East Portland Sunday Parkways - May 7, 2023

Participants at Portland Sunday Parkways waiting to engage with Kaiser Permanente booth.
Celebrate community on May 7 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Portland Sunday Parkways Presented by Kaiser Permanente! On this page, you'll find information about the East Portland route, what to expect at the event, and how to plan for the street closure.

 Last updated 2/13/2023

The East Portland event route marks the beginning of the 2023 season! Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente will start our Sweet 16th season with a visit to the East Portland Route on May 7th, 2023.

Fear of missing out? Stay in the loop by texting "East" to 888-520-0526 to receive event updates and exciting 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. 

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!

East Portland event route

Map graphic of the 2023 East Portland Sunday Parkways route.

The East Portland route will take Sunday Parkways into neighborhoods that you may never have 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 Lincoln 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, community booths, and vendors, 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 Portland route map

Get yourself ready to ride!

The East Portland Neighborhood Bike Fair will be held at  Ventura Park Elementaryon April 14, 2023, from 3:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and is a free family-friendly event.

Activities are FREE and there’s something for everyone, including: 

  • Biking lessons for children with activities to learn about bike safety skills  

  • Learn-to-ride coaching for adults just starting out on a bike  

  • Quick-fix Bike Repair to make sure your bike is rolling smoothly and safely  

  • BIKETOWN sign up table, Portland’s electric-assist shared bike program 

Learn more about bike fair

Visit Kaiser Permanente booths at each park

  • 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 receive a sticker for your map

  • Bring your completed map to any Kaiser Permanente booth to receive a reward 

Prepare for street closures

During Sunday Parkways events, 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. 

Features along the route 


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

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.

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.