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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
Length
6 days
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Starts at
1,599 / ADULT
999 / CHILD
Program No. 24157RJ

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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
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1,599
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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 24 - Jul 29, 2022
Per Adult
1,599
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999
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Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2022
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
2,299
/ Adult
999
/ Child
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Jul 31 - Aug 5, 2022
Per Adult
1,599
Per Child
999
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Jul 31 - Aug 5, 2022
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
1,599
/ Adult
999
/ Child
2,299
/ Adult
999
/ Child
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Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023
Per Adult
1,799
Per Child
1,199
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Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023
1,799
/ Adult
1,199
/ Child
1,799
/ Adult
1,199
/ Child
2,349
/ Adult
1,199
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Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2023
Per Adult
1,799
Per Child
1,149
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Jul 9 - Jul 14, 2023
1,799
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
1,799
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
2,449
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
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Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
Per Adult
1,799
Per Child
1,149
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Jul 16 - Jul 21, 2023
1,799
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
1,799
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
2,449
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
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Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2023
Per Adult
1,799
Per Child
1,149
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Aug 6 - Aug 11, 2023
1,799
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
1,799
/ Adult
1,149
/ Child
2,449
/ Adult
1,149
/ 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 North Santiam River and spot birds, wildlife and waterfalls 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 an expert-led hike through the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Learn about local wildlife as you kayak along the Willamette River and spend a day rafting on the North Santiam 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
Participating in Nature
by Thomas Elpel
We'll All Go Home In The Spring
by Robert Bennett
In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens
by Richard Waitt
Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
by David Canterbury





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.