Last updated 6/12/2023
We can't wait for Portland Sunday Parkways Presented by Kaiser Permanente to celebrate community in Northeast Cully event on June 25th, 2023!
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Volunteer at the 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!
Northeast Cully route
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!
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.
Event program & features
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.
At each park
- Information booths with first aid, neighborhood maps and other resources
- Free basic bike tune-up
- Make Music Day PDX stage - Celebrating music of all genres played by and enjoyed by people of all stripes
- 11:00 AM Fount Point Turn, Jazz Trio
- 12:00 PM Reckless Daughter, Joni Mitchell Tribute Band
- 1:30 PM Jonathan Garcia, Singer-songwriter
- 3:00 pm Doug Hunt, Singer-songwriter
- Adaptive Bike Clinic with Shriners Children's Portland and Adaptive Sports Northwest11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm
- Adaptive BIKETOWN providing adaptive bikes to try out. Meet at NE 37th & Ainsworth at 1:00 p.m. for a group adaptive bike ride!
- Learn about BIKETOWN’s reduced-price membership program, BIKETOWN for All
- Circus Cascadia circus workshop
- Children's Healing Art Project - Bringing the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges
- PLAY games with Kaiser Permanente
- Make Music Day PDX Stage - Celebrating music of all genres played by and enjoyed by people of all stripes
- 12:00 PM Chris Baron, Singer-songwriter
- 1:30 PM La Musica, Classical quartet
- 2:30 PM Larry Reichman & Matt Zakala, Guitars, vocals, and percussions
- MOVE your body in this easy exercise circuit with Kaiser Permanente
- Everybody Athletics - Creating lasting impact on the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of adults with disabilities through inclusive group exercise
- Skate Like a Girl - Free youth skateboarding intro clinics. All equipment provided while learning the basics of pushing and riding from facilitators. Space is limited to 10 youth per clinic. Sign up at starting at 11am for 45-minute clinics from 11:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
- Water bottle fill-up station by the Portland Water Bureau
- Visit the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Maintenance Team to learn about the Environmental Systems Division and check out some of the robotic equipment!
- Zumba classes from Portland Parks & Recreation 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
- Learn about bike camping during The Street Trust clinics at 12–1 p.m. and 2–3 p.m.
- Portland Free Play - Inclusive self-directed free play with natural and recycled parts
- Rose City Rollers - Free skate rentals from 12–3 p.m. Skate sizes are available from a children’s size 8 to a men’s size 15. They will also have helmets, elbow, knee, and wrist guards of all sizes
- CONNECT with your inner artist and help create a community mural with Kaiser Permanente
- Live Music Stage
- 11:30 AM Portland Opera, Cultural touchstones & artistic expansion. Bravery. Magic. Tragedy. Joy.
- 12:30 PM Dj Prashant Bollywood dance
- 1:30 PM Montavilla Jazz Parkways Quintet, supports and strengthens local music culture and enriches our community by showcasing the best of Portland’s originally composed, progressive jazz.
- 2:30 PM Twirl on the Parkway with DJ LeMix
- Dj Doc Rock - Smooth blend of old-school, classic and today's R&B
- Play soccer with Timbers & Thorns and learn more about their soccer summer camps!
- NOURISH body and mind by eating the colors of the rainbow with Kaiser Permanente
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 free bike bell!
Learn more information by visiting Kaiser Permanente's website.
Enjoy tasty food!
Visit the below food vendors in the marketplace featured at each park.
- Fernhill Park: Bella Luna Coffee, CeCe's Gyro, Kathmandu Cafe, Laughing Planet, Little Bear
- Khunamokwst Park: Alchemy Sandwich Co., Cake'N It Better, Fuego Food Carts, Kate's Ice Cream, Pidgin Hole
- Wellington Park: Concourse Coffee, Fuego Food Carts, Twisted Gyros
- Roseway Parkways: Dano's Dogs, Fuego Food Carts, Kona Ice
For quick and easy reference, save this event brochure with the event route map and activities:
Adaptive Bike Ride at 1p.m.
Ride starts at 1:00pm | Meet at Northeast Ainsworth Street and Northeast 37th Avenue
Sunday Parkways is hoping to organize one of the biggest adaptive bike rides in the city! In partnership with Adaptive BIKETOWN, Kerr Bikes, Adaptive Sports Northwest and Shriner's Hospital for Children, riders and friends will meet at 1 p.m. on the corner of Northeast Ainsworth Street and Northeast 37th Avenue and take a lap around the northwest loop of the Sunday Parkways route. You don't need an adaptive bike to join us. We will have a full fleet of adaptive bicycles on hand so anyone of any ability can join us! Contact Tom Haig at Adaptive BIKETOWN for information.
Waterfront Blues Festival x Nico's Cantina Sunday Parkways Pop Up
1:30–3:30 p.m. | 4138 NE Cully Blvd
Fuel up with fun (and tacos!) at the Waterfront Blues Festival x Nico's Cantina Sunday Parkways Pop Up. Live music from LaRhonda Steele & the Steele Family Band, tacos, ice cream and more. Swing by before, during or after your ride!
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.
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.
- 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
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.