Miracle of a Million Lights
Dec
11
1:30 PM13:30

Miracle of a Million Lights

After we have our fill of a traditional German feast at Gustav’s Restaurant, we make our way to the Victorian Belle. This charming mansion is a wonderland of a million lights. Each of the 20+ rooms is uniquely decorated and the gardens are alive with lights. Treat your taste buds to home-made cider and cookies. 

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High Tea & Fine Art
Jan
15
1:30 PM13:30

High Tea & Fine Art

An afternoon of elegance begins with high tea in the English tradition at Gracie’s in the Hotel deLuxe, featuring custom blended teas, delectable sandwiches, scones & pastries. Then enjoy the current exhibits at the Portland Art Museum, which includes Japanese art & calligraphy as well as American Realist paintings. 

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Remarkable Reno
Feb
4
to Feb 7

Remarkable Reno

Make a getaway to Reno, Nevada, called the “Biggest Little City in the World”. Situated in the high desert just east of the Sierra Nevada Range, Reno is known for its history, hotels and sparkling casinos. From its gold rush days to gaining fame as the birthplace of Harrah’s Entertainment, Reno is a quirky blend of the Wild West and casino glitz. Join our tour of this fascinating region for four days of sights, lights and perhaps a glimpse of Lady Luck. We will spend three nights at the Eldorado Hotel, one of the top rated hotel/casinos in the city. Our trip is priced for either the gambler or the sightseer, or do a little of both. After you have tried your luck at the casinos you can chose the optional tour package and see some of the sights of Reno, Virginia City and the Lake Tahoe area.

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Charleston Crab Feed
Feb
9
2:00 PM14:00

Charleston Crab Feed

Let’s head on over to the coast for a feast of mouthwatering Dungeness crab! Local wines, craft beers, and pie are also available. Crab meals will be served at current market price - estimated at $16/half and $20/whole crab (cash only). After lunch take a journey through time at the Umpqua Discovery Center. 

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Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Feb
20
to Feb 22

Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Get excited for spring! Come with us to experience the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, herald of spring since 1989. The 2019 theme for this renowned event, held in Seattle's beautiful Washington State Convention Center, is Gardens of the World. Whether you want to jazz up a small living space, learn more about container gardening, get tips about cut flower arranging, spruce up a small living space, learn more about container gardening, get tips about cut flower arranging, spruce up a backyard, or enjoy a garden stroll in the middle of February, this show will fill you with ideas and inspiration. As an added bonus, we have included a visit to the stunning Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at the Seattle Center and the Space Needle. Whatever your style, garden needs or design dreams this trip offers something inspirational for everyone!

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Historic Oregon City
Mar
1
3:00 PM15:00

Historic Oregon City

Our step-on guide will lead us through the history of the end of the Oregon Trail. Explore the Barclay House, McLoughlin House, and the outdoor Oregon City Municipal Elevator. Have lunch at the Highland Stillhouse Scottish Restaurant and explore the Museum of the Oregon Territory. 

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Take Route 66 to a Desert Adventure
Mar
17
to Mar 24

Take Route 66 to a Desert Adventure

Travel across California’s Central Valley, one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, to Barstow where our tour of Route 66 begins. We’ll get our kicks along this famous historic highway to neon-lit Williams, Arizona. From there we turn north to the mesmerizing spectacle of the Grand Canyon, gazing at eons of the Earth’s geological history. Make sure your cameras ready for towering rock pillars and abundant wildlife at Bryce Canyon National Park before we move on to more incredible color and drama at Zion National Park’s canyons and rock formations. On our way back north, experience desert adventure of a different kind: we stop in fabulous Las Vegas and remarkable Reno where you can try your luck at the casinos, shop, or see the sights.

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Aladdin, the Musical
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Aladdin, the Musical

Disney’s beloved musical tale of romance and adventure comes to life in this hit Broadway show at Portland’s Keller Auditorium. Don’t miss this magical tale of a boy, a genie and a princess. Enjoy premium seating for an extravaganza of gorgeous costumes, amazing sets and songs that will have you singing along! An early dinner in Portland follows the matinee. 

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Springtime in Victoria
Apr
20
to Apr 24

Springtime in Victoria

Spring is a captivating time to explore Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and one of the world's most beautiful waterfront cities. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, its unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences capture any visitor's heart. Our trip to this lovely city includes experiencing iconic sites, fascinating history and its unique culture.Spring is a captivating time to explore Victoria, the capital of British Columbia and one of the world's most beautiful waterfront cities. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, its unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences capture any visitor's heart. Our trip to this lovely city includes experiencing iconic sites, fascinating history and its unique culture.

