SW Naito crossing discussions

Thank you to Commissioner Eudaly

Commissioner Eudaly recently wrote a note to South Portland Neighborhood Association (SPNA) and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) about the much needed but frequently delayed safe crossing of SW Naito at SW Whitaker. The crossing is a key connection for 4T Trail users when the Tram is not operating. It is also a THE key pedestrian connection between the upper and lower campuses of OHSU. It was originally to be a part of the Hooley Bridge project.

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SWTrails Monthly First Thursday Work Party, February 7

SW Trails monthly first Thursday Work Party for February 7th 2019 will be at Maricara Park  from 9am until Noon.  We will meet at SW 30th and SW Maricara at the Park West Entrance (see link below). This is our first 2019 Work Party and from discussions with the Parks trail crew they have a great bunch of much needed work for us to accomplish this year.  Continue reading

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SWTrails February Stroll & Coffee Saturday, February 16

Please join SWTrails on Saturday, February 16, for its monthly “Stroll and Coffee” walk. 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. Kids (and well-behaved pets) of all ages welcome. Continue reading

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SWTrails Monthly Walk Saturday, February 9

The February walk will be led by Dave Manville.  It will be out in the Ashcreek, Crestwood and Maplewood neighborhoods. This will be a 6.7 mile hike with 250 ft elevation changes and some rolling terrain. We will carpool from Wilson High School out to Smith School at SW Marigold and SW 52nd Ave (See attached link below). This hike will be 2 loosely connected loops so there is an opportunity to hike only about 3.5 miles if you like. We will be going through 6 parks and natural areas and traveling on 9 urban connector trails as we wander. Continue reading

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SWTrails Monthly Meeting Thursday, January 24, 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 SW Bertha Ct. (enter directly from the courtyard).  Everyone is WELCOME! Continue reading

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SW Multnomah and Garden Home intersection safety improvements

An open house is scheduled for January 17th from 6:00 to 8:30pm at the Garden Home Rec Center, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, to discuss design options for safety improvements at SW 69th and Garden Home Rd and Multnomah Blvd. Choices are: a roundabout or a traditional street signal. Please come, ask questions and give your feedback! Continue reading

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SWTrails PDX January Stroll & Coffee Saturday, January 26

SWT PDX Stroll and Coffee

Please join Southwest Trails on Saturday, January 26, for its monthly “Stroll and Coffee” walk. 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. Our stroll will be the Hillsdale City Park Walk (pictured below) which is around 2.77 mi with an elevation gain of about 271 ft. 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. Continue reading

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SW Trails Monthly Meeting Thursday, December 20, 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 SW Bertha Ct. (enter directly from the courtyard).  Everyone is WELCOME! Continue reading

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Student volunteers on the 25th Ave Trail!

Working, learning about native trees and plants, re-establishing habitat and storm water management…and walking the trail.

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SW Trails Monthly Walk Saturday, January 12

The January walk will be led by Sharon Fekety.  We will start at Wilson High School, cross Capitol Highway turn right past the library and turn onto Cheltenham.  Then left on Terwilliger, right on the Buhler Cut Off Trail, and cross Barbur Blvd. turning right on Hamilton St.  Then left until we reach the Gibbs St. Bridge which we will cross to access the stairs or elevator down to  South Waterfront.  (restrooms at OHSU)  Then we’ll go right on River Parkway and get on the Willamette River Trail which we’ll take to Pendleton St.  After crossing Macadam Ave. we’ll make our way up the Iowa St. Trail, cross Terwilliger and take Burlingame Terrace back to Wilson High School.
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