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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Walkstars is Here! June 22nd, 5-8:30pm, OMSI

Walkstars 2024 sponsorship poster(3)
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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2019 Highlights

By Izzy | January 14, 2020

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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Weston Winners 2019

2019 Weston Awards Recap

By Izzy | November 21, 2019

Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate walking and the walkstars among us at the 2019 Weston Awards! The 2019 Weston Awards was an incredible celebration of walking. Old friends and new friends came together on November 8th because we believe walking is transportation justice, climate justice, and health justice.  The 2019 Weston Awardees delivered …

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PedPDX Team

2019 Weston Winner: PedPDX Walking While Black Team

By Izzy | October 23, 2019

2019 Weston Winner: PedPDX Walking While Black Team PedPDX is Portland’s new Citywide Pedestrian Plan, adopted by City Council in June 2019. PedPDX prioritizes sidewalk and crossing improvements along with other initiatives to make walking safer and more comfortable across the city. In the early work developing the work plan for PedPDX, project staff struggled …

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