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REI Outdoor School Portland Area

Classes and Outings in Climbing, Cycling, Hiking & Camping, Navigation, Outdoor Photography, Paddling, and Wilderness Medicine.

REI OUTDOOR SCHOOL CLASSES AND EVENTS IN THE PORTLAND AREA

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4/23/2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT

Composition & Design for Outdoor Photographers
Learn how to make your photographic story more compelling using the rule of thirds, leading lines, when to choose vertical or horizontal and the elements of image composition. Capture powerful photograph's of landscapes, animals, people or any subject and keep the viewers eye engaged and active.

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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4/26/2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Geocaching Class | Family
Young and old alike can enjoy this modern-day game of hide and seek using GPS coordinates for clues. While we are finding geocaches in a local park, we'll learn how to use a GPS unit, including creating waypoints, plotting a course and transferring route information from a map to a GPS.

Location: Stub Stewart State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

Please fill in your contact information to be notified if a space becomes available. You may then register and pay for the class. You will not be charged while on the wait list.

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4/26/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

How to Ride a Bike for Kids | Kids
Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they will need)! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. How to Ride a Bike for Kids is for children 4 - 11 years old.

Location: Rooster Rock State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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4/26/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Learn to Kayak Class
This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. Students will learn about kayaks, paddles, gear and clothing before learning to launch and being introduced to the basic paddle strokes. This class is a great way for those considering kayaking to try it out.

Location: Scappoose Bay | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $70.00
Non Member: $90.00

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4/26/2014 1:00 - 3:00 PM PDT

How to Ride a Bike for Kids | Kids
Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they will need)! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. How to Ride a Bike for Kids is for children 4 - 11 years old.

Location: Rooster Rock State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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4/27/2014 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Learn to Climb for Women | Women Only
Learn the basics of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in this women-only class. You'll learn about basic gear and how to put on a climbing harness, how to belay and then practice climbing technique on an indoor climbing wall. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear provided.

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

Please fill in your contact information to be notified if a space becomes available. You may then register and pay for the class. You will not be charged while on the wait list.

Class Full

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4/27/2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class
On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic techniques such as shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Novara mountain bikes are provided free for those without a bike. Recommended for ages 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Location: Stub Stewart State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $75.00
Non Member: $95.00

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4/29/2014 6:30 - 8:30 PM PDT

GoPro Video Editing Basics with GoPro Studio
Now that you have your GoPro, how do you edit and share your videos? GoPro Studio video editing software can help you get there. Join us for an inside look at GoPro's revamped video editing software and get ready to make your videos "POP".

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $20.00
Non Member: $40.00

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5/3/2014 8:00 - 10:00 AM PDT

Hands-On Bike Maintenance: Trail / Road Side Repairs | Cycling
This hands-on bike maintenance class focuses on what to do when you are on your ride and the unexpected happens. From flat tires to broken spokes and noisy chains to broken cables - our instructors will share tips and tricks to help you triage the situation in the field to keep you riding.

Location: Clackamas REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/3/2014 8:30 - 10:00 AM PDT

Hands-On Bike Maintenance: Fix A Flat | Cycling
We have all had it happen, riding along the road or trail and now your tire is flat. In this Hands-On class our bike techs will share tips and tricks for fixing a flat, changing your bike tube and getting back on the go.

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $20.00
Non Member: $40.00

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5/3/2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Learn to Climb Class
Learn the basics of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You'll learn about basic gear and how to put on a climbing harness, how to belay and then practice climbing technique on an indoor climbing wall. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear provided.

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/3/2014 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

GPS Navigation Basics
Join an REI Outdoor School instructor as he or she leads you through the basics of GPS navigation. Learn how to use your pocket-sized navigator to pinpoint your location, mark waypoints and navigate to distant points. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it to the class. This is an in-store class.

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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5/3/2014 2:00 - 4:30 PM PDT

Learn to Climb for Kids - Portland | Kids
Learn the basics of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You'll learn about basic gear and how to put on a climbing harness, how to tie the appropriate climbing knot and then practice climbing technique on an indoor climbing wall. All climbing gear provided. Responsible adult must accompany the child. Appropriate for ages 7-12.

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $35.00
Non Member: $55.00

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5/4/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Gourmet Backcountry Cooking | Adventure
In this hands-on field course, REI Outdoor School instructors will teach you how to build a camp kitchen, design a menu and prepare gourmet meals in the backcountry. All stoves, kitchen materials and food ingredients are provided (with options for both vegetarians and meat eaters).

