Portland's Culture and Northwest Cuisine
Celebrate culture and cuisine as you learn about farm-to-table production, study regional art, take in a concert and savor the tastes of Portland’s renowned restaurants and breweries.
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Program No. 11522RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Farm-to-table fresh, Portland's food and culture are unique and natural. Learn from notable local experts and a popular restaurant owner about what’s going on in Portland kitchens. Enjoy delicious cuisine in a variety of award-winning restaurants. Taste a local craft beer and learn how it's produced, visit with local farmers and sample their bounty at the farmer's market, and discover downtown Portland on foot.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven surfaces, climbing a few flights of stairs. Some use of public transportation.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a concert at the historic Old Church and take in the permanent exhibits at the Portland Art Museum.
  • Discover a working small farm that sources fresh produce for local kitchens.
  • Explore some of the Columbia Gorge's superb waterfalls and Portland’s favorite gardens.
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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.
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Richard Engeman
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Shari Sirkin
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Todd Hansen
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Peter Chausse
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Moira McCurry
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Sarah Hart
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