Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways - June 26, 2022

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A full festival with vending tents and dozens of people
Celebrate community at Portland Sunday Parkways Presented by Kaiser Permanente Northeast Cully event on June 26th between 11a.m. and 4p.m. On this page you'll find information about the route, what to expect at the event and how to plan for the street closure.
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We can't wait to kick off the Sunday Parkways season Presented by Kaiser Permanente with our Northeast Cully event on June 26th 2022!

This year we have a new way to stay in the loop. Text "Cully" to 888-520-0526 to receive updates before the event and 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.

Heat Advisory

We’re expecting temperatures in the mid to high 90s on Sunday and, seeing as we haven’t seen these kinds of temperatures for quite a while, we’re suggesting you take extra precaution when attending the Northeast Cully Sunday Parkways event. 

  • Stay Hydrated - Hydrate before you ride and continue consuming water throughout the day. Bring a water bottle and refill it often. We have a water bottle fill up at Khunamokwst Park as well as water at all info booths in each of the parks.  

  • Stop by the splash pad at Fernhill.  

  • Put sunscreen on at home and remember to reapply liberally throughout the day.  

  • Keep an eye on your family and friends for sunburn. We want to see everyone enjoy the ride, but if you see redness, it’s best to stop and find shade.  

  • Stay nourished by visiting our food vendors and restaurants near the route– your body will be working harder than you are used to.  

  • Remember it’s not a race – this is not the day to overexert yourself.  

  • Know the signs of heat related illness 

  • A text-heavy graphic on the signs of heat stroke

You can find more resources for taking care of yourself and others in high heat from the Public Alerts high heat warning page.  

Northeast Cully route

This is the June 26th route which ends up making two loops. > NW corner of NE 37th & Holman south on 37th to Alberta Court. > East on Alberta Court to NE 55th. > South on NE 55th to Prescott. > West on Prescott to NE 54th. > South on NE 54th to Mason. > East on Mason to NE 72nd. > North on NE 72nd to Alberta. > West on Alberta to NE 55th. > North on NE 55th to Simpson. > West on Simpson to Simpson Court. > Continue west on Simpson Court to NE 41st. > North on NE 41st to Holman. > West on Holman to NE 37th.

This year's route meanders along neighborhood greenways and crosses a few business districts, most notably on Northeast 42nd and Alberta. The route rises significantly as one travels from North to South, so if it gets a bit taxing, take a break and drink some water! And when you are dropping down those hills, make sure to monitor your speed - and check your brakes!

And remember there is no starting or finishing point - you can hop on wherever you like!

Northeast Cully Route Map

Event Program 

The Sunday Parkways route takes you to parks where you'll be treated by some of the best local entertainment in the city, an eclectic array of food from all over the world and bucket-loads of information and hands-on demonstrations from our community partners and sponsors. 

Map with text describing activities at each park

Download the full event program below, or stop by an information booth day of to pick one up. 

At each park 

  • Information booths with first aid, neighborhood maps and other resources 
  • Free basic bike tune-up 
  • Water
  • Bathrooms 

Fernhill Park 

  • Make Music Day PDX Stage -  Celebrating music of all genres played by and enjoyed by people of all stripes. 
  • Circus Cascadia circus workshop
  • 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.

Khunamokst Park

Live Music Stage
  • Red Yarn  11:20 - 12:05 pm - Texas-born, Oregon-based family performer who weaves folksongs and puppetry into high-energy shows for all ages.
  • DJ Prashant 12:30 - 1:30 pm -11 years of experience producing high-energy events with a Bollywood flair!
  • Friends of Noise 2:00 - 3:50 pm - Opening the doors of the music industry to youth BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities.

Cully Association of Neighbors and Living Cully will be at Kʰunamokwst Park with the following activities:

  • Bulletin board of upcoming events in Cully (Feel free to bring info for your events to share!)
  • Bottle cap mosaic - Help us complete our Cully bottle cap mosaic!
  • Info on Afro-Made Pop-up business events. 

Wellington Park

  • Zumba classes from Portland Parks & recreation 11:00 - 3:30 pm 
  • Community Walk - Meet at Wellington Park at 12:00 pm to join Oregon Walks, Multnomah County REACH and neighbors for a 1.15 mile walk to Khunamokst Park 
  • Portland Play Streets 
  • Everybody Athletics - Creating lasting impact on the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of adults with disabilities through inclusive group exercise.