Location: Stub Stewart State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/4/2014 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Map and Compass Navigation Basics
Come learn basic navigation skills using map and compass to find your way. In this in-store class you'll learn the parts of a compass, how to read a topographic map and how to use them in tandem. You'll learn how to pinpoint your location through triangulation and then navigate to new locations by following a bearing.

Location: Clackamas REI | More Info, Directions

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

Please fill in your contact information to be notified if a space becomes available. You may then register and pay for the class. You will not be charged while on the wait list.

Class Full

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5/4/2014 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Outdoor Photography Basics - Adjustable Compact and SLR Cameras
Find out the basics you need to know about the functions of your camera. We will cover aperture, shutter speed, exposure settings, composition, file size and type.

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $30.00
Non Member: $50.00

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5/10/2014 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Willamette Valley Hop Country Bike Tour - Chatoe Rogue | Adventure
Join REI for this uniquely Oregonian bike tour. We will travel the backroads of the Willamette Valley, cross the river via the historic Buena Vista ferry, and ride into the heart of Oregon hop country. Our ride will conclude at Chatoe Rogue, where we will join a private tour of the the hop farm followed by lunch and a pint in the tasting room.

Location: Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $110.00
Non Member: $130.00

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5/10/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass
Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? This class will teach you how to translate what is on your map to the surrounding area. How to use your compass easily and effectively to find your location, putting the Map & Compass together to plan your route and adjust as needed.

Location: Stub Stewart State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/10/2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Wildflower & Macro Photography Class
Spend a day in the field under the watchful eye of a pro to learn and practice exposure and composition techniques inherent to macro (close-up) photography. Begin to effectively capture the intimate, finely detailed beauty of wildflowers, plants and trees that is best captured with a macro lens.

Location: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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5/10/2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Introduction to GPS Navigation Class
Head out into the field for a day of hands-on GPS navigation training. You'll learn how to enter waypoints, use the tracklog on your GPS, and transfer information between the unit and your map. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it.

Location: Stub Stewart State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/17/2014 - 5/18/2014 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM PDT

Wilderness First Aid with WMI and REI
Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never have to ask, "What do I do now?" In just two days, you will learn the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations.

Location: Tryon Creek State Natural Area | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $220.00
Non Member: $250.00

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5/17/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Wilderness Survival: 3-Season Skills
Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness survival class. We will provide practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills.

Location: Stub Stewart State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/18/2014 9:00 - 11:30 AM PDT

Hiking Portland's Best Places
Join a REI Outdoor School Instructor for a guided hike to one of Portland's natural gems. We'll teach you about the 10 essentials of backcountry travel and introduce you to the 7 Leave no Trace principles. See location details for more info on the specific destination for this outing.

Location: Tryon Creek State Natural Area | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $20.00
Non Member: $40.00

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5/24/2014 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT

Learn to Kayak Class with Tour
This class will introduce students to the basics of paddling a kayak in a mild setting and at a relaxed pace. After the class we will take a 2 to 3 hour paddle tour of the area to practice our skills and enjoy the scenery from the decks of our kayaks.

Location: Scappoose Bay | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $95.00
Non Member: $115.00

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5/24/2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Mountain Biking Class
On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic techniques such as shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Novara mountain bikes are provided free for those without a bike. Recommended for ages 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

Location: Stub Stewart State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $75.00
Non Member: $95.00

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5/24/2014 6:00 - 9:30 PM PDT

Sunset Photography Class
Take advantage of the evening light to hone your outdoor photography skills! We'll hike in a beautiful park to a spot that offers views of the hills, streetlights and starscapes, and discuss techniques for shooting in limited light. We'll also cover exposure bracketing and the use of a tripod. Film and digital cameras are welcome.

Location: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/25/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

Bike and Bean - A Caffeinated Bike Tour of Portland
Known for its cycle-friendly streets and its local, independent coffee roasters, Portland is a great place to experience both together. Join us for this bike tour that will visit some of Portland's best local roasters. Roastery tour and cupping included with registration.

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/31/2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing Class
Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience.

Location: Lewis & Clark State Park (Broughton Bluff) | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $85.00
Non Member: $105.00

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5/31/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Learn to Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Class
Learn what you need to know to get started in the exciting sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding. We'll teach you proper stance, paddling strokes, and balance on the board. You'll get on the water instruction and practice. All equipment included.

