17 Nov

Friends Trip: Northwest Passage

Please Note: Reservations for Northwest Passage are currently full. Please contact museum staff to be added to our waitlist.

Join the Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum for a six-day adventure to witness Portland, the Columbia River, and the landscape of Lewis & Clark.

Experience the natural beauty and muse over the historical significance of the American Pacific Northwest. This trip incorporates a varied itinerary, including stops at several important house museums (Simon Benson House, Grant House, Pittock Mansion), outdoor spaces (Ft. Clatsop, International Rose Test Garden, Mt. Hood), and art museums (Portland Art Museum).

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Ankeny Square

Ankeny Square

Simon Benson House

Simon Benson House

Arrive in Portland, Oregon.

Welcome tour, including stops at Ankeny Square (1888), Portlandia sculpture, Simon Benson House (1900), and the Portland State University campus. Dinner included.




Friday, September 9th, 2016

Grant House (1848)

Grant House (1848)

Fort Vancouver

Fort Vancouver

Excursion to Vancouver, Washington, including trips to several historic sites and house museums.

Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site, George C. Marshall House (1886), Clark County Historical Museum, Grant House (1846), Two Rivers Heritage Museum, and Pendleton Woolen Mills. Lunch included.

Back in Portland, a tour of the Portland Art Museum.


Saturday, September 10th, 2016

ft clatsop

Ft. Clatsop (1805)

proto cathedral

St. James the Greater

Excursion to beautiful Astoria, Oregon, including trips to important Lewis & Clark sites and local history museums.

Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater (1885), Lewis and Clark National Historical Park: Ft. Clatsop (1805), Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria Column (1926). Lunch included.



Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su Chinese Garden

International Rose Test Garden

Rose Test Garden

Spend a day in the sunshine, touring the historic gardens of Portland.

International Rose Test Garden, Japanese Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Pittock Mansion (1909). Lunch included.




Monday, September 12th, 2016

Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood

Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls

A scenic tour of the Columbia River, including trips to local wineries and the towering Mt. Hood.

Multnomah Falls, Maryhill Museum, Mt. Hood Winery, Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge (1935), Cascade Dining Room. Dinner included.




Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Afternoon flight.


We are currently adding interested travelers to our waitlist. Please contact museum staff for more information.

Click Here to download a form with more information, including notes on different costs and accommodations. Then be sure to reserve your spot by mailing the printed form and your deposit to:

Karen Bluethman, Heart of Texas Tours
8501 Silver Ridge Drive
Austin, TX 78759

Have questions or concerns? Contact Karen Bluethman at (512) 345-2043 hottours@sbcglobal.net.