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    Military Sabre Fighting

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    No matter what else you're wearing, nothing says successful man or woman about town like a sharply pointed sabre. The sabre was once a basic sidearm of the military, widely worn across Europe and the U.S. In the 18th Century,Henry Angelo, a fencing and broadsword master to the Light Horse Volunteers of London and Westminster, published manuals for training the British Military. In this class, you'll discover Henry's methods, as well as many others, as you learn the art of military sabre fighting. In addition to the Angelo tradition, you'll also study the technique outlined by fencing historian Alfred Hutton, and draw methods from the US Naval Academy publication "Principles of Squad Instruction for the Broadsword". As your professional instructor takes you through each method, you'll develop a rich wealth of knowledge that will come together with hands-on practice for a class experience that's sure to please.
    Military Sabre Fighting

    11350 SW Denny Rd, Beaverton

    • Learn the fundamentals of military sabre fighting
    • Explore training methods that span the centuries
    • Gain both knowledge and hand-on skills
    • No experience necessary
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    Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour

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    This scenic tour from Portland takes you into Oregon's stunning wilderness to view Multnomah Falls and the Columbia River Gorge. Enjoy panoramic views from Crown Point and Visit House on the Columbia River Gorge Highway before descending down to Latourell Falls, dramatic Multnomah Falls and Bonneville Dam. Learn about the area from your guide and follow the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on the way back to Portland. This 4-hour tour showcases the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the incredible diversity of scenery at Portland's doorstep! Your tour departs from Pioneer Square in downtown Portland in the morning. Hop aboard an air-conditioned coach and get ready for a beautiful 1-hour drive east to the Columbia River Gorge, which carves a spectacular corridor through the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington. This vast canyon and its surroundings are designated as a National Scenic Area to protect the natural, cultural and recreational resources of the Columbia River Gorge. This area is home to a spectacular combination of landscapes, rare plants, wildlife, farmland, ancient Indian rock art and other sites, many of which you'll discover on your tour. Traveling along the historic Columbia River Gorge Highway, enjoy your guide's informative narration as you admire sweeping views from hundreds of feet above the Columbia River, stopping for photo opportunities at Crown Point and Vista House. Then descend along the highway loops on your way to pristine Latourell Falls, where you'll stop for 20 minutes to view the falls. Continue past Wahkeena Falls to Oregon's most famous natural attraction, Multnomah Falls. This dramatic waterfall is the tallest in Oregon and the second-tallest in the US! Stop here for 25 minutes to admire the dramatic, multi-tiered waterfall that is famous for its views, walkways and Great Depression-era lodge. Next, view the Oneonta Gorge and Horsetail Falls on your way to Bonneville Dam, a national historic site in the heart of the gorge. During your 30-minute stop here, learn about the amazing engineering feat of the damn and fish ladder at the visitor's center and admire the dam from the outdoor viewing area. Return to Portland along the river-level route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Enjoy the unfolding panorama including Beacon Rock, Cape Horn and Rooster Rock, all sights first noted by the famous explorers over 200 years ago. You'll arrive back in Portland in the afternoon.
    Multnomah Falls and Columbia River Gorge Tour

    610 SW Broadway #305, Portland

    • Explore the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    • Visit several waterfalls including famous Multnomah Falls, the second-tallest in the US
    • Admire the amazing engineering feat of the Bonneville Dam and the fish ladder
    • Follow the route Lewis and Clark took 200 years ago and learn about the area's history from an expert guide
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    Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland

    Thirsty? The Willamette Valley wine region, once known for its orchards and nurseries, has become one of the United States' premier producers of cool-climate varietals like pinot noir. Start your wine country tour with hotel pickup from downtown Portland and make your way, by minivan, to three wineries carefully chosen by your in-the-know guide. Portland is the perfect hub for exploring quiet roads through Oregon's wine country, with more than half of the state's five-hundred or so wineries located about forty-five minutes away in the nearby Willamette Valley. Take in beautiful vistas and gently rolling hills that give way to the expansive Cascade Mountains as you drive. You'll visit three of the area's top wineries and learn about the unique relationship between the valley's volcanic soils, elevation and protective microclimates -- ideal for producing pinot noir. Taste a select group of varietals that will please even the most discerning palate, from reds like syrah, cabernet Franc and cabernet sauvignon to award-winning chardonnay, barbera and riesling. After your wine-tasting experience, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off. Sip... Aaahhhhhhh
    Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland

