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Pedi-Cab Season is HERE!

Urban Excursions is thrilled that the weather has taken a turn and it’s finally Pedi-Cab Season! We want to give a special thanks to Kyle and his crew at PDX Pedicab for being over-the-top accommodating to our fun group on their senior outing! Today we journeyed along the waterfront, across bridges and to our lunch destination. We have scheduled one for each summer month and look forward to each and everyone! We may not be able to ride bikes anymore for a senior activity but that doesn’t stop us from “biking” around town. . .all made possible by the amazing PEDI-CAB!!!

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Tulip Festival and Forests of FUN!

Urban Excursions is finally surfacing after a loooong winter for some fun senior outings at our local favorite spots! First of all, we enjoyed many visits to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival to really celebrate spring, Oregon style! There is nothing more breathtaking then a sunny day at the tulip farm with rows and rows of colorful blooms! And not to be outdone, we also visited the World Forestry Center for Earth Day  and really got in touch with nature these last few weeks. It feels so good to be out and about with friends as the days get longer and warmer!

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Moon Brine Pickles and Dim Sum! Who knew!

Spring is in the air at Urban Excursions and boy are our senior outings better than ever with the longer days and sunshine! Special thanks to Stew at Moon Brine Pickles for the fantastic tour and tasting for one of our unique senior activities! Also, back by popular demand, we took a fun trip to Ocean City for some family-style Dim Sum! Our senior adventures keep us smiling and active. . .Urban Excursions is ready for spring!

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Thank you to our Community Partners! Northwest Dance Project and Chinese Garden!

Urban Excursions celebrates something besides the rain! We enjoyed one of the most unique and special senior outings this last week and want to give a special shout out to Sarah and Scott with the NW Dance Project! They invited us into their gorgeous studio to meet with the dancers, choreographer and watch a 40 minute performance of their upcoming show, CARMEN! It takes special people like them in the community to really make Urban Excursions and our senior activities a success! And, let’s not forget our another wonderful community partner, the Lan Su Chinese Garden! They arranged a special tour for our senior group activity with Charlene who showed us the magic that truly exists in this little oasis. We found... Read More

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Dancing and Drinkin’! Urban Excursions celebrates Wurstfest and Zwicklemania!

Urban Excursionites are never one to shy away from cutting the rug and trying some local beers as our senior outing celebrated Zwicklemania and Wurstfest 2017! We celebrated Oregon’s Craft Beer celebration, with a stop at Alameda Brewery  and finished off our afternoon with a tour and tasting at Fire on the Mountain Brew Pub! Last weekend we took an Extended Day outing with a HUGE group to Mt. Angel  where we ate some Sausage and Kraut, enjoyed a German beer and took to the dance floor to celebrate the authentic music. Such a great time, celebrating with new friends!  

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Unique Winter Outings-Oregon Ballet Costume Tour and Zimmerman House Tour!

Urban Excursions has been able to enjoy some truly unique, one-of-a-kind, super fun senior activities in February! Special thanks to Brook at the Oregon Ballet Theater‘s costume department tour and sneak-peak at the Swan Lake rehearsal. . .our guests were blown away at the hospitality and experience! We also have to share the love with Danielle, our gracious host for our tour at the historic Zimmerman House . This was one of the most fascinating visit’s and historic collection of authentic turn-of-the-century artifacts. Please support them and check this little gem out! Our group had such a fun time touring this place on another fun and interesting senior activity with Urban Excursions!

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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 up fine food, with fine friends! Having a lot of fun in the Couve!

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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 up with a private concert from cellist Skip VonKuske from the Portland Cello Project . We continue to enjoy new experiences, out in the community with friends!

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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 the downtown waterfront where we crossed back over on the Hawthorne Bridge. After our tour, we stopped at local favorite, Bunk Sandwiches for a truly Portland experience! What a fun, sunny, Portland day with friends!

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