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Play "Go By Greenways"

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Neighborhood greenways are quiet, slow streets that are easy to walk, stroll, roll, bike, or play in. The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is building out 25 miles of new greenways in East Portland and launching a “Go By Greenways” contest to make it fun to explore the newest projects.
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What is "Go By Greenways?"

Go By Greenways is a scavenger hunt you can play while exploring new neighborhood greenways in East Portland, two of them running north-south along the 130s and 150s blocks, and new sidewalk and bike lanes on SE 136th Ave. This area is home to green spaces, parks, and schools, and Powell Butte Nature Park.  

Play the game anytime between August 26th to October 17th and you’ll be entered into weekly prize drawings and of course, the grand prizes at the end. 

How to play

Playing is easy:

Graphic shows the four steps of how to play Go By Greenways, which are listed below. There is a cute cartoon zebra walking us through the steps.
  1. Explore the map to see where you can find the PBOT Zebra along the greenways and at nearby businesses.
  2. Find the PBOT Zebra sign.
  3. Text the key word on the sign to 888-520-0526, and you're automatically entered to win prizes from area businesses.
  4. Keep exploring and find more zebras.

Download or print the map:

We've also created an online Google map for you to use on your trip. You can toggle on additional features and places of interest. 

Online Google Map


What can I win?

Prize winners will be randomly selected each week, and notified by text or phone call. Grand prize winners will be randomly selected after October 17th.

  • Grand prizes: Two $500 grocery gift cards
  • Additional prizes include (subject to change):
    • Citymaxx Food Store
    • P:ear Bikeworks
    • Nelly's Taqueria
    • Don Kamaron
    • and more

List of winners


How to explore your new neighborhood greenways

An entire network of Neighborhood Greenways is available for you to use to arrive to this area and for your everyday trips. You can view the network at the Greenway webpage or in our online bike map.  Here are the newest projects you can see while looking for zebras:

The 150s Neighborhood Greenway runs north and south between SE Powell Blvd and NE Halsey St, connecting 3.7 miles of low traffic streets and multi-use paths. As part of the construction, PBOT paved SE Morrison St between SE 154th and 155th avenues to provide a more direct connection for people traveling on the greenway. 

About 150s Neighborhood Greenway 

The 130s Neighborhood Greenway runs north and south along numbered avenues near the 130s in East Portland. The route makes its way along 128th, 129th, 130th, and 131st avenues at various legs along this journey. Despite the jog between streets, the 130s Neighborhood Greenway provides an easy, continuous way to bike or walk from the I-84 path to SE Foster Road, providing a calmer route than biking along bustling 122nd Avenue. It links to TriMet bus lines on NE Glisan Street, SE Division Street, SE Powell Boulevard, and the MAX line on E Burnside Street. It connects people easily to David Douglas High School, as well as North Powellhurst, Lincoln Park, and Gilbert Heights elementary schools. And it provides an easy route to green space at John Luby, East Holladay, Lincoln City, and Gilbert Heights parks. 

First Look: 130s Neighborhood Greenway

The SE 136th Ave Sidewalk and Paving to Opportunity project recently repaved SE 136th Avenue between SE Division Street and SE Foster Road and improved access for Powell Butte Nature Park, Gilbert Hydro Park, Gilbert Primary Park, Leach Botanical Garden, Zenger Farms, Lincoln City Park, Lincoln Park Elementary School, Gilbert Heights City Park, Kingsley D. Bundy Park, and Gilbert Heights Elementary School. 

SE 136th is served by TriMet bus lines 17 and 10. New improvements to street crossings will help everyone access the bus more safely. 

Some components of the project include:

  • 1.8 miles of street repaving
  • 1.8 miles of continuous sidewalk on the west side of the street to support Safe Routes to School
  • 3.6 miles of new protected bike lanes (1.8 miles in each direction)
  • 48 new or upgraded ADA curb ramps to ensure people walking and rolling have convenient access to sidewalks

About SE 136th Paving and Sidewalks to Opportunity
 

Illustration of zebra wearing a face mask with text section that describes the COVID-19 safety guidelines, which are: 1) Stay 6 feet apart, 2) Follow mask guidelines, 3) Stay inside if you feel ill
Illustration of zebra wearing a face mask with text section that describes COVID-19 safety guidelines, which are: 1) Stay 6 feet apart, 2) Follow mask guidelines, 3) Stay inside if you feel ill.

Take our survey

Neighborhood greenways are much more than a street. From PBOT's years of experience building them, we've seen the many ways community members make them their own by painting intersections, having a block party, or hosting other community events. 

Take our survey to tell us what you'd like to see on your greenway: 

Go By Greenways survey


Participe en “Go By Greenways

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Contest Rules

CONTEST PERIOD

The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Go By Greenways begins on August 26, 2021 and ends on October 17, 2021. By texting a key word to 888-520-0526 and submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to these rules. The odds of winning this contest are determined by the number of entries submitted by the contestant against the number of total contestants and entries.

WHO MAY ENTER
This contest is open to people who reside or work in Portland, Oregon. City of Portland employees and their immediate family or household members may participate but will not be eligible to win contest prizes.

RULES
By texting the keyword to 888-520-0526, the contestant opts into receiving text messages from PBOT. Message and data rates may apply. Contestant can always text STOP to 888-520-0526 to cancel or opt out. Terms and privacy policy are available at slkt.io/7334.

Each keyword texted equals one entry into the total number of entries. Contestants can also earn a bonus entry by the following two ways: 1) Completing a survey which is listed on this page 2) Emailing a photo of the contestant taken from the neighborhood greenways to smarttrips@portlandoregon.gov. By sending photos, you are giving PBOT permission to use them for marketing and promotional purposes.

CONTEST PRIZES
The Grand Prize of this contest are two Winco Foods gift cards of $500 value. Additional prizes are listed on this website.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
Weekly drawings for names of winners will be conducted. PBOT reserves the right to choose which prizes are drawn in which week. Winners will be notified within three business days of their name being drawn. If they accept to receive the prize, their name will be displayed on the contest website as well as other PBOT promotions. Winners will be notified via phone call or text at the phone number provided by the contestant when they opt in to receiving texts. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours, the winner will be disqualified and contest organizers will select a new winner at random. Winners will be asked to provide a mailing address for prize delivery or a street address if it is more efficient to deliver the prize directly to the address. PBOT reserves the right to limit one prize per contestant during the entire duration of the contest.