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!


February 26 2018—February 27 20182 Days "Singles & Solo Club, History Pub"
Group Active
Each month we take the Singles & Solos Club on a two-day adventure, including accommodations at the whimsical, McMenamin’s Kennedy School. Includes: Roundtrip Amtrak Thruway Coach or Train; Escorted in Portland by Bob Vinatieri of GroupActive; Overnight at Kennedy School - Boutique Hotel: Here you are encouraged to Sleep in Class! Hotel rooms are renovated, 100-year old classrooms complete with queen bed and private bath; Extra time to enjoy the Kennedy School: Hundreds of unique works of art, brewery, heated soaking pool & Detention Bar; Entertaining Oregon history presentation at Kennedy TheatrePub; Each Monday a different, fascinating one-hour program ; $50 McMenamin’s Dine-Around Gift Card (dinner & breakfast); Each Tuesday: half-day adventure to one of the following: OMSI, Oregon Historical Society, Portland Japanese Gardens, Lan Su Chinese Gardens, Portland Art Museum, Ft Vancouver (Each Tuesday a different adventure!) ; Admissions, auto transfers in-town Portland, and lodging taxes Final Payment Date: February 12 2018 See Flyer

March 3 2018 Final payment date for "Casino FUN Bus to Chinook Winds"

March 8 2018 Final payment date for "Willamette Valley Wine Tour"

March 12 2018 Final payment date for "Singles & Solo Club, History Pub"

March 12 2018 Final payment date for "Newfoundland/Labrador"

March 18 2018—March 22 20185 Days "Las Vegas & Death Valley"
Oregon West
Death Valley – the hottest, driest, lowest: A superlative desert of streaming sand dunes, snow-capped mountains, multicolored rock layers, 3 million acres of wilderness. Highlights: Death Valley National Park, Ubehebe Crater, Devils Cornfield, Devils Hole, Badwater(the lowest point in North America), Hoover Dam, Las Vegas... Final Payment Date: January 15 2018 See Flyer
March 22 2018 Final payment date for "Always Patsy Cline"

March 26 2018—March 27 20182 Days "Singles & Solo Club, History Pub"
Group Active
Each month we take the Singles & Solos Club on a two-day adventure, including accommodations at the whimsical, McMenamin’s Kennedy School. Includes: Roundtrip Amtrak Thruway Coach or Train; Escorted in Portland by Bob Vinatieri of GroupActive; Overnight at Kennedy School - Boutique Hotel: Here you are encouraged to Sleep in Class! Hotel rooms are renovated, 100-year old classrooms complete with queen bed and private bath; Extra time to enjoy the Kennedy School: Hundreds of unique works of art, brewery, heated soaking pool & Detention Bar; Entertaining Oregon history presentation at Kennedy TheatrePub; Each Monday a different, fascinating one-hour program ; $50 McMenamin’s Dine-Around Gift Card (dinner & breakfast); Each Tuesday: half-day adventure to one of the following: OMSI, Oregon Historical Society, Portland Japanese Gardens, Lan Su Chinese Gardens, Portland Art Museum, Ft Vancouver (Each Tuesday a different adventure!) ; Admissions, auto transfers in-town Portland, and lodging taxes Final Payment Date: March 12 2018 See Flyer
March 29 2018—March 31 20183 Days "Absolutely Ashland"
Oregon West
Nestled at the convergence of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountain ranges, Ashland offers year–round cultural, culinary and outdoor opportunities for everyone. Highlights: Thompson Mill State Heritage Site, Oregon Electric Railway,The Oregon Cabaret Theatre presents Million Dollar Quartet, explore the wonders of Ashland and Lithia Park, Rogue Creamery, the Lillie Belle Candy Shop & the Ledger David Wine Shop, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Destiny of Desire, Seven Feathers Casino, the new Albany Carousel... Final Payment Date: January 12 2018 See Flyer

April 1 2018 Final payment date for "Glasgow with Scott Palmer"

April 2 2018 Final payment date for "Canyon Lands of the Southwest"

April 3 2018DayTrip "Casino FUN Bus to Chinook Winds"
We had so much fun last fall we are going to do it again! Daytrip includes meal discount, special perks for new members, etc. Final Payment Date: March 3 2018
April 9 2018 Final payment date for "Singles & Solo Club, History Pub"

