What we're about

This group brings together atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers from all of the humanist and atheist groups in the Portland Metro area to share exercise and interesting conversation. We invite you to join us, and, if you have one, to wear a humanist or science-themed T-shirt.

We walk in parks and malls depending on weather and group preference. We include walkers of all paces from snail to rabbit. Usually we do about 2 miles or 50 minutes or until we're ready for coffee.

If in doubt about the weather, check before you leave home. If you have signed up for a walk and change your plans, please change your RSVP so we know not to expect you.

Dogs are welcome at any of the outside walks. Strollers work in the malls and some of the parks.

Here's a link that tells you the distance around each Oregon mall:

Upcoming events (5+)

Saturdays @Clackamas TC Mall +Coffee 9:30am

Panera Bread

This meetup starts at Panera Bread in the Clackamas Town Center before the stores open; we walk for ~45 minutes, returning to the café to continue the conversation over coffee/brunch. (Check out the "New 4 Summer" fair-weather options: take a walk in the park!) Members wait for people who RSVP with yes and appreciate knowing who is coming; please cancel if you can't attend. Look for a Meetup sign on the table or for members wearing science-themed T-shirts. >>Say It On Your Shirt<< We encourage the wearing of T-shirts supporting freethought or science and reason while on our walks -- available from the SWaT Organizer or here: http://www.cafepress.com/ SWaT invites freethinkers from all atheist/humanist/skeptic groups in the Portland Metro area to join us for a good walk and interesting conversation. All ages and abilities are welcome. We don't exclude anyone.

Mondays @Lloyd Center +Coffee, New Time

Lloyd Center

We meet in the food court of the Lloyd Center mall (popular for the carpets on the upper levels) before the shoppers arrive; then we walk the three levels for ~45 minutes. Afterward, we'll choose from several options to continue the conversation over coffee/brunch. All ages and abilities are welcome. Members wait for people who RSVP and appreciate knowing who is coming. Please cancel if you can't attend. Say it on your shirt: if you have one, wear your humanist T-shirt supporting science and reason -- available from the SWaT Organizer or here: http://www.cafepress.com/ SWaT invites freethinkers from all humanist/atheist groups in the Portland Metro area to join us for a good walk and interesting conversation. We don't exclude anyone.

Tuesdays @Clackamas TC Mall +Coffee 9:30am

Panera Bread

This No-Host meetup starts at Panera Bread in the Clackamas Town Center before the stores open; we walk for ~45 minutes, returning to the café to continue the conversation over coffee/brunch. (Check out the "New 4 Summer" fair-weather options: take a walk in the park!) Members wait for people who RSVP with yes and appreciate knowing who is coming; please cancel if you can't attend. Look for a Meetup sign on the table or for members wearing science-themed T-shirts. >>Say It On Your Shirt<< We encourage the wearing of T-shirts supporting freethought or science and reason while on our walks -- available from the SWaT Organizer or here: http://www.cafepress.com/ SWaT invites freethinkers from all atheist/humanist/skeptic groups in the Portland Metro area to join us for a good walk and interesting conversation. All ages and abilities are welcome. We don't exclude anyone.

No-Host Wednesday Walk @North Clackamas Park +Coffee @Red Mill

We meet in the parking lot and walk for ~45 minutes around North Clackamas Central Park, then carpool across the highway to Bob's Red Mill Store for coffee/brunch. Someone may have a Meetup sign on the table. All ages and abilities are welcome. Members wait for people who RSVP with yes and appreciate knowing who is coming. Please cancel if you can't attend. SWaT welcomes freethinkers from all humanist/atheist groups in the Portland Metro area to join in for a good walk and interesting conversation. We don't exclude anyone.

Past events (1,708)

Thursdays @Clackamas TC Mall +Coffee 9:30am

Panera Bread

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