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Historic Mississippi neighborhood Hike + Overlook

Starting on the north side of Overlook Park in north Portland we take in a brief loop of the overlook neighborhood with views of the city, then walk a 2- mile loop including the vibrant Mississippi neighborhood of eclectic galleries, shops and restaurants. Along the way we cross a pedestrian bridge over I-5 and see St. Stanislaus church in the heart of the Portland Polish community, and the Rebuilding Center (the largest non-profit used building materials resource in North America). Also is the John Palmer mansion, an 1898 Queen Anne home. See page 53 of the book "Walk There" for a detailed hike description and map. We meet on north side of Overlook Park which is at the corner of N. Interstate Ave and Overlook Blvd. Free parking all along that side of park.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    wonderful area to walk. Thank you all for putting up with our puppy. He was exhausted!

    November 25, 2013

    • Renee R.

      He is a very cute puppy.

      November 25, 2013

  • Marisa

    I had such a nice time on Sunday, thank you for arranging this and having me along.

    November 25, 2013

  • Barbara

    Fun tour of the familiar and the newly discovered. Always enjoy the company AND prefer it when we gather for libations and/or a meal after the walk. There's never enough time to talk much to everyone while being contemplative. Can we make that an option next time?

    1 · November 24, 2013

    • Theresa O.

      I think all you have to do is suggest it and some of us would have gone. Next time.

      November 25, 2013

    • Eddie

      Cool

      November 25, 2013

  • Greg S

    Great walk today; beautiful, comfortable weather and great conversation today. Thanks, Pete, for another interesting and well-planned walk!

    November 24, 2013

  • Linda

    Really enjoyable, thanks to Pete and Su and all the great walking company!

    November 24, 2013

  • Renee R.

    I too, like the idea of stopping during or at the end of the walk.

    November 24, 2013

  • Eddie

    This was a terrific walk, well thought out and a great neighborhood to explore. I'd like to live there.

    Eddie

    November 24, 2013

  • Su

    So wonderful to explore a new neighborhood, and loved the impulse tour of Modern Men we were given
    http://themodernmanpdx.com/

    November 24, 2013

  • Theresa O.

    I enjoyed this city exploration. Learned a lot about two different neighborhoods and my way around Portland. Gotta try Gravy sometime soon. Thanks Pete and Sue!
    I was wondering who own the John Palmer House so I looked it up


    Info on the John Palmer House, there is a website if you want additional info.

    Maggie Kolkena and Susan Dunn purchased the home in 2008 for use by not-for-profit organizations. Refreshing the grand old house has included complete re-wiring and re-plumbing, the remodel of the kitchen and addition of a modern bathroom. The main floor, with its extravagant Bradbury & Bradbury wallpapers, remains largely unchanged. External work was initiated in the spring of 2010. JPH has a new roof, a repaired porch and a lovely new coat of paint.

    1 · November 24, 2013

  • Renee R.

    What a wonderful day for a hike. Thank you Pete and Su. I had a great morning!

    November 24, 2013

  • Su

    We're on the north side of the park block

    November 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for a late decline, but I've been working too much lately and treasure the day at home. Next time.

    November 24, 2013

  • Su

    It's right on the Max line for those who don't wish to deal with parking

    November 22, 2013

  • Tracy V.

    Sorry to miss this, I'll catch up with all of you next time.

    November 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A future hike, that is.... as well as a future.... ;~)

    1 · November 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I could come but I'm working that day. I look forward to a future , and to meeting my fellow contemplatives. Have fun!

    November 20, 2013

  • Dawn

    I hope to go with you this weekend. I won't know for sure until the day of.

    November 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Pete, I look forward to seeing you there

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know the area or trails. Will we be walking on paved paths or dirt trails?

    November 18, 2013

    • pete z.

      Pretty much all paved altho we do cross a grassy field at one point.

      November 18, 2013

  • Diana

    Hi Pete - thanks for arranging another interesting-sounding walk. I have family coming into town for the holidays and will have to miss it, but it really sounds interesting.

    November 17, 2013

  • Rich B.

    We'll probably wimp out if the weather turns sour. If it is like today, it should make for a nice walk.

    November 16, 2013

    • Rich B.

      Actually we made it there and am looking for the group :)

      November 17, 2013

    • Rich B.

      Oops, got the date wrong :)

      November 17, 2013

  • Tom

    Hey there, just moved to the neighborhood recently and looking to get some history on a Sunday morning.

    1 · November 13, 2013

  • pam

    Sounds great but am planning on church this Sunday hopefully another time.

    November 13, 2013

  • Theresa O.

    Thanks Pete for doing this

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks

    November 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How long (total miles) will this walk be? Thanks

    November 12, 2013

    • pete z.

      Like 2.25 total.

      1 · November 12, 2013

  • pete z.

    Ignore "edit map" above. No idea why that particular map is there. Official park address is 1599 N. Fremont, Portland 97227. Meet on north side of park - free parking.

    November 12, 2013

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