Portland - Blossoms and More Walk
5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
This walk takes us through stately older neighborhoods with beautiful flowers, past the Portland Rhododendron Garden (a 1 km. option, with an entry fee), and past Reed College's beautiful campus.
Carpools leave the Willamalane Adult Activity Center, 215 West C Street in Springfield, at 8 a.m. and return there about 5 p.m. Each rider pays the driver $10 to help cover car expenses. Following the walk, the carpoolers will probably choose a restaurant in Portland to have lunch together; 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 a.m. at the start point, the Double Mountain Brewery at 4336 SE Woodstock Blvd. in Portland. Or, they can do the walk on their own, starting from the brewery anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
ALL DRIVERS: Use on-street parking: do NOT park in the Safeway or Bi-Mart lots.
Directions to the Brewery, and further details of this walk, can be found by clicking on the "Other Oregon Events" bar at the top left of this page and scrolling down to 5/12. 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 links to Volkswalks in Canada and over 40 other countries.