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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Portland Pedestrian Advisory (PAC) Walking and Rolling Tour

Fred Meyer Intersection of SE 148th and SE Division, Portland, OR

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will be holding a walking and rolling tour of the recent construction work on Outer Division. A map/itinerary can be found here Please remember that masks are required for all City activities, including for the tour! Starting Location: Meet at southwest corner of 148th/Division (near Fred Meyer)

An introduction to Forest Bathing

Kelly Point Park N Marine Drive and Lombard StreetPortland,

Join Irene Bailey, Program Director of Temenos Rising, for a guiding forest bathing walk at Kelley Point Park on Wednesday, September 22nd from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. This 2-hour guided forest bathing walk supports the remembering that we are all connected to each other and all life. Connection to the natural world increases our general well-being …

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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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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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