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Are you ready to rock at Rigler School ? July 27th

Hoops and LoopsRigler School Marketplace is the center for hooping and music. DJ Doc Rock will be playing family friendly Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop. Sparkle Movement will make an appearance from 1:00-2:00pm to get you moving and grooving while hooping. Don’t worry if you come hoop-less, Sparkle Movement will come with extra.

Worked up an appetite? Rigler School will have various food fuel for the next adventure! If not moving to the music or grabbing a bite to eat, you are likely be checking out the booths with information about international homestay opportunities, Columbia Slough watershed, Green Streets, community rides, bike safety and tours and more. Car2go will also be there presenting you with smiles and a pair of sunglasses to help shade you from the sun that is hopefully shining!

A Fondness for Fernhill Park, July 27th, 11am - 4pm

Girl on Stilts CCFernhill Park, acquired in 1940, has over the last few years served as one of the centers for family and community fun as part of Sunday Parkways. In this park with its diversity of 22 types of trees coming from across the world and the country, similarly the third Sunday Parkways will bring together people from within and across the area to enjoy a day of festivities and active fun.

On July 27th, Fernhill Park will erupt with happiness and laughter. Circus Cascadia will teach you and your family to walk on stilts, balance on a ball and learn to juggle. OpsFest Shakespeare will share verse and story from the times of Shakespeare (1:00 – 3:00 pm). Along with various amusements, the park will be teeming with delicious food and food education from across Portland. Clif Kids will return to Sunday Parkways to offer nutrition games. While food vendors will take you on a food journey through Africa, the Islands, and back to the Americas. Once your appetite has been satisfied, stop to chat with present organizations to discuss the lives of ferrets, new hats and healthcare in Oregon. With so much happening, you might not want to leave!

North Sunday Parkways Was a Hit

What a great kick-off to summer!

All Smiles at Sunday ParkwaysThe love for Sunday Parkways was shown this last weekend with approximately 31,150 people celebrating the 25th Sunday Parkways event. Similarly to the Peninsula Rose Garden’s roses, the day was in full bloom as friends and families swept into the five parks: Columbia Park Annex, Peninsula Park, Kenton Park, McCoy Park and Arbor Lodge Park. The 9.5 mile route loop passed each of the parks, which held their own distinctive attractions. 

The day began with games by the Oregon Disability Sports, group rides, and tours of the Peninsula Park Gardens.  The rides coordinated by Safe Routes to School, New Columbia’s We All Can Ride, Hacienda ABC bike group, Community Cycling Center, and Kaiser Permanente lead two groups of 15 youth and families.

Beats to set the upbeat mood for the day floated through the air as DJ Rock Doc hit the turn tables by 11 am in McCoy Park and Mudtown Stompers drew folks to their feet in Columbia Park Annex soon after. Portland Parks and Recreation’s creative Sunday Parkways Passports encouraged people keep track of their travels.

In Arbor Lodge Park the sound of music came from many voices as Mr. Ben, Ethos and Edna Vazquez performed throughout the day. And if it wasn’t the sound of music you heard, it was likely giggles. Close by children played, ran and rolled along the Harper’s Playground or stopped by one of the various animal focused nonprofit booths to play with dogs and ferrets.

Fun came in many forms for the curious, as trucks big and bigger awaited children and adults at the Columbia Park Annex. People explored the inner workings of the underground sewers through the City’s sewer survey vehicles or got a taste of a firefighter’s list while getting close to an actual fire truck at Arbor Lodge Park.

Overall, the day was filled with fun for everyone, and we could not have done it without you. Thank you sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, entertainers, police, flaggers and participants for making this a 25th anniversary event to remember. We look forward to welcoming you to our next event on July 27th in Northeast Portland. For updates, check us out on Twitter and Facebook.


Nibbles for North Sunday Parkways, June 22

Support local food vendors while eating delicious food.

Enjoy your first picnic of the summer at North Portland Sunday Parkways, June 22, 11am-4pm.  We have everything from savory to sweet.  Bring cash, but if you forget there are lots of local stores with ATMs.  Just ask the friendly Info Booth staffer for the nearest location.

McCoy Park

Kenton Park

Arbor Lodge Park

Peninsula Park

Columbia Annex

 3 Guys Grilling LLC Fuego  Creole Cafe  Caribbean Kookpot Altengartz German Sausages 
 Creambowle   Grifter's Kitchen  Fifty Licks Ice Cream Fuego   Mix 'n' Match Creamery
 Fuego Po'Shines Cafe de la Soul  Fuego  Island Daydream Shave Ice LLC  
 Inocencia's Tamales    Ruby Jewel Treats  Horn of Africa Portland Curry Company   
Voodoo Doughnut Soup Cycle Kathmandu Cafe Scoop Organic Ice Cream  
  Urban German Little MaMaz Kitchen Village Crepery    
     Portland Farmers Market    
    Two Wahines Hawaiian Shave Ice    
     Whole Foods Market    

Discover Green Spots at North Sunday Parkways, June 22

Green Spots are sustainable community features that nurture healthy, connected communities.

Green SpotStop at Green Spots at Sunday Parkways on June 22 and explore a few North Portland treasures: 

  • At June Key Delta Community Center, learn how a service-driven non-profit created a living building composed of cargo containers, salvaged glass and recycled construction materials using green technology.
  • Find out why Harper’s Playground at Arbor Lodge Park is a place where people of all ages and abilities can play safely, relax on pesticide-free lawns and build community.
  • Discover how to borrow what you need, meet neighbors and join the sharing community at the North Portland Tool Library.
  • See how New Columbia models how to be a good neighbor.Green Spot  Learn how together they create art and grow and eat affordable, healthful food.
  • Travel on neighborhood greenways and enjoy safer and easier ways to walk and roll through the neighborhood.

Those are just a few things that can happen when you stop at a Green Spot. Portland’s neighborhoods integrate people and the built and natural environments to form a resilient cityscape. As the city grows and develops, these Green Spots are essential to maintaining a prosperous, healthy and connected city.

The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) organizes the Green Spot activities. Visit or contact Bill Beamer, 503-823-5629 at BPS for more information.