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 buzzing culture 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 ...

  • Explore Portland on foot with a local expert who will point out fascinating outdoor public artworks and architectural details.
  • Explore the world’s largest independent bookstore at Powell’s City of Books.
  • Visit the Portland Art Museum, the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest, and learn about the museum's many collections.
Featured Expert
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Peter Chausse
A Massachusetts native and retired elementary and middle school teacher, Peter is a passionate local historian in Portland, Oregon. Peter currently works as an instructor of experiential Continuing Education courses through The Heritage Institute, a branch of Antioch University. In addition, Peter has operated a small walking excursion business in Portland for more than 20 years. He enjoys leading field trips for school groups and walks for Road Scholar programs, during which he shares his knowledge of local art, architecture 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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