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With everything going on at the Living Future unConference, you could be tempted to take a pass on the Wednesday’s tours.

Don’t do it!

This year, ILFI is proud to offer five exceptional tours throughout the Portland Metro Area. Ranging from a luxurious day-long outing in the Willamette Valley wine country to an in-depth look at Portland’s unique ADU scene, these activities will not disappoint.

Remember that all tours require pre-registration and space is limited! To add a tour (or workshop or summit), go to the conference page and click on the grey “update my registration” button and follow the easy steps! Below is a quick recap of what is on the docket.

Urban CoHousing

TIMING: Wed, May 2, 2018 (9:00am-12:00pm)
PRICING: $25/person
LOCATION: PDX Commons CoHousing, 4262 SE Belmont, Portland, OR 97215

As an antidote to social isolation, cohousing provides an alternative solution for individuals, families, and seniors who are seeking greater sustainability, community, and purposeful living.

Using two recently completed urban cohousing communities as case studies (being onsite and touring one), the audience will gain an understanding of how the intentional actions of individuals acting in consensus of the group successfully created a resilient community and new home.

Portland Tiny House and ADU Tour

TIMING: Wed, May 2, 2018 (1:30pm-4:30pm)
PRICING: $30/person
LOCATION: Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel, 5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97211

Are you curious about the burgeoning tiny home movement? Well, you’re in luck because Portland is fast becoming a hotbed of the design and construction of these unique dwellings! This walking tour kicks off at Caravan, a tiny home hotel in NE Portland, and then meanders through the neighborhood, taking in three stunning ADUs along the way. The tour leader, Kol Peterson, is a local and national ADU expert and is excited to give you the scoop on the ADU movement. Kol runs a widely acclaimed tour year round – so you will be in good hands.

Sustainable Wineries

TIMING: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 (9:00am-4:30pm)
PRICING: $85/person
LOCATION: Oregon Convention Center + Willamette Valley

Join us as we wend through Oregon’s bucolic wine country! This tour incorporates stops at Anne Amie Vineyards and Stoller Family Estates for wine tastings and a look at their unique operations, including the first LEED Gold Winemaking facility in the world.Anne Amie and Stoller demonstrate a deep commitment to sustainability and craft, winning accolades for both the quality of their wines as well as their green initiatives. You will see firsthand how these businesses worked to achieve Salmon Safe, LEED gold, and LIVE Viticulture certifications, all while producing world-class wines! Both wineries are generous sponsors of the Living Future unConference. Keep an eye out for their products at our afterparties and meals.

Lloyd EcoDistrict tour

TIMING: Wed, May 2, 2018 (1:30pm-4:30pm)
PRICING: $25/person
LOCATION: 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232 + Walking Tour

This tour will showcase the world’s first official EcoDistrict and one of Portland’s neighborhoods poised for the most growth in the coming decades. The Lloyd EcoDistrict reflects an increasing consciousness in our cities and communities that environmental performance improvements are only successful if they are done in a way that equitably distributes their benefits and burdens.

Portland Sustainability Innovations tour

Stay tuned for this one! Exciting info to come.

Written By

Rory Sullivan

Rory coordinates the Institute’s live conferences and events. He also assists with the organization’s online education webinars and certifications. Like the rest of the events team, he is based in Portland.