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. 


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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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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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