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Laughter ahead at Laurelhurst Park, August 24th

1880s photo of Laurelhurst Park Laurelhurst Park was originally part of the William S. Ladd's Hazel Fern Farm, but as part of the City Beautiful movement of 1904 the piece of land was transformed into a park. The City Beautiful movement plan served as a catalyst to turn this old cattle into what was voted in 1919 as the “most beautiful park” on the West Coast (see photo of old Laurelhurst Park to the left, photo courtesy of Wikipedia). Decades later this park still serves as a place of beauty, a place for people to connect with nature, and a place for recreation. For the last four years, this park has served as one of the pit stops along the Sunday Parkways Southeast Route.Dancing at Laurelhurst

On August 24th, the park will be filled with music, vendors, and fun. In the northeast region of Laurelhurst Park you will find the Opsfest Shakespeare perform ”As You Like It”, a Shakespearean romantic comedy blending a story of heroism and adventure. In the southeast of the park, Parks and Recreation has provided a Slip’n’Slide whereas kids of all ages can cool off on what we hope will be a nice sunny day. In the middle of the interior of the park you will find a series of nonprofits conducting outreach on topics ranging from renewable energy to eco-living in Portland.

There will also be loads of delicious eats to find along SE Oak which includes jerk chicken, soups, ice cream, shaved ice, doughnuts, deep dish and more. Come see for yourself what Laurelhurst Park has to offer on August 24th between 11 am and 4 pm. 

Walking on Sunshine in Northeast Portland at Sunday Parkways

Happy Family RideThe beautiful weather on July 27th brought people from across the city and beyond to the 8-miles of Sunday Parkways route located in Northeast Portland. Over 27,800 people joined us in celebrating a grand summer Sunday, with a large number, about 95% bringing their bikes in tow. Once the clock struck 11 am, Alberta Park came alive with a number of fun activities that included the Kaiser Permanente’s Double Dare Challenge, the Parks and Recreations climbing wall, and Zumba Classes. The music from the Zumba classes swept into the streets and carried riders to Fernhill Park where laughter awaited on top of stilts, along with ferrets and many other wonders.  

For riders beginning or stopping at Rigler School, they soon found themselves immersed in a bicycle safety and learning fair presented by Andando en Bicicletas en Cully, also known as the ABC group. The fair present a series of classes that taught bi-lingual trainings on (1) Basic Mechanics (2) Helmet Fitting (3) Rules of the Road (4) and Riding Techniques. The ABC group Bike Fair also taught both adults and kids how to ride a bike, in addition to how to install and ride with a baby/cargo trailer. The cargo trailers used by the group were provided by Kaiser Permanente. At Rigler School,  bike safety went hand in hand with the fun provided by Sunday Parkways duo Sparkle Movement and DJ Doc Rock who gave both participants and vendors a chance to hula hoop and dance to their heart’s content.

The ABC GroupFor those who wanted the tunes to continue, they soon found themselves in Woodlawn Park whereas back to back music led Sunday Parkways participants on a journey through time and place. Woodlawn started the day with music from Carroll Raaum Swing Orchestra which played homage to passed Portland composer with the song The Big John Special. Mr. Ben then took the musical reins at 12:30 pm and played a series of fun kid friendly tunes. Last but least, DJ Prashant got the crowd moving with his Bollywood beats. The music continued at Holman & 13th Park whereas The Alphabeticians sang playful and education songs.

All in all, the day began and ended with music, laughter, sun and many many visitors. 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 August 24th in North Portland. To stay up to date or to share your stories, join us on Facebook and/or Twitter.


Good Eats at Northeast Sunday Parkways, July 27

Come hungry.

This Sunday we will present you with a breadth of delicious foods from Portland and beyond. Bring cash, but if you forget some vendors take cards, and their are lots of local ATMS (check at an Information Booth for locations).


