Portlandia (Portland, Oregon) Chapter

The regional chapter of American PIlgrims for the western Oregon area is centered on Portland. Broadly stated, the purpose of this local chapter is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon.  We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, walks, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a local host for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

  • To offer opportunities for local pilgrims to gather and hold events related to the Camino.
  • To mentor future pilgrims, promote the pilgrimage and American Pilgrims through social gatherings.
  • To serve as a local host for hospitalero training in the Pacific Northwest.

The chapter will be scheduling walks, talks, potlucks and much more! These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinator John Pigott at [email protected] for more information or click HERE to complete the brief form to add yourself to the chapter e-mail list. And we invite you to join the conversation on the chapter's Facebook page.

SPECIAL NOTE:
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 request to our chapter e-mail ([email protected]) early enough so we can have everything ready by the following Third Sunday Stroll.

EVENTS:
PORTLAND, OREGON
Third Sunday Stroll Oaks Bottom
Sunay, August 19th, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

On Sunday, August 19th, the Portlandia Chapter will walk the Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge, in the Sellwood area of Southeast Portland. We will meet in the Sellwood Park parking lot, at SE 7th Ave & Malden St at 2:00 PM. The entrance to the trail is adjacent to the parking lot. If the parking lot is full, there is plenty of on street parking. Trail surface is part gravel and dirt, and some pavement. No restrooms are available.

PLEASE MEET IN THE PARKING LOT AT SE 7th AVENUE & MALDEN STREET. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT GPS OR GOOGLE MAY GIVE YOU A DIFFERENT ADDRESS FOR SELLWOOD PARK.

After the walk, we will go to the Muddy Rudder Public House, 8105 SE 7th Ave (7th & Tacoma), Portland 97202, for refreshments. It is just a few blocks south of the park, and is within easy walking distance from the parking lot where we will gather. Cars can be left at the parking lot, and picked up after our pub visit if you so choose.

Contact the Chapter at [email protected] for further information.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Local Resources
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.

Camino mentoring 
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 ([email protected]) 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).

 
Rev 07/12/18