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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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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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Walk The Talk, Talk the Walk – Purplelining: Strategies That Heal

By Izzy | June 17, 2020

Lean into racial equity learning and practice with us! Oregon Walks is excited to kick off our first Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk with Multnomah County REACH.  Dr. Destiny Thomas, CEO and Founder of the Thrivance Group, will talk with us about Purplelining: Strategies that Heal. Walk the Talk, Talk the Walk is a series of …

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Oregon Walks is seeking an Executive Director.
Applications are due by 5:00 pm PST on Friday Oct. 7th 2022.
For full details click here.