WEEKLY ORPCA NEWSLETTER
Updated September 21, 2023
Join us for the Annual Oktoberfest SUV drive! This is a leisurely drive through the wine country and West Hills. The first leg travels on scenic backroads to Carlton Lower Park for a rest stop. The second leg travels on back roads through the Carlton and Yamhill wine area, then circumvents Forest Grove to the west and continues up to Skyline in the West Hills and Forest Heights. We will send at the home of Sylvia Nessan and Heinz Holzapfel who will host a backyard gathering with a Bavarian Oktoberfest BBQ: Pretzels, Grilled Sausages, Sauerkraut, Potato Salad and Bavarian Beer. If it’s raining, we will fit into the garage. For complete information and to get on the waitlist go to Octoberfest SUV Drive.
Last Midweek Drive of the Season: Thursday, October 12 – From Vancouver to Ilwaco
We will traverse rural Clark and Cowlitz country roads before a short sprint up I-5 to Longview/Kelso where we head up the Washington side of the Columbia River as we travel to our lunch location in Ilwaco. Fall colors should be present along much of the route as well. Returning on your own after lunch provides several options including visiting Long Beach or Astoria. There are 2 groups of 10 cars each for this drive.
Please arrive at 8:30 am with a Participant safety meeting at 8:45 am: Group 1 – departs at 9:00am and Group 2 – departs at 9:15 am. Volunteers are needed for lead of Group 1 and sweep roles for both groups. If you are interested, please sign up during the registration process for one of these roles.
Registration opens at 7:00pm on Thursday, September 21. Complete information and a link to register are here: october-midweek-drive.
The 2023 Arrive and Drives continue on Saturday, October 14. Scott Dual is organizing this drive. This is a great way to kick off the weekend and a fun way for new members to get acquainted with ORPCA. We will start east of Troutdale, journey about 100 curvy miles traveling along the Sandy River through the Mount Hood foothills, crossing the Clackamas River to venture through the Willamette Valley ending in the hop fields of St Paul, OR. We end in St Paul, OR for lunch at Harvester Taproom, a project started by fallen volunteer St Paul firefighter and run by his sixth-generation Hop farmer family.
There are 3 groups of twelve (12) cars each for this drive. Please arrive at 8:15 am with a Participant safety meeting at 8:30 am: Group 1 – departs at 8:30 am; Group 2 – departs at 8:45 am; Group 3 – departs at 9:00 am.
Registration opens on Thursday, September 21 at 7:00pm. Complete information and a link to register are here: October-arrive-and-drive.
Celebrate the holiday season with us in style at the ORPCA annual Holiday Gala held at the fabulous Portland Yacht Club in Portland on Sunday, December 3. We’ll be dining and dancing til dawn.. well, not dawn, but from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm. The evening program will start off with no-host cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, and dancing to follow. Our dinner will be served with red and white wine, as well as coffee upon request. Registration will open at the end of September or beginning of October. Please save the date!