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The Portland Underground FAQ  (the essential document to understand the mysteries of the Portland Underground)

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Updated Tour Schedule of the Shanghai Tunnels)

 
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Hobos Restaurant, 120 N.W. Third Avenue, is located in Portland, Oregons, former Old North End --- todays Old Town, Chinatown, Japantown, and Skidmore Fountain Area)

 
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WAIVER - All members of your group must sign this form before you go on a tour

 

THE SIZE OF THE TOUR GROUP:

Minimum of 15 people. If you do not have a group this size, we can include you with other people to make the appropriate-sized group. The maximum number is about 30 people, depending upon the makeup of the group.

 

Responsibilities of Group Leaders for Portland Underground Tours

>>>>> Responsibilities of Group Leaders for Portland Underground Tours

>>>>> (***CRITICAL TIMELINE FOR PREPAYMENT ON #8 BELOW***)

>>>>> 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. You need

>>>>> to make sure that you do or understand each of these eighteen

>>>>> "key" items that need to take place. Since our tours may involve

>>>>> individuals not associated with your own particular group, it is

>>>>> critical that you understand what our policies are that have been

>>>>> implemented to both facilitate cooperation and attempt to meet

>>>>> individual needs of those people who are coming together on our

>>>>> tours. So please, if you need clarification on any of these items

>>>>> or do not understand something, please contact us immediately so we can answer these questions -503-622-4798 or email shanghaitunnels@onemain.com.

>>>>>

>>>>> Also, the tours of the "Portland Underground" are made possible by

>>>>> the efforts of very dedicated volunteers. To make things go

>>>>> smoothly, we have had to implement certain policies. These are

>>>>> included in the eighteen "key" items listed below. If you don't

>>>>> understand something or need clarification, please contact us immediately.

>>>>>

>>>>> 1. We define a group as two or more people. [NOTE: This means

>>>>> that on a tour there may be multiple groups going on the same tour at the same time.

>>>>> Therefore, everyone is expected to cooperate and understand that

>>>>> we are attempting to meet everyone's expectations. If you do not

>>>>> want others on your tour, please see item #5.]

>>>>>

>>>>> 2. We have three primary tours that we offer --- the "Shanghai

>>>>> Tunnel Heritage Tour", the "Shanghai Tunnel Ghost Tour", and the

>>>>> "Shanghai Tunnel Ethnic Heritage Tour". However, if the tour has

>>>>> multiple groups, then there may be a blending of tours. [Note: If

>>>>> you don't want to do a

certain type of tour, see #10 below.]

>>>>>

>>>>> 3. To insure that the date and time for your tour is correct,

>>>>> make sure that you are officially signed up through "Portland

>>>>> Underground Tours" by calling (503) 622-4798, or through email

>>>>> confirmed by Cascade Geographic Society.

>>>>>

>>>>> 4. Do not sign up your group until you have verified with your

>> participating members that the agreed-upon time and date will

>> work. Once

>>>>> you get on our schedule, we are "locked-in" and we must begin

>>>>> organizing everything around it. If you have to change that date

>>>>> or time, it will affect numerous other tours, others schedules,

>>>>> and volunteer projects that need to be completed. So please,

>>>>> confirm your date and time with the members of your group first before officially getting on our schedule.

ONCE YOU ARE ON THE RESERVATION LIST WITH US, YOUR TOUR WILL HAPPEN:

THERE IS NO NEED TO FURTHER "CONFIRM" THE TOUR: IF YOU ARE RESERVED

AND PREPAID, THE TOUR WILL HAPPEN. IF THERE IS A PROBLEM ON OUR END,

WE WILL CONTACT YOU.

>>>>>

>>>>> 5. To secure a date and time that is not already scheduled, you

>>>>> need to have a minimum of 15 people. After a time and date has

>>>>> been set to accommodate the 15 individuals in your group, if we

>>>>> learn that there is interest from others for this same date and

>>>>> time, then we will be adding them to your group, which could

>>>>> increase the total size of the group to 30 or even 35.

>>>>> If, however, you do not want outside people added to your group,

>>>>> then you need a minimum of 30 or you need to pay for 30. This is

>>>>> the only way that we will restrict people from participating on

>>>>> the same tour that you and your group are going on.

>>>>>

>>>>> 6. If you have your own group, meaning if you have a minimum of

>>>>> 30 people, you can go up to a maximum of 35.

