Where and When the Walk Begins
The Walk begins at 10 am on Saturday, August 20, at 235 NW Park Avenue, Portland 97209-3316 at the intersection of NW Park and NW Everett in the Pearl District of downtown Portland.
Distance of Walk
The Walk is approximately 1.2 miles in length and consists of a leisurely stroll along many streets in the Pearl. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete the walk, depending on how fast you and your dog wish to walk and how much visiting you and your dog would like to do along the route. The Walk is fun and interactive. Local merchants, people on the trolley, and tourists all wave and ooh and aah over the parade of Corgis along the sidewalks. Last year two of the local news channels took photos.
Hanging Out Before the Walk Begins
There is a grassy area across the street from registration on Park Avenue where you and your Corgi(s) may hang out before the Walk begins.
Both Oregon Humane Society and Corgi Rescue will have information tables there and the Corgi Club will have Pembroke and Cardigan breeders available to answer any questions you may have.
Pearl Bakery donates 20% of all purchases made on the day of the Walk to Oregon Humane Society, so please stop by and purchase a cup of coffee and a delicious treat to nibble while you walk. The Pearl Bakery is located at 102 NW 9th Avenue, at NW 9th and NW Couch Street, a few blocks south of where the Walk begins. Please tell them you are participating in the Corgi Walk.
Mid-Walk Hydration Station for the Corgis
A hydration station is set up midway through the Walk for the Corgis. It also is a popular spot for them to hang out and visit with one another before continuing on the Walk. Zupan’s Markets donates the water for the hydration station while volunteers from Corgi Rescue and Oregon Humane Society oversee the station.
Hydration for the Corgi Owners
Oregon Humane Society donates bottles of water for every registrant. These are available at the registration table.
Photographs of the Walk
Kathi Lamm of Lamm Photography in Wilsonville, OR (www.lammphoto.com) is the official photographer of this year’s Walk. Kathi took the photographs of each sponsor’s dog appearing in the calendar, and she also will be taking photographs before, during, and after the Walk.
Kathi’s first priority is to take as many informal photographs of the Corgis as possible, but you may ask her to take a photo of you and your dog(s) during the Walk as well. Several pages in the calendar will feature these informal photos. At the end of the year all of the photographs taken by Kathi will be placed on the web site.