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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Ten Toe Express Walks

The health benefits of walking are numerous, including reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and obesity.  Walking with others provides the added benefits of a valuable support network and new friendships!

Ten Toe Express walks are held Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. from May 7th through September 19th.

Click here to download the schedule of all Ten Toe Express walks.

For your convenience, all walks begin and end along TriMet routes.  Use TriMet’s Trip Planner (click here) or call 503-238-7433 for help in finding the right bus, train, or streetcar for you.

For more details, contact Rich Cassidy: or 503-823-6051.

Click here to go to the Ten Toe Express homepage.


Thursdays @ 6pm

May 7              Historic Piedmont & Woodlawn

June 4             Westmoreland-Crystal Springs

June 18           Ped Palooza Cat Walk

July 9              Gateway Green

July 23            Slabtown

August 6         Overlook-Mississippi-Williams

August 20       Hillsdale to the River

September 10  Brooklyn & Rails

Saturdays @ 9am

May 16           Slabtown

June 13          Historic Piedmont & Woodlawn

June 27          Overlook-Mississippi-Williams

July 18           Hillsdale to the River

August 1        Westmoreland to Crystal Springs

August 15      Brooklyn & Rails

August 29      Gateway Green

September 19  Tilikum Bridge Loop


1. Historic Piedmont & Woodlawn: Enjoy a walk led by the Architectural Heritage Center as we hear about the history and see the sights of the Woodlawn neighborhood and Peninsula Park in the adjacent Piedmont neighborhood.

Thursday, May 7 – 6pm

Saturday, June 13 – 9am

Meet: Outside the south entry to Peninsula Park Community Center, NE Albina St and Rosa Parks Way

2 hours

3 miles or 6,000 steps


2. Historic Brooklyn & Rail Yards – Explore the new pedestrian improvements and public art along the new Milwaukie Light Rail and history of the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Saturday, August 15 – 9am

Thursday, September 10 – 6pm

Meet:   211 SE Caruthers St, cul-de-sac

2 hours

3 miles or 6,000 steps

3. Gateway Plaza to Gateway Green- Check out the Gateway Green open space area between I-84 and I-205 and hear about the history of the wonderful little City of Maywood Park as we loop through a few of its streets. 

Thursday, July 9 - 6pm

Saturday, August 29 - 9am

Meet: Gateway Transit Center, NE 99th Ave and Pacific St, across from concession booth

2 hours

3.5 miles or 7,000 steps

4.  Overlook-Mississippi-Williams Loop:  Stroll through a few great neighborhoods undergoing changes as we see and hear about new parks, developments and a recent transportation safety project. 

Saturday, June 27 - 9am

Thursday, August 6 - 6pm

Meet: Overlook Park, intersection of N. Overlook Blvd and Massachusetts Ave.

4 miles or 8,000 steps

5. Ped Palooza Cat Walk:  Our first event to join in the fun of Pedalpalooza where you can dress for the “Cat Walk”, or dress like a cat, or bring a cat, counts cats, etc. You get the idea?  Prize(s) for best interpretation of the theme.

Thursday, June 18 - 6pm

Meet: Purrington’s Cat Lounge, 3529 NE MLK Blvd

3 miles or 6,000 steps

6. Slabtown:  Join a tour by author Laura Foster highlighting the local history of the Slabtown area and showcasing its renaissance mix of new light industrial and residential uses. 

Saturday, May 16 – 9am

Thursday, July 23 – 6pm

Meet: The Fields Park, NW Overton St and 10th Ave

3.5 miles or 7,000 steps

7. Hillsdale to the River – Hike a challenging route through George Himes and Willamette Parks on trails, sidewalks and hidden stairways along SW Trail #4.

Saturday, July 18 – 9am

Thursday, August 20 – 6pm

Meet:  Wilson High School parking lot, SW Sunset Blvd and Capitol Highway

2.5 hours

4.5 miles or 9,000 steps

8. Westmoreland Park to Crystal Springs and Reed Canyon – Discover the beautiful Rhododendron Gardens and hidden Reed Canyon with great examples of salmon habitat restoration along Crystal Springs Creek. 

Thursday, June 4 - 6pm

Saturday, August 1 – 9am

Meet: Westmoreland Park, SE Knapp St and 22nd Ave

2 hours

3.5 miles or 7,000 steps

9. Tilikum Bridge Loop – Celebrate the Tilikum Crossing bridge one week after its grand opening by joining this walk to the South Waterfront and a free aerial Tram ride for another view of this new Portland landmark. 

Saturday, September 19 – 9am

Meet:  211 SE Caruthers, cul-de-sac

2 hours

3 miles or 6,000 steps

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Portland Sunday Parkways

May 10  East

June 21 North

July 26 Northeast

August 23 Southeast

September 27 Tilikum Bridge-Sellwood