Are you part of a group that would
like to tour the Underground?
- If so please read the following:
To create a tour
for your group:
You must have a minimum of
15 people. The maximum number is about 25 people.
If you do not have a group this size, we can include you with other
people to make the appropriate-sized group.
Responsibilities of Group Leaders for Portland Underground Tours
If you are organizing a group to take on
a tour of the "Portland Underground", you need to assist us to insure that
everything is being coordinated and no one in your group is left out. In
order to assure the best outcome, please be certain that the following eight
points take place.
As a group leader it
is essential to insure that your tour goes smoothly by doing the following:
1. Make sure you are signed up through
"Portland Underground Tours" by calling (503) 622-4798, or through email
AND confirmed by Cascade Geographic Society.
2. Make sure you have printed, read, and signed the
PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT & LIABILITY WAIVER on the "Portland Underground Tours" If you do not understand something or
want clarification, please get in touch with us
at least 48 hours
before the tour. Do to the large volume of calls, if you call us the day
of the tour, we may not be able to get back to you.
3. Try to see that each member of your
group has read all directional material provided by Mike P. Jones so
that they understand how the tour is conducted, where to meet, where to park,
etc. Please understand that, quite often, groups are combined in one tour time,
and it is only fair that all groups are prepared for their tour, and are on
Unprepared or tardy groups either delay everyone's tour
or may actually
curtail part of the time that would have been actually spent doing the tour. In
some of the worst cases, the tour
may actually have to be rescheduled.
4. Provide a working email
address so that you can
download the waiver that each person in your group must sign. If you don't
have an email address, then please provide a working fax number.
5. The waivers must be
signed by each member of your group
prior to the tour.
Please make every effort not to wait until the tour is to start to begin having
your group sign the waivers. The waivers must be
provided to the tour leader
to the beginning of the tour, not afterwards.
6. To insure that all
participants in your group are paid for and that the tour will be conducted as
scheduled, please send in one check that covers each person in your group. If
this is not possible please be sure that any individual checks are collected by
one person in your group and mailed in to CGS in ONE envelope. Do NOT have
individual participants mail in checks to CGS separately.
Please be sure to mark the date and time of your tour on the check(s) so that it
can be tracked. If the group does not wish
to send in one check for all participants, or does not wish to collect
individual checks in one envelope for payment, then please have each participant
sign up directly with Michael - but do not list them as part of your group.
Please be cautioned however, registering in this manner may result in the
registration of group members for tours on different days or times. The best
solution is to have one person in your group responsible for collecting and
mailing in payment in one envelope to CGS.
7. Tours must begin on time.
It is essential that all participants
plan for time to park, time to use the restroom
(since there will be no restrooms available during the tour),
time to eat
(if dining ahead of the tour time),
and so forth.
Please be at the meeting site, which is Hobo's Restaurant (located at 120 N.W.
Third Avenue) at least 15 minutes in advance of the tour, but one-half hour is
even better for planning purposes, in case there are unexpected delays with
parking, eating, the arrival of some of the members of your party, etc.
read the information provided on the
Tour FAQ page and the
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