Green events in Portland, Mar 28 – Apr 5

March 28, 2008 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

Want to get away from campus for a few hours? Wondering where to go? Here are some ideas:

  • Better Living Show. Sponsored by Energy Trust of Oregon. Starts Friday, March 28, noon. Ends Sunday, March 30, 5 pm. Admission: FREE. You can get there using MAX Yellow line (take Trimet 19 to downtown Portland, then switch to MAX).
  • Bike ride: Wild in the City: Springwater Corridor. 21 mile guided tour of an urban wildlife area. Sponsored by Portland Audobon? Saturday, March 29, 9 AM – 12:30 PM. Admission: FREE. You must pre-register, however (details at web page).
  • Hike: Hole in the Wall Hike. 2.5 mile hike in the Columbia Gorge. Sponsored by Friends of the Columbia Gorge. Meet Saturday, March 29, 8:45 AM at the Gateway Transit Center (where MAX RED/BLUE lines cross I-205). Bring a lunch. Admission: FREE. The Friends are sponsoring 58 different hikes in the gorge this spring. Read about them here.
  • Learn about Trillium. Sponsored by Friends of Tryon Creek? Sunday, March30, 2 PM at Tryon Creek Natural Area. Admission: FREE. (What does a trillium plant look like? Image)
  • Rain Garden Workshop. Saturday, April 5, 9 AM – 12 PM at Leach Botanical Garden. You must pre-register (details at web page). By the way, if you’ve never been out to the Leach Garden (about 5 miles due east of campus), it is one of Portland’s hidden treasures and you can visit the garden for free.

Want to know more about upcoming hikes, rides, and green events in Portland, check out our community calendars page.

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