Author Archives: Polly Bangs

Winter is Here! Sake Tasting and Alpacas!

  Wintery weather doesn’t stop Urban Excursions! These winter troopers warm up with some HOT Sake from Sake One and take some good notes from some fuzzy Alpaca’s! Special thanks to Alpacas of Oregon and Anne for our personalized tour and visit to the gift shop!    

Discovering Vancouver and New Friends!

Urban Excursions senior outings crossed the might Columbia River to discover Officer’s Row, Pearson Air Museum and enjoyed Veteran’s Day at  Fort Vancouver! If you haven’t had the chance to visit Officer’s Row. .it is an absolute must see. .. and we enjoyed lunch in the Historic Grant House, serving...

Lovely Harvest, Lovely Friends!

Urban Excursions celebrated a wonderful harvest season with friends on our senior outings! Our senior group activity braved the rainy October and made the best of it with visits to Lakeview Farm for some Pumpkins, had burgers at Helvetia Tavern, visited the Fall Home and Garden Show and wrapped it all...

Pedi-Cab’s and Bunk Sandwiches-We are so Portland!

Portland isn’t just for hipsters. .it’s for “hip” seniors too! Urban Excursions got it’s “Portland” on with a senior outing via PDX Pedicab! We met our trusty “drivers” at their headquarters in SE Portland near the Eastbank Esplanade   and headed out! We crossed the Steel Bridge then headed south on...

Mini Horses-BIG Smiles!

Our Urban Excursions, senior group outing, could barely handle the cuteness on our visit to the VFM Miniature Horse Farm located in Hillsboro! A special thanks goes out to owners, Linda and Gerald who went above and beyond hosting today’s senior activity. These little ponies made our day all that...

Timberline Lodge-Extended Day!

Urban Excursions had a GLORIOUS day at Mt. Hood last week with friends! First stop was the iconic Timberline Lodge where we enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Ram’s Head Restaurant located on the second floor. After lunch and taking in the beautiful views, we meandered down the mountain to Government Camp  and...

Dahlia Festival! Pretty People, Pretty Flowers and Pretty Days!

Urban Excursions celebrates another season of Dahlia’s with a visit to the Swan Island Dahlia Festival! We enjoyed a beautiful drive to Canby, Oregon to our quaint country destination. Here we celebrated this beautiful late-summer beauties and took in the fields and fields of flowers! Another perfect day with friends,...

Goodbye July-What a Fun Whirlwind!

Wow! Our Urban Excursions flew by this past month, but you know what they say. . .time fly’s when you having fun, and FUN is what our senior outings are all about!  First of all, we need to give a special thanks to the crew at the Hoyt Arboretum for...

Pedicab Tour-The Only way to Travel!

Definitely one of Urban Excursions funnest senior outings to date! Thank you so much Kyle at PDX Pedicab  for arranging for your amazing “Peddlers” to take our group for a tour of historic Ladd’s Addition. After our tour we stopped in for a real Portland treat to Cartopia and enjoyed lunch at...