2022 Sunday Parkways Season

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Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente returns in 2022 with two live events and five explore-on-your-own Sticker Hunt routes.
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Last Updated 3/17/22

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Return to in-person events  

Exciting news! Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente is back in-person for its 15th anniversary! Join us for this special occasion as we open the streets at two events this year. This year we will have two in-person events, the first on  Sunday, June 26 in Northeast Cully and the second on Sunday, August 21 in East Portland

At these accessible family-friendly events, streets on the route are closed to car traffic so that you can bike, walk, roll and play in Portland’s largest public space, its streets. We’ve created two fantastic new routes that highlight our network of neighborhood greenways, parks and community resources.  

A poster announcing the the return of Sunday Parkways to live events. On the left is event information, on the right are four percussion players.

During the COVID-19 pandemic when many options for fun and relaxation were put on pause, getting outside to go for a stroll around the block or a bike ride was a welcome breath of fresh air that helped us get through challenging times. At a Sunday Parkways event we will open the street to make more space for the things we love doing outside, and the neighbors we have missed connecting with.  

Here are some of the goals that guided our decision to host two in-person events this year:  

  • Maintain flexibility to be able to adapt to any potential changes in the COVID-19 pandemic 

  • Prioritize two neighborhoods that have been underserved by Sunday Parkways in the past 

  • Create events that are equitable, accessible, inclusive and reflect the communities they take place in  

We’re thrilled to be returning to in-person events and appreciate your support and understanding as this program adapts to meet the needs of our communities. The Sunday Parkways Team will continue to monitor the conditions of the COVID-19 health pandemic and plan to follow all state guidance from the Oregon Health Authority to ensure the health and safety of all community members.   

The spirit of Portland Sunday Parkways has always come from the people who make up these events, from dedicated volunteers, to amazing local vendors and entertainers, to the neighbors who we share the streets with, and this year we can’t wait to celebrate together. 

Explore below for ways you can participate in Sunday Parkways.  

Kaiser Permanente Sticker Hunt

Child holding up sticker sheet while sitting next to sidewalk decal in a park on a sunny day

In addition to our two live events, we are excited to bring back the Kaiser Permanente Sticker Hunt to inspire you to walk, bike, and roll all summer long.  

If you have been to a Sunday Parkways, you may remember participating in the Sticker Hunt which encouraged participants to visit all five parks on the route. In 2021 in partnership with Kaiser Permanente we expanded on this idea of the Sticker Hunt to create a citywide experience that lasts more than just one day.  

There will be five Sticker Hunts, each in a different neighborhood, that you can explore any day from June 1st to August 31st to earn a fun reward.  Like last year, online participation will also be available.  

Get involved with Sunday Parkways  

Be a part of the celebration 

These large-scale community celebrations are only possible with the support of our amazing volunteers. Be one of the hundreds of people who help make these events fun and safe. You can sign up individually or as a group. A shift only lasts for half of the event so you will have plenty of time to explore the route and enjoy. 

Learn about volunteer roles and sign up

Bring your talents to Sunday Parkways  

Are you interested in having your small business or organization at Sunday Parkways? Do you have a special skill you’d like to share with the community?

Learn more about being a vendor or a performer at an event

2022 live event routes 

Northeast Cully event - Sunday, June 26 2022

Go to Northeast Cully event page

This is the June 26th route which ends up making two loops. > NW corner of NE 37th & Holman south on 37th to Alberta Court. > East on Alberta Court to NE 55th. > South on NE 55th to Prescott. > West on Prescott to NE 54th. > South on NE 54th to Mason. > East on Mason to NE 72nd. > North on NE 72nd to Alberta. > West on Alberta to NE 55th. > North on NE 55th to Simpson. > West on Simpson to Simpson Court. > Continue west on Simpson Court to NE 41st. > North on NE 41st to Holman. > West on Holman to NE 37th.

East Portland event - Sunday, August 21 2022 

Go to East Portland event page

2022 East Portland Sunday Parkways Route

This year’s Sunday Parkways routes are specially designed to highlight Portland’s neighborhood greenway network, and parks. There will be spots in the parks and along the route where circulation slows for food vendors, non-profit & sponsor information tables and live entertainment. 

Please note: Event routes are subject to change, we will post all updates here on our website. 

What are neighborhood greenways?

Neighborhood greenways are low-traffic and low-speed streets where people walking, and biking are prioritized. Neighborhood greenways make traveling to the grocery store, school, pharmacy or other destinations by biking, walking, or rolling more comfortable and enjoyable.  

Portland has over 100 miles of greenways, and is continuing to add more in certain areas and improve those that already exist.

Learn more about neighborhood greenways 

About Sunday Parkways  

Portland Sunday Parkways mission is to promote healthy active living through free events that open the city's largest public space ‐‐ its streets ‐‐ for people to walk, bike, roll, and enjoy. Portland Sunday Parkways builds community through connection, fosters civic pride, stimulates economic development, and represents the community, business and government investments as Portland recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our goals are to,  

  • Connect people to their neighborhood parks and community resources.

  • Provide free, accessible, inclusive family-friendly activities in underserved communities.

  • Showcase infrastructure improvements that support walking and bicycling.

  • Encourage physical activity to increase overall health and well-being.

  • Provide programming that reflects community members interests, abilities, and culture.

Accessibility at Sunday Parkways  

A busy 2-lane bicycle street with dozens of cyclists riding in each direction. Highlighted is a person on a mobility scooter.
Sunday Parkways encourages everyone to get out there!

PBOT is committed to accessible programs, services, and activities. Sunday Parkways activities are open to all participants.  In addition, we will provide activities and programs from organizations and presenters that specifically support, serve, and represent people with disabilities.     

Have a question about this year’s events?  

View answers to our most frequently asked questions. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Sunday Parkways is open to EVERYBODY

Portland Sunday Parkways opens the streets so that people can experience joy and belonging in their community. Therefore, hate is not tolerated at Portland Sunday Parkways. We acknowledge that everyone's experience of city streets and public spaces is different, and that some community members are at greater risk of experiencing hate based on the color of their skin, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation. We do not tolerate hateful speech or actions at Sunday Parkways.  

We invite all of our participants to combat hate with love. Here are five ways to show love to your community: 

  1. Report hate incidents when you see it 

  1. Say hello to your neighbor (we love the friendly sound of a bike bell!) 

  1. Make space for all bodies and diverse ways of being as we share space in the street 

  1. Engage in conversation with a new neighbor 

  1. Learn more and support organizations with anti-hate mission 

Stay in the loop  

Be the first to know as we share more details and the routes for this year’s events by following us on social media and signing up for our newsletter. 

  • Instagram 

  • Twitter 

  • Facebook 

  • Newsletter  

  • SlickText - Just text any of the following words to 888-520-0526 and you'll get quick messages directly to your phone.

    • "Cully" for information on the Northeast Cully route.

    • "East" for information on the East Portland route.

    • "Parkways" for information on both routes. 

Sponsorship 

To inquire about sponsorships, email us at portlandsundayparkways@portlandoregon.gov 

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