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Dates: 1/3/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Portland, OR
Event Name: Esplanade-Ladd's Addition
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106350 2017/Y1714
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5km, 10km - 1A
Description: This walk begins in Ladd's Addition. The streets here are in a diagonal wagon wheel pattern, so follow driving directions carefully. This walk offers some of Portlandís best city views and is a must-see for visitors. The paved route consists of a path along the Eastbank Esplanade on the east side of the Willamette River and through Waterfront Park on the west side. Two bridges (with pedestrian walkways shared with bicycles) make the connection across the river. On the weekends you will pass the Portland Saturday Market. The route leaves the river briefly to visit Pioneer Courthouse Square, an urban park affectionately known as Portland's Living Room.
Amenities: Strollers: Medium | Wheelchairs: Hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Cities in Song, Honoring Our Flag, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Volcanoes, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the Path of Inventions, Walking the USA A - Z, Water Towers, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: Palio opens at 8AM. Walk daylight hours
Location: Palio Dessert & Espresso House
Start Point / Driving Directions: 1996 SE Ladd Ave 97214. From I-5 Southbound, take exit 300B for Oregon City. Merge onto SE Belmont St. Right at SE 11th. Left at SE Hawthorne St. Right at SE Ladd Ave. Take Ladd Circle left to Ladd Ave and the start. From I-5 Northbound take exit 300 toward I-84. Keep right at the fork and merge onto SE Yamhill. Right on Martin Luther King Blvd. Right on SE Mill St. Left at SE 3rd Ave. Continue on Division St. Left on SE 12th. Right on SE Elliott. At Ladd Circle continue around to Ladd Ave and the start.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Entering the Dessert/Espresso House, go right, up the small steps, to the book shelf area. The black Walk Box (file tote) will be on the bottom left shelf.
Host Club: Columbia River Volkssport Club
Contact: Annette St-Pierre (503) 780-4568
Website: www.walking4fun.org
E-Mail Contact: Walking_the_World@yahoo.com