As you make a last push to finish your annual holiday shopping, SWTrails encourages you to Shop Small, Shop Local, Shop Independent.  We are a not-for-profit organization, with the aim of improving the community we live in – this includes support of local businesses.

Retailers earn most of their revenue during November and December.  In fact, the term “Black Friday” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “Black” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss. (Source:   Support for small businesses is even more critical as retailers are still reeling from the effects of COVID.  When you shop small, you’re buying from your neighbors and friends and, you’re helping to keep nearby retailers open.

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Many of our self-led-hikes go through or near the SW Portland shopping areas.  Here’s how you can turn your shopping trip into an outdoor adventure.  Click the links below for more information:

Multnomah Village
Hike # 6: Multnomah Village to Woods Park
Hike # 23: Robert Grey School to Gabriel Park
Hike #28:  Multnomah Village to Marshall Park

Hike #2: Terwilliger Loop
Hike #8: Hillsdale City Parks
Hike # 27: Thanksgiving Scone Walk

South Portland Business Association
Hike #7: South Portland Loop
Hike #17: John’s Landing Berry Loop
Hike #24: South Waterfront to OHSU

Happy Holidays,
SWTrails PDX



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