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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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2016 Kick Off!

Wow! Urban Excursions is starting 2016 off with a bang! Our guests were ready for their senior activity today after a nice long holiday break! We visited the Belmont Fire House with a full crew and two new guests! We haven’t visited the BFH with our Exploratory group for well over a year, and many had not been there before. But holy moly! Jack and Gordon took a ride down (yes rode!) the fireman’s pole lead by Captain Ron. Heidi, Rose and Ann all enjoyed the historic photos and movie, Geri and Bobby posed as “fire-women” Mary Ann climbed up into the engine. .. the fun just went on and on. We are very thankful for our friend and are... Read More

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Coffee Shop Concert Series

Urban Excursions is so excited to announce our new Coffee Shop Concert Series! Once a month we invite our guests to attend a private coffee house concert with some of our favorite local musicians. This month we were blessed with the wonderful talents of Dan Haley who shared songs from the Great American Songbook as well as some favorite holiday songs. Our group sang along to some of their favorite songs from the past! Thanks to the Red E Coffee Shop for graciously opening their doors for our senior outing! Great music, great coffee and great friends!!

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Tis’ the Season!

Urban Excursions is getting all geared up for the holiday season! Our senior outings visited the Festival of the Trees over the weekend to view some of the most amazing holiday trees! We welcomed three new guests to this outing and had a great day with friends! Happy Holidays from Urban Excursions!

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Rainy Day? Go Beer Tasting!

Urban Excursions knows a good senior outing for a rainy day in Portland. . .GET BEER! We can’t thank the Loyal Legion Brew Pub and their WONDERFUL staff for showing us a great time and introducing our guests to some great NW beer selections. Even Bobbye (who doesn’t even like beer) came along and was able to try their Blackberry Cider. . .DELISH!   We also spent a fun, rainy day at one of our all time favorites, the Belmont Fire House! As always, our guests got a kick out of the old-fashioned firehouse memorabilia and fun props to tinker with. Special shout out to Ron, who always does a great tour! We love this place!  

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