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SW Strolls walk with a doc - August 5, 2023

Community Event
Connect with your neighbors during a community walk every first Saturday of the month! We’ll enjoy nature along the #7 urban trail created by SW Trails, then take a stroll along the newly paved and accessible section of SW Capitol Highway, between Barbur and Multnomah boulevard.
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9:00 am 12:00 pm

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Walk with a doc

One of the easiest ways to boost your mood is simply to get your body moving.  

For our August SW Stroll, special guest Dr. Sheila Jhansale from Kaiser Permanente will share some fresh inspiration to help you MOVE. 

Consider it your own prescription to thrive in the way that feels great to you.  

Did you know?  

Moving at least 30 minutes each day, can protect you against severe COVID-19, reduce your risk of heart diseases, improve your mood, strengthen your bones and muscles and improve your sleep. 

Join us on August 5th for your daily dose of community and movement.  

About Dr. Sheila Jhansale, MD 

Dr. Sheila Jhansale and Chief of OB/FM Dr. Bina Patel from Kaiser Permanente at a recent Pacific Northwest Triathlon
Dr. Sheila Jhansale and Chief of OB/FM Dr. Bina Patel from Kaiser Permanente at a recent Pacific Northwest Triathlon

I have been a practicing internist for the past 25 years and have loved doing what I feel is my calling in life. I enjoy caring for patients from diverse backgrounds and have the privilege of serving the LGBQT+ communities.  

How I thrive “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” —Rumi. Travel, movies, reading, film festivals, opera, hiking with my chihuahua, and cycling are food for my soul.  

Having grown up in a household with immigrant parents I embrace community values and respect for all cultures. My family has also added to my personal development. My daughters have given me courage and faith to try new things and through their talents have fostered my enjoyment of dance and music. I have found many wonderful ways to feed my soul, but what I truly enjoy is being part of the fabric of the everyday lives of people. I have cried, laughed, and prayed with my patients. Our time together is profound and meaningful. I leave the room feeling joy that I had a connection.  

Event details

Map of SW stroll walking route

Join us on Saturday, August 5, 2023. We've designed this route to be flexible - join us at any point.

9 a.m. Meet at Little Gabriel Park, in the southern parking lot off SW Canby Street. This is for Section A of the walk, a 1.2-mile urban trail. 

10 a.m. Meet at World Foods (9845 SW Barbur Blvd.) for Section B of the walk, a 1.8-mile paved and accessible sidewalk. Or join along the route! 

11 a.m. We will enjoy a social hour at a local establishment. We encourage attendees to walk or bike whether you choose to join us on the route. 

If meeting at World Foods on Barbur, please do NOT park in their parking lot. Please park in the business lot across the street at Capitol Park Business Center; 9700 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219.

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What is SW Strolls?

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SW Strolls is a monthly community walk. Connect with your neighbors every first Saturday of the month and discover hidden gems in your backyard! We’ll enjoy nature along the #7 urban trail created by SW Trails, then take a stroll along the newly paved and accessible section of SW Capitol Highway, between Barbur and Multnomah boulevards. You can join for the entire walk or choose one section based on your comfort level. Section A is a little over a mile. Section B is a little under 2 miles. Whatever you choose, it's certain you will get your daily dose of community, exercise, and nature! 

Learn more by signing up for our email list!

Who is involved?

Anyone is welcome to join a SW Stroll. Come once or come every month! These events were created in partnership with SW Trails, the Multnomah Neighborhood Association, Multnomah Village Business Association, local residents, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT).  

Plan your walk with our interactive route map

 Interactive route map

Why join SW Strolls?

The City of Portland is completing the SW Capitol Highway infrastructure project. The project is a joint venture between the Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Water Bureau, and Portland Bureau of Transportation with improved stormwater, drinking water, and street infrastructure. The finished product with include repaved vehicle lanes and brand new sidewalks, bike lanes, and multi-use path. Residents will now have new options for safely getting around their neighborhood and getting between Multnomah Village and the Crossroads area.

SW Strolls will not only highlight this new infrastructure but also highlight existing urban trails maintained in a partnership between PBOT and SW Trails. SW Trails is a community group that promotes walking in biking in SW Portland and leads monthly walks and trail maintenance work parties. There are seven urban trails identified, marked, and maintained by SW Trails. These trails often have hidden gems of beauty and discovery, or just a respite from the bustle of the city. Trail #7 runs adjacent to SW Capitol Highway and demonstrates multiple ways residents can get around their neighborhood.

Want to help?

Contact Rob Hemphill to learn about supporting these walks or leading a future one. 

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Contact

Rob Hemphill

Transportation Options Program Coordinator