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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A Brief Walk Through Portland Baseball History

By Izzy | April 7, 2021

Calling all baseball fans! ⚾️ April is the beginning of baseball season and what better way to celebrate than with a walk that shares the rich history of Portland baseball. It’s a short 1.5-mile walk, one way. Check out the former site Vaughn Street Park where the Portland Rosebuds and Portland Beavers called home, learn …

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Walkers at Next Level Health Walk

We Walk: Black Walking Initiative

By Izzy | February 1, 2021

This month is Black History Month across our nation, and Oregon Walks is rolling out our We Walk: Black Walking Initiative. This program highlights the need for Black people to feel safe walking in the public right of way or on trails and recreational spaces in Oregon. The need for Black Portlanders to reclaim their …

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Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk – Biking Culture

By Izzy | February 1, 2021

Join us in our latest Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk series, sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. In this episode, we talk about biking and biking culture in Portland. We are joined by community leaders Andrew Campbell and Laquida “Q” Landford. Sponsored by Portland Bureau of Transportation.