Roseway Parkway 

  • Portland Opera 11:30 - 1:30 pm - Cultural touchstones & artistic expansion. Bravery. Magic. Tragedy. Joy.
  • Montavilla Jazz Parkways Quintet 1:30 - 3:30 pm - supports and strengthens local music culture and enriches our community by showcasing the best of Portland’s originally composed, progressive jazz.
  • Dj Doc Rock - Smooth blend of old-school, classic and today's R&B. 
  • Portland Free Play activity area 

BIKETOWN & Adaptive BIKETOWN Pop-up (South of Fernhill on Simpson & 37th)

  • Learn about BIKETOWN's reduce membership program BIKETOWN for All which offers an affordable, accessible and fun transportation option for everyone.
  • Adaptive BIKETOWN - Portland’s adaptive bike rental program. The program’s goal is to increase access to cycling for people with disabilities. 
  • DJ O.G.ONE - A legendary staple in the Pacific Northwest who has gigged with A-listers galore!

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

Check back for updates on the schedule of events! 

Accessible programming

Sunday Parkways is veritable festival for those in the disability community! There are hands-on demonstrations going on all day long featuring: 

  • Adaptive BIKETOWN - Portland’s adaptive bike rental program. The program’s goal is to increase access to cycling for people with disabilities. 
  • Everybody 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. 
  • Bike First! - Putting people who experience a variety of disabilities safely onto bikes. 
  • Children's Healing Art Project - Bringing the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges.

Earn $50 to spend at local businesses and restaurants!

To promote intentional shopping and dining and support the recovery of the Cully and Concordia 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 local small businesses participating in Here for Portland, Cully-Concordia.

Look for the green Here for Portland tent along the route to receive a $50 stimulus credit to shop and dine locally. These credits are first come, first serve! Go to the Here For Portland page for more details. 

Two smiling volunteers in purple shirts sit behind an information booth

Volunteer at the Northeast Cully 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!

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. 

By bike

As you plan your route to the event, take a look at the Citywide Bike Map created by Portland by Cycle.  It will show you the most ideal streets for biking like neighborhood greenways and quieter streets.  

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 route, and end within the BIKETOWN service area to be eligible. Please remember to lock the bike before the 60 minutes runs out. You can then start another free trip up to 60 minutes. The best way to get started is to download the app.

By transit

  • 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. 

  • 12 – NE Sandy route
  • 24 – NE Fremont route
  • 70 – NE 33rd route
  • 71 – North 57th, Cully, Prescott route
  • 72 – NE Killingsworth route
  • 75 – NE 42nd route

Features along the route 

Parks 

A sign reading "Fernhill" at the entrance way to a semi-wooded park trail

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 Northeast Cully 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. 

  • Fernhill Park
  • Kʰunamokwst Park
  • Wellington Park
  • Roseway Parkway - Although not technically a park, it is a nice grassy boulevard that Sunday Parkways will be taking advantage of this year. There are no facilities on the parkway. 

New and improved roadways and sidewalks

As you're riding along the Northeast Cully 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. 

  • NE Simpson Neighborhood Greenway  -  The northernmost section of the Sunday Parkways event shows off the NE Simpson Neighborhood Greenway, which was completed in 2018. For safety, the project added stop signs where previously there was no stop sign for any direction. At intersections, the city installed no parking signs near intersections to improve visibility for greenway users and drivers. Sunday Parkways attendees will get to see the new crossing at NE 42nd Ave that makes it safer and easier to cross the busy street. Lastly, the greenway includes additional speedbumps to help keep speeds low and comfortable for all users.
  • New sidewalks on Killingsworth & Prescott  - On the north/south portion of the route look for new sidewalks that were added on NE Killingsworth and NE Prescott streets! These sidewalks offer new, safe options for residents of the Cully neighborhood. The project also includes corner ramps that are ADA accessible and helpful for people with strollers or other accessories.
  • Newly paved roads on NE 55th/57th & Killingsworth -  As recently as 2021, streets in the area around NE 55th – 57th & Killingsworth were gravel. Today, they are freshly paved and accessible for people using any mobility mode.
  • NE 60th Ave Alternative Walkway - On NE 60th Ave, PBOT added a curb-protected walkway and speedbumps to slow traffic offering safe travel options for people outside of cars. 
    A neighborhood greenway in NE Portland
    Sharrows and expanded bike crossings (in green) designate a neighborhood greenway on Northeast 42nd and Simpson.

 Useful promotional tools

Help us spread the word about Portland Sunday Parkways by sharing on your social or traditional media. We've prepared a Promo Kit that includes suggested text, high res graphics and other useful content. Click below to view or download. 

Printed Materials

Check out all the print materials we've created to promote the event and feel free to print your own.