April 9 2018—April 14 20186 Days "Music & More in Tennessee"
Oregon West
Trip Highlights: Fontanel Mansion, Historic RCA Studio B, County Music Hall of Fame, a Grand Ole Opry’s Country Classics concert, Backstage tour of the Ryman Auditorium, lunch on the General Jackson Showboat, a unique city tour this morning with Backbeat Tours, Graceland, Center for Southern Folklore, St Jude’s Research Hospital campus tour, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Gibson Guitar Factory, Dinner at the Blues City Café... Final Payment Date: January 5 2018 See Flyer
April 13 2018 Final payment date for "Pendleton Underground Comes Alive"

April 19 2018DayTrip "Willamette Valley Wine Tour"
Oregon West
Three stops in the beautiful Willamette Valley wine country — Tresori Vineyards, Domino IVs Farm, K & M Vineyard. Enjoy lunch, winery talks, wine tastings, cheese & crackers, chocolate pairings, lunch...and miniature sheep! Final Payment Date: March 8 2018
April 20 2018 Final payment date for "Carriage Me Back"

April 22 2018DayTrip "Always Patsy Cline"
Broadway Rose
Mark your calendar! Final Payment Date: March 22 2018
April 23 2018—April 24 20182 Days "Singles & Solo Club, History Pub"
Group Active
Each month we take the Singles & Solos Club on a two-day adventure, including accommodations at the whimsical, McMenamin’s Kennedy School. Includes: Roundtrip Amtrak Thruway Coach or Train; Escorted in Portland by Bob Vinatieri of GroupActive; Overnight at Kennedy School - Boutique Hotel: Here you are encouraged to Sleep in Class! Hotel rooms are renovated, 100-year old classrooms complete with queen bed and private bath; Extra time to enjoy the Kennedy School: Hundreds of unique works of art, brewery, heated soaking pool & Detention Bar; Entertaining Oregon history presentation at Kennedy TheatrePub; Each Monday a different, fascinating one-hour program ; $50 McMenamin’s Dine-Around Gift Card (dinner & breakfast); Each Tuesday: half-day adventure to one of the following: OMSI, Oregon Historical Society, Portland Japanese Gardens, Lan Su Chinese Gardens, Portland Art Museum, Ft Vancouver (Each Tuesday a different adventure!) ; Admissions, auto transfers in-town Portland, and lodging taxes Final Payment Date: April 9 2018 See Flyer
April 25 2018—May 8 201814 Days "Jolly Olde England"
Oregon West
Highlights: City tour of London, Windsor Castle and the Royal State Apartments, Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Bodiam Castle, Brighton Pavilion, Arundel Castle, Southampton & Portsmouth, Plymouth, "Land's End" Penzance, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxfordshire, Ann Hathaway's Cottage, Hampton Court Palace. Final Payment Date: February 9 2018 See Flyer
April 27 2018 Final payment date for "Astoria"


May 5 2018DayTrip "Carriage Me Back"
Group Active
Brownsville History Full Day Tour (offered ONE DAY, YEARLY!) includes: Fully-escorted, deluxe Moffit motorcoach with restroom; Brownsville Community Reenactment of 1918 ; Horse-drawn carriage ride through charming Brownsville ; Hungarian Buffet Lunch at Novak’s of Albany ; Ride on the Historic Carousel of Albany ; Mystery visit to Oregon’s ODDEST art studio Final Payment Date: April 20 2018 See Flyer
May 8 2018—May 12 20185 Days "Vancouver, Victoria on HAL Eurodam"
Group Active
Cruise the Salish Sea with full day stops in both Victoria and Vancouver! Includes RT Amtrak to Seattle, transfers, 4–day cruise in deluxe balcony cabin with taxes, fees, gratuities, fully escorted, travel protection. Final Payment Date: February 16 2018 See Flyer
May 9 2018—May 11 20183 Days "Astoria"
Oregon West
How about these highlights!!! We embark on the Portland Spirit to Astoria for a day-long adventure on the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Tour Cape Disappointment, see the Flavel House Museum...Take a ride on the newly restored historic Trolley. Enjoy the freshest seafood available in an elegant dining experience with stunning architecture Dinner at the Silver Salmon Grill. Tour the Columbia Maritime Museum, and tour Fort Clatsop. Enjoy a Lunch at Camp 18 Restaurant and Logging Museum Final Payment Date: April 27 2018 See Flyer
May 11 2018 Final payment date for "Sound of Music Tour"

