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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 more fun while out and about with friends!

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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 stopped for a visit at the Mt. Hood Cultural Center and Museum. . so quaint and full of Ski Patrol Memorabilia. (Okay, there was some ice cream involved too!) What a fabulous day, celebrating the end of summer with friends!

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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 a customized senior tour that was just right for our group who have slowed down just a bit. We also enjoyed yet another Extended Day trip to Astoria where we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Wet Dog Brewery followed by a trip to the Columbia River Maritime Museum. If you haven’t been there yet, it is definitely worth the trip! As we say goodbye to July, we welcome August with open... Read More

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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 one of the cities original Food Cart Pod destination. We had such a great day on this unique senior tour with Urban Excursions, yay!!!  

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Alpacas-Our Favorite!

Urban Excursions was blessed with the perfect summer day and slight breeze as we meandered through the Columbia River Gorge on one of our favorite senior outings to Hood River! On this Extended Day outing, our first stop was for a delicious lunch at the Full Sail Brewery which provides beautiful views of the Columbia River with their craft brews. After lunch we meandered up through White Salmon to the Foothills Yarn and Fiber Alpaca Farm! An Urban Excursions favorite, we always love to visit the friendly Alpacas and Thomas at the unique gift shop. What a wonderful day with friends!  

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Life’s a beach! Introducing our Extended Day Trips!

Urban Excursions is pleased to announce that we have a new senior activity to offer  and have added an Extended Day Trip the last Wednesday of the month! Our maiden voyage was a huge success with our trip to Cannon Beach! We first enjoyed lunch at the world famous Mo’s at Tolovona State Park followed by a lovely stroll through downtown Cannon Beach and a pit stop in the sand for some good ol’ fashioned ocean viewing. We had such a fun day with friends! Can’t wait until June’s Extended Day to Hood River and July’s to Astoria! Having so much fun on our senior outings this summer, woo hoo!

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African Elders and IRCO Partnership!

Wow, and I mean wow! Urban Excursions had one of the most unique senior activities  yesterday through a partnership with the Immigrant Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). We had the most amazing trip with the African Elders and Africa House to the Smith Bybee Wetlands . Led by our Metro guide, we explored the trails, bird-watched using binoculars and enjoyed the lush forest. We feel honored to spend the day with this amazing group, sharing food, songs and stories of Africa! Love!

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Chinese Gardens and Portland Mercado-Soooo Portland!

Urban Excursions is taking advantage of some Portland establishments, new and old! If you haven’t visited the Portland Mercado yet, you have to check it out. Our senior group outing  had the opportunity to visit there over the weekend and it is truly a unique spot with amazing food carts to choose from and the indoor market is fabulous! Our Urban Excursions group also had the chance to visit the Lan Su Chinese Garden on today’s senior outing. One of our guests, Andy, used to be on the board and many at the Garden recognized him and went out of their way to come over and visit! The staff was incredibly helpful and we enjoyed some Dim Sum and a Tea Ceremony. If... Read More

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We Love Tulips!

Nothing reminds Urban Excursions more that spring is upon us than our annual senior outing to the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn! Rows and rows of beautiful colors and Mt. Hood in the distance. Stunning! Many of our guests signed up to return to this country destination and many of our guests were visiting for the first time. A wonderful scenic drive, gift shop, views and lunch with friends! We are so happy to be able to enjoy senior activities with such an amazing group!  

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