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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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Ten Toe Express Walks 2018

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 3rd through September 8th.

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

Click here to view maps of the walk routes.

Sample of map for Ten Toe guided walkFor 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 3              Powell Butte Trails

May 17            Feig & Jacobberger Historic Residences

June 7             Hoyt Arboretum

June 21           St Johns and Pier Park

July 19            Historic Black Williams Project

August 2         Secret Societies

August 16       Jade District to Montavilla

August 30       The Big Jump


Saturdays @ 9am

May 12           Historic Black Williams Project 

June 16         Secret Societies

June 30          Jade District to Montavilla

July 14           Powell Butte Trails

July 28           Feig & Jacobberger Historic Residences

August 11       The Big Jump

August 25       Hoyt Arboretum

September 8   St. Johns to Pier Park


Powell Butte Trails

Thursday May 3 – 6 PM  

Saturday July 14 – 9 AM

Meet: Powell Butte Parking lot, off SE Powell Blvd and 162nd Ave  / see the map

Distance: 4 miles or 8,000 steps

Time: 2.5 hours

Hike around Powell Butte’s nature trails through forested areas and open meadows. Note: Hills and unimproved trails.  


Historic Black Williams Project Tour

Saturday, May 12 – 9 AM

Thursday, July 19 – 6 PM

Meet: Dawson Park, NE Stanton St and Williams Ave / see the map

The Historic Black Williams Project acknowledges the complex and changing history of Williams Avenue and honors the role Portland’s Black community has played in this history. The project celebrates this history and empowers future generations with 40 pieces of art installed along Williams Avenue between NE Broadway and N Killingsworth. Learn more during this walking tour with the project artists. Note: Relatively flat and paved sidewalks.

Distance: 3 miles or 6,000 steps

Time: 1.5 hours

Feig & Jacobberger Historic Residences

Thursday, May 17 – 6 PM

Saturday, July 28 – 9 AM

Meet: Wallace Park, SW corner of NW 25th Ave and Raleigh St / see the map

Come along on a walk to see many National Historic Registry apartments and single-family homes in NW Portland designed by two of Portland most prolific architects.  Note:  Relatively flat with paved sidewalks. 

Distance: 3.2 miles or 6,400 steps

Time: 2 hours

Hoyt Arboretum

Thursday, June 7 – 6 PM

Saturday, August 25 – 9 AM

Meet: Plaza next to the (upper) Oregon Zoo Max Station elevator / see the map

Enjoy a stroll through one of Portland’s local outdoor treasures on paths and trails in this 190-acre park.  Note: Hills and unimproved trails.

Distance: 3 miles or 6,000 steps

Time: 2 hours

Secret Societies

Saturday, June 16 – 9 AM

Thursday, August 2 – 6 PM

Meet: Lownsdale Square, SW 4th Ave and Main St / see the map

Enjoy a guided tour as we hear about the history of fraternal lodges in Portland and look at the five remaining buildings in downtown, only one of which is still used for a fraternal organization.  Note:  Flat with paved sidewalks. 

Distance: 3.5 miles or 7,000 steps

Time: 2 hours  

St. Johns and Pier Park

Thursday, June 21 – 6 PM

Saturday, September 8 – 9 AM

Meet: Roosevelt High School, intersection of N Central Ave and Alma St / see the map

Start at newly renovated Roosevelt High School and hear about St. Johns with local author Laura Foster as we walk the quiet streets to the St. Johns City Park and the beautiful Pier Park with its windy paths and groves of tall firs. Note: Relatively flat with paved sidewalks, many without curb ramps.

Distance: 3.5 miles or 7,000 steps

Time: 2 hours  

Jade District to Montavilla  

Saturday, June 30 – 9 AM

Thursday, August 16– 6 PM

Meet: Harrison School Park, 2225 SE 87th Ave  / see the map

Walk from the Jade District to the Montavilla neighborhood by way of Berrydale Park with a stop at Brainard Cemetery (pioneer). Note:  Relatively flat with paved sidewalks, many without curb ramps. 

Distance: 4.3 miles or 8,600 steps

Time: 2 hours 


The Big Jump

Saturday, August 11 – 9 AM

Thursday, August 30 – 6 PM

Meet: Gateway Discovery Park, SW corner of NE 106th Ave and Halsey St / see the map

Check out some of the new pedestrian and bike route improvements to many of the streets in outer NE Portland on this 4.5 mile walk through parts of the Parkrose Heights, Russell and Hazelwood neighborhoods.  Note:  Relatively flat, often without sidewalks, and a few unimproved streets.

Distance: 4.5 miles or 9,000 steps

Time: 2 hours  


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Portland Sunday Parkways

May 20   Southeast

June 24  North

July 22   Green Loop (Central City)

August 19  Outer Northeast

September 23  Northeast