Monthly Archives: November 2015

Powell’s City of Books

Located in Portland’s downtown Pearl District your group will find the premiere bookstore, Powell’s City of Books. This landmark, multi-level source for new and used books is the largest bookstore of its sort in the world, occupying an entire city block in the busy bustling streets of downtown Portland. There are over one million books within…
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The Grotto

The Grotto, or more officially known as the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, is the Roman Catholic outdoor shrine and sanctuary located in the Madison South District of Portland, known for its impressive Pieta and serene botanical gardens. Here your group will enjoy 62 acres of manicured landscape that allows guests of any faith…
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Portland Children’s Museum

The Portland Children’s Museum is a spectacular museum that treasures playful learning. Located in Washington Park, adjacent to the Oregon Zoo, the museum uses familiar materials to craft priceless opportunities for children to learn through play. Inspired by early childhood schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy, this establishment relies on inquiry-based learning strategies and is influenced by…
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Pittock Mansion

The Pittock Mansion was home to Portland pioneers Henry and Georgiana Pittock from 1914 to 1919 and serves the city of Portland as a historical home with a gentle reminder of its humble beginnings. Here you will see how the lives of these two Portland pioneers directly affected the growth of the city! Both people…
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Forest Park

Forest Park is one of the country’s largest urban forest reserves available for public use, a major component of Portland’s regional parks and trails. With over 5,100 acres, this mostly second growth forest provides over 70 miles of recreation trails (including the 40 mile city-wide Wildwood Trail) and over eight miles of hillsides overlooking the gorgeous…
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Tom McCall Waterfront Park

With its namesake from Governor Tom McCall, this popular Portland park is situated along the Willamette River and serves the city as well as the governor did himself! This 36-acre park was created when the city saw the need for a green space and river walk, and was opened in 1978 after the removal of…
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Pioneer Courthouse Square

[caption id="attachment_14015" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Photo by Steve Morgan.[/caption] Affectionately known as Portland's living room, this square located in the heart of downtown Portland is the city’s premiere public park and gathering space, one of the most successful public spaces in the entire United States. As a matter of fact, the Pioneer Courthouse Square is known…
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Lan Su Chinese Garden

The Lan Su Chinese Garden is one of the greatest treasures and most interesting sites in Portland! This garden is a collaboration of Portland and Suzhou, its sister city in China’s Jiangsu province. This 40,000 square foot garden is famous for its Ming Dynasty Gardens, the most authentic gardens of the sort outside of China,…
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Portland Japanese Garden

Portland’s diverse landscape is truly impressive, and there is no better place to see this up close and personal than the Portland Japanese Garden. This 5.5 acre garden is actually made of five distinct garden styles, each representing a sense of peace, harmony, and tranquility desired in such a garden. Here your group can experience the…
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Educational Travel & Field Trips

Education and educational travel is immensely important. You don't even have to travel far to find spectacular learning opportunities. Your students, kids, and other youngsters (and even you) will learn oodles of information while having the time of their lives on these trips. New England: The educational experiences you're looking for abound in New England.…
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