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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 alternating Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. from May 7th through September 10th.

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.

For even more guided walks, check out NeighborWalks. NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks.  See the full schedule here.

Click here to go to the Ten Toe Express homepage.

Thursdays @ 6pm

May 12             Living Cully

June 9             Ramona Quimby

June 23           New Columbia to the Slough and Vanport Site

July 7              Old Town

July 21            Hillsdale SW Trails

August 4         Kelly Butte

August 18      Jade District

September 1  Garthwick & Sellwood Bridge

Saturdays @ 9am

May 7             Old Town

May 21           Hillsdale SW Trails

June 18         Jade District

July 16           Kelly Butte

July 30          New Columbia to the Slough and Vanport Site

August 13     Garthwick & Sellwood Bridge

August 27     Living Cully

September 10  Ramona Quimby


1. Historic Old TownDiscover the history and architecture of “Old Town,” Portland’s first commercial district, where ocean-going ships once took the bounty of the NW to faraway ports.  Explore some of the remaining historical buildings and get a glimpse of the changes that took place along the waterfront.  

Saturday, May 7 – 9am 

Thursday, July 7 – 6pm

Meet: U.S. Customs House,  220 NW 8th Avenue

2 hours

3 miles or 6,000 steps


2. Kelly Butte Loop: Walk from the Jade District to the top of Kelly Butte and see both the remnants of the Cold War Fallout shelter and where your drinking water comes from as we stop by Portland newest reservoir. 

Saturday, July 16 – 9am

Thursday, August 4 – 6pm

Meet:   Harrison Park School, 2225 SE 87th Ave

2 hours

3 miles or 6,000 steps

3. New Columbia to the Slough and Vanport Site: Stroll through a few great neighborhoods undergoing changes as we see and hear about new parks, developments and a recent transportation safety project.      

Saturday, July 30 – 9 am

Thursday, June 23 - 6pm

Meet: McCoy Park, N. Trenton and Newman

2 hours

3.8 miles or 7,600 steps

4.  Ramona Quimby 60 years Later Tour:  Ramona may still be in the third grade but we will join Laura Foster, local guide and author and tour the sites in NE Portland of Beverly Cleary’s popular books! 

Saturday, September 10 - 9am

Thursday, June 9 - 6pm

Meet: West side of Grant Park by the Beverly Cleary Sculpture Garden , NE 33rd & Brazee

3 miles or 6,000 steps

5. Jade District Loop:  Enjoy a tour of some key Asian American businesses and activity areas in the southeast Portland’s Jade District.

Saturday, June 18 - 9am

Thursday, August 18 - 6pm

Meet: Harrison Park School, 2225 SE 87th Ave

2.6 miles or 5,200 steps

6. Garthwick and the New Sellwood Bridge Loop:  Join a walk from Sellwood to the wonderful Portland neighborhood of Garthwick and then loop over the new Sellwood Bridge.

Saturday, August 13 – 9am

Thursday, Sept 1 – 6pm

Meet:  SE 16th & Harney, Sellwood Middle School

3.8 miles or 7,600 steps

7. Hillsdale to Multnomah Village: Come along on a challenging hike on SW Trails # 3, 4, 6 & 7 from Hillsdale to Gabriel Park and Multnomah Village. 

Saturday, May 21 – 9am

Thursday, July 21 – 6pm

Meet:  Wilson High School parking lot, west end of the bleachers, SW Sunset Blvd and Capitol Highway

2.5 hours

4.5 miles or 9,000 steps

8. Living Cully Loop:  Discover two new parks in NE Portland’s Cully neighborhood as well as new developments underway. 

Thursday, May 12 - 6pm

Saturday, August 27 – 9am

Meet: Rigler School, the west side of NE 55th & Going

2 hours

3.7 miles or 7,400 steps


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Portland Sunday Parkways

May 15  East

June 26 North

July 24 Northeast

August 21 Southeast

October 2 Tilikum Bridge-Sellwood