We offer a shell ceremony that includes a pilgrim blessing, with your own personalized copy, and a scallop shell, to all pilgrims departing in any given month who request it. Please e-mail your shell ceremony requests to our chapter e-mail (Portlandia@americanpilgrims.org) early enough so we can have everything ready by the following Third Sunday Stroll.
Third Sunday Stroll
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 pm
We will gather at the Forest Park Entrance at the end of NW Thurman Street and walk a roundtrip of approximately 3-4 miles depending on the weather. Parking can be challenging, but usually on street parking can be found nearby the park entrance. Parts of the trail can be rocky so wear appropriate shoes or boots. We will be holding a Shell Ceremony right after we complete our walk and before we go to Rae's Lakeview Lounge, 1900 NW 27th (at NW Upshur), for refreshments. Please remember to RSVP (Portlandia@americanpilgrims.org) if you are planning to join us after the walk at Rae's Lakeview Lounge. Our list of Shell Ceremony requests for April is growing, so please come and give our new pilgrims a great blessing and send off.
• Sunday, March 15, 2015: Third Sunday Stroll, Eastbank Esplanade
• Sunday, February 15, 2015: Third Sunday Stroll, Mount Tabor Park
PORTLAND, OREGON AREA
Third Sunday Strolls
Third Sunday of every month excluding November and December
Location to be determined each month
Join us on the third Sunday of each month (excluding November and December) at 2: 00 pm at a Portland/Vancouver area park for a 2 to 4 mile stroll with fellow pilgrims. This is an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow pilkgrims, try out new gear, talk with camino veterans, get a bit of fresh air, strech those muscles and get answers to all your camino related questions. We typically gather after the stroll at a nearby bar/restaurant for refreshments and socializing. An e-mail notice goes out early each month to everyone on our chapter contact list giving the details of that month's walk and the location of the meeting place. This is a rain or shine event. You do not need to RSVP. Just show up ready for some fun. To have your e-mail address addded to our list, simply contact us at Portlandia@americanpilgrims.org. We also offer a shell ceremony that includes a pilgrim blessing, with your own personalized copy, and a scallop shell, to all pilgrims departing in any given month who request it. Please e-mail your shell ceremony request to our chapter e-mail early enough so we can have everything ready by the following Third Sunday Stroll.
For Training and Preparation, we are working at compiling a list of local Portland-area (really, anywhere in Western Oregon north of Eugene) resources for pilgrims preparing for walking the Camino. Places to buy gear, favorite trails or walking routes, etc. If you have a recommendation, please send us an email and we'll add it to the list. This information will be put into a Google Doc that everyone can access when it is completed.
Some of you may have questions about planning your Camino and some of you may be interested in sharing your Camino knowledge with others. If you are interested in serving as a mentor to a future pilgrim, please send us an email (Portlandia@americanpilgrims.org) with your contact information (email, phone and what route/when you walked). If you are a future pilgrim would like to be mentored, please send us an email with your contact information (email, phone and what route you are thinking about walking). If we have some matches, we'll put you in contact with one another. As always, Kathy and I are always willing and able to get together with anyone planning their Camino walk to answer questions and give advice.