Portland, Oregon!

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Explore the art, culture, and nature blooming in the City of Roses

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About the Trip

Where else can you see the nation’s smallest city park, discover the dark history of the Shanghai Slave Trade in an underground walking tour, find yourself in an authentic Ming Dynasty Suzhou-style Chinese Garden, and get lost in the world’s largest independently owned bookstore? Portland, a city boasting of vibrant neighborhoods, trendy shopping, and charming gardens is waiting for you! Enjoy a two-night stay at the HI-Portland, Northwest International Hostel, centrally located in the heart of the historic and hip Nob Hill neighborhood. You won’t be disappointed!

Portland is located on the West Coast, north of California and south of British Columbia, Canada. Known as “The City That Works,” Portland is famous for its great city planning and it’s easy going, friendly people. Buses, trams, and streetcars make exploring Portland a breeze.

Portland is…

  • America’s most European city – streetcars & trams, coffee shops, open-air markets
  • City of nature – more than 250 city parks, surrounded by rivers, mountains, & forest
  • Art & culture – museums, art galleries, live music
  • a city of fountains – designed for you to go in (while other cities want to keep you out!)
  • Tax-free shopping – boutique-lined streets, a vibrant downtown
  • Made for people – from bike lanes to skate parks, river walks to nature trails

Find out why Portland is unique!

Where You Go

Portland, Oregon

What to Know

Adult Leaders/Advisors must accompany girls.

You don’t have to complete an application form for this event. Just contact the hostel to register and GO! Remember to notify your council that you are traveling on a Getaway and to follow all of your council’s travel and activity guidelines.

The Dates

October 1, 2016-March 31, 2018

3 day/2 night trips. Contact event sponsor for availability.

Must be 11–17 years old at the time of the event.

What to Bring

Comfortable walking shoes

Outdoor clothing

The Cost

$96/Participant
• 2 overnights at the HI-Portland, Northwest international hostel with lite breakfast of breads and spreads, “Discover the World” patch, and 2 admissions from the following (your choice): Oregon Museum for Science and Industry, Portland Art Museum, World Forestry Center, Oregon Zoo, Portland Classical Chinese Garden, Japanese Garden, Portland Underground Tour (add $5 per person), included in price.
• Additional overnights and activities can be added at an extra cost.
• Transportation to and from HI-Portland, Northwest International Hostel not included.

Ask about our custom-designed packages! We can help you set up community service projects, environmental awareness activities, workshops on World Travel, day trips to Mount St. Helens Volcano, Columbia River Gorge Waterfalls, Whale Watching, and much more. Getaway pricing and activities subject to change after March 31, 2018.

Contact Information

Contact:
Tracy Larson
Group Coordinator
Phone: 503-241-2783 x5
groups@nwportlandhostel.com