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Learn about the “City of Roses” from acclaimed speakers and discover local history and culture as you explore the Portland Art Museum, Lan Su Chinese Garden and more!
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Program No. 18533RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499
Oregon

Signature City Portland

Learn about the “City of Roses” from acclaimed speakers and discover local history and culture as you explore the Portland Art Museum, Lan Su Chinese Garden and more!
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,499
Program No. 18533 RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2022
Starting at
1,499
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
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1,499
Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2022
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1,499
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
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1,499
Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022
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1,499
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2022
Starting at
1,909
Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
Starting at
1,909
Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2022
Starting at
1,909
Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
1,909
Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022
Starting at
1,909

At a Glance

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 early history, its political savvy and its boundless beauty. Walk its historic streets to examine architecture and bridges and stop to savor locally inspired food and drink.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven surfaces, climbing a few flights of stairs, some public transportation.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore bridges, enjoy blooms and learn about some of Portland's iconic landmarks.
  • View the city skyline from above the trees at Pittock Mansion and from the water during a river cruise.
  • Discover city treasures: the historic Portland Art Museum, International Rose Test Garden and the astounding Lan Su Chinese Gardens.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Portland in Three Centuries: The Place and the People
by Carl Abbott
Abbott's history of Portland spans from the first European contact to contemporary times, highlighting the well-known Portland leaders as well as Portland's everyday movers and shakers. It makes an excellent primer on Portland's history and character.
Oregon Trail Stories: True Accounts of Life in a Covered Wagon
by David Klausmeyer
Read through the exhilarating narratives from real letters, diaries and more. These first-hand tales of death, love, adversity and exploration offer insight into the lives of the early Western Pioneers.
In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History
by Ellen Morris Bishop
An Architectural Guidebook to Portland
by Bart King
Willamette Landings: Ghost Towns of the River
by Howard McKinley Cornin
Coyote Was Going There: Indian Literature of the Oregon Country
by Jarold Ramsey, Editor
A Guide to the Indian Tribes of the Pacific Northwest
by Robert Ruby, John Brown and Cary Collins
The Portland Bridge Book
by Sharon Wood Wortman
This detailed guide to the bridges of Portland and Vancouver blends engineering, poetry, history, and more to provide a complete picture of these striking landmarks.
Along the Trail with Lewis and Clark
by Barbara Fifer and Vicky Soderberg
Oregon's Promise: An Interpretive History
by David Peterson Del Mar
Portland Hill Walks: Twenty Explorations in Parks and Neighborhoods
by Laura O. Foster
Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon, 1850-1950 (The Classic Houses Series)
by William J. Hawkins, William F. Willingham
Insiders' Guide to Portland, Oregon
by Rachel Dresbeck
Up the Capitol Steps: A Woman's March to the Governorship
by Barbara Roberts
Portland: A Food Biography
by Heather Arndt Anderson
Meals
13 Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt
Lodging
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Display
Oct 16, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
  • Jun 05, 2022 - Jun 10, 2022
  • Jul 10, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022
  • Aug 14, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022
  • Sep 11, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022
  • Oct 16, 2022 - Oct 21, 2022
5 nights
Portland
This newly renovated hotel is located in the center of the Lloyd District near the MAX light rail, providing easy access to many local businesses and restaurants. During your stay, take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the on-site restaurant which uses local ingredients. The hotel puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, and is focused on ongoing environmental initiatives including community outreach, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing.
5 nights
Portland
This newly renovated hotel is located in the center of the Lloyd District near the MAX light rail, providing easy access to many local businesses and restaurants. During your stay, take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the on-site restaurant which uses local ingredients. The hotel puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, and is focused on ongoing environmental initiatives including community outreach, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing.
5 nights
Portland
This newly renovated hotel is located in the center of the Lloyd District near the MAX light rail, providing easy access to many local businesses and restaurants. During your stay, take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the on-site restaurant which uses local ingredients. The hotel puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, and is focused on ongoing environmental initiatives including community outreach, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing.
5 nights
Portland
This newly renovated hotel is located in the center of the Lloyd District near the MAX light rail, providing easy access to many local businesses and restaurants. During your stay, take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the on-site restaurant which uses local ingredients. The hotel puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, and is focused on ongoing environmental initiatives including community outreach, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing.
5 nights
Portland
This newly renovated hotel is located in the center of the Lloyd District near the MAX light rail, providing easy access to many local businesses and restaurants. During your stay, take advantage of the outdoor pool, fitness center, and the on-site restaurant which uses local ingredients. The hotel puts a strong emphasis on sustainability, and is focused on ongoing environmental initiatives including community outreach, waste reduction, energy efficiency and localized purchasing.





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