5 km. (3.1 miles) or 10 km. (6.2 miles), both rated easy.
The 5 km. walk goes through the Alberta District of Portland, with its quaint shops and eateries, and through some older neighborhoods. The 10 km route extends beyond the Alberta into some historic areas of Portland.
Carpools will 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. After 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 10:15 a.m. at the start point, the McMenamin's Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd Avenue in Portland. Or, they can walk on their own, starting from McMenamin's anytime between 9 a.m. and noon.
Directions to McMenamin's, 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 2/3. Alternately, the same information on this walk and thousands of other Volkwalks 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 43 other countries.
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