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

Ways To Get Involved


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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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Walk The Talk, Talk the Walk – Affinity Groups

By Izzy | January 8, 2021

Join us in our latest Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk series, sponsored by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. In this episode, we discuss affinity walking groups and creating more inclusive spaces. We are joined by community leaders, Richard Hunter, Sam Thompson, and Sharetta Butcher with host Andrew Campbell and Jess Thompson. Sponsored by Portland …

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Welcome Our New Executive Director, Ashton Simpson

By Izzy | December 21, 2020

Welcome Our New Executive Director, Ashton Simpson Oregon Walks is excited to introduce our new Executive Director, Ashton Simpson. Ashton is a community organizer, former U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Technician, and a graduate of PSU’s Community Development undergraduate program. In his most recent role at The Rosewood Initiative, he served as Community Asset Director, providing …

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2020,What a Year

By Izzy | December 15, 2020

Dear friends, If 2020 made one thing clear, it is that walking is a solution for climate, health, social, and transportation justice. The pandemic, protests, and politics overwhelmed us this year. Walking and rolling outside kept us connected to our bodies and communities. Oregon Walks has been working for decades to promote walking and make …

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