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

Ways To Get Involved


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. 


Read the Latest

Walk The Talk, Talk the Walk – Purplelining: Strategies That Heal

By Izzy | June 17, 2020

Lean into racial equity learning and practice with us! Oregon Walks is excited to kick off our first Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk with Multnomah County REACH.  Dr. Destiny Thomas, CEO and Founder of the Thrivance Group, will talk with us about Purplelining: Strategies that Heal. Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk is a series of …

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Board Members

Join Our Board

By Izzy | May 19, 2020

Oregon Walks is currently accepting applications for new volunteer board of directors members! Do you believe walking is a solution for health, climate and transportation justice? Do you believe every person in Oregon should have access to safe, convenient and attractive walking conditions? Would you like to join a grassroots organization committed to deepening and …

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Oregon Walks Safety Mask

Walking Through A Pandemic

By Izzy | May 15, 2020

Dear Oregon Walks’ Supporters, Izzy and I, along with our dedicated board and committee members, are working hard to absorb and incorporate our equity learning and practice.  It’s a crucial part of the mission and promise of Oregon Walks–to promote walking and create conditions that make walking safe, convenient, and attractive for every person in …

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