Steptember is a month of walking fun, brought to you by Oregon Walks.

Oregon Walks conceived Walktober (Steptember’s predecessor) to promote walking as a fun, healthy, ubiquitous activity in the Portland metro region. This is an open calendar, which means that anyone can create, post, and lead a walk. Walks are put on by people like you!

Walktober was developed as the “Pedalpalooza for walking,” and Steptember is the next iteration of that excellent idea. (Thanks to Shift for creating such a great idea!)

A big thank you to Portland Bureau of Transportation for supporting Steptember!

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Oregon Walks E.D. Walks: Jess Thompson


Walk this favorite route of former Oregon Walks Executive Director Jess Thompson. This walk is self-lead, so you can walk at your own convenience. This beautiful walk is 2.6 miles. You will enjoy strolls through 2 award-winning parks in Portland, as well as gorgeous views of the Willamette River and Forest Park from the Willamette Bluff. Directions: Starting …

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Heat Islands – Causes and Solutions w/Families for Climate

Lents Park Portland, OR

Families for Climate wants to help bring more awareness to the importance of well-designed urban infrastructure as a critical part of equitably improving Portland's climate resilience for future heat events, and livability for residents in all neighborhoods. We are hosting a guided walk in Lents to understand some of the problems inherent in much of …

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Connecting Neighborhoods, Trails, and Nature // Conectamos barrios, senderos y naturaleza

Beavers Acres Elementary School 2125 SW 170th Ave, Beaverton, OR

Join Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District (THPRD) on a bilingual Spanish-English walk that connects a Beaverton-area neighborhood to nearby parks, trail corridors, and public transit routes. Along the way, we will discover interesting trees and learn about local ecology and history of the area. Total distance walked will be approximately 2 miles. *Please note …

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Go By Greenways Walk

Lincoln City Park SE 135th Avenue and Mill Street, Portland, OR

Join us for a short walk along East Portland Greenways and a chance to win prizes while we play "Go By Greenways". Learn more about the neighborhood greenways that are quiet, slow streets that are easy to walk, stroll, roll, bike, or play in. The walk will end at the Rosewood Saturday Celebrations, a community …

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Foot Mountain: a Piedmont soundwalk

Peninsula Park 700 N Rosa Parks WayPortland,

"Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity." - Simone Weil "I have walked out of the body and into the mountain." - Nan Shepherd Join Piedmont neighborhood artist Julie Hammond on Sunday, September 26 at 2pm for Foot Mountain: a Piedmont soundwalk. This slow walk will move listeners through the park's sonic spaces …

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New Columbia Community Walk

McCoy Park 4677 N Trenton St, Portland, OR

Join Oregon Walks and PBOT staff on a tour of New Columbia, the largest planned affordable community in the State of Oregon. New Columbia is home to a diverse mix of residents, representing a variety of cultures, age groups, and income levels. During the walk, we’ll visit important neighborhood destinations and share stories and insights …

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Dementia-Friendly Walking Group

Dementia-friendly walking groups are social engagement opportunities for people living with memory loss and their loved ones. Exercise and social connection have been shown to improve health, mood, sleep and cognition in older adults.


YPT Portland Presents: Division Street Transportation Walk

SE Division St, more so than almost any other street in Portland, has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. In 2021, that change is still occurring! Join us on September 29th at 5:30pm to talk about all the current and upcoming additions to the street! We'll start at the Clinton Street "Healthy Business" closed …

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White Cane Safety Walk

Lents Gilbert Church of God 12230 SE Harold Street, Portland, OR

Join us for the White Cane Safety Walk! The intention of this walk is to raise awareness for the safety of white can users. All are welcome to participate. Please remember to wear high visibility clothing and bring a face covering. When: Thursday, September 30, 2021 Time:1:00pm Meeting Place: Lents Gilbert Church of God. 12230 SE …

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