East Portland Sunday Parkways - Aug. 21 2022

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A family enjoying Sunday Parkways
Celebrate community at Portland Sunday Parkways Presented by Kaiser Permanente East Portland event on Aug. 21 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. On this page you'll find information about the route, what to expect at the event and how to plan for the street closure.
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Following the NE Cully event, Sunday Parkways continues our 15th Anniversary season with the new East Portland Route on August 21.

This year we have a new way to stay in the loop. Text "East" to 888-520-0526 to receive updates before the event and information about entertainment and activities throughout the day. 

Please note the standard text message rates may apply. You can unsubscribe at any point by texting STOP. 

East Portland event route

2022 East Portland Sunday Parkways Route

The East Portland route will take Sunday Parkways into neighborhoods where we've never been before. Although it looks like a point-to-point route, it really isn't. You can hop on at any point and head in any direction you choose. And when you get to either Gateway Discovery Park or Parklane Park, just turn around and head back in the direction you came. You're sure to see new activities and run into new people all afternoon long. Each park will feature unique entertainment, vending and information, so make sure you take the time to visit each one!

East Portland route map

What happens at Sunday Parkways?

While you explore the route, stop in at featured parks and pop-ups for free entertainment and programming happening all day long. 

Live music and free entertainment including performances by (Subject to change):

  • Circus Cascadia - A thrilling opportunity for children to get creative, move their bodies and have fun outdoors. 
  • DJ Prashant - 11 years of experience producing high-energy events with a Bollywood flair!
  • DJ Doc Rock - Smooth blend of old-school, classic and today's R&B. 
  • Montavilla Jazz - Supports and strengthens local music culture and enriches our community by showcasing the best of Portland’s originally composed, progressive jazz.
  • Rose City Rollers - Connect with an inclusive community, and realize their power both on skates and off.
  • Tallulah's Daddy - Fun, energetic, interactive acoustic music for kids and families!
Enjoy tasty food
  • Visit food vendors in each of the parks 
  • Explore near by restaurants

Information and resources

  • Stop by any of the parks for free bike tune-up 
  • Learn about BIKETOWN's reduced price membership program, BIKETOWN for All, which offers an affordable, accessible and fun transportation option for everyone

Visit Kaiser Permanente booths to earn a free herb

  • Stop by any Kaiser Permanente booth at one of the four parks to pick up a special event map
  • Move from park to park doing the activity at each Kaiser Permanente booth and a receive  sticker for your map
  • Bring your completed map to any Kaiser Permanente booth to receive a complimentary 4" herb plant

Check back for updates on the schedule of events! 

Volunteer at the East Portland event

Volunteering is a great way to participate in the event and support Sunday Parkways. Each shift only lasts 3.5 hours so you'll have plenty of time to enjoy the celebration, and you'll receive a free commemorative t-shirt! 

Sign-up here!

Prepare for street closures

Streets along the route will be closed to motorized traffic for the day with limited access only for people living on the route. There will be designated crossing points for motorized traffic, but it is best to avoid driving in the area during the event as you will experience long delays. Intersections will have temporary barricades with volunteers monitoring them to help people get where they need to go.

Getting to the event

Why not make getting to the event part of the fun! Here are some tips for planning your trip. 

By bike

For those of you riding in, take a look at the Citywide Bike Map created by Portland by Cycle.  It will direct you to the route via neighborhood greenways and the least-congested arteries.  And you don't even need to own a bike! Just sign up with BIKETOWN and you'll have access to the city's fleet of electric-assist bicycles. You can even leave your BIKETOWN bike at Sunday Parkways and take TriMet home!

By transit

  • Go to the TriMet Trip planner for schedule information.
  • Make sure you're looking at "Sunday" routes as they will be different from the weekday schedule.
  • Busses are equipped with bike racks, but odds are those racks will be pulling heavy duty on the day of the event. Here's a quick video on how to mount your bike on a TriMet bus.

The following bus routes will bring you right to the Sunday Parkways route. 

  • Red, Green, Blue MAX Lines, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 87 – Gateway Transit Center Station
  • Green MAX Line – SE Main Station
  • Blue MAX Line – E 102nd, E 122nd, E 148th Stations
  • 2 – Division route
  • 15 – SE Stark, 102nd route
  • 20 – SE Stark route
  • 25 – NE Glisan route
  • 73 – 122nd route
  • 74 – 162nd route

Features along the route 

Parks 

Arial view of Gateway Discovery Park
Arial view of Gateway Discovery Park.

Portland Parks and Recreation believes that sustaining a healthy park and recreation system makes Portland a great place to live, work and play. Sunday Parkways is an excellent way to get to know our Portland city parks. Whether you are coming in from another corner of town or simply enjoying the care-free and car-free atmosphere of Sunday Parkways in your neighborhood, you're sure to find something new.

The East Portland route will pass through the following parks. Click on the specific park's link for all necessary information about facilities, accessibility, picnic permits and more. Be advised that most of the parking lots will be used for Sunday Parkways events and will not be available for parking. 

New and improved roadways and sidewalks

As you're riding along the East Portland route, keep your eyes out for recently completed projects from The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) to make streets safer and more welcoming to bikes, pedestrians and all non-motorized traffic. 

100s Neighborhood Greenway, including 106th/Wasco path  (2022) - The westernmost section of the Sunday Parkways event shows off the 100s Neighborhood greenway, completed in 2022 which now connects Parkrose Heights to the Springwater Corridor. The project adds speed bumps to create safe and calm road speeds, bike lanes on busier streets, and new crossing improvements to help people cross busy streets. The project also paves four dirt paths used by area residents in order to make them accessible to all users.

Holladay-Oregon-Pacific Neighborhood Greenway (2020) - The Holladay-Oregon-Pacific (HOP) Neighborhood Greenway connects the 100s Neighborhood Greenway and East Holladay Park. Users will enjoy speed bumps that create safe and calm road speeds, bike lanes on busier streets, and new crossing improvements to help people cross the busy streets of 102nd and 122nd. The project also paved two roads that were previously gravel.

Bike Lanes and Improved Crossings from the East Glisan Street Update Phase 2 (2022)  - Attendees at Sunday Parkways will cross East Glisan street where PBOT has completed significant safety upgrades. East Glisan now has one fewer lane of traffic in order to included protected bike lanes and other safety improvements. Pedestrians can now use flashing crossing beacons to safely cross the street at multiple locations.

New sidewalks on SE 130th Ave. (2021) - The Sunday Parkways route will go through the David Douglas School District where the Safe Routes to School team worked to construct new sidewalks along SE 130th Ave. The sidewalks, completed in 2021, offer safer ways for students to get to and from school in the most ethnically diverse district in the state.

4M Neighborhood Greenway Phase 1 – sidewalks, bike lanes (2022) - Attendees will experience new speed bumps, street lights, and sidewalks along the new 4M Neighborhood Greenway. The greenway, located on the streets Mill, Millmain, Main, and Market, has completed the phase 1 updates to create a safe and calm route.

150s Neighborhood Greenway, including paving of gravel street (2022) - The Sunday Parkways route will feature a segment of the new 150s Neighborhood Greenway. The greenway project connects the Wilkes, Glenfair, and Centennial neighborhoods. PBOT added speed bumps to create safe and calm road speeds, a new paved pathway along the east side of Glenfair Park and School, and new crossing improvements to help users safely cross busy streets such as Halsey, Glisan, Stark, and Division.

Road improvements on SE 136th. New bike lane and safe right turn lane emphasized
Recent road improvements in East Portland include well-defined turn and bicycle-only lanes.