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 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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We Walk – Springwater Corridor Trail to Leach Botanical Garden

By Izzy | February 10, 2022

This We Walk route is two walks in one! You can walk or bike the Springwater Corridor to Leach Botanical Garden and then walk the beautiful grounds of this Portland gem. First a little back story, courtesy of LeachGarden.org Leach Botanical Garden Story:  “In their wills, John and Lilla had specifically stated that their home …

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Steptember 2021

By Izzy | July 21, 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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Recap: 2021 Oregon Walkstars

By Izzy | July 2, 2021

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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