Join us for the second year of Oregon Walkways!

After all the fun we had last year at ¡Cully Camina! we're bringing Oregon Walkways to the Lents neighborhood. We're excited to be teaming up with two place-based nonprofits, Lents Neighborhood Association (LNA) and Green Lents, to combine historic Lents Founders Day festivities with our fun new open-streets event.

Held Sunday, August 6th, 11:00am to 4:00pm, Oregon Walkways: Lents Founder Fair will encourage participants to explore the neighborhood on foot and use the streets for play. This year’s Founders Fair, centered at the SW corner of Lents Park, brings back Lents favorites like the Beautiful Chicken Contest and live music performances while the 1.5-mile route will connect to the Lents International Farmer's Market and Zoiglhaus beer garden. Along the way, participants will encounter community attractions like the Belmont Goats, NAYA dancers, the Green Lents Community Tool Library - and much more!

Oregon Walkways: Lents Founder Fair is a nod to the past with an eye to the future, with the route following parts of the Green Ring - a community designated route that aims to connect all of the major hubs of the neighborhood. This event also meets community desires for public events that help connect neighbors across cultures and geography, paying special focus to opportunities for improving walkability and concerns for safety traveling to and within public spaces. 

We are seeking broad participation from the Lents community and the Portland community at-large; including vendorsactivity leaders, volunteers, and sponsors to make this event a success. Check out the event page for ways to get involved and RSVP on fb to get updates.

This event is generously supported by MetroPortland Bureau of Transportation, and FamilyCare Health. Community partners include ROSE Community DevelopmentLents International Farmer’s MarketPortland Fire and Rescue Station 11NAYA GenerationsCity Repair and individuals who live and work in the neighborhood. Support in creating the traffic control plan is being provided by Better Block PDX and Portland State University’s Civil & Environmental Engineering Capstone