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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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Voodoo, Trams and Burgers. . what!!??

Another fabulous couple of weeks over here as Urban Excursions celebrates the warm weather with fun senior activities!  We certainly mix it up around here, but variety is what keeps these senior outings fun and exciting. Back by popular demand, we went soaring over Portland in one of our guests favorite outings on the Portland Aerial Tram. We took in amazing views at OHSU and lucked out on some beautiful spring weather. After our senior adventure we enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Little Big Burger just at the base of the tram on the South Waterfront, yum. . .buurrrgerrs! We also want to send a very special thank you and shout out to the amazing staff at Portland’s famous Voodoo... Read More

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Every Urban “Excursionite” is Irish on St. Paddy’s!

Irish smiles were had by everybody on this past week’s Urban Excursions! Our senior outing celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at two local favorites who went over the top to accommodate our fabulous group! First of all, a special thanks to Kara at the County Cork Public House for saving us a special spot where local artist Mike Danner played and sang a charming rendition of “Danny Boy” on his accordion just for us!   And what Portland Irish celebration is complete without a visit to Kell’s Irish Pub?? Urban Excursions wasn’t about to miss this Irish opportunity for a senior day activity! We enjoyed bagpipes, dancing and great food. . .oh and some of our crew even had a little Guiness! Everybody’s Irish on... Read More

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Chez Machin owner, signs mom up, serves up lunch! Oui Oui!

Urban Excursions wants to send a very special shout out and thank you to Chez Machin owner, Diane for hosting a fabulous French luncheon for our guests! Not only was the food absolutely fabulous, this senior activity was particularly unique because Diane’s mom, Lucille has been joining us on our senior outings for a few months now and we love her! This is what community partnerships is all about. . it takes a village! We love our village!

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Tears of Joy! Guide Dogs for the Blind!

Well, we gotta say, Urban Excursion’s senior outing this week was a real tear-jerker, but they were tears of joy as we celebrated the Guide Dog for the Blind graduation ceremony. Special thanks too are in order for the specialized tour their amazing staff gave our group after the ceremony. What a great spring Saturday out and about!

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Live from KBOO!

Urban Excursions would like to send many thanks to local radio station, KBOO for the amazing senior tour last weekend. Our guests had a blast learning about the history of the station and they even got to take a spin at being a DJ!

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