. 

   

To schedule the shuttle or for questions, call 503-249-1837 or visit www.bluestarbus.com For shuttle service, proceed outside from baggage claim level to Ground Transportation Area. Take the walkway to Island #2 (Scheduled Buses and Vans pick-up area). Shuttles available every 30 minutes from the airport. Advance reservations are required for transportation from the hotel to the airport.

 

Portland (to Convention Center area hotels)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
White Van Shuttle
phone: 503-774-9755
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$25 - 35 for the first person, $5 each additional person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 25 minutes. Could vary due to traffic. 

   

Rates depend on time of arrival. You may also save money if you make a reservation in advance. White Van can be contacted at 503-774-9755 or www.whitevanshuttle.com/home For shuttle service, proceed outside from baggage claim level to Ground Transportation Area # 5 (same as Limousine area).

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35-$45
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 25 minutes. Could vary due to traffic. 

   

Taxis are available at the airport. Two local companies are Radio Cab (503-227-1212) and Broadway Cab (503-227-1234). If you need a taxi equipped to transport wheelchairs, contact Radio Cab (503-227-1212). Advance reservations are recommended for this service.

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Courtyard Marriott shuttle
phone: 503-234-3200

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

5-10 minutes 

   

The Courtyard Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle from the Amtrak train station. The shuttle does not run on a continuous schedule, so please call the hotel to say that you have arrived and would like to be picked up. There may be a wait for this complimentary service. The shuttle is a large white van marked “Courtyard Marriott.”

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Tri-Met- MAX Light Rail
phone: 503-238-7433

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$2.50 adult ticket; $1.00 Honored Citizen ticket (65+)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

15 minutes (including 8 minutes walking) 

   

The closest light rail stop to the bus and train station is Union Station/NW 6th & Hoyt St. This station is serviced by the Green and Yellow MAX lines. 1) Purchase one ticket for each person in your traveling party. 2) Board eastbound MAX Green Line (towards Clackamas Town Center). 3) Exit MAX at Convention Center MAX Station. 4) Walk 0.2 miles north (slightly uphill) to Courtyard Marriott (435 NE Wasco St). Additional information is included in the preparatory materials.

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$10
Prices are subject to change.

   

A taxi may be taken from the bus or train station to the hotel for approximately $10. Broadway Cab can be reached at 503-227-1234 or Radio Cab at 503-227-1212.

 

Portland (to Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center)

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
phone: 503-234-3200

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

   

The Courtyard Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle from the Greyhound bus depot. The shuttle does not run on a continuous schedule, so please call the hotel to say that you have arrived and would like to be picked up. There may be a wait for this complimentary service. The shuttle is a large white van marked “Courtyard Marriott.”

 
Driving Directions
  Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center (driving north on I-5) Take Weidler Street exit 302A toward Moda Center / Broadway Turn right onto NE Weidler St Turn right at first light onto NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. / 99E Take 2nd left onto NE Wasco St. The hotel is on the left.
  Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center (driving south on I-5) Take the Moda Center / City Center exit 302A Follow ramp towards Moda Center, staying in left lanes Turn left onto N. Weidler St. Turn right onto NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. / 99E Take 2nd left onto NE Wasco. The hotel is on the left.
  Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center (from Amtrak / Greyhound Stations) Turn right onto NW Broadway Cross over the river on the Broadway Bridge As it becomes N Broadway, turn slight right onto N Weidler St Turn right onto NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd./ 99E Take 2nd left onto NE Wasco St Hotel is on the left
  Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown/ Convention Center (from Portland Airport / I205) Proceed out of airport onto Airport Way. Continue for approximately 1 mile. Merge onto I-205 South toward Portland/Salem Take exit 21B for I-84 West. Take exit 1 for Lloyd Boulevard. Continue straight onto Lloyd Boulevard. Turn right onto Grand Avenue. Turn left onto Wasco. The hotel is on the right. Travel time is approximately 20 minutes (depends on traffic).
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Check-In/ Orientation/ Oregon Trail History
(Sunday, August 10)
   
 Arrive To: Hotel check in begins at 3:00 PM. Program registration begins at 4:00 PM in the hotel lobby.
 Afternoon: Orientation begins at 5:00 PM. This is an opportunity to meet your group leader and the participants who will share this week's journey with you. You'll receive an overview of the itinerary as well as detailed program information.
 Dinner: Dine at the hotel.
 Evening: Start your exploration with 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.
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Downtown Walking Tour/ Lan Su Chinese Garden/ Local History Lecture/ Public Art Presentation
(Monday, August 11)

Note: Downtown walking tour is approximately one mile at a leisurely pace, with some periods of standing.



