April 21, 2016

Portland Trails invites the community to throwback to simpler times and celebrate 25 years of trails at GORP


Portland, ME – The third annual GORP: A Party to Support Portland Trails is just around the corner on April 28 at Arabica Coffee’s Commercial Street roastery. Portland Trails is excited to celebrate with friends of the trails as the organization marks their 25th anniversary this year.

GORP is a throwback to simpler times–a celebration of Portland Trails mission and a love for the outdoors. It’s not your typical evening affair, guests are encouraged to leave their suit jackets and heels at home, and instead get ready to cozy up to a fireplace and relax with a PB&J and a pint of Allagash. Last year MaineToday described the festive and charming evening saying, “When Portland Trails throws a party, it’s laidback and outdoorsy, with a camp-fire, kitsch, and local brews.”


This year’s party will include a pop-up park, corn hole and darts, 2 drink tickets for Allagash beer, local snacks, and a cake walk. Guests can groove to live music by Mes Amis, an acoustic jazz trio. Back by popular demand, guests may also purchase raffle tickets for our three raffle packages, Outdoor Adventure, Eat Local, and The Weekend Warrior, each valuing between $500-$1000.


All proceeds from GORP help Portland Trails build a healthy and connected community through trails and green space. “Our supporters connect with the trails for so many reasons–whether they bike to work every day, walk their dog, or take their morning jog on the trails. GORP is an opportunity to connect and celebrate with our many friends and fans,” says executive director Kara Wooldrik, “And we celebrate in a way that is quintessentially Portland Trails–fun, laid-back, and focused on community.”

Tickets for GORP are $35 for Portland Trails members and $45 for non-members, and can be purchased online at or at the door. Reserving tickets in advance is recommended as this event does have a limited capacity.

About Portland Trails

Portland Trails transforms Greater Portland into a healthier community for people-powered transportation, conservation, and recreation by creating and maintaining a network of trails and green spaces that connect people with places. Learn more at or on Facebook and Twitter.


Catherine Buxton, Communications and Outreach Coordinator

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