>>>>>

>>>>> 7. If you want to add additional people to your tour, please give

>>>>> us a call to make sure that we have room. If there is room and if

>>>>> there is time for you to prepay by mailing a check, you can do so

>>>>> to cover the new people. However, if there isn't time, as the

>>>>> group leader you must collect the money from them (exact cash or

>>>>> check) and you can pay us just before the tour, if arrangements to do so were made with us.

>>>>>

>>>>> 8. Payment for your group must be POSTMARKED to us within 72

>>>>> hours of officially getting on to our schedule. This means

>>>>> placing payment

>> ($12/adults, $7/children under twelve) in a properly addressed

>> envelope

to Portland Underground Tours, P.O.Box 398, Rhododendron, Oregon 97049

and mailing it within the 72 hour time frame.

>>>>> PLEASE WRITE THE DATE OF YOUR TOUR ON BOTH YOUR CHECK AND THE

>>>>> ENVELOPE,

for efficiency of bookkeeping on our end. If the check does not

arrive, we will try once to contact you before removing you from our

schedule for non-payment. Do not contact us for verification that

your check has arrived, as we do not have staff to handle this; if you

mail your payment on time, count on its arrival.

PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT PROVIDE "TICKETS" FOR THE TOUR. YOUR PAID

RESERVATION IS ALL YOU NEED.

>>>>> 9. There are no refunds! Reserving a spot on the tour of the

>>>>> "Portland Underground" is like buying a concert ticket; if you or

>>>>> someone in your group cannot make it, it is up to you to find

>>>>> someone who can take your place.

>>>>>

>>>>> 10. If you have a blended group, meaning if your group is merged

>>>>> with another or other groups, then there is a possibility for a "blended tour".

>>>>> This entails one, two, or all three of our tours incorporated together.

>>>>> We are still physically in the same area in the "Portland

>>>>> Underground"; just the added focus of the information is varied.

>>>>> If, however, you do not want a "blended tour", then you need to

>>>>> have a minimum of 30 or you need to pay for 30.

>>>>> 11. Make sure you have read the information on the "Portland

>>>>> Underground Tours" website: www.members.tripod.com/cgs-mthood.

>>>>> If you do not understand something or want clarification, please

>>>>> get in touch with us at least 48 hours before the tour. Due 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.

>>>>>

>>>>> 12. Try to see that each member of your group has read the

>>>>> information on the "Portland Underground Tours" website 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 time.

>>>>> Unprepared or tardy groups either delay everyone's tour and we may

actually have to curtail part of the tour to stay on time for the

>>>>> next tour, or the group may actually have to reschedule, at their

>>>>> own expense.

>>>>> 13. 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.

>>>>>

>>>>> 14. The waivers must be signed by each member of your group prior

>>>>> to the tour. Obviously, do not wait until the tour is to start to

>>>>> begin having your group sign the waivers. Anyone not willing to

>>>>> sign a waiver will not be attending the tour; this is a legal requirement.

>>>>>

>>>>> 15. The signed waivers must be handed to the tour leader prior to

>>>>> the beginning of the tour, not afterwards.

>>>>>

>>>>> 16. To insure that your tour is going to take place, please send

>>>>> one check (or one set of checks in one envelope) that covers each

>>>>> person in your group. Please write the date and time of your tour

>>>>> on the check so that it can be easily tracked. [NOTE: Do not

>>>>> have individual participants in your group send in their own

>>>>> checks. Guaranteed, this will confuse the issue. And, if you do

>>>>> not want to pay for any of your

participants in advance, then have them sign-up directly with us and

please do not list them as part of your group so that they will not be

counted twice which would obviously cause problems with planning.]

>>>>>

>>>>> 17. Tours must begin on time. If you or anyone in your party

>>>>> delays the start of the tour, then this will adversely cut into

>>>>> the length of your tour. 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 inside of 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.

>>>>> 18. If you need a receipt, it is your responsibility to bring one

>>>>> already filled out exactly how you and your bookkeeper prefer it,

>>>>> and we will sign it on the spot. Or, send a receipt to us at P.O.

>>>>> Box 398, Rhododendron, Oregon 97049, along with a

>>>>> Self-Addressed-Stamped Envelope, and we will immediately sign it

>>>>> and mail it back to you, or even fax it or email it if you desire.

>>>>> No exceptions! If you want a receipt, please just follow the directions.