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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

 

Sunday Parkways knows PDX Streets: How can I join Sunday Parkways?

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Sunday Parkways knows PDX Streets: How can I join Sunday Parkways?

Well my friend that is like asking: How many ways can I cook a potato? There are countless ways. This is a traffic free event that brings people out to enjoy their streets and neighborhoods and discover new ones. We open up between 6 – 9 miles of public streets to the public once a month on Sunday from May to September. The routes connect to a series of activity hubs, which are usually parks where you can find food, music, dancing, good conversation, city resources and more.

How to get to Sunday Parkways

Typically people get to Sunday Parkways by walking, riding, and rolling. These travel modes are not only a great way to get out and enjoy the neighborhood and the city, but are also fun ways to interact with your city.

  • Here are some maps to make it easier to WALK to Sunday Parkways. (Ciclistas/Peatones Mapa en Espanol)
  • Need a ticket to RIDE to Sunday Parkways. Check out how you can get there using TriMet. 
  • ROLLING down the sweet Portland streets to get to our event? Here are some bike maps that will guide you to the event with no start and ending point.  
  • If you want more information on how to get around your City every day, check out our Smart Trips maps and links. 
  • Getting around on motorized scooter or wheelchair? That's great! Just like those on bikes, please make sure to keep your motorized vehicle at a safe speed for the surrounding attendees.

For ADA Title II or Civil Rights Title VI accommodations, translation/interpretation services and complaints, or for additional information, call 503-823-5266; TTY 503-823-6868; Oregon Relay Services: 711

How to join the festivities? What all is happening at Sunday Parkways?

In short, a lot. Sunday Parkways provides a full day of play for anyone of any age. Enjoying the day is as easy as 1.2.3.

1) Stop by one of our hubs and pick up the Sunday Parkways brochures which highlight hotbeds of activity along the route, as well as information on live performances and theatrical acts. If you’re plugged in, visit our Facebook and Twitter page for day of the event insight into what’s going on all day.

2) Eat and Buy local! Sunday Parkways offers a chance for all your favorite new spots of old and new to present themselves at one spot. Stop by our marketplaces located at each park.

3) Have fun! Dance, sing, bike, walk, and play….to your heart’s content.  

How to join as a Volunteer

Are you looking for an opportunity to get involved with Sunday Parkways as a volunteer? If so, we have been looking for you. We would love you to help out as an Intersection Superhero, a Mobile Mechanic, Mobile Mechanic, Info Booth Ambassador, Mobile Superhero and in other many other areas. For more information, please visit our Volunteer page

How to join as a Business or NGO

Sunday Parkways welcomes the chance to bring new businesses and organizations to this city event. This event is a great way to connect with new customers, new faces, new areas of the city, as well as build your connection to your present client base. If you are interested in becoming a vendor at any of our events, please visit our Vendor’s page.

How to join as a Performer

Sunday Parkways loves artists and performers! If you want to create art along the route, play your music for Portland, provide a juggling act our event, and let us know! Visit our Performer's page to learn more about how you can make Sunday Parkways even better! 

Sunday Parkways knows PDX Streets: What is this?

 

Welcome to Sunday Parkways

Sunday Parkways is introducing a new series where we talking about the event from several angles! We want to provide you with information that not only helps you enjoy the event more, but helps you carry a little bit of Sunday Parkways with you everywhere you go. This new series is called: Sunday Parkways knows PDX Streets!! If you would like to contribute a topic or provide feedback, please email us.  

Woo Hoo Sunday Parkways is Back

Mark Your Calendars - The Dates are in!

Lets Ride

I would ask you if you are ready for another round of walking, running, dancing, rolling, and wheeling...but somehow I know the answer. Yes!

This year we kick off the first two Sunday Parkways and it is truly a family affair. Our first Sunday Parkways event of the year begins in East Portland on Mother’s Day (May 10th). In June, we make our way to North Portland in time for Father’s Day (June 21st). We then mix it up by heading Northeast (July 26th) as we our route winds around Woodlawn, Alberta, and Fernhill Park as well as makes a stop at Rigler Elementary School. The journey doesn’t end there! In August we soak up vitamin D as we travel to Southeast Portland (August 23rd) for dancing and activities in Laurelhurst, Colonel Summers, and Ivon Parks. We have even added in a new park to this location: Sewallcrest Park! Last but not least, we end the season with a bang as we celebrate the opening of the new Tilikum Crossing Bridge of the People (September 27th). For more detailed information, please visit our 2015 Dates and Locations page. We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions. Contact the Sunday Parkways team either by email (portlandsundayparkways@portlandoregon.gov) or phone (503-823-7599).

Portland Sunday Parkways 2015

Dates for the 2015 Sunday Parkways events will be announced on Wednesday, February 18. Portland Sunday Parkways, presented by Kaiser Permanente, promotes healthy active living through a series of five free events opening the city’s largest public space – its streets – to walk, bike, roll and discover active transportation. Over 108,000 people came out to play last year. Be sure to visit www.portlandsundayparkways.org on Wednesday so you can join the fun this year too!