day 1 | we pick you up from the airport and take you back to your temporary home for the week. meet your fellow co-mads, sip on some drinks, enjoy some snacks and relax…but don’t get too comfortable. we’re just in time to catch the annual oregon brewers fest! yes…we planned this perfectly.
day 2 | we’ll have breakfast at home before heading out to sample an elixir that’s dear to portland’s heart. you’ll have a chance to experience the finest coffee on this one of a kind tour. after some free time exploring the city and the farmer’s market downtown, we’ll have a farm to table community dinner.
day 3 | our day will be full of community impact and natural beauty. after meaningful volunteer efforts, we’ll drive up to multnomah falls for an easy hike and to visit one of the best kept secrets of the area. we’ll have a dinner together at a nonprofit pub with a social mission. later that night, there will be an optional event…portland’s motto is “keep portland weird” and we are determined to show you why.
day 4 | we top off another day of community service with lunch at a local staple and a tour of the city. the pearl district is a gem. spend some time roaming the warehouse-lined streets and be sure to pop in to interesting boutiques and coffee shops with character. we’ll reconvene for dinner at a hipster hotspot.
day 5 | After breakfast, we’ll spend our morning kayaking or paddleboarding on the Willamette River. For lunch, a picnic on the riverfront. Later, we’ll visit a brewery who donates all profits to charity…only in Portland. So drink up! As if we couldn’t get any more socially conscious, we’ll enjoy dinner at a delicious Mexican restaurant who supports local organizations that focus on social justice.
day 6 | The Portland Art Museum is a creative way to start the day. Enjoy some free time exploring the nooks and crannies of the city for the rest of the afternoon. Later, we’ll have an opportunity to collaborate and discuss on personal and professional development while enjoying food at a locally owned restaurant.
day 7 | Pip’s Original Doughnuts puts the “sweet” in bittersweet on our last morning together. After indulging, we will take you to the airport and say goodbye. All good things really do come to an end after all.