How’s It Made? Discover Creative Portland With Your Grandchild

Go behind the scenes with your grandchild in Portland, Oregon to meet with innovative designers and makers as you see firsthand how some of your favorite foods and goods are produced.
Program No. 23612RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,399 / ADULT
799 / CHILD

At a Glance

Portland, Oregon is a one-of-a-kind creative hub where locals have embraced the city’s unofficial slogan — “Keep Portland Weird.” Meet the people who are inspired by this city’s quirky reputation and have followed their passions to build unique and successful products and businesses. On this behind-the-scenes adventure, visit local studios, shops and factories so you can be in the room where creativity happens. Let your taste buds jump for joy as you see how artisanal chocolate, ice cream, pastries and pizzas are made before tasting the finished product. Visit world-class manufacturers and small start-up businesses as you learn about what it takes to turn an idea into a successful product.
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Keep the Pace

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Witness the process behind creating chocolates, baked-goods, pizza and more, and even try your hand at making your own recipes!
  • Visit a local makerspace to talk with artisans and help each of these “makers” in creating their product.
  • Meet the minds behind some of Portland’s up-and-coming businesses and be inspired to become an entrepreneur with your own ideas and designs.
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Sheila Chastain
Born and raised in sunny Oahu, Hawaii, Sheila moved across the Pacific to settle with her family in rainy, cozy Seattle, Washington. She’s pursued several business ventures, including owning an auto repair shop, but she considers her children to be her crowning achievement. Her travels have taken her throughout the Pacific Northwest and internationally to Mexico, Canada and Europe. With an entrepreneurial spirit and gypsy soul, she’s excited to make new friends and connect with Road Scholars in a way that is memorable and meaningful.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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