SWT PDX Offers New Walking Option!
Southwest Trails will now be scheduling a monthly “Stroll and Coffee” walk in addition to its current monthly hike. The “Stroll and Coffee” walk is designed to offer a walking opportunity that is shorter than our traditional hike and ends with a stop for coffee and socializing if you desire. Hopefully this will offer a time to walk with your neighbors to a wider range of our community.
Our first stroll will be the Terwilliger Loop Walk (pictured below) on Saturday, Nov. 17. We will meet at 9am in the parking lot of Wilson High School near the food trucks (the same location for our longer hikes). Hope to see you there.
Terwilliger Loop Walk (1.94 miles)
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 SW Bertha Ct. (enter directly from the courtyard). Everyone is WELCOME! Continue reading
Meet at the food carts outside Wilson High School at 9 am–we’ll be walking in the footsteps of Robert Gray Middle School students, for a better understanding of safe routes to this school. More details to come!
SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party for November 1st 2018 will be at Council Crest from 9am until Noon. We will meet at the circle drive, look for the white Parks pick-up. Parking is a bit limited up on Council Crest at times so carpool if you can. Activities for this work party will include cleaning up the trails, brushing, tread work, culvert cleaning, leaf raking, and some hinge cutting. Continue reading
Survey of nearly 75,000 scooter users is first major part on PBOT’s ongoing evaluation of Portland’s 120 day e-scooter pilot.
Results provide a wealth of information about how people use the new transportation option.
Our next SW Trails Board and Community meeting will be this Thursday, October 25th, from 7:00 to 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. It’s on the main floor next to the central outdoor courtyard next to SW Bertha Ct. Please enter directly from the courtyard. Everyone is welcome! Continue reading
The November walk will be led by Lee Buhler. We will be hiking several of the trails in the Hoyt Arboretum and seeing interesting features such as the winter garden. Every tree has a story to tell. There is also a visitor’s center with rest rooms, a nature center and research library. We will need to carpool from our meeting place to parking near the Arboretum. A fee is charged for parking in the Arboretum but free parking is available on Fairview Blvd. and other places. Continue reading