Keep Calm and Walk On

We know the social distancing Oregon is practicing as we work to #flattenthecurve is impacting every person in our state. We want to invite you to join us in the #keepcalmwalkon challenge we are kicking off here at Oregon Walks. As the only statewide nonprofit dedicated to promoting walking and advocating for conditions that make it safe, accessible, and …

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Postponed: 2020 Walkstar Awards

We are postponing the 2020 Walkstar Awards due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned for more information as we work on rescheduling the event. During this time of social distancing, school and business shutdowns, and anxiety about what the future holds — all Oregonians are being impacted by Covid-19 pandemic. Oregon Walks is here …

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2020 Oregon Walkstar Awards

Join us at the Oregon Walkstar Awards (formerly the Weston Awards), on Friday, May 8th, at the Portland Hilton in Downtown Portland. Nominate your Walkstar Today Nominate someone/group you consider a walkstar! Walkstar winners are community organizers, rabblerousing groups, business leaders, or neighborhood superstars who have shown commitment and dedication to making our streets more …

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2020 Community Challenge Walking Grants: Oregon Edition

Oregon Walks is thrilled to announce the 2020 Community Challenge Walking Grants: Oregon Edition This year, we have awarded five grantees with small grants to seed walking projects. The awardees are as follows: Beyond Black CDC is an African American/ Black Community Development Corporation that aims to strengthen the African American/Black community in Rockwood by …

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2019 Highlights

Happy 2020 Friends!   As we walk into this new year, I feel incredibly grateful for the work of walkstars like you who are helping Oregon Walks fight to promote walking as a climate justice, health justice, and transportation justice issue. Soon, we’ll be sending out our 2019 annual report, but in the meantime, I …

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Clear The Corners, Pedestrian Peaking Around a Parked Car

Clear the Corners

If you have walked anywhere in Portland you know how difficult and dangerous it can be to cross when cars are parked close to the intersection.

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