    Downtown Portland Hotels, Portland

    • Explore scenic Willamette Valley with a friendly tour guide
    • Taste delicious wine from the local wineries
    • Learn about the history of the area and how it became known for its wine
    • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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    Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River

    There's nothing more freeing than hitting the open road while surrounded by spectacular views. That's exactly what you'll experience at the Mt. Hoot Day Trip. You'll get picked up from your hotel in Portland on a luxurious coach bus. You'll then travel along the Columbia river taking in all of the gorgeous views of Mount Hood, rolling valleys, and the majestic river itself. You'll also stop a couple of attractions along the way. You'll get to see four beautiful waterfalls as your journey continues and take lunch in picturesque town of Hood River. The bus will pick you up and whisk you away back to Portland. Feel the freedom that is the Oregon backcountry with this amazing tour.
    Mt Hood Day Trip from Portland to Multnomah Falls and Hood River

    Downtown Portland Hotels, Portland

    • See the natural wonders that line the Columbia River from Portland to Mt. Hood
    • Stop by Timberline Lodge and Crown Point Vista House, then have free time for lunch in Hood River
    • Learn about the history of the area from your friendly tour guide
    • Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a relaxing trip
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    Oregon Coast Day Trip: Astoria and Cannon Beach

    Spend a day along Oregon's gorgeous coastline, filled with dramatic headlands, beaches and historical lighthouses, on this tour from Portland. Visit the quaint town of Astoria, the site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies, and explore Cannon Beach, where you'll explore tide pools at Haystack Rock and enjoy free time to peruse shops and art galleries. You'll also learn about Oregon's maritime history and logging industry at two interesting museums with your guide. After pickup from your Portland hotel in the morning, travel by van or mini-coach north to Astoria, located on Oregon's western tip along the Pacific coast. First, visit the Astoria Column atop Coxcomb Hill, a historical site that was one of the first permanent American settlements west of the Rockies. Climb up the steps to the top and be rewarded with stunning views of the coastal town at the mouth of the Columbia River.

    You'll then visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, where you and your guide will browse historical exhibits offering interesting information about the region's many shipwrecks, lighthouses, early European exploration, commercial fishing and the Coast Guard.

    You'll also see different kinds of vessels, both life-size and models, indoors and out on the actual Columbia River, the major river of the Northwest that has been an important route for transportation and commerce.

    Afterward, enjoy free time for lunch in Astoria (own expense) before driving south along the coast to Cannon Beach, where you'll see Haystack Rock, a designated marine sanctuary full of tide pools. Enjoy more free time here to shop, walk along the beach, and explore the shops and art galleries that fill this vibrant, charming town.

    On our return, you'll stop at Camp 18, a historical logging museum that offers a glimpse into the history of Oregon's important timber industry. You'll be dropped off at your Portland hotel in the evening.
    Oregon Coast Day Trip: Astoria and Cannon Beach

    Downtown Portland , Portland

    • Travel along Oregon's beautiful coast and visit the charming coastal towns of Astoria and Cannon Beach
    • Admire views of dramatic cliffs, beaches, lighthouses, forests and the Columbia River on a relaxing drive
    • Walk up Coxcomb Hill to the Astoria Column, site of one of the first American settlements west of the Rockies
    • Learn about Oregon's maritime history and logging industry at two museums with your expert tour guide
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    Martial Arts All Levels

    Got a knack for getting in tight spots with villainous sorts? Might be time to pick up a little kung fu! Westside Academy offers an energetic and practical introduction to Chinese martial arts, with elements derived from over thousands of years of tradition. During this all-levels offering, you'll master the basics with drill training, and have the opportunity to the skills you're learning to work through partner drills and controlled sparring. And, as you hone devastating strikes, blocks, throws, and grappling techniques, you'll be getting into prime physical shape with a tremendous physical workout that will harden your core, expand your flexibility, and build your motor control. Best of all, the baddies will never see you coming.
    Martial Arts All Levels

    1509 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland

    • Learn one of the most popular and time-tested styles in the history of martial arts
    • Develop the skills you need to defend yourself and fight competitively
    • Get a great workout that builds stamina, overall strength, and athleticism
    • Build the self-confidence and discipline that comes from practicing martial arts
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    Fundamentals of Gerard Thibault's Academy of the Sword

