5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
The 5 km. walk is on sidewalks and street shoulders through historic northeastern areas of Portland, with some interesting older homes. The 10 km. walk then continues through the Alberta District, with nice homes and quaint shops and eateries.
Carpools will leave from the Willamalane Adult Activities Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 5 p.m. Each rider pays the drive $10 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Portland to have lunch together (most likely McMenamin's, at the start point); however, lunch arrangements are always optional for each rider/walker.
People traveling to Portland on their own should plan to meet the carpoolers at about 10:30 a.m. at the start point, McMenamin's Kennedy School restaurant at 5736 NE 33rd Avenue, Portland. Or, they may do the walk on their own, starting anytime between 9 a.m. and noon from McMenamin's.
Directions to this McMenamin's, and further details of the walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to 2/2. Alternately, the same information on this and thousands of other Volkswalks and Volksbikes throughout the United States can be obtained by clicking on the "National Events" bar on this page, then "Events" and following the prompts. The National Events page also has a link to Volkswalks in Canada and 40 other countries (click on "About Us" and "IVV Website").
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