Oregon Walks is dedicated to promoting walking and making the conditions for walking safe, convenient and attractive throughout Oregon.

Ways To Get Involved


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Thank You For An Amazing Walkstars!

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Portland Public Schools Safe Routes to School walk at Scott Elementary

How Do We Make Safer Streets?

We partner with community-based groups and organizations to listen and learn what walking issues are important to them.

We advocate with our partners for better laws, more sidewalks and signed crosswalks, education programs, community improvements designed for pedestrians, and increased funding to support these activities.

Looking for a Walk?

Look no further! Explore our calendar of events that includes not only walks but other walking-related events happening in the Portland area. 


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“Living Without Refuge” is an Article You Won’t Want to Miss

By Danielle Maillard | October 30, 2023

In October of 2022, Brett Zimmerman reached out to Oregon Walks in search of an organizational host for his capstone project at Simmons University. As a firefighter/EMT with Portland Fire & Rescue, Brett is all too familiar with the reality of traffic violence. After years of responding to crises that often felt evitable, Brett wanted …

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2023 Walkstars: Get your tickets today!

By Izzy | September 7, 2023

Each year, members and supporters of Oregon Walks gather to break bread, celebrate, honor, and raise funds for the organization. We call this event–this party!–Walkstars. This year we are gathering on Saturday, September 30th at Zenger Farms from 5-7:30pm. We are incredibly excited to come together, in person, for the first time in years. We …

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Honoring Portland’s Beloved Jeanie Diaz

By Danielle Maillard | July 20, 2023

Over the years, Oregon Walks programming has been made possible by incredible partners who put their time, energy, and passion for community into everything they do. When we reached out to the Multnomah County Library on Belmont last year as our Black to Nature Walking Series launched, Jeanie Diaz responded with excitement to engage. As …

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