May 14 2018 Final payment date for "Two-night Casino trip"

May 14 2018 Final payment date for "Wallowa Tour"

May 15 2018 Final payment date for "Volcanoes & Tugboats"

May 18 2018—May 19 20182 Days "Pendleton Underground Comes Alive"
Group Active
Bawdy Pendleton Comes ALIVE (Once a year!). Includes: Deluxe, Moffit motorcoach with restroom;• Fully-escorted/ managed by Bob Vinatieri, GroupActive ;Complete, 2-hour tour of Underground & Working Girl’s Hotel ; Interactive entertainment with over 50 local actors ; Overnight at Red Lion - Pendleton plus full, hot breakfast ; Friday night gaming & live music fun at Wildhorse Casino ; Scenic stops along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway ; Comprehensive Travel Protection for cancellation due to Illness or Accident Final Payment Date: April 13 2018 See Flyer

June 3 2018—June 9 20187 Days "Canyon Lands of the Southwest"
Oregon West
Welcome to the Canyon Lands of the Southwest, featuring 3 national parks, stunning vistas, scenic and inspiring landscapes! Grand Canyon Railway, Pink Jeep Tour, Lake Powell cruise, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon guided driving tour, Las Vegas...more...RT air to Las Vegas, motorcoach transfers and all tours, meals, escort, gratuities, etc. Final Payment Date: April 2 2018 See detailed Flyer
June 5 2018 Final payment date for "Hurricane Ridge & San Juan Islands"

June 5 2018—June 7 20183 Days "Two-night Casino trip"
Group Active
Your LUCKY trip includes: Deluxe, Moffit motorcoach with restroom ; 2-nights Courtyard lodging at the Wildhorse Resort & Casino ; 1200 slots plus all your favorite table games including Roulette, Poker, Blackjack, Keno, Craps & Bingo ; Six dining locations at Casino: Fine Dining, Buffet & Cafes ; Five screen Cineplex & Sports Bar with18 HD screens ; 18-holes of Golf, Indoor Pool, Spa Treatments ; Free shuttle to Museums & Downtown Pendleton ; Scenic stops along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway ; Comprehensive Travel Protection for Cancellation due to Illness or Accident Final Payment Date: May 14 2018 See Flyer
June 5 2018—June 7 20183 Days "Wallowa Tour"
Group Active
A Spring Tour of Beautiful Northeast Oregon includes : Deluxe, Moffit motorcoach with restroom ; Fully-escorted/ managed by Bob Vinatieri, GroupActive ; • 2-nights lodging: Ponderosa Motel, Enterprise, Easy walking distance to many cafes & restaurants ; Wallowa Lake Tramway - Gazing onto Eagle Cap Wilderness ; Valley Bronze of Oregon Foundry Tour, Joseph ; Plenty of free-time for visiting shops, dining, and more ; Scenic stops along the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway ; Comprehensive Travel Protection for Cancellation due to Illness or Accident Final Payment Date: May 14 2018 See Flyer
June 12 2018—June 24 201813 Days "Newfoundland/Labrador"
Oregon West
"The Far East of the Western World" is full of history, culture, and eccentric character…Expect to see incredible sea-birds, whales and immense icebergs. Learn about the history of Vikings and world heritage sites. A few of the many, many highlights of this trip: Halifax, Canso Causeway, Cape Breton, Codroy Valley, The Arches Provincial Park, Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, Port au Choix National Historic Site, Gros Morne National Park, Notre Dame Bay, Bonavista, the intriguing old seaport of St. John’s, a boat tour in Witless Bay... Final Payment Date: March 12 2018 See Flyer
June 15 2018 Final payment date for "Mama Mia!"


