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Love to Travel and meet really cool people who are hoping to make new friends. This group focuses on uniting people together for social events, travel, learning experiences, and adventures? Welcome to New to Portland Travel Fun and Activities ! All ages welcome.

Upcoming events (5+)

Earth day spring festival!

Learning Gardens Lab

This annual spring festival hosted at the PSU learning gardens laboratory on se portland seems looks interesting especially since it's not forecasted to rain. The event goes from 11-2 so we will meet at 11:30, with departure time of noon. This is my 1st time so I don't know what to expect. Uploaded is a picture of a tree that we will meet up at. Where exactly? I don't know but it's in the parking lot. The lot itself looks small so I expect it to be packed but it looks like there's plenty of street parking. It mentions there will be free food, live music, plant sales, raffles and garden tours. I want to see if we can get in on the your! Don't be late! How to find the group? Just look for me. I'm not that hard to find.😊 We will not be meeting up after the event unless someone else in the group wants to organize it. This event is being cross promoted in 5 other groups : #Love: Portland, 20/30s social drinkers club, singles activities & adventures, portland travel fun and activities and /R/ portland meetup. The extra rsvp is reflecting the combine total of the other 5 groups.

Slide Inn for Free Comedy & All Night Happy Hour! With a Meetup table!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1013325375539969/ SINCERITY IS GROSS is a beast of a comedy show rolling out big laughs every Sunday! It's still free! Still gnarly! And still the kickin-est comedy show in town! Doors open at 8pm at The Slide Inn and this week's headlining act is ALAN BROMWELL! Alan Bromwell is a stand-up comedian and writer from Denver, Colorado. He was recently featured as Comic of the Week on Denver’s Comedy 103.1 FM. He was a headlining performer at the 2018 Winnipeg Comedy Festival. He is a regular performer at the Comedy Works, and has performed at many other clubs and theaters across North America, including the Broadway Comedy Club, Laugh Out Loud, Stand Up Live, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Rumor’s, Liquid Laughs, Third Coast Comedy Club, Loonees Comedy Corner, The Comedy Loft, and The Improv. He has worked with and alongside many big names in comedy, including Jim Norton, Joey Diaz, Ron White, Dave Chappelle, Mitch Fatel, Jon Dore, Ron Funches, Mark Normand, Brad Williams, Dan Cummins, Steve Rannazzisi, Sean Patton, and Roy Wood Jr. He was a winner in the Comedy Works Clean Comedy Search and a finalist in the Comedy Works New Faces Competition. He’s a founding member of the Middlename sketch comedy group, and he produces a weekly open mic at the White Whale Room in Denver. This show is not to be missed! Peep this line up! * Alan Bromwell - https://www.facebook.com/alan.bromwell * Corina Lucas - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015141288568 * Anthony Armstrong - https://www.facebook.com/ant.w.strong * Tobias Livingston - https://www.facebook.com/tobias1748 Hosted, as always, by James Barela! https://www.facebook.com/jbarela.hotwings

Tuscany/Umbria Villa (2 weeks / 4 weeks)

