Play "Go By Greenways: NW Gems"

Two cute zebras, one younger and wearing a purple backpack, are playing Go By Greenways next to a Go By Greenways sign in white text on a green background.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) unveils two new facilities for pedestrians and people biking and rolling in Northwest Portland and we are celebrating with “Go By Greenways: NW Gems” from June 4 to July 6, 2021.

Go by Greenways NW Gems has now ended

Did you participate in the Gem Hunt? We would love your feedback on how we can improve for next year. 

Please take our quick survey below:

Go By Greenways survey

More Go By Greenways fun soon!

Coming soon! Go By Greenways Centennial - celebrating the 150's Neighborhood Greenway, improvements on SE 136th Avenue and more.

Text "CENTENNIAL" to 888-520-0526 to learn when it will start.

What is "Go By Greenways"?

Go By Greenways is a scavenger hunt you can play while exploring the new NW Flanders Neighborhood Greenway and Flanders Crossing, our newest bike and pedestrian bridge. We've hidden eight gems all over Northwest. Find them all by July 6 to win prizes.

How to play

Playing is easy:

Zebra logo and instructions: 1)Explore the map; 2)Find gems on the Greenways; 3)Text the keyword; 4)Win Prizes
  1. Explore the map to see where you can find hidden gems along the greenways and at nearby businesses.
  2. Find the hidden gem (see example),
  3. Text the key word on the sign to 888-520-0526, and you're automatically entered to win prizes from neighborhood businesses.
  4. Keep exploring and find more gems
Map of NW Portland showing locations of the gem posters placed in the area, as well as neighborhood greenways, bike lanes and multi-use paths in the area.

Download or print a PDF version of the map.

We've created an online Google map for you to use on your trip. You can toggle on additional features such as custom biking and walking routes and places of interest. There are two bike routes to choose from, Family Friendly and Confident Cyclist, along with a pedestrian route.

Online Google Map

You can also pick up a printed map on either side of Flanders Crossing, at Chown Hardware (NW Flanders St at 16th Ave) or Khao San (NW Flanders St at 15th Ave).

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 July 6th. 

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 two brand-new projects:

The NW Flanders Neighborhood Greenway is a low-stress bikeway that connects Tom McCall Waterfront Park to NW 24th Ave. It is designed to encourage more people living, working, and visiting NW Portland to walk and bike more often and to provide people of all ages and abilities a safe, comfortable place to bike in the central city.

About NW Flanders Greenway Project

The Flanders Crossing Bike and Pedestrian Bridge is new landmark at NW Flanders Street and I‐405. The bridge connects the NW District and the Pearl District with a safer and more comfortable active crossing over the interstate, away from the busy freeway ramp network. The bridge also provides an alternate seismic-resilient route for emergency vehicles following an earthquake. 

About Flanders Crossing Project

Picture of zebra holding a gem and text that reads, Take care of your neighbors by following the COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: Stay 6 feet apart; Follow mask guidelines; Stay home if you feel ill.

Take our survey

Tell us about your experience traveling on the greenway and playing Go By Greenways. Your feedback helps provide support for future programs like this.

Go By Greenways survey

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Contest Rules


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Go By Greenways: NW Gems begins on June 4, 2021 and ends on July 6, 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.

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.

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

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 By sending photos, you are giving PBOT permission to use them for marketing and promotional purposes.

The Grand Prize of this contest are two Fred Meyer gift cards of $500 value and Transportation Wallets provided by the NW Parking District. Examples of additional prizes are listed on this website.

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.