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Easter Brunch at the Benson
Apr
21
4:00 PM16:00

Easter Brunch at the Benson

Treat your taste buds to Easter Brunch Buffet at the historic Benson Hotel in downtown Portland. Enjoy a diverse selection of pastries, fresh fruit, crepes, omelets, a carving station, seafood, delectable desserts and more! Then relax on the bus as we tour by some of Portland’s historic landmarks. 

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BBQ, Music & Irises
May
27
5:30 PM17:30

BBQ, Music & Irises

Celebrate Memorial Day enjoying colorful iris blooms, finger-licking barbecue, and toe-tapping live music. Shreiner’s Iris Gardens, the nation’s largest iris grower, also offers an Artist Fair, Wine & Spirit Tastings and a gift shop full of unique items. We will also visit Adelman’s Peony Gardens.

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Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
Jun
8
5:30 PM17:30

Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade

This flower-filled spectacle is an annual favorite! Enjoy a warm, buttery and flaky croissant sandwich with juice and coffee for breakfast. Then from your front row padded seat inside the Memorial Coliseum, gaze in awe at the floats, the costumes, the bands, and the equestrian groups. We’ll stop for lunch on our return.

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Crater Lake
Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

Crater Lake

With sparking blue water like nowhere else in the world, and majestic 2,000 foot cliffs, Crater Lake is a summer favorite! Our lunch at the historic Crater Lake Lodge combines rustic charm with sweeping views of the lake. After lunch a park ranger will join us for the rim drive to share the history and legends of the Lake.

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Oregon Olive Mill
Oct
17
1:00 PM13:00

Oregon Olive Mill

Travel the back roads admiring Oregon’s rolling hills, vineyards and lush farmland. We stop for lunch at the Golden Valley Brew Pub, then on to Red Ridge Farms and the Oregon Olive Mill. This family-owned operation features a nursery, olive farm, tasting room, gift store, vineyard and 300 herb and botanical varieties. Learn about olive pressing, while tasting your way through specialty or infused olive oils and gourmet vinegars. While traveling home, we will make a stop for pie at a local favorite restaurant!

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Crater Lake National Park
Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

Crater Lake National Park

With sparking blue water like nowhere else in the world, and majestic 2,000 foot cliffs, Crater Lake is a summer favorite! Our lunch at the historic Crater Lake Lodge combines rustic charm with sweeping views of the lake. After lunch a park ranger will join us for the rim drive to share the history and legends of the Lake.

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Fall Foliage & High Desert Museum
Oct
3
1:00 PM13:00

Fall Foliage & High Desert Museum

It’s a time of transition as the cool autumn air turns trees into works of art that shine of gold, amber and scarlet. Feast your eyes on the seasonal beauty as we tour along the scenic McKenzie River to our lunch destination, the Black Bear Diner in Bend. The diner is regionally renowned for its down home cooking and cabin like environment. After lunch, the tour continues on to the High Desert Museum for an up close encounter with the history and culture of the Deschutes National Forest region.

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Senior Safari at the Oregon Zoo
Sep
18
1:00 PM13:00

Senior Safari at the Oregon Zoo

Take a walk on the wild side and join us for Senior Safari Day at the Oregon Zoo! Whether you are a photography enthusiast or simply an animal lover, you will have many opportunities to get up close and personal with the beautiful and fascinating animals. For a different perspective, you might choose to take a ride on the Zoo Train, which circles the Zoo and Washington Park. The Zoo offers several eateries to enjoy a sit down meal or grab some goodies while you enjoy the wildlife.Take a walk on the wild side and join us for Senior Safari Day at the Oregon Zoo! Whether you are a photography enthusiast or simply an animal lover, you will have many opportunities to get up close and personal with the beautiful and fascinating animals. For a different perspective, you might choose to take a ride on the Zoo Train, which circles the Zoo and Washington Park. The Zoo offers several eateries to enjoy a sit down meal or grab some goodies while you enjoy the wildlife.

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The Colorful Columbia River Gorge
Sep
17
to Sep 18

The Colorful Columbia River Gorge

Come with us as we explore one of the great natural treasures of the Pacific Northwest. Bring your sense of adventure as we take in awe-inspiring vistas, breathtaking waterfalls and world class museums. History is everywhere and our step-on guide will teach us about this marvel of nature. Price includes a private lunch at Simon’s Cliff House Restaurant, overnight lodging and elegant lunch at the Conde Nast top rated Skamania Lodge, dinner at the Bridgeside Restaurant at the base of the Bridge of the Gods, entrance to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, and more!

