Optional Excursions

Group tours are available to attendees via private arrangement by CollegeNET. If you would like to participate, you can select one when you register for the conference.

NOTE: Some will fill quickly! The last day to register for or cancel with a refund is July 18, 2019.

If you have questions visit the FAQ page, or contact Dawna Allison.

JAPANESE GARDEN TOUR & TEA ROOM

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This half-day excursion includes a private tour of the Portland Japanese Garden followed by a visit to the Umami Tea Room designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. The Japanese Garden sits nestled in the West Hills of Portland, overlooking the city and providing a tranquil, urban oasis. It encompasses 12 acres with eight separate garden styles, an authentic Japanese Tea House, meandering streams, intimate walkways, and a spectacular view of Mt. Hood.

  • Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

  • Date: July 28, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Transportation: Max light rail, garden shuttle
  • Cost: $22 per person
  • Includes: Transportation, garden admission, private tour. (Tea room items on your own).

ASTORIA/LEWIS & CLARK HISTORICAL TOUR (Oregon Coast and Columbia River)

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This full-day Lewis and Clark Historical Tour includes stops in the charming towns of Astoria and Seaside, National Park Fort Clatsop, and the beautiful Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach. This history-based tour winds you through picturesque farmland, rugged Oregon coastline, charming beach towns and historic ports.

  • TOUR FULL

  • Date: July 28, 2019
  • Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Transportation: Van
  • Cost: $129 per person
  • Includes: Tour, transportation. (Lunch on your own).

WHITEWATER & BBQ RAFTING TRIP

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Spectacular half-day whitewater rafting class III-IV trip on the White Salmon River, including Wet Planet's signature "Upper Stretch" adding 2 miles of class IV whitewater, and optional class IV/V Husum Falls water - levels permitting. Followed by a riverside BBQ lunch and beverage of your choice. Adults must be in good health and are required to sign a liability waiver. This tour includes a total travel time of about 2.5 hours. (Govt. Issued ID Required).

  • Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

  • Date: July 28, 2019
  • Time: 7:45am – 5:00pm
  • Transportation: Van
  • Cost: $155 per person
  • Includes: Transportation, rafting (including wetsuit, footwear, and rafting gear), BBQ lunch and a beverage.

GRAPE ESCAPE WINE TOUR

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This full-day tour includes visits to three esteemed Oregon Willamette Valley wineries, wine tasting, appetizers, lunch and dessert to complement the wines. Your Escape Artist hosts will provide some fun and offer wine valley knowledge all along the way. (Govt. Issued ID Required).

  • Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

  • Date: July 28, 2019
  • Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Transportation: Van
  • Cost: $115 per person
  • Includes: Transportation, wine tasting, lunch & snacks.

PORTLAND FOOD CARTS & NEIGHBORHOODS TOUR

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Explore Portland’s best food carts, historic neighborhoods, and iconic bridges on this half-day city-wide culinary adventure. Sit back and relax in our Eat Van as we guide you through the streets of our foodie city to areas known only by locals, with delicious eating stops along the way. (Govt. Issued ID Required).

  • Registration Deadline: July 18, 2019

  • Date: July 28, 2019
  • Time: 10:30am – 2:00pm
  • Transportation: Van
  • Cost: $89 per person
  • Includes: Transportation, tour, lunch & snacks.
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