Oregon Walkways: Connect the Park Blocks

Join Better Block PDX and Oregon Walks for the first ever Oregon Walkways: Connect the Park Blocks,  a celebration of public space along the historic Portland Park Blocks – north and south of Burnside.  The route, along NW and SW Park Ave - from NW Hoyt to SW Market, will allow people to walk, stroll, jog, and visit local business between the North and South Park Blocks and be clear of parked cars and vehicle traffic.

Join Better Block PDX, Oregon Walks and the Green Loop Project to increase foot traffic and build community! Open to all ages and abilities. RSVP here! 

Kick-off walk from SW Ankeny & Broadway (Ankeny Square by Bailey’s Tap Room) to the International Open Street Summit at PSU at 11am.

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The Dream: Car-free spaces! Community organizations filling in the streets! People walking and enjoying the company of others! Activities and games for those of all ages! 

Drawing by Iva Borrello