Location: Vancouver Lake Regional Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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5/31/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

How to Ride a Bike for Kids | Kids
Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they will need)! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. How to Ride a Bike for Kids is for children 4 - 11 years old.

Location: Rooster Rock State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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5/31/2014 1:00 - 5:00 PM PDT

Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding Class | Family
Learn what you need to know to get started in Stand Up Paddleboarding! You'll learn the proper stance for balance and control, essential paddle strokes and turning techniques, and how to choose the right board and paddle. Courses will be held on protected calm water, and no experience is necessary.

Location: Vancouver Lake Regional Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $95.00
Non Member: $115.00

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6/7/2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT

Willamette Valley Wine Country Bike Tour - Arcane Cellars | Adventure | Cycling
Join REI for this uniquely Oregonian bike tour. We will travel the backroads of the Willamette Valley, cross the river via the historic Wheatland ferry, and ride into Pinot Noir wine country. Our ride will conclude at Arcane Cellars at Wheatland Winery, where we will visit the tasting room and enjoy a box lunch. (+21 years)

Location: Willamette Mission State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $110.00
Non Member: $130.00

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6/7/2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Gourmet Backcountry Cooking | Adventure
In this hands-on field course, REI Outdoor School instructors will teach you how to build a camp kitchen, design a menu and prepare gourmet meals in the backcountry. All stoves, kitchen materials and food ingredients are provided (with options for both vegetarians and meat eaters).

Location: Stub Stewart State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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6/8/2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT

How To Ride A Bike Class
If you never learned to ride a bike or need to relearn the basics, this is the class for you! Our patient instructors use a series of skill-developing exercises to get you up on two wheels. You'll learn to start and stop smoothly while balancing comfortably on a bike. How to Ride a Bike class is for adults and kids 12 and older.

Location: Rooster Rock State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $65.00
Non Member: $85.00

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6/8/2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM PDT

Backcountry Navigation with a Map & Compass
Are you heading into the woods and want to learn how to use your map & compass properly? This class will teach you how to translate what is on your map to the surrounding area. How to use your compass easily and effectively to find your location, putting the Map & Compass together to plan your route and adjust as needed.

Location: Stub Stewart State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $60.00
Non Member: $80.00

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6/14/2014 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM PDT

Learn to Climb for Kids - Portland | Kids
Learn the basics of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You'll learn about basic gear and how to put on a climbing harness, how to tie the appropriate climbing knot and then practice climbing technique on an indoor climbing wall. All climbing gear provided. Responsible adult must accompany the child. Appropriate for ages 7-12.

Location: Portland REI | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $35.00
Non Member: $55.00

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6/14/2014 6:30 - 9:30 PM PDT

Evening Kayak Tour
Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a tour at one of our favorite kayaking destinations! After some basic instruction, we'll set out for our tour of the area. This is a great way to get some extra paddling practice and meet new friends.

Location: Vancouver Lake Regional Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $55.00
Non Member: $75.00

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6/14/2014 6:30 - 9:30 PM PDT

Sunset SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Tour
Break out of your usual evening routine and join our instructors for a sunset tour at one of our favorite paddling destinations! After some basic instruction, we'll take a short paddle tour of the area and find a nice spot to watch the sunset from out on the water. This is a great way to get some extra paddling practice and meet new friends.

Location: Vancouver Lake Regional Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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6/15/2014 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM PDT

Willamette Valley Hop Country Bike Tour - Chatoe Rogue | Adventure
Join REI for this uniquely Oregonian bike tour. We will travel the backroads of the Willamette Valley, cross the river via the historic Buena Vista ferry, and ride into the heart of Oregon hop country. Our ride will conclude at Chatoe Rogue, where we will join a private tour of the the hop farm followed by lunch and a pint in the tasting room.

Location: Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $110.00
Non Member: $130.00

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6/15/2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

How to Ride a Bike for Kids | Kids
Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Our kid-friendly instructors will help them with their first lesson (possibly the only lesson they will need)! Our fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. How to Ride a Bike for Kids is for children 4 - 11 years old.

Location: Rooster Rock State Park | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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6/19/2014 6:00 - 9:00 PM PDT

Learn to Climb Class
Learn the basics of rock climbing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You'll learn about basic gear and how to put on a climbing harness, how to belay and then practice climbing technique on an indoor climbing wall. Class size is kept to a minimum to allow for individualized instruction. All climbing gear provided.

Location: Lewis & Clark State Park (Broughton Bluff) | More Info, Directions, Gear List

Member: $45.00
Non Member: $65.00

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