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Crater Lake National Park
Aug
22
12:30 PM12:30

Crater Lake National Park

Back by popular demand! The awe-inspiring, Crater Lake National Park offers tour-goers breathtaking views of majestic forestland, mountain scenery and sapphire-blue water. Marvel at the natural beauty all around you and take in the power of its sheer size and geographical formation. Enjoy lunch at the rustic Crater Lake Lodge Restaurant offering sweeping views of the terrain. A Park Ranger will join us for the 33-mile rim drive along Crater Lake sharing the history and legends of the Lake.

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Cruising Newport Bay & Estuary
Aug
3
12:30 PM12:30

Cruising Newport Bay & Estuary

For a true Oregon adventure cruise with us along the rugged coastlines and picturesque beaches of Newport Bay! This one-of-a-kind, 2-hour, scenic tour showcases the incredible scenery of the bay, river, and coastline, as well as two lighthouses and the historic bridge. Our naturalist guide will share stories of the indigenous wildlife as we look for gray whales, sea lions, seals, harbor porpoise, bald eagle and various sea birds. Once the water tour is complete, our group will have lunch at an Old Town bayfront restaurant with additional time provided to shop and peruse local galleries

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Lunch at Bob's Red Mill
Jul
26
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch at Bob's Red Mill

Join us for a natural food-lovers trip of a lifetime as we travel to Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, where healthy never tasted so good!  Once we arrive, we will be greeted by a friendly “Grain Guide” who will share with us how Bob and Charlee Moore champion the goodness of simple, natural whole grains.  A wholesome lunch is available in Bob’s Red Mill restaurant and bakery. Be sure to check out the Whole Grain Store before leaving and take home any one of their bulk foods, gourmet jams and jellies, kitchenware, gifts and more.

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Sister's Quilt Show
Jul
14
12:30 PM12:30

Sister's Quilt Show

Let us take you to see Sisters, Oregon in a sea of quilts! The world-renowned Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show™ displays more than 1300 quilts representing fiber artists from around the world. Downtown Sisters will be wrapped in quilts, creating a spectacular, colorful spectacle that truly has to be seen to be believed.  Additional festivities include live music and delicious food options available from street vendors or local restaurants. 

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Booher Family Concert
Jun
30
11:30 AM11:30

Booher Family Concert

Join us for a concert under the stars! The evening will begin with dinner at Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant in Cottage Grove before making our way to the Booher Family Ranch in Yoncalla.  While you enjoy delicious, homemade apple pie a la mode, the Booher Family will entertain with their unique blend of traditional, cowboy, swing and gospel music. It will be an unforgettable night! 

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Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade
Jun
9
5:30 PM17:30

Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade

The Grand Floral Parade is a cherished highlight of the Portland Rose Festival, this popular procession is more than a spectacular floral-filled parade; it's a beloved annual tradition. Enjoy excellent views of the parade from reserved padded seats inside the Memorial Coliseum. Price includes: transportation, reserved seating and breakfast. We'll stop for lunch on our return.

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BBQ, Music & Irises
May
28
5:30 PM17:30

BBQ, Music & Irises

The blooms here are beautiful, the live music is toe-tapping, and under the tent, the BBQ chicken is tasty and abundant. Check out the large gift shop and feel free to bring home a bunch of cut irises for sale at a reasonable price at Schreiner's, the nation's largest iris grower. We also visit Adelman's Peony Gardens to see many varieties of gorgeous flowers. Join us for our trip to Schreiner's Iris Garden on Memorial Day; it's an Experience Oregon favorite!

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Love is On the Air - NW SR Theatre
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Love is On the Air - NW SR Theatre

Join us for the Northwest Senior Theatre's Spring Gala presentation of “Love is On the Air”. Located at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House in Portland, the theatre presents this musical variety show produced by singers, dancers, actors, musicians and stage folk that are all 55 plus. They'll provide us with an afternoon of costumes, scenery, music, dancing, skits and inspiration. The Cracker Barrel in Tualatin will be our next stop for an early dinner.

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Victoria in the Spring
Apr
21
to Apr 25

Victoria in the Spring

Spring is a captivating time to explore Victoria, the island capital of British Columbia and one of the world's most beautiful waterfront cities. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, its unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences capture any tourist's heart.  Our trip to this lovely city includes experiencing iconic sites, fascinating history and its unique culture.

