Travel

The Center offers day group trips to local points of interest and we participate with other travel groups for overnight and long-term trips and cruises. Day trips are by van or bus.

To make a reservation for any of the trips below, call the front desk:
503 390 7441 

The Center has a travel desk in the lobby where you can review the planned trips and see brochures.  The Front Desk can take your reservation and tell you about future listings.

Trips always require advanced reservations and payments.

The Travel Committee urges you to make suggestions for trips you would like to take or sights you would like to see.

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2018: Trips and Tours!



December 13 2018—December 15 20183 Days "Shore Acres Christmas Holiday ~~ Oregon West
Experience the beauty of winter landscapes, exciting attractions, and something unique. This is an ABSOLUTE MUST SEE!! It is truly an indescribable experience that will be sure to set the mood for the entire Christmas season. Call for wait list availability See Flyer
December 19 2018 Final payment date for "Fly-Away-Mystery Tour"

2019 Trips and Tours


January 11 2019—January 15 20195 Days "Fun in Sunny San Diego ~~ Oregon West
With near perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core, complete with sophisticated art, dining and nightlife, San Diego has earned the name California’s beach city. Enjoy the areas signature Cali Baja cuisine… Happiness is calling from San Diego, it’s time to answer! Highlights: tour of Hotel Del Coronado; free time in historic Gaslamp Quarter; La Jolla ; US Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carrier USS Midway ; The Junípero Serra Museum ; Balboa Park; Cabrillo National Monument; morning harbor cruise. Final Payment Date: Nov 8 2018 See Flyer
January 15 2019 Final payment date for "Oregon’s Own European Charm… ASHLAND!"


February 1 2019 Final payment date for "Sedona, Moab & Monument Valley"

February 8 2019—February 14 20197 Days "Orlando & Miami‘s South Beach ~~ Oregon West
Orlando… while its themed attractions may steal the limelight, with a vibrant city center and a climate that averages 75°, there is a surprising number of things to experience here. Epcot… exposes you to vision of world culture and technological discoveries. Kennedy Space Center… our ongoing space journey… get access to historic launch sites and working spaceflight facilities. South Beach… has been called the American Riviera and an Art Deco Playground. Everglades National Park… The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States.... Highlights: Epcot; Sleuths Dinner Show;Kennedy Space complex and take a group photo with an astronaut! ; Miami's Coral Castle Museum ; South Beach ; Miami's Cuban Communitiy ;Miccosukee Island and the heart of the Everglades; historic fishing village of Chokoloskee ; Final Payment Date: December 10, 2018 See Flyer
February 14 2019 Final payment date for "Lake Quinalt and Ocean Shores"

February 21 2019 Final payment date for "Philly & Gettysburg"


March 10 2019 Final payment date for "The Tri Cities & the Snake River"

March 20 2019—March 22 20193 Days "Oregon’s Own European Charm… ASHLAND! ~~ Oregon West
Spring time in Ashland, the air is warmer, the days longer, the sunsets brighter, and the hills greener. This is our favorite time to visit our southern neighbors; the crowds of summer have not yet arrived, it’s lovely to sit outside, day or evening, and the entertainment is wonderful, as always! Highlights: lunch stop at Heaven on Earth Restaurant & Bakery; 3 stops in one at Rogue Creamery, the Lillie Belle Candy Shop, & the Daisy Creek Wine Shop!; Oregon’s Cabaret Theater for Beehive dinner show; Cabaret PUTTING IT TOGETHER TOUR; Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Hairspray; stops on the way home at Seven Feathers for lunch and the new Albany Carousel; Includes two nights at The Historic Ashland Springs Hotel; Final Payment Date: January 15 2019 See Flyer
March 21 2019 Final payment date for "NE Oregon and Beyond"

March 21 2019—March 25 20195 Days "Fly-Away-Mystery Tour ~~ Oregon West
Hints:::>Largest city in the nation not on a navigable body of water; First planned shopping mall in America; One of Bonnie & Clyde's Hideouts; Home to one of the oldest steam trains in the South. Includes: Round trip motor coach transportaiont to/from Portland Airport. ; Roundtrip airfare to ????? and 1 check bag; 5 nights deluxe accomodations; baggage handling; 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners... Final Payment Date: December 19 2018

