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

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Portland Public Schools Safe Routes to School walk at Scott Elementary

How Do We Make Our Streets Safer?

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.

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Group gathering at Montavilla Community Center

82nd Ave Coalition Gathering

By Izzy | July 21, 2022

On July 13th, Oregon Walks and its core partners–Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO), Unite Oregon, and Verde–hosted the first 82nd Ave Coalition meeting since the official transfer of 82nd Ave from the State of Oregon to the City of Portland. The group of 30 people shared stories of their experiences on/around 82nd Ave, …

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Afro-Ecology Walking Series

By Izzy | May 6, 2022

In 2018, Portland Black community members across the diaspora (Immigrant, Afro-Indigenous, ADOS) came together to develop a framework that bridges the gap between our community and mainstream environmental justice efforts. This walking series will highlight important aspects of what became the Afro-Ecology Framework, including community, spirituality, and justice while connecting us back to our spaces …

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An Evening of Celebrating 30+ Years

By Izzy | April 15, 2022

Get your tickets today! Celebrate with us Thursday, May 26th as we highlight and elevate stories on walking and mobility in Oregon. We are proud to present our 12th annual celebration on Thursday, May 26th. This year our event will highlight and celebrate our 30+ years of work and advocacy. We will also be sharing stories from …

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