Following the Northeast Cully event, Sunday Parkways continues our 15th Anniversary season presented by Kaiser Permanente with a 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.
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East Portland event route
The East Portland route will take Sunday Parkways into neighborhoods where we've never been before. 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!
Mobile route map
Take the event map with you by clicking on the link below to open a Google Map version of the route on your phone. You can turn on and off different layers of information by clicking on the legend.
East Event Program
While you explore the route, stop in at featured parks and pop-ups for free entertainment and programming happening all day long.
Times and locations are subject to change. Check back here for updates
Gateway Discovery Park
- Roller Skate Party with Rose City Rollers, 12:00 - 3:00pm - Skates are provided at no cost, and no experience is necessary!
- Portland Opera a la Carte11:00 - 1:00pm
- Friends of Noise Dj's 1:30pm - 3:30pm
- Learn about BIKETOWN's reduced price membership program, BIKETOWN for All, which offers an affordable, accessible and fun transportation option for persons with disability.
- Free bike repair by Outer Rim Bike Shop
- Hip Hop Soulsation Academy dance performances 12pm, 1pm, 2pm
- The Numberz.fm DJ sets 11am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm
- Free bike repair by Bike Farm
Rosewood Initiative & Bikeworks by P:ear Popup (SE 141st & Main)
- Free bike checks and helmet fittings by Bike Works by P:EAR
- Information about Rosewood’s upcoming events
- Learn about Rosewood and p:ear’s new space down the street at 141st and Stark
- Carroll Raaum Swing Orchestra11:30am - 12:40pm
- DJ Prashant - Bollywood dance 1:10pm - 2:10pm
- Jessa Campbell & the Saplings - family entertainment 2:45pm - 3:45pm
- Circus Cascadia - A thrilling opportunity for children to get creative, move their bodies and have fun outdoors.
- Free bike repair by PCC Active Transportation
At Each Park
- Information Booth - Stop by for a map, first aid, water, or lost and found
- Enjoy tasty food - Visit food vendors in the marketplace and explore near by restaurants
For quick and easy reference, print out this event brochure with the map route and park activities:
Download the PDF by clicking below
Pedestrian Party at 11:30am with Oregon Walks, Rosewood Initiative and Multnomah County REACH
What is a pedestrian party? Think of it as a mobile party! If you walk or roll this is a slow-paced walk for everyone to celebrate, have fun, and connect. Bring your favorite musical instrument, party outfit, bluetooth speaker, or boombox to this mobile party to kick off East Portland Sunday Parkways.
The pedestrian party will start at Lincoln City Park and we will walk to Parklane Park, play our favorite jams, meet new friends, and have a great time. The party doesn’t stop once we get to Parklane Park, in fact, it’s just getting started. Enjoy the live musical performances including DJ Prashant, Carroll Raaum Swing Orchestra, Jessa Campbell & the Saplings.
Register today to receive an Oregon Walks walking kit that includes: a reflective backpack, water bottle, and fanny pack. Limit to the first 150 registrations.
- Walk start location: Lincoln Park Elementary
- End location: Parklane Park
- Walk distance: 1.14 miles
- Total walk time: 25-30 min
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
- Every Body Athletics - Creating lasting impact on the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of adults with disabilities through inclusive group exercise.
- White Cane Safety - America's most influential movement towards promoting rights for seeing impaired individuals.
- Children's Healing Art Project - Bringing the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges
- Adaptive BIKETOWN - Portland’s adaptive bike rental program. The program’s goal is to increase access to cycling for people with disabilities.
Earn $50 to spend at local businesses and restaurants!
To promote intentional shopping & dining and support East Portland business districts, Here For Portland will be using the KUTO app to issue $50 stimulus credits, funded by the American Rescue Plan, which are spendable at all participating local small businesses.
Look for the green Here for Portland tent at Gateway Discovery Park to receive a $50 stimulus credit to shop and dine locally. These credits are first come, first serve!
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!
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.
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!
Ride BIKETOWN for FREE!
Get free, unlimited 60-minute rides on BIKETOWN on the day of the event. Rides must start or end on the Sunday Parkways route and end within the service area to be eligible. Please remember to lock the bike before the 60 minutes run out. You can then start another free trip up to 60 minutes. Visit your phone's app store to download the BIKETOWN app!
Portland has several shared scooter programs that you can access from your phone and pay by the minute to use.
Ride Lime scooters for 50% off!
Our sponsor Lime is offering attendees 50% off rides that start in East Portland.
- 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
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.