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Celebrating 25 Years of Pedestrian Advocacy!

Last Thursday, April 21, Oregon Walks hosted a packed house of members, treating them to ping-pong, ice cream, and fun – all in the name of member appreciation! As many of you know, this year marks the 25th anniversary of Oregon Walks and thus the event served as an opportunity to both celebrate and acknowledge the fundamental support members have offered throughout the years.


The event was made possible by one of Oregon Walks’ own board members, Steve Bozzone, being the lucky winner of the Willamette Week’s 2015 Give Guide prize of a Salt n Straw ice cream party at Pips and Bounce, Portland’s newest “ping-pong paradise.” The space could not have been more appropriate. Oozing energy and enthusiasm, the quirky event space perfectly matched the attitude that is so characteristic of Oregon Walks members, volunteers, and staff.

New Volunteer Orientation!

Interested in learning more about what we're working on? Join us for the next New Volunteer Orientation!

Wednesday, February 17at 5:30 PM - 7 PM @ Oregon Walks Office, 1805 NE 2nd Ave. 

Are you a walking enthusiast with a love for connecting with others? Do you have a passion for pedestrian-oriented development and a desire to be at the forefront of planning decisions in your community? Then join Oregon Walks as a volunteer!

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

~Volunteer Work Party with Oregon and SW Washington Families for Safe Streets for World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Saturday, November 7th, 10:00am - 1:00pm at our office.  Sign up here.

~Volunteer Phone Bank: Party Invites!

Walktober Volunteer Orientation: Join us for a month of walking fun!


Celebrate Walktober with Oregon Walks - Be a OW champion at walks all month long!

Walktober Volunteer Orientation:

next Tuesday, October 6th, 5:30 - 6:30,  

at our headquarters, 1805 NE 2nd Ave


It’s that time of year again, walkthusiasts! Oregon Walks is launching our fourth annual Walktober event series this week, on October 1st! This fun and fabulous month of walking culminates on the biggest walking holiday of all, Halloween. Come join in the fun!


This year, we are looking for outgoing walkers to help us spread the word about Oregon Walks and our work. Sign up to join (or lead!) a walk from the calendar and show up with a smile. We’ll give you some information about us and some swag to take with you. And don’t worry, we’ll train you first!


We’re holding a volunteer orientation next Tuesday evening  that will help give you a background on Oregon Walks and the work we do - including some particular training on outreach. If you’re interested, please e-mail volunteer coordinator, Inna at: and fill out an Oregon Walks volunteer app if you haven’t volunteered with us before.