Villa Podere Baiocco

Enjoy life at a slower pace as you soak up the culture, food and amazing vistas of the Italian countryside. Head to local markets to pick out some cheese and wine and stroll through narrow passageways that take you back to medieval times. Ride a bike or take a leisurely walk to back to the 18th century luxury villa while passing olive groves during an amazing Tuscan sunset. This is the Italy that few tourists get to see! Email [masked] if you are interested or have questions. There are 2 options for this trip a 2 week trip (15 days / 14 nights) or a 4 week trip (28 days / 27 nights). See below for some information. For more details, check out the websites! 2 WEEK TRIP Dates : - May 4 - 18, 2019 *2 rooms left! - May 18 - June 1, 2019 *4 rooms left! - August 24 - September 7, 2019 *2 rooms left! Cost : $2700 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $650 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa-2-weeks/ 4 WEEK TRIP Dates : May 4 - June 1, 2019 *2 rooms left! Cost : $3300 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $1000 Details : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/tuscany-umbria-villa/ There will be a local host/concierge available daily to help arrange activities, excursions, etc. If you want to rent a bike or car, tour a balsamic vinegar factory, visit a saffron farm or anything else, the concierge can get it set up for you! There’ll also be a list of things to do available at the villa. Our villa, Villa Baiocco, was built in the early 1700s and recently renovated into a luxury holiday home with 7 rooms in the main villa, each with a private, full bathroom. It’s on almost 5 acres of beautifully kept gardens and fields and also has 2 swimming pools. The villa is on the Tuscan/Umbrian border, halfway between Florence and Rome, so it’s perfectly located to explore lots of nearby places. Villa Baiocco is about 1 km from Città della Pieve (approx. 15 mins. on foot). It’s a charming town with just over 7,000 residents. There are several eateries and cafes to choose from and its grand wall that dates back to the 1300s is magnificent. Città della Pieve has won the Pio Alferano 1st Prize as the most perfect town in Italy and it’s only 1 km from our villa! Most other villas in Tuscany/Umbria are about 5 - 15 km to the closest town. So a car would be needed for the duration of the trip which is a very expensive additional cost. Other villages within walking distance from other villas only have 100 or so residents and lack basic amenities such as banks as well as restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Our villa is perfect thanks to its close proximity to the town. We’ll most likely be the only visitors there which makes it a great escape from the droves of tourists in nearby cities. May and August are great times to visit this area as all the cafes and restaurants open their outdoor terraces. Upon arrival, there’ll be a welcome dinner to get to know each other. In the villa’s main salon, there will be a community board to post/suggest any ideas, activities or announcements. For example, if you would like to host an aperitivo before dinner one night, you can add this announcement to the whiteboard. Or maybe you want to enjoy a pizza and pool day. Our villa has a traditional wood-fired pizza oven on the patio, so if you want to invite the others, you can just post a note on the board. When more people join, the cost of that activity is less! It is your choice in what activities you want to participate, but you are free to plan events, host dinners or organize trips/excursions for the group or just for yourself. What is included : 14 / 27 nights accommodation (Double occupancy) Local Italian guide/concierge International airport pick-up Breakfast served daily Welcome dinner If you are interested or have questions, please email : [masked]

Travel to Turkey!

Hagia Sophia

Turkey Trip! (11 days / 10 nights) Imagine floating through the sky in a hot air balloon as you drift over village rooftops, rock formations with pigeon houses carved into them, and lush fields to create a landscape that could be right out of a fairy tale. Email [masked] if interested or if you have questions. You can see all the trip details here : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/turkey Yelp Reviews : https://www.yelp.com/biz/globe-drifters-san-francisco-2 Trip Dates : May 11 - 21, 2019 Trip Cost : $3,200 (excluding flights) Single Supplement : $700 If you would like to be paired up with someone of the same gender on the trip to avoid paying the single supplement, this can be arranged for you. If there is nobody to pair up with, you WILL have to pay the single supplement. Pairing with another person of the same gender comes on a first-come, first-served basis. After you reserve your spot, you'll receive a questionnaire pertaining to this. Please return it immediately, so that your needs can be accommodated. If you want a single room throughout the tour, you can buy the “single supplement“. The single supplement fee for this trip is $700. If you would like your own room, you can buy the additional supplement at check-out. Included : - 10 nights accommodation (Double occupancy, breakfast included) - Local guide - Domestic airport transfers - Private ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicles - 3 flights : Istanbul - Cappadocia / Cappadocia - Izmir / Pamukkale - Istanbul - Activities as noted in itinerary - All breakfasts, 4 lunches Not included : - Some lunches & most dinners - International airport transfers - Optional activities - Gratuities - Alcoholic beverages - Souvenirs - International flight - Supplementary insurance For more information, please visit : http://globe-drifters.com/tour/turkey or email : [masked]

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