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Southwest Portland Sunday Parkways - September 10, 2023

An adult and child stopping at an intersection along the Sunday Parkways route.
Celebrate community on September 10 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Portland Sunday Parkways Southwest event. 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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 Last updated 2/13/2023

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Volunteer at the Southwest 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! 

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Southwest Portland route

Sunday Parkways 2023 SW Portland Route

The Southwest Multnomah route will include a 2-mile multi-modal route along with a 1.5-mile walking route. You can hop on at any point and head in any direction you choose. Take in Gabriel Park’s inclusive playground as you stroll along the flat walking route or enjoy the wind in your hair as you ride the neighborhood hills and new infrastructure along SW Capitol Highway, including sidewalks and bike lanes. 

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.  

 Southwest Multnomah Route Map

Get yourself ready to ride!

The Southwest Neighborhood Bike Fair will be held at Mittleman Jewish Community Center,Schnitzer Family Campus on July 23, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is a free family-friendly event.

Activities are FREE and there’s something for everyone, including: 

  • Biking lessons for children with activities to learn about bike safety skills  

  • Learn-to-ride coaching for adults just starting out on a bike  

  • Quick-fix Bike Repair to make sure your bike is rolling smoothly and safely  

  • E-Bike Demos come see a variety of e-bike options that are rising in popularity 

Learn more about bike fair

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 reward 

Prepare for street closures

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. 

Features along the route 


The inclusive playground at Gabriel Park in Portland, Oregon.
Spend the day playing in a park at Sunday Parkways!

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 Southwest Multnomah 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

As you're riding along the Southwest Multnomah 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. 

SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah Village to West Portland Project - This project included sidewalks, bike lanes, stormwater management, and water system upgrades along SW Capitol Highway between SW Multnomah Boulevard and SW Taylors Ferry Road and some nearby streets. 

SW Capitol Highway: Multnomah – Texas - This project included repaving, updating existing curb ramps, and sewer repair on SW Capitol Highway between SW Multnomah and SW Texas streets. 

SW Vermont St: Paving & bike lanes - This project repaved all of SW Vermont St and between SW 30th Ave and the Portland city limit near SW 65th Ave. Any ramps that were not up to current ADA standards were upgraded. This project also added an improved bike/pedestrian connection to an existing neighborhood greenway facility which extends northward from SW Vermont St at SW 50th Ave and southward from SW Vermont St at SW 52nd Ave.