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, March 15, 2015, 2:00 pm
We will gather for our March Sunday stroll where Salmon Street meets the Eastbank Esplanade. This will be about a 2 mile walk over flat paved surfaces (wheelchair accessible). The route will follow the Esplanade up to and across the Steel Bridge, down the west bank of the Willamette River, across the Hawthorne Bridge, and then back to the start point.
We will hold a Shell Ceremony at the Esplanade immediately after our walk and will then gather for refreshments and Q&A at the Lucky Lab Brew pub, 915 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214, (503) 236-3555.
Portlandia pilgrims departing before our April walk and who would like to participate in a Shell Ceremony, and receive the pilgrim blessing and a scallop shell, should contact the Chapter at Portlandia@americanpilgrims.org. We hope to see you many of you there. Please come and join the fun. Rain or shine.
Please RSVP to Portlandia@americanpilgrims.org if you are going to the Lucky Lab after the walk. We try to estimate the approximate number of people to expect so they will be ready for us. .
• Sunday, February 15, 2015: Third Sunday Stroll, Mount Tabor Park
• Sunday, January 18, 2015: Third Sunday Stroll, Vancouver Historic Reserve gift shop, through the park over the land bridge, down the Columbia River to McMenamins on the Columbia then turned around to retrace our route back to the Historic Reserve.
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.