Walk, talk, eat event spurs discussion

From The Gresham Outlook

Cecilia Negret’s station had rainbow fruits to try. She served skewers of watermelon and pineapple, strawberries with cream, honeydew melon, and plenty of whip cream.

“I am trying to start a small business serving dessert fruit,” Negret said. “I heard about this event from a friend and decided to do something different and get some feedback.”

Negret was one of several burgeoning entrepreneurs from the Rockwood neighborhood hoping to get exposure Oct. 15 at the city of Gresham’s walk, talk, and eat interactive event at the Sunrise Center, 18901 E. Burnside St.

The day started with a 2.2 mile walk to the center from Gresham City Hall. Along the way guides stopped at stations to spur discussion about walking and biking in Gresham, as part of the Active Transportation Plan.

“This is a great opportunity to hear from the community about how we can best serve them,” said Brian Martin, senior comprehensive planner with the city. 

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