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SWTrails Story Map

Last month we added a new link to our website: the SWTrails GIS Portal. This Portal provides access to some new and wonderful maps created by SWTrails member Brian Brady and founder Don Baack. We think they’ll make it easier … Continue reading

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Boones Ferry Road Culvert Project Update: August 8, 2019

Construction Scheduled for Spring 2020 City of Portland Environmental Services is pleased to announce that the Boones Ferry Road Culvert project is moving forward again and is slated for construction in the spring of 2020. This project was put on … Continue reading

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Clearing the Raz Baack Crossing

On Saturday, August 3rd, stalwart SWTrails volunteers cleared and repaired the long series of steps at the Raz-Baack Crossing near Hillsdale. We placed small boulders at the end of each trail step to prevent disintegration of the trail, and then … Continue reading

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New GIS maps/apps available

This month we’re excited to announce an outstanding new feature of our website: a link to several newly-created GIS maps, a mobile app and additional apps. As you’ll see, they make it easier to find and use our urban trails … Continue reading

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OHSU Tram shutdown July 1-July 8

The Aerial Tram from the South Waterfront neighborhood to OHSU will be closed until Monday, July 8 for maintenance: http://www.gobytram.com/closure The link above details options during the closure, including a shuttle. But consider also using SWTrails Urban Trail #1 if … Continue reading

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SWTrails Needs a Hiking Coordinator!

SWTrails needs a new hiking coordinator! Our coordinator ensures that we have hiking leaders for our monthly walk/hikes, sends information on their route plans to the local press and our website and Facebook managers, and (ideally) goes along on the … Continue reading

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SWTrails Monthly First Thursday Work Party, Thursday, April 4

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party for April 4th 2019 will be at Gabriel Park from 9am until Noon.  We will meet at the Park South entrance  down by the community gardens. Limited parking is available at the garden … Continue reading

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SWTrails Monthly Meeting Thursday, March 28, 7-8:30 pm

We meet in the Watershed apartment building in Hillsdale, 6388 SW Capitol Hwy. (parking is available in the shopping center across the street) in their community conference room on the main floor next to the central outdoor courtyard next to … Continue reading

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PedPDX Pedestrian Plan “View & Review Party” Monday, March 18, 5:30-7pm

PBOT is asking for your input on PedPDX, PBOT’s new Pedestrian Plan for Portland,  before the plan goes to the City Council in June.  PBOT will host one of several public review sessions Monday the 18th at the Multnomah Arts … Continue reading

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PBOT Delays Construction on Red Electric Trail bridge

In February, PBOT announced that a long-awaited bridge to be constructed across a ravine near Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, a critical piece of the Red Electric trail and a potential boon to SW walkers in the Hillsdale area is to be delayed … Continue reading

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