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    Gerard Thibault's Academy of the Sword, published in 1630, stands as one of the most lavish treatises on the art of civilian swordplay ever written. In this class, you'll work your way through Thibault's approach as you explore an elegant blending of fencing theory and techniques of Dutch-Spanish origin. You'll also practice taking a highly rational mental approach to the problems of fencing. Your professional instructor will take you through the theoretical underpinnings of Thibault's system and teach you the techniques that manifest his theory. By the end of class, you'll understand significance of the Academy of the Sword, and have the fundamental skills to incorporate its work into your practice.
    Fundamentals of Gerard Thibault's Academy of the Sword

    11350 SW Denny Rd, Beaverton

    • Learn the fundamental theory behind Gerard Thibault's Academy of the Sword
    • Practice techniques that highlight the theory
    • Develop defense skills while exploring a significant work in the history of fencing
    • No experience necessary
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Portland

    Looking for a way to turn Portland into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Portland. Guided from any smartphone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. The adventure begins in the heart of downtown at Pioneer Courthouse Square and takes you on a journey to see the best sights of the city. From the Arts district to Powell’s bookstore…as well as amazing stops in between, you will enjoy all that Portland has to offer. So put on your beanie and your boots, and get ready to smell the roses of the city as you discover one of the best things to do in Portland...play the game, see the sights and experience Portland in a whole new way.
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Portland

    Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland

    • Compete in a fun, interactive scavenger hunt around the city of Portland guided by your smartphone
    • Answer questions and complete challenges to guide you to your next location on the tour
    • Adventure by famous Portland landmarks such as Pioneer Courtyard Square and Portlandia
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    Fundamentals of Longsword

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    In this unique class, you'll focus on the art of longsword fighting as outlined by Italian master Achille Morozzo in his historic "Opera Nova". A professional instructor will guide you as you develop proper form and technique, becoming more familiar with Morozzo's system through each movement. Focus on timing, distance, and angles as you make your way through a variety of exercises and gain confidence in your ability to handle and wield the longsword. As you develop your practice, you'll discover traditional skills and uncover the elegant, brutal, and dynamic system that earned Morozzo a place in defense fighting history.
    Fundamentals of Longsword

    11350 SW Denny Rd, Beaverton

    • Learn the fundamentals techniques of the Italian longsword
    • Practice exercises to develop proper timing and distance
    • Discover the techniques of Italian master Achille Morozzo
    • No experience necessary
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    City Tour and Columbia Gorge Waterfalls Visit

    On this full-day tour, you'll see the best of the Portland area including downtown's Pioneer Square, the famous food carts, eclectic neighborhoods and the beautiful waterfalls of Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area. Along the way, learn about Portland's interesting history and modern-day culture from your guide. You'll be picked up from your Portland hotel in the morning and driven through downtown Portland to see sites such as Pioneer Courthouse Square, affectionately known as Portland's 'Living Room,' while learning about the city's history and modern-day culture from your guide.

    Learn about the final resting places of many prominent Oregon citizens, including governors and United States senators. Pass Portland's famous food carts, which sell a diverse range of cuisine, from Vietnamese to Greek to Polish.

    Catch amazing mountain views from beautiful Washington Park. Stop to walk through Pittock Mansion, a French Renaissance château listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, and then continue to the Portland International Rose Gardens, where you can discover 550 varieties of roses on a leisurely stroll.

    Explore Portland's vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods such as Nob Hill, the Pearl District, North Mississippi, Alberta, North Portland, Vista Hills and Council Crest.

    Break for lunch (own expense) for an hour in Portland's famous food truck area before continuing to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, where views of stunning waterfalls await you.

    Your guide will explain how these waterfalls formed: the great flood of Lake Missoula propelled miles and miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, cutting through the Columbia River Gorge and covering the Willamette Valley. You'll see remnants of these geological forces as you explore the area and get up close to sites such as Bridal Veil Falls, Horse Tail Falls and Bonneville Dam. You can also walk up to the bridge that stands beneath Multnomah Falls.

    Your next stop is Crown Point Vista House, a marble-interior home built in 1916 and known for its scenic lookout points along the Historic Columbia River Highway. After your time here, you'll return to Portland.
    City Tour and Columbia Gorge Waterfalls Visit

    Downtown Portland, Portland

    • See all the best sights Portland has to offer on this guided city tour
    • Visit downtown attractions such as Pioneer Courthouse Square and the famous food carts
    • Explore vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods such as Nob Hill and the Pearl District
    • Enjoy views of gorgeous waterfalls at Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area
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