Cultural Portland
Saturday-Sunday, December 19-20, 2020
Course Number SS409X or SS509X 2 Credits  $235
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

In this exciting class, you’ll discover some of the city’s most interesting history, culture and art, as we tour three magnificent museums and two cultural gardens. We’ll begin with a visit to the Oregon History Center, where we’ll tour the permanent collection including the award winning display, “Experience Oregon.” Later, we’ll visit the Portland Art Museum, including the newly expanded North Wing and the sculpture garden. On Day 2, we’ll visit the Japanese American-Historical Plaza, The Oregon Nikkei Museum (which is dedicated to Japanese American history) and the Classical Chinese Garden. Along the way, we’ll stop to discuss ideas for making these museums come alive for our students, as classroom lessons and field trip ideas will be discussed.


Inside Downtown Portland
Tuesday-Wednesday, December 22-23, 2020
​Course Number SS405X or SS505X  2 credits  $235
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Discover dozens of educational opportunities in Downtown Portland.  You'll experience history, examine dozens of innovative art works, and you'll see some outstanding architecture. Our travels will take us to Old Town, the Yamhill Historic District, the Pioneer District, Central Library, Powell's Bookstore and the South Park Blocks. We'll also explore several beautiful fountains and we'll visit five historic hotels. This class is applicable for K-12 teachers, and has been designed to energize your art, history, social studies and math programs.


​​​Exploring Portland's Interstate MAX Line: Culture, Art, History, & Science
Tuesday-Wednesday, December 29-30, 2020
Course Number HI 405R or HI 505R  2 credits  $235
There can be additional materials and entrance fees. Check with the instructor for specific details for this class.

Discover a blend of art, architecture, history, science, and cultural diversity, as we ride Portland's new Interstate MAX line from the Rose Quarter to the Expo Center. Along the way, we'll see new artworks at every station, and we'll learn the history behind each neighborhood we visit. We'll look at the contributions African Americans, Native Americans, Polish Americans, and Japanese Americans have made to Portland with visits to the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, the Polish Library, and other locations. We'll also explore local parks, historic homes, and the Emanuel Hospital's Children's Garden. The course is applicable to all teachers of grades K-12.


December Classes

Peter's Walking Tours and Continuing Education Courses.