Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente is excited to announce that it will host three events in 2023. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) will start the season on Sunday, May 7 in East Portland’s Gateway, Hazelwood, and Mill Park neighborhoods followed on Sunday, June 25 with a return to Portland’s Cully and Concordia neighborhoods; and on September 10, debut a new route in Southwest Portland’s Multnomah neighborhood.
In choosing our routes, Portland Sunday Parkways strives to engage with neighborhoods that have been historically underserved by this program. This year will be the first time that Portland Sunday Parkways has highlighted the Southwest neighborhood since 2014. New infrastructure along SW Capitol Highway, including sidewalks and bike lanes, will be featured along this route. 2023 will mark the second year in a row that Portland Sunday Parkways routes will be in East Portland and Northeast Portland.
These inclusive events welcome youth, seniors, wheelchair users, cyclists, white cane users, pedestrians, and families to safely bike, walk, roll and play in Portland’s largest public space -- its streets. Streets on the route are closed to car traffic to allow the community to come together and engage with their neighbors, Portland’s network of neighborhood greenways, parks, and community resources. Participants are invited to engage in free entertainment and activities throughout the day, explore local businesses, and enjoy tasty food from local vendors.
It’s important that everyone feel safe as they explore new ways of getting around, especially on streets that prioritize people walking and biking. Based on learnings from last year we will incorporate more public safety tools including updated volunteer/staff training, road closure notifications and suggested alternatives for motorists living along the route.
How people can support and get involved with Sunday Parkways:
Portlanders wanting to contribute to the spirit of Portland Sunday Parkways can make an impact in a variety of ways!
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Become a sponsor
Portland Sunday Parkways captures the essence of Portland. It combines passions for health, community, and the environment and is the only event of its kind. Your sponsorship dollars are an investment in the community, the people, and the future of Portland. Find all sponsorship information here.
We appreciate early commitments from Presenting and Founding Sponsor Kaiser Permanente, and additional sponsors: TriMet, Lime, Oregon Metro, NW Natural, iQ Credit Union, AAA Oregon/Idaho, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Water Bureau, and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
Make a donation
You can be a part of our mission to "Open the Streets and Celebrate our Communities" through a donation to Portland Sunday Parkways, whether big or small. Learn more about how to donate here.
Show your Sunday Parkways support all year long!
Did you know that you can purchase Sunday Parkways merchandise while also supporting this program? Whether you are gifting someone or treating yourself, Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Zazzle store is the place for PBOT merch! The best part is that the proceeds from your purchase go towards supporting Portland Sunday Parkways.
Volunteer at the event
Community support is what keeps this beloved Portland tradition alive. Signing up as a volunteer during the event is a fun way to connect with your neighbors! Groups who sign-up five or more volunteers can also raise funds by volunteering their time. For more information, please visit the Portland Sunday Parkways webpage.
Have a presence at the event
Share your business, cause, or information with thousands of Portlanders by having a booth at our marketplaces along the route. Learn more about being a vendor or hosting an intersection here.
Source: Portland Bureau of Transportation