July 12 2018 Final payment date for "Guys & Dolls"

July 13 2018—July 15 20183 Days "Sound of Music Tour"
Group Active
Leavenworth Summer Music Festival Tour Features: Roundtrip transportation from Salem: Amtrak plus Moffit coach ; Fully-escorted/ managed by Bob Vinatieri, GroupActive ; 2-nights; Bavarian Lodge; Leavenworth’s best address! ; Hot breakfast daily + Nearby to most restaurants and shops ; Prime seats to evening Sound of Music show ; Maryhill Museum of Art ; Scenery: Columbia Gorge and White Pass ; Optional: Lady Express Cruise on Lake Chelan to Stehekin, WA ;Comprehensive Travel Insurance due to illness or accident Final Payment Date: May 11 2018 See Flyer
July 15 2018DayTrip "Mama Mia!"
Broadway Rose
Mark your calendar! Final Payment Date: June 15 2018
July 18 2018—July 26 20189 Days "Glasgow with Scott Palmer"
Group Active
Explore Glasgow and attend three theatre performances with Scott Palmer, Founding Artistic Director of Bag & Baggage Productions (Hillsboro); Meet Glaswegian brewmasters, artists and performers ; Three, full-days of touring Scotland in a private, deluxe CIE motorcoach with a knowledgeable, local guide ; Seven nights: City-center, deluxe accommodations with a full, British breakfast ; 2-days, Hop On - Hop Off bus touring Glasgow sights ; One-half day Glasgow walking tour with a local guide ; Admissions and touring of Culzean Castle, Robert Burns Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Striling Castle ; Whisky tasting at Deanston Distillery ; Loch Katrine boat cruise ; Welcome Reception and Farewell Dinner ; Glasgow Airport and theatre performance transfers ; Comprehensive travel insurance: Cancellation, Medical, Evacuation and more ; All taxes, fees for listed features & gratuities for tour guide and coach driver Final Payment Date: April 1 2018 See Flyer

August 5 2018—August 10 20186 Days "Hurricane Ridge & San Juan Islands"
Oregon West
You'll feel you are on top of the world on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. Visit the Puget Sound Navy Museum, Olympic National Park Visitors Center, Hurricane Ridge, narrated cruise the San Juan Channel aboard the Chinook, explore Roche Harbor, search for Orca Whales, Bald Eagles, Harbor Seals, Dall’s Porpoise, Minke Whales, sea birds, and other magnificent wildlife, visit Sucia Island State Park. In Seattle, enjoy a hilarious narrated adventure tour on a distinctly different kind of vessel… the Ducks! Later, tour Chihuly Garden and Glass, head up the Space Needle for spectacular city view. Includes 3–day cruise plus, RT motorcoach transportation, hotel, meals, tours, attractions and more Final Payment Date: June 5 2018
August 12 2018DayTrip "Guys & Dolls"
Broadway Rose
Mark your calendar! Final Payment Date: July 12 2018

September 1 2018—September 2 20182 Days "Volcanoes & Tugboats"
Group Active
Mt St Helens plus Olympia’s Vintage Tugboat Races...Includes : Deluxe Moffit motorcoach to Washington: Bob Vinatieri, escort ; Johnston Ridge Visitors Center - Mt St Helens Volcanic Monument ; Overnight, deluxe accommodations at Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel ; Participate in the world’s largest vintage tugboat race onboard the steam-powered, Virginia V - 3-hour Puget Sound harbor cruise ; Visit the food, craft and history booths at Olympia Harbor Days ; Saturday box lunch, all admissions, lodging taxes & gratuities ; Comprehensive travel insurance Final Payment Date: May 15 2018 See Flyer
September 7 2018 Final payment date for "Ordinary Days"


October 1 2018—October 13 201813 Days "Shades of Ireland and Northern Ireland"
Collette Vacations
Highlights Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Donegal, Derry, Giants Causeway, Belfast and lots more. Final payment date Aug 02, 2018. Prices guaranteed to April 2, 2018. See Flyer
October 7 2018DayTrip "Ordinary Days"
Broadway Rose
Mark your calendar! Final Payment Date: September 7 2018

November 12 2018 Final payment date for "1940s Radio Christmas Carol"


December 12 2018DayTrip "1940s Radio Christmas Carol"
Broadway Rose
Mark your calendar! Final Payment Date: November 12 2018

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.