April 4 2019 Final payment date for "Mackinac Island and the Great State of Michigan"

April 8 2019—April 13 20196 Days "Sedona, Moab & Monument Valley ~~ Oregon West
Sedona Arizona, called the “Red Rock Country”… This is some of the most spectacular scenery in the world! Monument Valley… It’s on the National Register of Historic Places! Moab… Its unique combination of red rock scenery, two national parks, and the cool waters of the Colorado River has made it one of the most sought after destinations in the southwest. Highlights: Pink Jeep Tour up the Mogollon Rim along Bear Wallow Canyon to Merry Go Round Rock; Explore Sedona on your own; Monument Valley… Experience one of the most majestic – and most photographed – points on earth; a wonderful cookout under the stars; Monument Valley Jeep Tour;Navajo rug weaving demonstration, photo stops will be made at The Mittens, John Ford’s Point, Three Sisters, North Window, Totem Pole, Yei Bi Cheis, and Artist’s Point; a local guide joins our tour of Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Parks, and Dead Horse Point State Park;Cowboy style Dutch Oven Dinner and a slow-moving evening boat ride on the Colorado River. Final Payment Date: February 1st 2019 See Flyer
April 11 2019 Final payment date for "Montreal and Quebec City"

April 21 2019 Final payment date for "Mt St Helens and Rainer"

April 23 2019—April 26 20194 Days "The Tri Cities & the Snake River ~~ Oregon West
Tri-Cities – Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia Rivers in Southeastern Washington. Each city borders at least one other city or one of the area’s rivers. Learn about the Hanford Site, part of the government’s top-secret Manhattan Project during the 40’s. Cruise on the Columbia and Snake River through North America’s deepest gorge. Learn about gravitational waves predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity at the LIGO lab… get your “geek on” on this fun adventure! More Highlights: Maryhill Museum of Art; four-and-a-half-hour Snake River Valley cruise on the Columbia and Snake River passing through the locks at Ice Harbor Dam. Final Payment Date: March 12th, 2019 See Flyer
April 29 2019 Final payment date for "Beautiful and Diverse Alaska"


May 16 2019 Final payment date for "Trail to the Redwood Coast"

May 19 2019—May 22 20194 Days "Lake Quinalt and Ocean Shores ~~ Oregon West
The Olympic Peninsula is a unique geographic province consisting of five major landscape settings: temperate rain forest, rugged mountain terrain, large lowland lakes, cascading rivers, and saltwater beaches. Its raw beauty is breathtaking! Lake Quinault is located on the southwest end of the Olympic National Park. The towering trees and lush green forest of the Quinault Valley is known as the best place to see the rainforest. Highlights: LeMay Car Museum; Quinault Beach Resort;guided Rain Forest Tour; Carriage Museum; Cranberry Museum and Cranberry Coast; Tillamook Cheese Factory; Cape Lookout State Park; Final Payment Date: February 14 2019 See Flyer
May 26 2019—May 31 20196 Days "Philly & Gettysburg ~~ Oregon West
Philadelphia, brimming with history… home to America’s most sacred historic sites that stand side-by-side with the hustle and bustle of a 21st-century city. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee’s most ambitious invasion. Often referred to as the “High Water Mark of the Rebellion”, Gettysburg was the inspiration for Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address”. Highlights: authentic Philly Block Party dinner featuring beef & chicken cheesesteaks ; Philadelphia local touring with a wonderful step on guide...Independence Hall & Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, & more; tour the National Constitution Center; dinner aboard the Tall Ship Moshulu; Valley Forge National Historic Park; American Treasure Museum; tram tour; an Amish Experience; The Eisenhower National Historic Site; Gettysburg local touring;Gettysburg National Military Park ... and more! Final Payment Date: Feb 21 2019 See Flyer

