Extension: Lively Culture in Portland, Oregon

Buzzing with culture, Portland is one of America’s most exciting cities. Alongside experts, immerse yourself in the natural beauty and local history of Oregon’s largest metropolis.
Program No. 23670RJ
2 days
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At a Glance

Begin your exciting learning adventure in Oregon by exploring the wonders of its biggest city. Immerse yourself in Portland’s natural beauty, in the shadow of Mt. Hood, and discover this cultural hotbed like a local. Alongside experts, you’ll learn about the thriving arts scene and beautiful gardens that make Portland truly one of a kind.

Program Extension

To take this extension, enroll in this main program first.

Lewis & Clark: The Columbia and Snake Rivers by Small Ship

Embrace your pioneer spirit as you explore natural wonders and cultural landmarks, learning about America’s formative years and the historic adventures of Lewis and Clark.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn the fascinating history of the Portland International Rose Test Garden and stop and smell the 650 varieties of roses.
  • Explore the world’s largest independent bookstore at Powell’s City of Books.
  • Transport yourself to Asia, as you stroll through the 5.5 acres of Portland’s Japanese Garden.
Featured Expert
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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.

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

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Eric Wheeler
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