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Free admission for ten days from February 01 - February 10, 2014!
Blue Heron, Tanner Springs Park, by Leslie W.
Thanks to all walkers that came out expecting a projected rainy weather but in fact walked under clear blue and sunny skies, though a bit windy! There were lots of Public Arts (11) and Parks (8), both big and small, some old and weathered and others yet to be opened.
AVA Walk challenges included Bakeries (5), Diners (2), Murals (8), and WPA (2) (Works Projects Administration).
WalkOregon challenges included antique shops, banks, bicycle shops, bed & breakfasts, firehouses, landmarks, and water towers.
Today's walk event touched Forest Park, meandered through Legacy's Stenzel Healing Garden and along the Willamette River. And in between were many opportunities to shop, eat, drink, and shop some more in NW Portland and the Pearl District.
And Leslie W captured a rare photo of a very shy Great Blue Heron, Portland's official bird since 1986, wading in Tanner Springs Park. More at Audubon Society of Portland. More here.
Walk with us through residential neighborhoods and commercial districts to find Parks and Public Art! Brochure here. More on Weekend Walks.
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Attend a traditional AVA event in May 2011 and earn this patch. Click ava.org to find an event in May.
From "Checkpoint, April 2011": If your club chooses not to purchase patches for your May events, please let folks know that they can get one through the AVA Headquarters by calling (1-210-659-2112 and asking for Kevin Davis). As long as they participated in an event in May, it qualifies for the special patch. Information is also posted to the home page at www.ava.org
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Parks & Public Art Walk - YRE 1400 - 10km - rated 1+. If you enjoy city parks and lots of Public Artwork, bakeries, a bookstore plus shopping then you will enjoy this walk. It takes you past new and old, small but interesting, city parks. Then you head towards the Columbia River and walk along the path that connects to downtown Portland. On the return trip you go over a foot bridge and by the train station before heading to downtown Portland and the bakeries and Powell's bookstore. Great walk to get a taste of what Portland is about. See photos here.