June 9 2019—June 15 20197 Days "NE Oregon and Beyond ~~ Oregon West
Breathtaking beauty and diversity… An area steeped in history stretching from the foot of the Blue Mountains to the heights of the Wallowa’s to the feet of “The Guardian of the Valley”. Highlights: Multnomah Falls; Hamley’s Steakhouse in Pendleton; landmark Marcus Whitman Hotel and The Marc Restaurant; 86 mile Beamers Hells Canyon Tour on the Snake River; Outlaw Restaurant and Saloon; we take the tramway to Mt. Howard; nationally acclaimed Valley Bronze Gallery & Foundry; guided tour in Joseph; Baker City; Leo Adler House Museum; Sumpter Gold Dredge; John Day Fossil Beds Museum; Bend; High Desert Museum; Final Payment Date: March 21 2019 See Flyer
June 22 2019—June 24 20193 Days "Mt St Helens and Rainer ~~ Oregon West
After more than thirty years later, the land around Mt St Helens is slowly healing. Mt Rainier is surrounded by old growth forest and stunning wildflower meadows… It is an active volcano encased in over 35 square miles of snow and ice, which makes it the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states. Highlights; lunch at Parkers Steakhouse in Castle Rock;Johnston Ridge Visitors Center and Forestry Center at Mt St. Helens National Volcanic Monument; ride the Mt Rainier Rail Road and take in their Logging Museum; photo stop at the 105 year old Mineral Lake Lodge; “The Grotto” the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother. Final Payment Date: April 21 2019 See Flyer

July 8 2019—July 14 20197 Days "Mackinac Island and the Great State of Michigan ~~ Oregon West
The State of Michigan is blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the world’s longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, miles and miles of cherry orchards, some of the highest freshwater sand dunes in the world, and more than 100 lighthouses. Highlights: Lighthouse Boat Cruise; Shepler’s Mackinac Island scenic Ferry ride to Mackinac Island; Horse-Drawn Carriage tour of the island; Fort Mackinac; The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park; Music House Museum; Ford Rouge Factory Tour; Greenfield Village; the Henry Ford Museum. Final Payment Date: April 4 2019 See Flyer
July 15 2019—July 21 20197 Days "Montreal and Quebec City ~~ Oregon West
Montreal is considered the cultural capital of Canada and is a cosmopolitan celebration of Québécois style. Riding around the cobblestone streets and grand buildings of Vieux-Montréal will give you a taste of European flavors. Québec City… is one of North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements. Highlights: guided sightseeing cruise on St. Lawrence River; Montreal Tower; walking tour of Montreal’s Underground City; guided city tour of Quebec City; Montmorency Falls; Sainte Anne de Beaupre; a Traditional Sugar Shack Dinner; Notre Dame Basilica of Montreal. Final Payment Date: April 11 2019 See Flyer

July 31 2019—August 7 20198 Days "Beautiful and Diverse Alaska ~~ Oregon West
Traveling in Alaska is like traveling to no other place on Earth. Highlights: train travel from Anchorage to Resurrection Bay in Seward; wildlife and glacier cruise; learn about the Kenai Fjords National Park; Resurrection River Valley; The Hotel Alyeska, Alaska’s premier resort; Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; Alaska Railroad’s flagship train to Fairbanks; cruise the great rivers of Alaska; personalized tour of the Chena Indian Village. Final Payment Date: April 29 2019 See Flyer
August 18 2019—August 22 20195 Days "Trail to the Redwood Coast ~~ Oregon West
Journey with to a place declared to be America’s most scenic country and home to the world’s tallest trees! Highlights: Tolly’s in Oakland; Hellgate Jetboat Excursion; scenic Redwood Coast Highway ; The Trees of Mystery; guide for the Redwood Forest; 75-minute narrated cruise of Humboldt Bay; Samoa Cookhouse; Brookings; Bandon; West Coast Game Park. Final Payment Date: May 16 2019 See Flyer

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Cancellation Policy

Once the cutoff date for a trip has passed, we cannot refund your money if you have to cancel as it is already paid to the suppliers. What we might be able to do is sell your ticket to someone on the waiting list. So, if you need to cancel a trip at the last minute, be sure to call 503-390-7441. If we can sell your ticket, you will get a refund.Most multiple–day trips cannot be refunded after the final payment date so we HIGHLY recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. If it is not offered to you at the time of the final payment please ask for details.