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Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest
Apr
15
3:30 PM15:30

Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest

Stroll through rows of stunning beauty and experience expansive views of vineyards and distant mountains. There are fresh flowers, food and fun for everyone. Wine tasting is available from the Wooden Shoe Vineyards. Breathe in fresh country air and view the vibrant colors of the tulip fields with beautiful Mt. Hood in the background.

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Easter Brunch at the Benson
Apr
1
5:00 PM17:00

Easter Brunch at the Benson

Treat your culinary taste buds to Easter Brunch Buffet at the historic Benson Hotel in downtown Portland. Enjoy a diverse selection of pastries, fresh fruit, made to order crepes and omelets, a carving station, chicken, seafood, delectable deserts and much, much more! After brunch, relax on the bus as we tour by a few of Portland’s famous landmarks, including the Simon Benson House and Benson Bubblers. 

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Historic Oregon City
Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Historic Oregon City

Arriving at Oregon City became the goal of every traveler on the Oregon Trail. Visit the historical Barclay and McLoughlin Houses. The highlight of downtown exploration is the Oregon City Municipal Elevator. It is the only outdoor, city-owned elevator in the United States. Have lunch at the Highland Still House Scottish Restaurant and then visit the Museum of Oregon Territory, a bluff-top repository of two centuries of heritage artifacts. A favorite exhibit is the early 20th century Kaegi Pharmacy, stocked with a fascinating variety of "healing potions". 

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Portland Spirit Valentine's Dinner Cruise
Feb
13
5:00 PM17:00

Portland Spirit Valentine's Dinner Cruise

Board the Portland Spirit for an exciting Valentine’s Eve dinner cruise on the Willamette River. You’ll be treated to delicious locally sourced cuisine that showcases the bounty of Oregon. Relax to live piano music as we view the spectacular silhouette of downtown Portland and its many bridges. For an added treat with an extraordinary panorama, visit the Captain on the bridge of the ship. You’re sure to be impressed with this delightful trip departing from the Salmon Street Springs Waterfront!

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The Best of the "Wurst"
Feb
9
3:30 PM15:30

The Best of the "Wurst"

Join the happy folks in Mt. Angel for live German music, performances by local dance troupes, domestic beer on tap, regional and German wines, a variety of delicious homemade sausages, and other German delights. Vendors will sell German souvenirs, clothing, craft and food items. It's a celebration of the best of the "Wurst". 

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Lunch by the Sea
Jan
25
3:00 PM15:00

Lunch by the Sea

Indulge in a cozy lunch at the Adobe in Yachats, where the dining room sits just 50 feet from the ocean’s edge providing incredible views. Then take a scenic drive to Old Town Florence for shopping, taffy and ice cream or a hot beverage of your choice at the nearby shops. If you’ve never visited the Oregon Coast in the winter, you’re missing an exciting time to view it in all its splendor.

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Chart House & Pittock Mansion
Dec
11
4:30 PM16:30

Chart House & Pittock Mansion

Lunch at the Chart House located in one of the most remarkable settings in the Pacific Northwest, which features magnificent views of the Willamette River, Mt. Hood, and Mt. St. Helens. Then continue to the grandiose, turn-of-the-century Pittock Mansion, an architectural treasure, set on a hill with sweeping views of Portland below. The Christmas decorations throughout this elegant mansion are stunning.

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Shore Acres Christmas Lights
Dec
4
3:30 PM15:30

Shore Acres Christmas Lights

Join us for one of our favorite holiday traditions, the festive display of over 300,000 LED lights at the breathtaking cliff side Shore Acres Garden near Coos Bay. At this former estate of a lumber baron, Christmas becomes a holiday fantasyland. Leisurely stroll paths ablaze with color, enjoy the holiday atmosphere with cider and cookies (optional) for a small donation from the gift shop. On our return, enjoy a fabulous meal at the Coach House in Coos Bay. Be sure to eat lunch before beginning this tour. We'll brief stop in Florence for a snack break on our way to Shore Acres.

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It's Christmas Time
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

It's Christmas Time

Join us for the Northwest Senior Theatre's Holiday show. Located at the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House in Portland, the theatre is presenting "It's Christmas Time", a musical variety show produced by singers, dancers, actors, musicians and stage folk that are all 55 plus. They'll provide us with an afternoon of costumes, scenery, music, dancing, skits and merriment. The new Cracker Barrel in Tualatin will be our next stop for an early dinner.

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