SW Trails PDX

SW Trails is a community group which promotes walking and biking in southwest Portland, Oregon by:

  1. Leading regular monthly hikes
  2. Organizing volunteer work parties to build and maintain trails
  3. Developing new walking and biking opportunities (e.g. the 4-T trail, the Red Electric trail) by working with city, county and state planners.
    City-wide Trails Policy is SW Trails’ vision of what the future of trails should be in Portland.
  4. Advocating for walking/biking.
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SW Trails picnic

SWTrails Invitation: Annual Picnic/Potluck July 28 6-8 PM

Join our SWTrails fellowship at our annual picnic July 28, 2016 6 to 8 PM or later at 6495 SW Burlingame Place just east of Wilson HS. All are welcome; bring your spouse, significant other, friends but not your dogs. Continue reading

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Barbur Blvd – Road Safety Audit

The Oregon Department of Transportation commissioned a Road Safety Audit for SW Barbur BoulevardContinue reading

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4T Trail video

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SW Urban Trails Walk August 13, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 9:00 am
The August walk will be led by Sharon Fekety. From Wilson High School, we will walk down the Iowa Trail to SW Corbett St. where we’ll go north to cross Barbur Blvd. and take the Buhler Trail to SW Terwilliger. Continue reading

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Seen on July SW Trails walk

Deer seen on SW Trails July 2016 walk along the Springwater Corridor

Deer seen on SW Trails July 2016 walk along the Springwater Corridor

Map

SW Trails walk route followed the Willamette River north from Willamette Park, crossed the Tilikum Bridge, went south along the Springwater Corridor and then crossed the Sellwood Bridge.

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Work party on 4T Trail

Work party of July 2016 replaced steps on the 4T Trail and cut back brush from the trail.

Work party of July 2016 replaced steps on the 4T Trail and cut back brush from the trail.

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Work party – July 7 – 4T Trail

SW Trails regular monthly first Thursday Work Party for July 7th will be on the 4T trail (Marquam trail) where it heads up from Highway 26 Zoo exit towards Patton Street. Continue reading

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SW Trails meeting June 23 at 7pm

Join us for our monthly Trails Meeting June 23rd 7 pm at Watershed in Hillsdale, enter between buildings 6388 SW Capitol Highway

Agenda

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SW Trails Volunteers in Albert Kelly Park

SW Trails, with the cooperation of Portland Parks, just finished the third work party working on a trail across the north side of Albert Kelly Park.

Albert Kelly workparty

Volunteers on the third work party.  A number of other people volunteered on the first two work parties.

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House bought because of SW Trails

Being able to walk safely to our synagogue was a must for us when buying our house. The immediate neighborhood in which we now live was off limits per that criteria according to our realtor. But we had a copy of the SW Trails Map after going to some SW Trail meetings and hikes. We saw a trail via SW 25 Ave from SW Capitol HWy and its extension trails adjacent to the MJCC and behind Grey Middle School to SW Boundary. So we told our realtor that we wanted to see the house we are now in on SW Mitchell Ct. We saw the house on a late afternoon and said that we would try the trail on the map and we would make an offer the next morning if it proved to be a reasonable walk to Hoot Owl Corner (location of Congregation Kesser Israel). And so we have enjoyed our house for the last 9 years or so.
We had been looking for a house for about 3 years and never found one suitable to our needs in the right location. Muchos Gracias to SW Trails.
,כל טוב (Best Wishes)
צבי (TSvi) and נאוה (Navah)
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