Rigler Marketplace Woodlawn Park Fernhill Park Alberta Park Holman & 13th
Scoop Ice Cream Two Wahines Hawaiian Shave Ice Island Daydream Shave Ice Kathmandu Cafe Olympic Provisions
Regular Rye Bread Caribbean Kookpot Super Dog Fuego  
Voodoo Doughnut Via Chicago Soup Cycle    
Fuego 3 Guys Grilling Grifter's Kitchen    
Clearly Kombucha Portland Curry Co Fuego    
  Inocencia's Tamales Village Crepery    
  Fuego Alberta Co-op    
    Fifty Licks Ice Cream    



Learn the ABCs of Biking at Sunday Parkways, July 27

ABC of Hacienda HouseThe ABC group is rolling into Sunday Parkways-NE with much bike knowledge in tow. The ABC group, also known as Andando en Bicicletas en Cully, is comprised of residents of Hacienda who are committed to organizing and providing programs to promote bicycling.

In 2010, the ABC group bloomed from a collaboration between  Hacienda Community Development Corporation and Community Cycling Center after they launched the Understanding Barriers to Bicycling Project. The group ignited by the project saw an opportunity to promote physical activity, community bonding and address social isolation for residents living in predominantly immigrant communities in Portland. The group continues to receive support by the two nonprofits in which it found inspiration, and now has been going strong for four years. It is bringing its accumulated bike knowledge to Sunday Parkways on July 27th in the form of a Bike Fair. The Bike Fair can be found at the Rigler ES Activity Area (Rigler School -5401 NE Prescott St, Portland, OR) at Sunday Parkways.

ABC los invita a participar en la Feria de Bicicletas de Cully. La Feria será parte de Sunday Parkways y es auspiciada por la Asociación de Vecinos de Cully y Kaiser Permanente.

Durante la feria tendremos talleres de:

Mecánica Básica: 11am -1pm,  aprenderemos a parchar llantas y a limpiar bicicletas.

Cascos Gratis: 1:30pm - 2:30pm, guiaremos actividades para aprender a usar el casco correctamente.

Reglas del Transito: 2:45pm - 3:15pm, ofreceremos actividades para aprender a andar en trafico seguramente. 

Técnicas para montar bicicleta y/o andar con un carro para niños: 3:30pm- 4:00pm, En este segmento tendremos bicicletas y carritos para prestar con miembros de ABC entrenados a enseñar a montar bicicleta.

The workshops offered at the Bike Fair include the following: 

Basic Mechanic (11:00am -1:00 pm): this workshop includes: how to fix a flat tire and bike cleaning.

Helmet Fitting (1:30pm - 2:30 pm): We will offer free helmets and provide safety and education activities.

Rules of the Road (2:45-3:15 pm): We will offer fun activities to discuss and practice rules of the road and safety tips for riders.

Riding Techniques (3:30-4pm): We will teach both adults and kids how to ride a bike. In addition we will show how to install and ride with a baby/cargo trailer.

The Workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish. Para mayor informacion contacte con: Teresa 503. 933.2019 o Rosaisela 503.954.8353.




Looking for ways to Thrive with Kaiser Permanente

KP RidesExpect to see more bright green shirts among the diverse mix of people attending the July 27 Sunday Parkways in Northeast Portland. Employees, family and friends of presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanente will ride the course wearing the green “Thrive” shirts of the health care brand.

If you have health care with Kaiser Permanente, you may even see your doctor or care provider out there. The ride is organized thanks to a new Active Living employee group designed to promote healthy lifestyles throughout the company.  

About the group, Karen Shartman, vice president and CFO with Kaiser Permanente NW says, "Our aim is to improve our lives and have more avenues to connect so that we can be a model for the community. Whatever health goals we set, we want our employees to get the support they need and have fun doing it.”

Be sure to visit the Kaiser Permanente booth at Alberta Park to sign up for a chance to win a NIKE+ FuelBand! And, share your healthy selfie on social media at #kphealthie.