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NeighborWalks 2017

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NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks. Our vision is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. Walks will take place in Portland neighborhoods, led by AARP volunteer leaders with support from community partners. Join us for these intergenerational walks as we celebrate an Age-Friendly Portland and a community for all ages and abilities!

To learn more about each walk, visit bit.ly/neighborwalks2017.    To download a PDF version of the schedule click here.

NeighborWalks Passport Experience

Participants who attend all 12 NeighborWalks will receive an Oregon Walks membership and a surprise giveaway from AARP Oregon. Collect your stamps at each walk and the AARP booth at the 2017 Portland Sunday Parkways and Oregon Walkways! Check out those dates at PortlandSundayParkways.org.

Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the walk begins. All walks will conclude with an optional social hour at a local eatery.

Only trained service dogs allowed.

 

Neighborwalks_icons_bus.png Get to walks with TriMet’s Trip Planner at trimet.org or 503-238-7433.

 

2017 NeighborWalks Schedule    Neighborwalks_footprints.png

Walks are approximately 2 hours long

Walk with a Doc in Overlook

Saturday,
May 13

10:00am

Meet: Kaiser Town Hall,
3704 N Interstate Ave

1.7 miles /
2 hours /
3,400 steps

Kick off the season with a walk for health. Hear from a Kaiser Permanente physician about how walking can improve our health, then explore the Overlook neighborhood, learn its history, and get a great view of the city. Healthy snacks provided.


Alameda Ridge & Beaumont Village

Tuesday,
May 23

10:00am

Meet: In front of St. Rose of Lima Church,
2727 NE 54th Ave

2 miles /
2 hours /
4,000 steps

Walk the ridge and explore the Fremont district as we highlight its eateries, shops and neighborly vibe. We’ll end at the German American Society of Portland (formerly Masonic Lodge), with a tour and opportunity to learn its history and mission.


Eastmoreland Neighborhood & Reed College

Tuesday,
June 6

10:00am

Meet: Reed College parking lot,
SE Woodstock St & SE 28th Ave

2.4 miles /
2.25 hours /
4,800 steps

Enjoy a walk through beautiful Eastmoreland neighbor­hood and Reed College. Highlights include the new theater building, historical homes, iconic neighborhood streets with their maple and elm trees, and speakers from the college and neighborhood.


Montavilla Mainstreet

Tuesday,
June 20

10:00am

Meet: In front of Grace Baptist Church,
200 SE 76th Ave

2.2 miles /
2 hours /
4,400 steps

Come explore Montavilla and its wonderful surrounding neighborhood of older Portland homes with old growth trees lining many streets. Points of interest will include main street businesses, old mile marker, and Academy Theater.


Exploring Cully

Tuesday,
June 27

10:00am

Meet: Living Cully Plaza,
6723 NE Killingsworth St

1.5 miles /
2 hours /
3,000 steps

Explore Cully neighborhood with our friends from Oregon Walks, Living Cully, and Hacienda CDC. We will walk around this growing neighborhood with its vibrant local businesses, local park, and a new community Plaza.


Downtown, Park Blocks, & City Hall

Saturday,
July 8

10:00am

Meet: Terry Schrunk Plaza,
364 SW Madison St

2 miles /
2 hours /
4,000 steps

Enjoy a walk in downtown Portland. Learn the history of the famous Portlandia Statue. Check out City Hall, the Park Blocks and other key historic and significant destinations in downtown.


Upper Alphabet District

Tuesday,
July 18

10:00am

Meet: Friendly House,
1737 NW 26th Ave

2 miles /
2 hours /
4,000 steps

Let’s meet at Friendly House! Get to know the ABCs of the historic Alphabet District and learn about Portland’s founding fathers for which the streets are named. Check out old historic homes and new structures reflecting Portland’s architectural diversity.


Old & New Lents

Saturday,
August 5

10:00am

Meet: Lents Max Station (ADA Ramp),
9300 SE Ramona St

2.97 miles /
2.5 hours /
5,940 steps

Explore Lents’ unique history and see the changes under­way. Visit one of the city’s largest parks and the famous Belmont goats! We’ll connect with the neighbor­hood association, Asian Health & Services Center, Ride Connection, and see a new community center and an intergenerational housing project along the route.


Ladds Addition

Saturday,
August 19

10:00am

Meet: In front of Epworth United Methodist Church,
1333 SE 28th Ave

2.4 miles /
2.25 hours /
4,800 steps

Discover Ladd’s Addition. Learn about “missing middle housing” from Portland for Everyone and meander through this historic neighborhood, including the rose garden. We will end in happenin’ Hawthorne street.


Peninsula Park & Historic Piedmont

Saturday,
September 9

10:00am

Meet: South end of Peninsula Park,
N Albina & N Ainsworth St

2 miles /
2 hours /
4,000 steps

Come smell the roses with Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden! Explore historic Piedmont neighbor­hood, learn about the June Key Delta Community Center and the area’s African American History. We’ll end the walk with refreshments.


Livable, Sustainable Lloyd

Tuesday,
September 19

10:00am

Meet: In front of Applebee’s Restaurant,
1439 NE Halsey

2 miles /
25 hours /
4,000 steps

Stroll through this vibrant, changing district with our friends from Lloyd EcoDistict and Go Lloyd. Learn why this area is a model of sustainability for energy, transit, waste and water. Walk through the Farmer’s Market with year-round fresh produce. Eat your veggies!


Laurelhurst Neighborhood & NE Glisan

Saturday,
September 30

10:00am

Meet: In front of Providence Cancer Center,
819 NE 47th Ave

2.4 miles /
2.25 hours /
4,800 steps

Get walking and fitness tips from a physical therapist. Explore Laurelhurst Neighborhood’s vintage homes, undulating streets and beautiful park. Celebrate the end of the season with food, fun, and friends.

 

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