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Rose City blooms during Active Transportation Week

Portland shined during Active Transportation Week (May 10 – 16) and provided a wonderful beginning for Bike Month by drawing record attendance to the East Sunday Parkways event.  

SP Portland came out in record numbers during the City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente event on Mother’s Day! More than 16,000 traveled down the 7-mile course by walking, biking, skateboarding, skating, dancing, or wheelchair.

As Leah Treat mentioned in a recent interview, “Sunday Parkways offers a fabulous way to explore your own neighborhood or discover a new one, and our network of neighborhood greenways offer low-traffic, low-speed streets for everyday use.”

The day kicked off at Bloomington Park with the Portland World Soccer Tournament girl’s game of Aztecas vs Racers whereas youth from across the world gathered to play a game of soccer in their new home of Portland. This game was followed by the boy’s teams: Eagles vs. IRCO. A Big thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland World Cup, and Parks for New Portlanders for coming out with the teams!

At Ed Benedict, Zumba and POP beats kept both children and children of all ages dancing. The music and fun continued to Gilbert Heights Park. A park that shone with happy kids and families enjoying the bouncy castle while listening to the sweet melodies of the Mudtown Stompers.

Atop the heads of some of the attendees were festive fish that found their start at the Foster Floodplain Natural Area. The Bureau of Environmental Services celebrated Portland’s support for natural spaces and educated participants specifically on the Foster Floodplain Natural Area. The East Sunday Parkways loop completes with a trip to Glenwood and Lents Park.  Shakespeare was spoken poetically through the muse of Opsfest, while Circus Cascadia created laughter at Glenwood Park. While at Lents Park Kaiser Permanente challenged everyone to celebrate being healthy with their very own KPHealthie photos. All in all everyone had a great day!SP photo two

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, entertainers, Police and flaggers for making this such a great event. We look forward to our next one on June 21nd in North Portland. To stay up to date you can like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter.

P.S. If you would like to share any stories please do so – we’d love to hear them. And post your favorite East Portland Sunday Parkways photos to our Flickr  account.

 

East Portland Sunday Parkways appreciates the generous support from the following sponsors:

                       

 

Rose City blooms during Active Transportation Week

Portland shined during Active Transportation Week (May 10 – 16) and provided a wonderful beginning for Bike Month by drawing record attendance to the East Sunday Parkways event.  

SP Portland came out in record numbers during the City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente event on Mother’s Day! More than 16,000 traveled down the 7-mile course by walking, biking, skateboarding, skating, dancing, or wheelchair.

As Leah Treat mentioned in a recent interview, “Sunday Parkways offers a fabulous way to explore your own neighborhood or discover a new one, and our network of neighborhood greenways offer low-traffic, low-speed streets for everyday use.”

The day kicked off at Bloomington Park with the Portland World Soccer Tournament girl’s game of Aztecas vs Racers whereas youth from across the world gathered to play a game of soccer in their new home of Portland. This game was followed by the boy’s teams: Eagles vs. IRCO. A Big thanks to Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland World Cup, and Parks for New Portlanders for coming out with the teams!

At Ed Benedict, Zumba and POP beats kept both children and children of all ages dancing. The music and fun continued to Gilbert Heights Park. A park that shone with happy kids and families enjoying the bouncy castle while listening to the sweet melodies of the Mudtown Stompers.

Atop the heads of some of the attendees were festive fish that found their start at the Foster Floodplain Natural Area. The Bureau of Environmental Services celebrated Portland’s support for natural spaces and educated participants specifically on the Foster Floodplain Natural Area. The East Sunday Parkways loop completes with a trip to Glenwood and Lents Park.  Shakespeare was spoken poetically through the muse of Opsfest, while Circus Cascadia created laughter at Glenwood Park. While at Lents Park Kaiser Permanente challenged everyone to celebrate being healthy with their very own KPHealthie photos. All in all everyone had a great day!SP photo two

We would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, entertainers, Police and flaggers for making this such a great event. We look forward to our next one on June 21nd in North Portland. To stay up to date you can like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter.

P.S. If you would like to share any stories please do so – we’d love to hear them. And post your favorite East Portland Sunday Parkways photos to our Flickr  account.

 

East Portland Sunday Parkways appreciates the generous support from the following sponsors:

                       

 

What's on the menu for this Sunday in the East Portland?

