Weekend Field Trip

Deadline for Registration: June 1 for students/independent scholars wishing for space in the Bunkhouse.
Deadline for Registration: June 16 for all others (those wishing for space in the Holiday Inn).

We’re planning a 2.5 day excursion to the Oregon coast that will be an excellent way for you to learn about the cultural and natural history of our region and have lots of fun. The Oregon coast is famous for its big surf, spectacular scenery and marine life. We will be based on Yaquina Bay, in Newport, Oregon, in walking distance to the Hatfield Marine Center, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the marina. Our dates coincide with exceptionally low morning tides, which will give us the chance to see remains of an intertidal wood stake fish weir and wildlife in tide pools.

Note—If you are going on the field trip, you need to reserve lodging at University Place for Sunday night, Sept. 1 (or alternative lodging if you wish).  Sunday night lodging (Sept 1) is NOT included in the field trip cost. 

Weekend Field Trip Itinerary

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Friday, Aug 30.

  • Depart Portland 10 am.

  • Visit the Chachalu Museum & Cultural Center on the reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde

  • Arrive in Newport, Oregon

  • Dinner at Rogue Brewery 

Saturday, Aug 31.

  • Visit a rarely accessible site at low tide, the Ahnkuti wood stake fishing weir, courtesy of our Siletz 

    tribal colleague, Robert Kentta.

  • Visit Oregon Aquarium

  • Banquet/ Hatfield Marine Science Center. 

Image Credit: OCVA

Image Credit: OCVA

Image Credit: Ian Poellet

Image Credit: Ian Poellet

Sunday, Sept. 1.

  • Visit tide pools and archaeological site shell midden at Seal Rock

  • Stop off at 1-2 natural/cultural history locations along the coast

  • Return to Portland by mid-late afternoon/ early evening.  



The prices listed below are all-inclusive (Transportation, food, 2-nights lodging, entrance into museums) per person.  
Pricing variants are based on choice of lodging.

Holiday Inn Express (single occupancy private room)  one king bed - $720
Holiday Inn Express (double occupancy shared room)  two queen beds - $448
Bunkhouse* (six bunks to a shared room)  - $246