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The PUPs Meetup Group opens its participants to an urban environment in a variety of ways via the practice of walking. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wander our city and learn to feel more engaged with the space and it’s inhabitants? Are there neighborhoods you’ve never explored, but piqued your curiosity? Could you rediscover something fascinating in places you’ve visited previously?

Join us as we explore the Portland metro area's treasures through event activities such as downtown sauntering, photo walks, art gallery touring, street art strolling, destination walks, district meandering, exploring parks, and co-sponsored EverWalk events. This group is ideally suited for long-time residents and newcomers.

As pedestrians, we will move through a designated area of the city with a time range limit and structure guided by the event theme. The pace is intended to allow for meaningful observations and interaction with the city and group participants, including those with assisted mobility.

Upcoming events (1)

Alphabet District Saunter

Hostel Cafe

While known for its trendy shopping and dinning along NW 23d Avenue, we’ll saunter some alternate routes letting the group’s interests guide the way. There’s so much to be discovered in Nob Hill and the surrounding neighborhood.

- Start with greetings and a brief discussion of the activity
- Saunter for about 2 hours
- Finish at the starting point
- Rain or shine, so be prepared for the PNW weather
- Transportation:
Metered parking available in the Northwest parking district.
Starting point located half way between the North/South street car line at Lovejoy St. and MAX light rail blue and red lines at Providence Park station.
- Post event option: Some of us may decide to have brunch or a beverage at The Hostel Cafe, where we will have returned from the saunter.

Explore more here:
My Radiant City blog
Exploring Portland’s Alphabet District, part 1

Exploring Portland’s Alphabet District, part 2

The Hostel Cafe

Legal disclaimer: Walk leaders are volunteers and are not professionals. By signing up for this event, you accept full responsibility for your own well-being/health/safety and completely absolve the event hosts, the Portland Urban Pedestrians group, and MeetUp of any responsibility for injury that may occur during the walk. COVID note: Per CDC and state guidelines: "Masks are no longer required for people who are outdoors, though masking is still encouraged, especially in crowded places and for people who are unvaccinated." This is an outdoor event.

Past events (26)

EverWalk 1st Saturday - Zoo to Rose Test Garden

Washington Park MAX Station

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