Adventure Group: Portland, Oregon

Mission Statement and Overview

Mission Statement: "The Adventure Group is a group of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered, and queer persons and their friends who build community through recreation."

The Adventure Group is an outdoors club for the LGBTQ community of Portland and the region. Established in 1986, the club, through its members, provides a wide variety of outdoor activities from hiking and skiing to camping and kayaking.

In the spring and summer, we have many walks, hikes, kayaking, biking. We also have backpacking and camping trips, as well as other outdoor events. In the fall, we continue our walks, hikes, kayaking, biking (and other activities) on a regular basis, but as the weather turns less predictable, attendees are urged to RSVP to be advised of changes due to weather and trail conditions. In the winter, we add snow sports to the mix, but also continue with walks, monthly hikes, and bike rides as the weather permits.

Please check out the Calendar of Events and find out why the Pacific Northwest isn't a "fair weather only" paradise. And here are three more good reasons to join us in our activities:

  1. Our event leaders have researched the event - you just need to show up with the right gear, water, and lunch to have an enjoyable day.
  2. We carpool to the event, so if you like to drive you can, with passengers providing a carpool fee to cover your expenses. If you don't like to drive, you don't have to.
  3. You'll have a chance to meet like-minded people, make new friends, and socialize.