Portland Site Tours

Whether you’re new to nature-based early learning, or you have years of experience, learning how other programs operate, touring their spaces, and spending time with staff is an incredibly valuable opportunity. Tours of local programs are a highlight of the in-person event.

There are so many programs around Portland that we're offering two different tours that highlight a variety of program types, and both tours will stop at Tryon Creek State Natural Area for lunch and a hike. Space is limited, so chose your tour and register early to secure a spot!  

Both Tour One and Two have reached capacity and are no longer accepting registrations. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for either tour, please contact the Natural Start Alliance at [email protected]

About the Site Tours

Site tours will take place from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm PT on Saturday, August 3, and are available as an add-on to your in-person conference registration. The registration fee is $95 and includes lunch and transportation to and from the conference hotel, the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

Both tours will include hiking on unpaved trails, so dress comfortably, and please reach out to us at [email protected] if you have concerns about accessibility.