   
 Breakfast: Full buffet breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Learn from a local historian how Portland first competed with Seattle and San Franscisco to become a significant industrial port on the Pacific Coast and then developed a name for itself as one of the "greenest" cities in the world.
 Morning: Stretch your legs with a walking excursion through Portland's historic downtown with a local expert. Discover the delightful public art, the intriguing architecture and experience the history of the City of Roses "on the street."
 Lunch: Dine at one of the city's most popular restaurants while you soak in spectacular views from the 30th floor of one of Portland's tallest buildings.
 Afternoon: Stroll through the authentically built, awe-inspiring Suzhou-style Lan Su Chinese Garden. A docent will guide you through this experience, which is based on a 2,000-year-old Chinese tradition that melds art, architecture, design and nature in perfect harmony.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.
 Evening: Wrap up the day with a slide show presentation of the abundant public art that is flourishing around the city.
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: OPB Presentation/Portland Art Museum/Oregon History Museum/Rose Gardens/Japanese Gardens
(Tuesday, August 12)

Note: Day involves a lot of standing at the museums, and walking on unpaved paths at the Gardens. Use of public transportation during the day.



   
 Breakfast: Full buffet breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Start your day with an award winning producer of Oregon Public Broadcasting’s "Oregon Field Guide" who will share video and stories of the state’s scenic wonders.

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.

 Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the cultural district at an award winning seafood restaurant.
 Afternoon: After lunch 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.

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 remaining 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 neighborhood restaurant.
 Evening: Dinner will go into the evening, but you will have some free time after we return to the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Native American Storyteller/Governor Barbara Roberts Lecture/Tour of Bridges
(Wednesday, August 13)

Note: Expect to walk up to a bit over a mile on the bridges tour. Expect to be on your feet for majority of the tour, there will be opportunities to sit on the public transit during the tour.



   
 Breakfast: Full buffet breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Native American culture is integral to the Oregon experience from the naming of mountains, rivers, cities and streets to the Maya Lin Confluence Project documenting the journey of Lewis and Clark. Listen to the stories of Native experience in old as well as modern times as told by a local storyteller of Kalapuya/Coos heritage. Then join former Governor Barbara Roberts, a descendant of Oregon Trail pioneers, as she shares her insights into the region's unique politcs as well as stories of her distinguished career in the state government.
 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.
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Pearl District Food Tour/ Pittock Mansion/ Dinner Cruise on the Willamette River
(Thursday, August 14)
   
 Breakfast: Full buffet breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Explore the neighborhood food scene in the up and coming Pearl District. A local "foodie" will guide you through a variety of culinary experiences and there will be samples!
 Lunch: Enjoy a delightful lunch at a neighborhood restaurant in the Pearl.
 Afternoon: Later, explore the Pittock Mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which was the magnificent home of Oregon pioneers and owners of Portland's newspaper, "The Oregonian." Located on a cliff overlooking the valley, you'll have another opportunity for fabulous views.
 Dinner: Because Portland is situated at the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers, river culture plays a big role in the community from Rose Festival dragon boat races and Fourth of July festivities to biking and art along the Esplanade. Enjoy the sights of the city from your river view aboard the Portland Spirit as you cruise on the Willamette River. Savor your dinner as the beautiful waterfront slowly passes by and the sites are narrated by riverboat staff.
 Evening: Your dinner cruise extends into the evening.
   
Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott Portland- Downtown / Convention Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast/Wrap Up/ Independent Departures
(Friday, August 15)
   
 Breakfast: Full buffet breakfast at the hotel.
 Morning: Wrap up and independent departures. Hotel check out time is 12:00. Have a safe journey home!
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Portland, OR Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
The Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden was originally developed as a test garden. The oldest rhododendron in the current garden was planted prior to 1917. There are more than 2,500 rhododendrons, azaleas, and companion plants in the garden. For additional information, visit www.portlandonline.com/parks
  International Rose Test Garden
With 8,555 rose bushes representing 722 varieties of roses, this garden is definitely worth a visit. Call 503-823-3635 or visit the website for additional information. For additional information, visit rosegardenstore.org/thegardens.cfm
  Lan Su Chinese Garden
Discover an ever-changing landscape of pavilions, stone, water, plants and literature. Call 503-228-8131 or visit the website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.portlandchinesegarden.org
  Oregon Historical Society
Experience the Oregon story, from its earliest inhabitants to the present day, with fascinating displays of rare Oregon treasures. Call 503-222-1741 or visit the website for more information. For additional information, visit www.ohs.org
  Pittock Mansion
The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919. During the late 1800s and the early 1900s, their lives and work paralleled the growth of Portland from a small Northwest town site to a thriving city with a quarter million population. With its eclectic architectural design and richly decorated interior, including family artifacts, the Pittock Mansion stands today as a living memorial of this family’s contributions to the blossoming of Portland and its people. Information from www.pittockmansion.org. Call 503-823-3623 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.pittockmansion.org
  Portland Art Museum
The Portland Art Museum is the oldest art museum in the Pacific Northwest. The Museum’s collection includes works of European painting and sculpture, American painting and sculpture, English silver, Asian art, Native American art, Pre-Columbian art, Cameroon and other African art, contemporary art, sculpture, prints and drawings, and photography. Call 503-226-2811 or visit the website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.portlandartmuseum.org
  Portland International Airport
For information about airlines, parking, restaurants or shopping at the airport call 877-739-4636 or visit their website. For additional information, visit www.flypdx.com
  Portland Japanese Garden
This beautiful and tranquil garden features five gardens in 5.5 acres. Call 503-223-1231 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.japanesegarden.com
  Portland Spirit River Cruise
Portland Spirit River Cruises offer Willamette River cruises and Columbia River cruises from downtown Portland Oregon aboard the Portland Spirit, the Willamette Star, the Crystal Dolphin and the Outrageous Jetboat. Call 1-800-224-3901 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.portlandspirit.com
  Portland Walking Tours
Portland Walking Tours offers a wide range of walking tours- from the Best of Portland, to Underground Portland to an Epicurean Excursion. Call 503-774-4522 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.portlandwalkingtours.com
  Powell's City of Books
Powell's City of Books has over a million new and used books on the shelves. Get lost in the nine color coded rooms while searching through the 3,500 sections. This is more than just a bookstore, it's an entire block! Call 1-800-878-7323 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.powells.com
  Travel Portland
Portland's one-stop visitor center, includes local events calendar and trip planning information. Visitor's information center conveniently located in Pioneer Courthouse Square (also known as Portland's living room). Call 1-800-962-3700 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.travelportland.com
  Tri Met
Tri Met is Portland's public transportation system (includes lightrail, streetcar and buses). Call 503-238-7433 or visit their website for more information. For additional information, visit www.tri-met.org
  Waterfront Bicycle
Whether you're looking to rent a bike for a few hours or for a week, Waterfront Bicycle will have what you need. All rentals include a helmet, lock and handlebar bag. Choose from five styles of bikes. Website includes suggested rides. Call 503-227-1719 or visit their website for additional information. For additional information, visit www.waterfrontbikes.com
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest


Author: Robert Ruby and John Brown


Along the Trail With Lewis and Clark


Author: Barbara Fifer and Vicky Soderberg


An Architectural Guidebook to Portland


Author: Bart King


Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon, 1850-1950 (The Classic Houses Series)


Author: William J. Hawkins, William F. Willingham


Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country


Author: Jarold Ramsey, Editor


In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History


Author: Ellen Morris Bishop


Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon


Author: Rachel Dresbeck


Oregon Trail Stories: True Accounts of Life in a Covered Wagon


Author: David Klausmeyer


Oregon's Promise: An Interpretive History


Author: David Peterson Del Mar


Portland Hill Walks: Twenty Explorations in Parks and Neighborhoods


Author: Laura O. Foster


Portland Then and Now


Author: Linda Dodds, Carolyn M. Buan


Portland in Three Centuries: The Place and the People


Author: Carl Abbott


The Portland Bridge Book


Author: Sharon Wood Wortman


Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman's March to the Governorship


Author: Barbara Roberts


Willamette Landings: Ghost Towns of the River


Author: Howard McKinley Cornin




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