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East Portland Sunday Parkways - May 7, 2023

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Participants visiting one of the four Kaiser Permanente booths during Sunday Parkways.
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.
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 Last updated 4/28/2023

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

Detailed event map for East Portland Sunday Parkways on May 7.

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

Event Schedule & Programming

Gateway Discovery Park

Ventura Park

Lincoln Park

NE Oregon & NE 108 Traffic Circle

  • DJ Doc Rock is ready to bring the beat and rhythm all day long as you walk and roll past the traffic circle on NE Oregon & 108th Ave! You’re welcome to stop and enjoy a dance break or bob your head as you cruise past.
  • Free bike repair provided by River City Bicycles

At Each Park

  • Information Booth - Stop by for a map, first aid, water, or lost and found

Enjoy tasty food!

Visit the below food vendors in the marketplace featured at each park.

  • Gateway: Pidgin Hole - Island-inspired Asian fusion; Twisted Gyros - A creative, modern spin on Gyros; Alchemy Sandwich Co - Gourmet sandwiches skillfully made from simple ingredients.
  • Ventura: Dano's Dogs - Locally made Zenner's hot dogs and sausages; Kathmandu Cafe - Authentic Himalayan food; Bella Luna Coffee - Organic coffee drinks; Brain Freeze Shave Ice Bar - Shaved ice beverages.
  • Lincoln: Kona Ice of North Clackamas - Shaved ice beverages; Rad Root - Plant-based food and beverages; CeCe's Gyros - Gyros and vegan falafels; Little Bear - Vietnamese street food.

Event Brochure

For quick and easy reference, save this event brochure with the event route map and activities:

Event Brochure for East Portland Sunday Parkways

Visit Kaiser Permanente booths at each park

  • Stop by any Kaiser Permanente booth at one of the three 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 free bike bell!

Learn more information by visiting Kaiser Permanente's website

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 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! 

Prepare for street closures

A map showing the 2023 East Portland Sunday Parkways route featuring designated intersection crossings for vehicles to use during event hours.
2023 East Portland Sunday Parkways route featuring designated crossings for vehicles to access during the event.

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. 

Getting to the event

Getting to the event is part of the fun! Here are some tips for planning your trip. 

By bike

For those of you riding your bike, 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! 

BIKETOWN's orange outreach booth at East Portland Sunday Parkways.

Get free, unlimited 60-minute rides on BIKETOWN during 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 for up to 60 minutes. Visit your phone's app store to download the BIKETOWN app!

By scooter

Lime's green outreach booth at East Portland Sunday Parkways.

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 50% off rides that start in East Portland. 

By transit

  • Go to the TriMet Trip planner for transit information.
  • Make sure you are 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. 

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

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.