See the combined fleets of the Willamette River Fleet and Columbia River Fleet of Christmas Boats and all their decorations. Group walks with a leader for the 10k and 6k will depart at 3:00pm - sharp!

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Christmas Ships Walk

Traditional Night Walk

SN: 125958 - 2023

when is the event

Future event (not yet open)

Starting Sat, Dec 16th, 2023 for 1 day

Start table open: 2:30pm - 6:00pm (See Comments section)

where is the event

Portland, Oregon

The address/location to the start table for mapping services such as Google or Siri is as follows:

Lloyd Center Shopping Mall, 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon

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reasons to do the event

Special programs

Walking with America's Veterans

CC: Multnomah County


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Event comments

2201 Lloyd Center, Portland.Start is at the Upper Level of the Lloyd Center in the Food Court area.Parking is available using one of the parking garages of the Lloyd Center or using on street partking - remember if using on street parking the parking meters are still active and will need money to use them until 7:00pm.The combined Columbia River & Willamette River fleets are scheduled to leave the staging area at Riverplace Marina at 4:30pm. By the Hawthorne Bridge area and Waterfront Park.10k & 6k - Walkers will need to depart the Food Court in the Lloyd Center NO LATER THAN 3.00pm if going the complete 10km route or the 6km route to be able to get to the staging area of the boats to see them departing Riverplace Marina and going South towards Lake Oswego. Best view of the boats for the 10k walkers will be in the middle of the Tilikum Crossing Bridge. Best view for the 6.3k walkers will be at the viewing areas just past the Hawthorne Bridge to see all the boats until they leave the staging area going under the Tilikum Crossing Bridge 5km route walkers need to leave the Lloyd Center area NO LATER THAN 4:00pm, this will allow walkers doing the 5km route the opportunity to see the Columbia River Fleet traveling down the Willamette River towards the Riverplace Marina to merge up with the Willamette River Fleet.Dogs are not allowed inside the Lloyd Center, though they can be on the walk after registration and you are back outside for the walk. Bring a FLASHLIGHT with You! Suggest you bring an UMBRELLA as well! It has rained on this walk numerous times!The Meet and Greet (8pm) with the Ships Captains at the Riverplace Marina has been scheduled for this year. Get a chance to talk with the ships (boat) Captains this year. There will be a group walk with a leader for the 10k and the 6k routes. Both groups will depart the upper level (food court area) at 3:00pm - sharp!

conditions for the event

Rating: 1A, Distance: 5, 6, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Hard

Wheelchairs: No

Event information

None provided


how to get to the event

Driving to the start

2201 Lloyd Center, Upper Level - Food Court Area, Portland, Oregon. I-5 Northbound: Exit 302A. At traffic light turn RIGHT on NE Weidler to NE Tenth Avenue. RIGHT on NE Tenth, cross NE Halsey Street to Lloyd Center Parking Garage. I-5 Southbound: Exit 302A. Turn LEFT on NE Weidler and continue as above once you have turned onto NE Weidler.There will be a Group Walk with a leader for the 10k and 6k routes.The group leaders will depart the upper level of the food court at 3:00pm - sharp!Mall Hours: 11am to 7pm.

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Lloyd Center Shopping Mall, 2201 Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon

event sponsor

Columbia River Volkssport Club (AVA-0242)

Event website: www.walking4fun.org

point of contact

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