Steptember 2021

Steptember is back! Our fall classic is a month of walking fun. Our calendar is live and you can start posting you walks here. What is Steptember? Steptember was created to help people find new places to walk and people to enjoy walking with. It’s a great opportunity to explore new neighborhoods, connect with friends, …

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2021 Oregon Walkstars

Thank you all who joined us for a wonderful evening of storytelling. We were honored to be able to capture and share the stories of three local walking stories. This was a great opportunity to connect and highlight some local individuals on their walking stories. If you were not able to join us you can …

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Safe 82nd Ave

UPDATE 6/29/21 When our community comes together we can achieve great things! On June 24 state leaders announced $80 million in funding for 82nd ave. This funding in addition to the $70 million pledged from ODOT and $35 million from PBOT will bring together $185 million for upgraded signals, lighting, ADA ramps, pavement, and other …

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Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk – Biking Culture

Join us in our latest Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk series, sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. In this episode, we talk about biking and biking culture in Portland. We are joined by community leaders Andrew Campbell and Laquida “Q” Landford. Sponsored by Portland Bureau of Transportation.  

Welcome Our New Executive Director, Ashton Simpson

Welcome Our New Executive Director, Ashton Simpson Oregon Walks is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Ashton Simpson. Ashton is a community organizer, former U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Technician, and a graduate of PSU’s Community Development undergraduate program. In his most recent role at The Rosewood Initiative, he served as Community Asset Director, providing …

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2020,What a Year

Dear friends, If 2020 made one thing clear, it is that walking is a solution for climate, health, social, and transportation justice. The pandemic, protests, and politics overwhelmed us this year. Walking and rolling outside kept us connected to our bodies and communities. Oregon Walks has been working for decades to promote walking and make …

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