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Green Loop Sunday Parkways 2021

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Sunday Parkways Presented by Kaiser Permanente invites you to explore Portland's Green Loop with this year's Choose Your Own Adventure format and Sticker Hunt from August to end of September 2021.
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Choose your own adventure on the Green Loop

Map of the Green Loop in Central City

This year, we invite you to celebrate Sunday Parkways any day you want, and anyway you choose! 

This year's Green Loop route highlights future Green Loop project in Central City which will be a six-mile linear park that connects people through the heart of the city, improving access to and linking regional attractions, cultural institutions, employment centers, and shopping districts.

PDF version of the Sticker Hunt map for download or print 

Interactive Google Map

Explore highlights on the route with our interactive Google Map which shows, parks, PBOT transportation projects, Healthy Business Plazas and bike shops!

Green Loop Google Map

Play the Sticker Hunt 

As part of the Choose your own Portland Adventure theme for this year, we are bringing back our Sunday Parkways Presented by Kaiser Permanente Sticker Hunt! There are multiple places along the route where you can spot stickers, earn a reward generously provided by Kaiser Permanente, and be entered to win prizes. 

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See Sticker Hunt details 

Visit the Kaiser Permanente NW Sunday Parkways page to download the Sticker Hunt materials, request your own kit, learn about upcoming events, and enjoy a library of videos that focus on hope and resilience. 

Planning your adventure 

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  • Text the word RESILIENCE to 844-874-0050 to get notified with updates throughout the season.
  • Use the route map on your phone or download and print a copy to bring with you.
  • Plan a day to do your adventure and invite friends to join you or discover signs along the route any time you are out and about. 
  • Play the Sticker Hunt Presented by Kaiser Permanente as you explore to earn a reward. 
  • Take photos and share online using #PortlandSundayParkways.

Features on the route

Sticker Hunt Featured Locations

  • Rose Quarter
  • Lovejoy Fountain 
  • North Park Blocks 
  • Tilikum Plaza 

Projects

Public Plazas - Community-led plazas are a key component of PBOT’s Safe Streets Initiative, PBOT’s Covid-19 response framework. As Portland begins to emerge from the pandemic, the bureau will continue its work connecting communities and supporting economic recovery and reinvestment as we work toward a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable future. 

Additional plaza locations are still in various stages of planning and are expected to open over the course of the summer. Follow PBOT on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook for the latest updates on new plazas and events.

Cart Blocks - The Cart Blocks are a group of 18 food carts representing a diverse selection of food offerings. This pod is the first of its kind in the country - operating in the right of way as part of The Green Loop. The Cart Blocks operate as a private / public partnership between Friends of Green Loop and the City of Portland. Located in the heart of downtown Portland and minutes from Powells, Pioneer Square and Lan Su Chinese Gardens, stop by and sample Portland's famed food carts. You can follow them on Instagram by following @cartblocks

SW Bond Avenue Extension  - Enjoy beautiful views along this new stretch of road which opened to pedestrians and bikes in November 2019 and to cars and trucks in June 2021. SW Bond Ave along with adjacent S Meade St provide access to OHSU’s Knight Cancer Research Center and future development sites on OHSU’s Schnitzer Campus. 

Flanders Crossing Bike and Pedestrian Bridge - Coupled with the Flanders Neighborhood Greenway -- a low-stress, east-west biking and pedestrian connection across Northwest Portland, the Pearl, Old Town, and into downtown Portland -- it is easier than ever to get where you need to go by walking, biking, rolling, strolling, or taking public transit.

Blumenauer Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge - The Blumenauer Bridge will serve as a vital connection for pedestrians and people biking between two of Portland’s fastest growing neighborhoods—Lloyd and the Central Eastside—and beyond. In the future it will also serve as an important link in Portland’s Green Loop.

Community events

Aug. 6th - 8th My People’s Market, North Park Blocks 

My People’s Market is a marketplace re-imagined as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary wizards and beverage crafters.

The market is back! We are excited to host My People's Market 7—IN REAL LIFE — August 6, 7, and 8 on the North Park Blocks in Downtown Portland. For three days My People's Market will take over two blocks between NW Davis and NW Flanders

Aug. 6th Block Party ft. Everybody Eats PDX NW Flanders at NW 10th

Portland food legend James Beard summed it up: “Food is the common denominator that brings people together.” This is the idea behind Portland Community Organizer LaQuida Landford’s “An Afrovillage Joint Block Party”. Held in conjunction with Portland’s Sneaker Week, this will be a community event centered around food, entrepreneurship and bringing Portland together. 

Aug. 27th & 28th Paseo, South Park Blocks + Directors Park 

Portland Paseo is an afternoon/evening community gathering over two days, inspired by the Spanish custom of the evening walk that reawakens the city, it is a linear celebration of artists, music, performances,  visual art, street food, and artisan markets honoring and amplifying the amazing work of our BIPOC communities and the city's mutual aid groups, volunteer groups that collaboratively uplift individuals and groups in need. 

Shemanski Park Farmers MarketWednesdays – SW Park & SW Main 10 am - 2pm 

Opera a la Cart, Wednesdays - Tilikum Plaza, 1pm OR 2pm depending on the date

Prosper Portland has activated Tilikum Plaza (the pedestrian walkway outside of the Hampton Opera Center) with outdoor seating, local vendors, and pop up performances. Join us for Opera a la Cart performances throughout the summer.

PSU Farmers MarketSaturdays - South Park Blocks,  8:30am - 2pm 

Summer Fun at El Centro Milagro, Sundays in August – SE 6th & Stark  

  • August 8, 1 pm – Gerardo Calderon, Music and Inspirational Sounds from Latin America. Calderon is musical director of Grupo Condor and Nuestro Canto, and has learned about traditional Mexican music, Latin American folk music and Pre-Colombian music. 
  • August 15 and 22, 1 pm – Son Huitzilín’s blend of music influenced by sones of Mexico uses traditional and original instruments. The group has performed at Milagro and Cinco de Mayo in Portland, El Grito PDX, Muertos NW, Movies in the Parks and other places.

What is the Green Loop? 

The Green Loop is quintessentially Portland: natural and urban, creative and entrepreneurial, sustainable and dynamic.  It’s part of a movement to bring more people into the urban core in a new and exciting way, along trails and pathways that offer unique experience with nature, art, cultural attractions, and each other. 

The Green Loop is part of a larger vision of the City Greenways connecting all Portland neighborhoods.  It will generate better health outcomes through easier opportunities for walking, jogging, rolling, and cycling, while creating more space for trees and shade. 

The Green Loop is already underway.  The Earl Blumenauer Bridge, a pedestrian and bike-only bridge crossing I-84, is under construction and set to open next year.  Block 216, on SW 10th and Alder, will build one block of the Green Loop as part of its hotel development.   And Ankeny Park, the southernmost North Park Block is reopening, housing the food carts that were formerly on the 10th & Alder food cart pod. 

The Green Loop is a bold vision to reclaim our streets for people—helping support the growth of the city for years to come. 

Learn more about the Green Loop