Impacts to City Services

Find information about city services during this Emergency Declaration for Work Stoppage

Back to School Text & Win Resources

Resources for students participating in the Text & Win Campaign.
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A colorful drawing of a worried-looking youth in face mask. Text says "Back to school looks different this year. We are here to help."


We crafted some 4-question quizzes related to your trip back to school this fall. 

Quiz 1
Route Planning: Does Google Maps Know it All? 

Quiz 2
Personal Safety on the Way to School

Route Planning

Find maps and other helpful stuff, plus some fun videos we like about active transportation!

Mental Health

All in My Head Podcast: Real Teens, Real Talk
Episode 8. Therapy Pt 2: The therapist
Lane interviews Nathaniel, a mental health professional who works with teens in Multnomah County, getting all the answers you wanted about talking to a counselor/therapists.

Street Harassment Trainings & Guides

iHollaback Active Bystander Guide
We all play a role in creating safe public space by supporting each other when we're harassed.

Stand Up Against Street Harassment Training
Hollaback! and L’Oréal Paris have teamed up to help ensure that nothing gets in the way of our self-worth. They have built tools to help educate and empower us to stand up safely to street harassment. 

Hate & Bias Reporting
A reporting tool built for and by communities most targeted by hate violence. Coordinated by Coalition of Communities of Color and Portland United Against Hate. or
Non-Emergency Bias Response Hotline: 1-844-924-2427 (BIAS)

If you believe you are the victim of a bias crime or incident, we want to hear from you.

  • A bias incident is any hostile expression that may be motivated by another person’s race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
  • A hate crime, known as a bias crime under Oregon law, is any crime where the perpetrator’s motivation is based on bias.
  • Both bias crimes and incidents can be verbal, physical, or visual, and can target someone in a protected class, a family member, or even someone incorrectly perceived to be in a protected class.

Examples could include:

  • Name calling; using a racial, ethnic, or other slur to identify someone; or using degrading language.
  • Creating racist or derogatory graffiti or images/drawings.
  • Imitating someone with a disability, or imitating someone’s cultural norm or practice.
  • Assaulting, injuring, or even touching someone in an offensive manner because of their perceived protected class.
  • Threatening to physically harm a person, their family, or their property based on their perceived protected class.

Texts you may have missed

In case you jumped onto our text thread a few days in:

Back to school can bring stress. Hear PDX teens talk mental health & therapy access on @the_allinyourheadpodcast

Hey it's Safe Routes! Let's talk route planning for your trip to school. Does Google maps know it all? Take this 4-question quiz to find out.

Going back to in-person school is a big change in our routines. Visualize owning your first day back in class, just like these Olympic athletes.

Street safety is more than just using crosswalks. It's also about how to respond when something uncomfortable or scary happens. Try this quiz.

Planning ahead reduces stress. Limit first day jitters by getting ready tonight. Lay out everything you need to get to school tomorrow & share a photo with us!

We hope your first day of school went well! Our first prize drawing will be today & we'll contact winners soon. Revisit what you can win

Short weeks mean it's almost the weekend. Be purposeful in making time to rest: spend some time outside & do things that make you feel energized & inspired.

School traffic clogs up our air & streets. Hip Hop Soulstation reminds us that we can help our community & climate by walking, rolling & riding.