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24157
Oregon

Portland & Beyond: An Outdoor Adventure With Your Grandchild

Zip, raft, kayak and bike your way through the great outdoors with your grandchild, all while learning why eco-friendly Portland is one of the coolest cities around!
Program No. 24157RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,599 / ADULT
999 / CHILD
Oregon

Portland & Beyond: An Outdoor Adventure With Your Grandchild

Zip, raft, kayak and bike your way through the great outdoors with your grandchild, all while learning why eco-friendly Portland is one of the coolest cities around!
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,599 / ADULT
999 / CHILD
Program No. 24157 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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Age 10 - 13
ROOMING OPTION PRICING
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DATES
Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2022
Per Adult
1,599
Per Child
999
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Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2022
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
2,299
/ Adult
999
/ Child
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Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
Per Adult
1,599
Per Child
999
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Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2022
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
2,299
/ Adult
999
/ Child
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Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
Per Adult
1,599
Per Child
999
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Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2022
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
2,299
/ Adult
999
/ Child
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Aug 7 - Aug 12, 2022
Per Adult
1,599
Per Child
999
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Aug 7 - Aug 12, 2022
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
2,299
/ Adult
999
/ Child
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At a Glance

Not only is Portland, Oregon full of magnificent parks and gardens, it’s the perfect gateway to the great outdoors! Just beyond the city sits a world of natural wonders, from thundering waterfalls to rushing rivers — and you and your grandchild will explore them together in unforgettable ways. Soar over towering trees at a zipline park, practice your rafting skills along the Clackamas River and spot birds as you pass a wildlife refuge on a kayaking expedition. You’ll also learn how Portland has become of the most eco-friendly cities in the U.S. as you set out on an urban hike with experts, explore local neighborhoods by public transportation and more! Both inside the city and beyond, this fun-filled adventure is sure to put the “great” in the great outdoors!
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
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…

  • See booming waterfalls up close during expert-led hikes and biking excursions to Latourell Falls, Shepperd’s Dell, Bridal Veil, Multnomah Falls and Wahkeena Falls.
  • Learn about local wildlife as you kayak past a wildlife refuge on the Willamette River and spend a day rafting on the Upper Clackamas River.
  • Soar among huge Douglas Firs and Western Red Cedars at a zipline park, a thrilling bonding experience!
Featured Expert
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Joseph Couture
Joseph Couture is an expert on the geology and history of the Pacific Northwest. He studied geology at Portland State University and criminology at Southern Oregon University, and combined the degrees for his interest in forensic geology (geo-criminology). He is an accomplished lecturer on topics ranging from the Hawaiian Volcanoes to the Granite Plutons of Acadia National Park in Maine. His style and presentation are a favorite to Road Scholar participants.

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

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Joseph Couture is an expert on the geology and history of the Pacific Northwest. He studied geology at Portland State University and criminology at Southern Oregon University, and combined the degrees for his interest in forensic geology (geo-criminology). He is an accomplished lecturer on topics ranging from the Hawaiian Volcanoes to the Granite Plutons of Acadia National Park in Maine. His style and presentation are a favorite to Road Scholar participants.
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.
The Oregon Trail
by Francis Parkman
Agents of Chaos
by Stephen L. Harris
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
by Steve Olson
In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens
by Richard Waitt
Participating in Nature
by Thomas Elpel
We'll All Go Home In The Spring
by Robert Bennett
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
by David Canterbury





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