East Portland Sunday Parkways - May 19, 2024

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A photo of a Portland Sunday Parkways route featuring cyclists on the left of the image and a KP sign in the center of the image.
Celebrate National Bike Month and open streets during East Portland Sunday Parkways event presented by Kaiser Permanente on May 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.! On this page, you'll find information about the event route, what to expect at the event, street closure information, and more.
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 Last updated 4/10/2024

Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente will start the 2024 season with a return to the East Portland route on May 19, 2024.  

Participants are welcome to join the East Portland route at any point and head in any direction. This event route is specially designed to highlight the network of neighborhood greenways and other infrastructure, parks, and community resources. There will be areas along the route and at the featured parks where circulation slows for vendor marketplaces, community booths, free family-friendly activities, and live entertainment. 

Feeling the FOMO? Keep up to date by texting "East" to 888-520-0526 for the latest event updates and thrilling details on entertainment and activities. Standard text message rates may apply. Opt-out anytime by texting "STOP". 

Volunteer at the East Portland event

Volunteering is a great way to participate in the event while supporting your community and Portland Sunday Parkways! Each shift lasts 3.5 hours, so you'll have plenty of time after your shift to enjoy the celebration, plus you'll receive a free commemorative t-shirt!  

Sign-up here!

East Portland event route

Map of the Sunday Parkways event in East Portland on May 19, 2024 noting the 3.3-mile multimodal route, and where car traffic can cross. Map features the parks on either end of the route and in the middle: Gateway Discovery Park, Ventura Park, and Lincoln Park. Details of these routes and car crossings are in the body text below this image.

The East Portland 3.3-mile down-and-back route will feature Gateway Discovery Park, Ventura Park, and Lincoln Park. Start anywhere on the route and bike, walk, or roll as you explore the three featured parks. Each park will feature unique entertainment, community booths, and vendors, so make sure you take the time to visit each one between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.! 

Reading north to south, the map indicates the route from Gateway Discovery Park, traveling along NE Wasco Street to 107th Avenue, 107th Avenue to Oregon Street, Oregon Street to 108th Avenue, 108th Avenue to Everett Street, Everett Street to 113th Avenue, 113th Avenue as it passes Ventura Park to SE Yamhill Street, Yamhill Street to 117th Street, 117th Street to Main Street, Main Street until it crosses 122nd Avenue, jogging slightly to continue on Salmon Street until 130th Avenue, 130th Avenue to Mill Street, then along Mill Street until it hits Lincoln Park.

Car traffic is permitted to cross the route from NE Glisan Street crossing at 108th Avenue, from E Burnside Street or SE Stark Street where they cross 113th Avenue, or from SE 122nd Avenue where it crosses Main and Salmon streets.

Mobile route map

Access the event route from your phone by bookmarking the Google Map link below. You can turn different layers of information on and off by clicking on the legend.  

East Portland route map

Prepare for street closures

During Portland Sunday Parkways events, streets along the route will be closed to motorized traffic for the day with limited access for people living on the route. There are 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. The event route’s intersections will have temporary barricades set up with volunteers available to help people get where they need to go.  

The East Portland Sunday Parkways route features designated crossings for motorized vehicles to access during the event. Car traffic is permitted to cross the route from NE Glisan Street crossing at 108th Avenue, from E Burnside Street or SE Stark Street where they cross 113th Avenue, or from SE 122nd Avenue where it crosses Main and Salmon streets.

Event program & features 

At Each Featured Park:

  • Free Entertainment & Activities - Whether you're new to biking or just love soaking up the sun outdoors, each park hosts a variety of free family-friendly activities and live entertainment.  
  • Vendor Marketplace – Each park includes a vendor marketplace featuring local businesses, food vendors, sponsors, and community organizations. Help us keep everyone safe by walking through the vendor marketplace as it can get congested.  
  • Quick Fix Bike Repair – A local bike shop provides free basic bike repair services during the event. 
  • Information Booth - Stop by for an event brochure, first aid services, water station, or lost and found. You can also receive a vintage Sunday Parkways shirt by donating to this program ($5 minimum). 
  • Seating Area – Kick back and relax or enjoy some food at the seating area which provides tables and chairs.  
  • Bike Parking – Bike racks are available at each featured park.  
  • ADA Park Entrances - Either permanent or temporary, ADA ramp entrances are available at each featured park. 
  • Restrooms – Portable restrooms, including ADA units, are available at each featured park. 

Visit the Kaiser Permanente booths at each park 

Kaiser Permanente's Nourish Booth during Portland Sunday Parkways. A KP staff member talks with a man wearing a red jacket.
Courtesy of Jaime Cartales Photography
  1. Stop by any of the Kaiser Permanente booths located at the three featured parks to pick up a special event map. 
  2. Travel to each Kaiser Permanente booth located in each park to participate in the activity and receive a sticker for your special event map.  
  3. Bring your completed special event map to any Kaiser Permanente booth to receive a prize! 

Learn more information about Portland Sunday Parkways presenting sponsor by visiting Kaiser Permanente's website.  

Getting to the event

Two people riding on orange BIKETOWN bikes, a center image of a TriMet bus on the road, and an image of an individual riding on a Lime scooter with a helmet.

Whether you choose to bike, walk, roll, or take public transportation, getting to the event is part of the fun! Let the excitement build with each step or pedal stroke getting you closer to the Sunday Parkways event. Below are some resources to help plan your trip.  

By bike

For those of you riding your bike, take a look at the Portland By Cycle’s Citywide Bike Map.  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! Sign up with BIKETOWN and you'll have access to the city's fleet of electric-assist bicycles. You even have the option to leave the BIKETOWN bike at the event and take TriMet home! 

By scooter

Portland has several shared scooter programs that you can access from your phone and pay by the minute to use. 

By transit

The following bus routes will bring you to the East Portland Sunday Parkways route:  

Features along the route 

Parks 

Arial view of Gateway Discovery Park
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. Portland 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 car-free atmosphere of Portland Sunday Parkways in your neighborhood, you're sure to find something new!  

The East Portland route will feature the following parks. Click on the specific park's link for information about facilities, accessibility, picnic permits, and more. Be advised that most of the parking lots will not be available to park in during the event.  

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 streetwhere 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.