Register early! The early-bird registration fee of $350 (members), $375 (non-members) expires on May 15. After that date, registration increases to $400 (members), $425 (non-members).
This fee covers breakfast and lunch expenses, and includes the cost of staying at the Northwest Portland Hostel.
If you wish a more "up-scale" experience you may choose to make a separate reservation at one of Portland's fine downtown hotels. One option is listed on the lodgings page of the registration form. If you choose to do so you accept responsibility for making your own hotel reservations and for getting yourself to all meals and activities on time.
Note: In order to ensure all expenses are covered, we cannot offer a reduced registration fee for those individuals who choose not to stay at the hostel.
A one week Portland based hiking trip. Each day we will explore the beautiful landscapes that make up this part of Oregon. Food on the trip will be Kosher, with full accommodation of all additional dietary needs. Miriam Lambert is your leader for this trip.
Participants will arrive Sunday afternoon. We will settle in, have an orientation, introductions and dine together at the Northwest Portland Youth Hostel.
On Monday through Thursday we will make a bag lunch in the morning and then venture out using our rental cars to explore (hike) Oregon for the day. Each evening you will have the option to participate in a "Night Out" activity, including Square Dancing, a group bicycle tour of some of Portland's best microbreweries, and taking in Portland's vibrant live music scene.
Optional -- Extend your trip by spending Shabbat with the local community! The official trip ends Friday morning, but you may choose to stay with a host family in Portland's welcoming modern Orthodox community Friday night. For those who choose to stay we will have a Shabbat dinner together Friday night, lunch Saturday with a host family, and a variety of services available for those who wish to go to shul.
Another option -- extend your trip with a cruise to Alaska! Some of our attendees are planning to go on from Portland to Seattle, Vancouver B.C., and Alaska. To join them, indicate your interest when completing your registration.