The sights and sounds of Portland will be on display during tours and events planned by the Committee on Local Arrangements for the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church(U.S.A.) June 18-25.

“Throughout the week we have something for everyone – bike tours, walking tours, site-seeing tours in historic Portland, wine tasting, and a live theater performance,” said Leala Harris, co-chair for COLA’s special events committee. About 25 tours, available through registration, were offered during the biennial gathering.

For those interested in exploring the area before the assembly, pre-tours of the historic Astoria and Oregon coast and the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood Loop were offered on June 17.

A similar exploration opportunity is a Mt. Saint Helen’s tour to be offered on Saturday, June 25, at the end of the assembly. “The volcano is an all-day event,” Harris said.

“We are quite excited to present Portland in a very unique way,” she added. “All of the offerings have been extremely well-received.”