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.
Arrive hungry and experience a variety of flavors while touring Portland neighborhoods by bike. Indulge your taste buds and ride with us on this classic Portland experience, which stops at Cup & Bar coffee tasting room, the SE Hawthorne Food Carts Pod, and Fifty Licks ice cream. The ride is relatively flat with one short hill halfway through the tour, total distance is 7 - 8 miles.Date: July 19, 2020
Bird Nerds know that this part of the world is one of the richest birding environments in the US. A pair of experienced, passionate local birders would love to help you find any “lifers” that you need for your list, or to just enjoy spending a morning in some of our beautiful wetlands and then lunch with us at a local brew pub to do the bird-list! We will do our best to customize the itinerary depending on your specific wishes and any special sightings on that day. Bring your binoculars and camera!Date: July 19, 2020
Experience the beautiful Columbia River Gorge from a different perspective - the Washington side - and from the air! Make your way to the gorge via the road less travelled, Hwy 14, and catch great viewpoints along the way. Continue on to arrive at the world-class Skamania Lodge Resort. Enjoy a grand champagne brunch, then get ready to fly! The Skamania Zip Line Tour will send you soaring above the Columbia River Gorge with its seven zip lines, three sky bridges and stunning views.Date: July 19, 2020
Portland is a dynamic microbrewing city and pioneer of the industry! Learn about the history and process of brewing craft beer, enjoy hearty tasting samples and accompanying snacks at three popular craft breweries in quaint Portland neighborhoods. Relax with your colleagues and leave the driving to us! Additional food and beverage for purchase if you choose. Government ID is required for this tour.Date: July 19, 2020
The Angel's Rest trail starts from the historic Columbia River highway, and rises 1,500 feet over the 4.8-mile round trip. This hike is known for being a good workout (moderately challenging) that rewards with a spectacular view of Portland and the Columbia River Gorge. The trail climbs at a grade of 10-15% for half a mile before reaching Coopey Falls, then winds uphill with a series of switchbacks for 1.6 miles before reaching the gorgeous ridge crest. Caution, fitness, appropriate footwear, and water container are needed for this hike. After an exhilarating morning, enjoy a well-earned lunch/brunch at the historic property of the McMenamins Edgefield brewery.Date: July 19, 2020