I’m touching base to share some information about the Sunday schedule – Registration, Cars in the Park, the Welcome Reception – as well as some details about our host hotels, their amenities, and a few nearby items of interest.
Sunday, July 14
11 am – 4 pm: Tour Registration, Miller Gallery, Portland Art Museum
12 pm: Cars start parking in front of the Portland Art Museum
1 pm – 4 pm: Cars in the Park
5:30 pm: Drivers meeting at the Heathman Hotel
6 pm – 7 pm: Welcome Reception at the Heathman Hotel
7 pm: Dinner at the Heathman Hotel
Sunday, July 14 and Thursday, July 18
The Heathman Hotel, 1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205
Hotel Amenities: 24 Hour gym, pillow menu, personal concierge, ice cream delivered to your room, complimentary bicycles for use in town.
Russian Tea is served on Saturdays at noon and 2:30 pm. Reservations are required, must be made 48 hours in advance and are not available online. Call (503) 790-7752 to reserve.
Nearest Starbucks: 384 feet
1009 SW 6th Ave, Portland
Nearest Local Coffee: 0.1 mile
Water Avenue Coffee, 811 SW 6th Ave, Portland
Nearest Gas Station: 0.8 miles
Chevron – 400 W Burnside St, Portland
Visit Powell’s City of Books 0.6 miles from the hotel. The world’s largest independent book store.1005 W Burnside St, Portland
Eat all the donuts & doughnuts
Blue Star Donuts – 0.4 miles
1155 SW Morrison St #102, Portland
Pips Original Doughnuts and Chai – 5 miles
4759 NE Fremont St, Portland
Voodoo Doughnuts – 0.7 miles
22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland
Coco Donuts 0.1 miles
814 SW 6th Ave, Portland
|Monday, July 15|
The Lodge at Columbia Point
Hotel Amenities: Variety of spa services, both in-room and at The Columbia Point Spa. Call 509-713-7849 to book your appointmentPool, deck and hot tub open daily from 6 am – 10 pm. Outdoor fireplace, views of the Columbia River.24 Hour Fitness Center overlooking the pool /spa and the Columbia River.
Nearest Starbucks: 0.8 miles. 59 Columbia Point Dr, Richland
Nearest Gas Station: Shell 1.8 miles. 33 Goethals Dr, Richland
Nearby Attractions:Enjoy seven miles of paved riverfront trail along the Columbia River, starting just outside our host hotel. The trail runs from the Columbia Point Marina to the USS Triton Submarine Memorial Park, which features the sail of the USS Triton, a decommissioned nuclear submarine. The memorial features information about the vessel and the regions significant contributions to nuclear history. The Hanford Site, famous for hosting the world’s first full-scale plutonium production reactor, is located just a few miles up the river.
|Tuesday, July 16|
Geiser Grand or The Bridge Street Inn
Hotel Amenities: At 5 pm on Tuesday, the first 25 guests to sign up can take the Step Back In Time tour of this historic property. 24 hour fitness center, wine tasting in the 1889 Saloon.
Nearest Starbucks: 0.9 miles away
1205 Campbell St, Baker City, OR 97814
Nearest Local Coffee: 0.1 mile
Sweet Wife Baking, 2080 Resort St. Baker City
(closed on Tuesdays)
Nearest Gas Station: 0.2 miles away
Chevron, 1702 Main St, Baker City, OR 97814
Visit the Armstrong Nugget in the U.S. Bank branch across from our hotel.
Book a carriage ride from Cowboy Ron Colton’s Colton Carriage Service.
Visit the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center – five miles east of baker city on hwy 86.
Grab a beer at Barley Brown’s Beer, 2200 Main St. Baker City, or do a vodka tasting at Glacier 45 distillery, Open Tuesday, noon – 6pm,1901 Main Street, Baker City.
Wednesday, July 17
| Nearest Starbucks: 0.7 miles |
110 NW Sisemore St Suite 110, Bend, OR 97703
Nearest Local Coffee: 0.8 miles
PALATE a coffee bar, 643 NW Colorado Ave, Bend, OR 97701
Nearest Gas Station: 1.2 milesChevron, 1095 Division St, Bend, OR 97702
Take a stroll in Farewell Bend Park (1 mile away) or Drake Park (1.2 miles away)
Visit the tasting room at Crux Fermentation Project, housed in a former AAMCO Transmission Plant https://www.cruxfermentation.com/ 1.3 miles away. 20+ original craft beers on tap and an expansive panoramic view of the Cascade Mountains which at dusk hosts Central Oregon’s most incredible sunsets.Check their website for the current sundowner hour.
If you have any specific questions about the tour, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will answer as quickly as I can. But please, be merciful, there is only one of me and 90 of you!