Seen on April 2017 walk in Tryon Creek Park

On the April 2017 SW Trails hike we crossed the Tom Riley in Tyron Creek Park.

On the April 2017 SW Trails hike through Tryon Creek we crossed the Tom Riley bridge as well as several logs that had fallen over the trail.

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March 2017 SW Trails Meeting Minutes

March 30, 2017

The Watershed Building in Hillsdale
6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland OR 97239
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SW Trails meeting March 30 2017

Our next SW Trails meeting will be March 30th 7PM at the Watershed Building in Hillsdale, enter between the buildings at 6388 SW Capital Highway. We will be finishing up work on our annual budget, bylaws review, and working on project updates and plans for the year.

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Transportation Open House with Commissioner Saltzman

Fixing Our Streets: Southwest Portland Transportation Open House

Thursday, March 23 | 6 PM – 8 PM

Commissioner Dan Saltzman + PBOT Director Leah Treat will speak at 6:15 PM

Dinner + family friendly activities provided; interpreter services available upon request  

Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon 97219 Continue reading

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Town Halls with Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz

Monday, March 20, 6pm – 7:30pm,
Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium, 7688 SW Capitol Highway

It’s time to decide how to spend the remaining $20 million for the second phase of park improvements! The city has $1.26 million to spend on trails and bridges. Here is how Portland Parks & Recreation is currently thinking of spending this money. Attend the meeting to tell Commissioner Fritz which projects you think are worthwhile. Continue reading

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March Walk to April Hill Natural Area

SW Trails Mar11th Walk route to April Hill Natural Area

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Trail skills workshop – April 8

The Lands Stewardship group from Portland Parks and Recreation is giving a “Trail Skills Workshop” on Saturday April 8 from 9am to 3pm.  This will be up at the Hoyt Arboretum. We will meet in the Visitor Center Library and then go on out onto the trail for some hands on trail skill building. This workshop will be lead by Portland Parks and Recreation Lands Stewardship Soft Surface Trails Team headed by Jill Van Winkle. People who want to volunteer for trail building work parties are encouraged to attend. Continue reading

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April 15 SW Trails walk in Tryon Creek Park

SW Urban Trails Walk

Saturday, April 15th, 9:00 am– Note that April 15 is the 3rd Saturday of the month.  This is an exception – next month we will return to our the 2nd Saturday of the month schedule.

The April  walk will be led by Mark Turner.  We will start by car pooling to the SW 4th Avenue Entrance to Tryon Creek Park. Continue reading

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February 2017 SW Trails Minutes

Dave led as new president

In Attendance: Dave Manville , Doug Rogers, Barbara Bowers, Barbara Stedman,  Keturah Pennington, Michael Kisor, Debbie Small, Sharon Fekety , Keith Wymer


Dave requested we move the previously tabled membership meeting to march and noted we have a quorum of 6 but 5 board members are missing.

Michael noted that the board needed to approve the change of date for the membership meeting to March

A motion was made and passed to re-open the general membership meeting previously tabled in January.

A motion was made by Doug and passed to table the general membership meeting to our March meeting when we would discuss the bylaws review and annual budget.

A regular board meeting proceeded

A motion to approve the Agenda was approved

A motion to approve minutes of last month’s meeting was approved.


  • Dave: Sat. Feb. 25—Maricara Park work party
  • Spring Trails Skills Workshop April 8, 9am to 3pm Hoyt Arboretum
  • March 2 work party Dickinson Park 9:00 am to Noon

Dave: Treasurer’s report sent from Chris Mays for 2016 was reviewed.  Dave will do pro forma budget for next month

Membership-3 new-11 members paid

Sharon-Walks-Dave will lead March. Have April. Need May and beyond

Sharon-South Portland SWIM map-ongoing-adding potential trails

A motion was made to accept Doug Rogers willingness to be SW Trails Vice President and take the Projects – Coordinator role previously held by Dave. The motion passed.

Discussion about different groups we could contact-outreach, advocacy

Debbie reported on meeting with Alexis-PBOT about 25th and Bertha no progress with grant, pending actions.

Meeting adjourned 8:35 pm

Submitted by Sharon Fekety and Dave Manville

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Map of SW Trails

SW Trails map

Trails of SW Trails

Map of SW Trails in Google/Maps

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