Adventures are unique and intimate events, designed to offer our TEDx community unparalleled, behind-the scenes access to the people and places that make the local area so dynamic.

October 25, 2015

A September Adventure with TEDxMtHood: Discovering Your Inner Storyteller


A group of 39 community members from TEDxMtHood and Portland Story Theater gathered in the cozy Alberta Abbey Annex Wednesday, Sept. 9 for an Adventure in Storytelling. Broken into groups, Adventure attendees learned about four elements of storytelling from theater … Continue reading

September 03, 2015

Summer Adventures with TEDxMtHood — Clay Making and Sketchnoting


Summer is the best time for Adventures of all kinds. In addition to all the outdoor fun and activities that are a staple for any Oregon summer, we hosted a few interactive indoor activities – which was a welcome respite … Continue reading

May 17, 2015

Adventure — In the Studio with Alialujah Choir


Not many people get to be present during a band’s in-studio performance but seventy lucky TEDxMtHood community members and OPB devotees had that treat as part of our Adventures program.  Alialujah Choir performed in-studio at OPB on Friday, April 10, … Continue reading

April 30, 2015

Adventure — Coffee Cupping and Roasting Tour at Coava


Coava Coffee owner and founder Matt Higgins goes to great lengths to find excellent coffee, traveling to Latin America and the Horn of Africa searching not just for the right beans but the right farms to work with. Compared to … Continue reading

April 17, 2015

Improvising with Strangers


Can there be any greater adventure than choosing to be a fool in front of complete strangers? To deliberately surrender any sense of decorum to impulse, and “put it all out there” (whatever “it” is for you!) for everyone to … Continue reading

December 05, 2013

Learning To Screen Print At Magnetic North

Screen Printing Adventure

I approached the most recent TEDxConcordiaUPortland (now known as TEDxMtHood) Adventure on learning how to screen print from the perspective not just of a person who would be writing a story about it, but also of a person who is … Continue reading

November 06, 2013

Sketchnote Adventure: Ideas Captured By Hand

Sketchnote letters

By now, if you spend any time on the Internet, you’ve seen at least one of many attention-grabbing videos in which a hand sketches a speaker’s words on a whiteboard as he speaks, seemingly bringing the presentation to life with … Continue reading

October 17, 2013

Through the Camera Lenses: A Tour of LAIKA


As you walk through the darkened halls of the lobby, you’re jittery. Or maybe you are exuberant—you have, after all, been waiting for this film for a long time. At long last you take your seat, looking at your watch … Continue reading

May 31, 2013

We Rocked!

Guitar Adventure

I have never played guitar. Even on Guitar Hero, I’ve always beautifully sucked. I call it beautifully sucking because it’s still fun to do something you’re not super great or experienced at doing, especially when the people you’re jamming with … Continue reading

March 19, 2013

Singing Our Hearts Out With A People’s Choir

A People's Choir

Cozily clustered around candlelit tables, we perk up when four women walk through the door in blue short aprons embroidered with, “Sing with us!” A sleepy Saturday night at The Waypost transforms into a lively sing-along as The Delicious, a … Continue reading

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