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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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NeighborWalks & Sunday Parkways: Northeast Portland

By Izzy | July 23, 2020

Join us on our second AARP NeighborWalks with Sunday Parkways. This month’s Sunday Parkways would have been NE Portland, you might be familiar with the route as it normally host WALK with Refugees & Immigrants. This walk visits 4 parks, each with their own unique features and spaces. With the help of some amazing AARP …

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2020 Oregon Walkstar Awards

By Izzy | July 17, 2020

We’re changing it up this year. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are going online for this year’s Walkstar Awards (formerly the Weston Awards). Join us at the Oregon Walkstar Awards, on Friday, Sept 18th, online!   Nominate your Walkstar Today Nominate someone/group you consider a walkstar! Walkstar winners are community organizers, rabblerousing groups, business leaders, …

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NeighborWalks & Sunday Parkways: North Portland

By Izzy | June 26, 2020

Some things are just meant for each other, peanut butter and jelly, shoes and socks, Sunday Parkways and NeighborWalks. In keeping the spirit of Sunday Parkways alive we are collaborating with AARP and PBOT to bring you some great walks to enjoy. We are highlighting an AARP NeighborWalks for each Sunday Parkways location: North Portland, …

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