Come to Sunday Parkways and come hungry! Let the day feed your spirit and the below your belly:

Ed Benedict Park Gilbert Heights Park Foster Floodplain Natural Area Glenwood Park Lents Park Bloomington Park
Ruby Jewel Ice Cream Voodoo Doughnut Scoop Organic Ice Cream Humm Kombucha Urban German - Sausages  Fuego 
Village Crepery - Crepes Fuego Big Winner Kathmandu Cafe Two Wahines Shave Ice Island Daydream Shave Ice
Fuego     3 Guys Grilling Fuego  
      Fuego Fifty Licks Ice Cream  

Fishy Fun at the Foster Floodplain Natural Area

Fish HatsGuest Writer: Marie Walkiewicz (Bureau of Environmental Services)

There's something about Sunday Parkway that brings out the quirky side of Portlanders (though that's probably not too hard to do). Folks familiar with the East Portland route know that fish hats are just the thing to trick out your helmet for the first ride of the season. 

Where can I get a fish hat, you may ask? Just stop by the Foster Floodplain Natural Area, where the Springwater Corridor Trail crosses Foster Road (around SE 106th Avenue). This stop along Johnson Creek is the place for all kinds of nature-based fun!

Bird fanciers will enjoy Audubon’s Birds of Prey. Or, they can identify birds in the natural area, with help from an expert birder from the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, who will have a spotting scope set up.

Crafty folks can make Mother’s Day cards using nature-inspired wood block prints.

Gamers can play pine cone toss and a fishing game.

And there’s plenty to learn about landscaping with native plants, the hydrology of streams and their watersheds, taking care for green streets, tree planting, reducing pavement, and getting active in the Johnson Creek watershed.

If all of the activity has worn you out, then stop to listen to bluegrass music by Train River and refresh yourself with Scoop Handmade Ice Cream.

Whatever you do, you’re bound to enjoy this beautiful spot next to Johnson Creek and the Springwater Trail. We hope to see you there!

The Bureau of Environmental Services is sponsoring activities at this site. The following organizations are also taking part:

Audubon Society of Portland

Depave

East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District

Environmental Services Tree Program

Foster Green EcoDistrict

Green Lents Community Tool Library

Green Street Steward Program

Johnson Creek Watershed Council

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership

Otak

Wisdom of the Elders   

 

2015 Portland World Cup Soccer Tournament returns to Sunday Parkways on May 10th

Lets playOne Ball. One Game. Just 22 players on the field… and 265 million players across the globe.

There is a no doubt about it. Soccer is a global sport. Here in Portland, it offers a special opportunity to bring New Portlanders from across the world together to build a future in their new home through this Parks & Recreation Program. Sunday Parkways is happy to partner with the Parks for New Portlanders program in bringing the World Soccer Tournament back to Sunday Parkways for a second year. 

The Parks for New Portlanders program has been created to help build community and connections that assist New Portlanders in becoming self- sufficient, empowered, and successful through a support network for new Portlanders. The vehicle of choice is soccer, which allows for youth regardless of language barriers, cultural differences, and social status to communicate. The broader Parks for New Portlanders program also brings resources to Non-English speaking parents and helps them create bonds with other families who share their experience.  

lets playyIn 2014, in its fifth year of operation, the Portland World Cup Soccer program showed its diversity by engaging kids from 22 countries who speak 26 languages. In total, the program has reached 2,000 youth and more than three dozen under-served, under-represented and low-income communities. This year, players come from Mexico, Iraq, Congo, Somalia, Senegal, Eretria,  Bhutan, Burma, Togo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Russia, Ukraine, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraqi-Kurdish and more. This soccer tournament not only celebrates the journeys of each participant. It also is a celebration of us all, no matter when we first called Portland home.

Come out and support these amazing youth at the Bloomington Park soccer field!

There will be two exciting games. The first game will start at 11: 00 am with the girl's tournament: Racers vs Aztecas.  It will be followed by the boys tournament at 12:00 pm: Eagles vs. IRCO.

For more information on this inspiring group, click here:

http://www.theskanner.com/opinion/commentary/20615-portland-soccer-world-cup-much-more-than-just-a-sport

If you would like to learn more about the Parks for New Portlanders Program, get in touch with Program Coordinator Som Nath Subedi at:

Portland Parks & Recreation 740 SE 106th Ave Portland, OR 97216 503-839-8791 (mobile) som.subedi@portlandoregon.gov