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Urban Adventure League Does Palm Tree Ride

The Urban Adventure League conducts various bicycle rides and walking tours around Portland. Their latest on Sunday, 9 January, was a ride to celebrate the various tropical plants that grow around town.

The ride began in Ladd's Circle and wound around the Hosford-Abernathy neighborhood, into Sunnyside, over Sullivan's Gulch and into Irvington, ending with a surprise of wonderful tea and muffins provided by the family that lives at the ride's endpoint. Along the way we saw a variety of vegetation more likely to be found far south of here: 3 or 4 types of palms but also eucalyptus, monkey-puzzle, and more. Shawn, the ride's leader, also commented on architectural and urban history along the way.

It was indeed a fun and informative time, and I would encourage anyone to check out future Urban Adventure League events.
The inflatable mobile palm tree accompanied us during most of the ride.
The inflatable mobile palm tree accompanied us during most of the ride.
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