AALHE 2024 Conference Excursions

The Ghost Tour must be registered and pre-paid by Wednesday 29, 2024.


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Monday, June 3rd: Service Impact & Community Outreach Opportunities

Backpacks for Students: Kit Build (two backpacks)

AALHE is providing you the opportunity to contribute to Portland through a service project to build backpacks for students, all materials are included with your payment. All materials will be provided at the hotel for assembling backpacks filled with school supplies with a heartfelt note from AALHE members, equipping students of various ages with essential tools and easing the pressure on schools to provide additional support.

4:00pm-5:00pm at the Conference Hotel, Room location to be announced.

"Books for Prisoners" Donation
No Registration Necessary. The only cost might be the books you purchase.

Kindly drop off any book(s) you wish to donate at the conference registration desk for the "Books for Prisoners" initiative. You can learn more about this initiative by clicking here.

Recommended topics: Self-Empowerment, Educational Content: Music, Trades, Hobbies, Crafts, Art, Business and GED study guides and History Books!  They are also in need of topics about: Computer/Tech, Homesteading, Gardening, history books, biographies, African-American, Latinx, Indigenous, Native American and Asian Studies, Environmental Science, Fitness, Humor/Jokes, Games, Urban Fiction and National Geographics.

Tuesday, June 4th: Networking Dinner

Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Willamette River - REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

Experience the ultimate dining experience in Portland aboard a cruise on the Willamette River, offering breathtaking city views and vibrant lights. Indulge in a freshly prepared three-course dinner featuring fresh Northwest cuisine, enjoy live piano music, and listen to narrations of the sights from the outer decks during the 2.5-hour journey. Wheelchair accessible.  Vegan and DF by request.  Beverages are sold separately. Don't delay, secure your spot now for this exclusive dinner cruise. Limited availability, so register with AALHE to avoid missing out on this fantastic networking opportunity. Learn more about the cruise by clicking here.

Meet in the Lobby at 6pm.
Sets off at 7pm for a 2.5 hour cruise and dinner

Wednesday, June 5th: Excursions

Powell's Bookstore and Voodoo Doughnuts:
No Registration Necessary. The only cost is what you purchase.

Powell’s Bookstore is renowned as the largest independent bookstore in the world within walking distance of the hotel. Powell’s offers a wide selection of new, used, and rare books, occupying an entire city block! They have lots of weird books, in keeping with the city’s motto “KEEP PORTLAND WEIRD” in addition to out-of-print books that you can’t find anywhere else.  Head over, enjoy some bookstore perusing and don’t forget to buy a book for the prison outreach. 

Powell’s Bookstore: 1005 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209

Need a snack while you page through your new rare book?  Head over to Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnuts less than a half mile from Powell’s Bookstore. Voodoo Doughnut has been featured in a variety of outlets, including The Travel Channel, The Cooking Channel, MTV, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, Wheel of Fortune, Portlandia, Grimm, Leverage, The Amazing Race, and Access Hollywood. In addition, it has been spotlighted in countless print publications.

Voodoo Doughnut: Old Town off of SW 3rd Ave

Poltergeists and Psychopaths at the Harlow Hotel

Discover the eerie history of Old Town in Portland, Oregon through a captivating ghost tour. As you explore various locations rumored to be haunted, your knowledgeable guide will share intriguing stories from the past. The tour concludes at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub, which is said to be haunted by a deceased fire captain. Capture memorable moments with numerous photo opportunities available throughout the evening. Enjoy meticulously researched and current historical narratives that provide a comprehensive understanding of the past and insights into supernatural occurrences through firsthand testimonies of eyewitnesses. Dinner is not included, but you can eat dinner upon conclusion at the Kells Irish Restaurant & pub. There is a separate admission free into this building.

Meet in the Lobby at 6pm.
Tours start at Harlow Hotel & Cafe: 722 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209
Length of tour is 1 hour, and begins at 7pm.

Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl - REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

Explore the unconventional side of Portland, where the stories are more bizarre than fiction and the alcoholic beverages are as strong as the supernatural entities. Embark on the Haunted Pub Crawl for an exhilarating evening filled with haunted bars, potent drinks, eerie tales, and enjoyable experiences tailored for the courageous.

Meet in the Lobby at 5:45pm.
Start at the Benson Hotel Portland: Curio Collection by Hilton, 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
End the Evening at the Old Town Pizza & Brewing: 226 NW Davis Street, Portland 97209

Length of pub crawl is 2 hours, and begins at 6:30pm.
Guide will be dressed up and carrying a lantern.  Please arrive 15 minutes early