Optional Tours and ACTivities

ACT has developed a variety of recreational and professional tours for attendees to expand their learning opportunities or just get outside and explore the City of Roses.

Advanced registration is required to ensure your spot!  You can sign up during the registration process or login to your account to add a tour to your registration.

Sunday, July 31
Columbia River Gorge Tour—12pm to 4pm 
Meet in lobby at 11:45am
Sign up for tour through conference registration or login to your account
Cost is $15/person
Limit: 30 people 

Explore one of the most popular tourist attractions in Oregon — Multnomah Falls! At 620 feet, is arguably ‘the grand-daddy’ of the 77 waterfalls that are on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. To get the full spectrum of the beauty, you can hike 1.2 miles to the top of the falls. So grab comfortable shoes and a camera, because this is one tour you won’t want to miss!

Led by: Sunny Knott, King County Metro and Hannah Crum, Alta Planning + Design


Brew Cycle – 12pm to 4pm
Meet in lobby at 11:45am
Sign up for tour through conference registration or login to your account
Cost: $25/person
Limit: 30 people

When in Portland, we pedal together! The Brewcycle is Portland’s best way to pedal the Northwest. This tour will take participants to three Portland breweries that make wonderful classic beers along with inspirational seasonals. 

Led by: Dani Gregorie, Enterprise Rideshare and Rachel Mattenberger, vRide


Informal tour of the Portland Japanese Garden – 10am to 1pm
Meet in lobby at 9:45
Sign up for tour through conference registration or login to your account
Admission price: $9.50 (+ $2.50 for transit fare) cash or credit
Please bring a debit card or cash for this outing
Limit: 35 people

Start the morning off right with a beautiful walk down to the Sunday Market and grab a bite to eat. Once done exploring the market, participants will take the MAX to the Portland Japanese Garden. This site is a haven of beauty, dedicated to authentic Japanese garden design and sharing Japanese culture.

Led by: Kiki Dohman, Salem Keizer Transit District and Mandia Gonzales, Alta Planning + Design


Monday, August 1
Mini 4 T’s Trail Tour - 6:00 pm
Meet in lobby at 6pm
Sign up for tour through conference registration or login to your account
Participants need to bring money for both MAX ($2.50) and food truck
Limit: 35 people

Train, Tilikum crossing, Tram and food Trucks… that is all you need in Portland! Check out this short version of Portland’s iconic tour. Derek H. with Alta Planning will be leading the tour. Jeff Owen of Trimet will give input of Tilikum crossing the Trimet’s Orange Line. John Landolfe of OHSU speaking about the OHSU Tram and the bike valet on Portland’s south waterfront.

Led by: Derek Hofbauer, Alta Planning + Design, John Landolf, OHSU, and Jeff Owen, Trimet


Wednesday, August 3
Explore! Washington Park TMA Tour – 12:15pm to 3pm
Meet in lobby at 12pm
Participants need to pay for the MAX

Participants will take the Max Train to the Oregon Zoo and will meet with Heather McCarey from Explore! Washington Park TMA to speak about the partnership with the zoo and the strategy behind receiving consistent funding. Heather will also talk about how metrics and data collection help create a strong argument for funding. Participants will be picked up by a MTR Western bus to tour the rest of Washington Park.


Employer Council Tour of Oregon Health Sciences University – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Meet in lobby at 12:45pm
Participants need to pay for the MAX and food trucks

Ride MAX to a one-hour tour of OHSU’s waterfront campus, hosted by OHSU’s John Landolfe and presented by ACT’s Employer Council. The tour will showcase employee commute infrastructure, including the continent’s largest car-free bridge, an aerial commuter tram, dedicated bike garage and valet, bikeshare, shuttle, streetcar, cycle track, and smart parking. Along with great programs, these features help OHSU achieve a biking rate double the Portland city census. Tour includes MAX pass, aerial tram, scenic photo ops, and easy walking or rolling. Food trucks will be available after the tour.?

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