NeighborWalks Livable, Sustainable Lloyd District walking tour

Meet: In front of Applebee’s Restaurant, 1439 NE Halsey
Stroll through this vibrant, changing district with our friends from Lloyd EcoDistict and Go Lloyd. Learn why this area is a model of sustainability for energy, transit, waste and water. Walk through the Farmer’s Market with year-round fresh produce. Eat your veggies!
2 miles – 2.5 hours – 4,000 steps

Beacon Rock Day- trip

Transportation cost is $8.00. LKA will provide road snacks and soft drinks. Beacon Rock is a dizzying mile-long switchback trail takes you up 848-foot to the summit, but that’s not the only way to a tip-top experience. Rock climbing and hiking to waterfalls are the rage at this park, where there are plenty of vantage points for eagle-eye views. Beacon Rock overlooks a breathtaking section of the Columbia River Gorge, a deep, wide gouge in the earth carved by Ice Age floods. Now the mighty Columbia rushes down to the ocean in a froth of whitecaps, bisecting Washington and Oregon, with walls of columnar basalt and mountains rising thousands of feet on both sides.
Beacon Rock State Park is a 4,456-acre year-round camping park located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Beacon Rock itself is the core of an ancient volcano. The park includes 9,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River and more than 20 miles of roads and trails open to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use.

Garibaldi train trip

Step back in time and experience a bit of yesteryear. Enjoy the beautiful Oregon Coast line by riding the rail behind a historic Steam Locomotive. This scenic trip chugs along Tillamook Bay and gives passengers views of the ocean. This trip will give you a glimpse into history and a unique view of the Oregon Coast and the Nehalem River.
Transportation fee to Garibaldi is $12.00 Train tickets are $20.00 purchased at the train.
Dogs are OK on the train in the open car.
Road snacks provided. We will eat lunch in Garibaldi and find a place for dinner as well.

NeighborWalks Peninsula Park & Historic Piedmont

Meet: South end of Peninsula Park, N Albina & N Ainsworth Street
Come smell the roses with Friends of Peninsula Park Rose Garden! Explore historic Piedmont neighborhood, learn about the June Key Delta Community Center and the area’s African American History. We’ll end the walk with refreshments.
2 miles – 2 hours – 4,000 steps

Write Around Portland workshop

Join Write Around Portland, the HIV Day Center, Let’s Kick ASS PDX, and Quest Center for Integrative Health for a weekly, hands-on workshop devoted to generative writing and the transformative power of writing in community. This series is for long term survivors living with HIV/AIDS. Using the acclaimed Write Around Portland model, this workshop incorporates our favorite exercises to inspire the writing life, including freewriting; work with writing elements; strength-building feedback and early-draft revision. The workshop culminates in an anthology publication and public reading. Open to writers of all levels and experience.

Registration is required. Please call 503-460-3822 or email to sign up.
FREE—Journals, snacks and all materials provided. Childcare provided upon request.

First Sunday Brunch- Holman’s Bar & Grill

LKA no-host Sunday brunch will be held at Holman’s Bar & Grill in the Buckman neighborhood. On Saturday and Sunday mornings Holman’s presents Portland’s Original Bloody Mary Bar, where you get the unique opportunity to customize your own Bloody Mary by adding ingredients from our selection of over 100 mixes, hot sauces and fresh garnishes. (Because hangovers deserve creativity too!)

Also, don’t forget to take part in what is perhaps our most popular feature: Holman’s famous “Meal Wheel” on which we have had more than 17,000 winners! After enjoying your meal, just give the wheel a spin and if you match up the two Red Arrows… your food is FREE!