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Fun, Food and festivities at Hillsdale Center

Riding in the SWThe Sunday Parkways route while sporting no beginning or finish, finds a fine start at Hillsdale Shopping Center. At the Hillsdale Shopping Center you will find Food Front serving up food and entertainment. Don't miss Jon Koonce rockin' the stage, or the local pear tasting and other goodies set-up outside of the Food Front Store.

For those curious about the walking routes peppered throughout Southwest Portland, as well as those featured in the Sunday Parkways route, make sure to stop by the SW Trails’ booth for some local insight into the best walking paths.

Movie goers will find nothing fake at the George Faux Films’ booth that offers a preview to an upcoming movie release. For those hoping to fuel up before they continue their ride, there are several vendors with foods and drinks ranging from tamales to kombucha.

Glee and Gladness at Gabriel Park

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Gabriel Park will be buzzing with activities on Sunday, September 28th.

The stage at Gabriel Park is designed to keep you moving. Parks & Recreation will be offering Zumba and Hip Hop classes, and then Yiddish Republic will steal the stage with their ode to old world music. Located a hop and skip away, follow the sound of giggles to the Bouncy inflatable Playhouse or to the Kaiser Permanente Healthy Double Dare Challenge. Or follow the sound of Old English to OpsFest as they perform their interpretation of an A Midsommer Nights Dreame. The Circus will also be in town. Circus Cascadia will lead children and adults to challenge their inner circus performer. Near the entrance of the Park, Clif Kid and Whole Foods will be providing an array of yummy snacks, which will help people fuel for the NW Trail Alliance Bike skills tracks. The Jewish Federation of Greater Oregon will also be there. They will have a puppet show, Challah & honey tasting, and a prize drawing for all. With all this activity happening you may not know where to start or finish! Take a look at our brochure to help better plan your time at Gabriel Park.

Fun times at Troy Street Marketplace & Hillsdale Shopping Center

SW Sunday ParkwaysThe final event in the season of Sunday Parkways has come, and we are excited for this hilly tour of Southwest Portland. The route will take participants over the mountain (well over the hills) and through four activity hubs: Hillsdale Shopping Center, Troy Street Marketplace, Multnomah Village, and Gabriel Park.

At Hillsdale Shopping Center, participants should make sure to stop by Food Front, one of our great sponsors, for coffee, local pear tasting and other goodies. For those looking to capture memories of the last event of the season, a quick step over to the Everett Custom Homes photo booth will do the trick. Along with photos and pear tasting, the site will offer an array of other local businesses to support, all with the cool crisp sounds of Jon Koonce playing in the forefront.

Just a walk or bike trip down the route is the Troy Street Marketplace where the Mudtown Stompers will be offering live music from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. At the same site, Portland Firefighters are providing free CPR classes as part of the Portland Fire & Rescue mission to teach more people how save lives. There will also be tons of booths bustling with voodoo, shaved Ice, and sustainable resources.

Sunny Skies and Smiles at Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways

It was a pretty amazing day folks! We had more than a whopping 25,400 people attend the Southeast Portland Sunday Parkways event. The Southeast Sunday Parkways took attendees through 7 miles of beautiful neighborhood, bringing participants through four activity hubs including the Universal Cycles Marketplace, Colonel Summers Park, Laurelhurst Park and Ivon Park. The sunny cool summer day brought out many families, friends, and neighbors hungry for a day full of fun, activity, biking and more.

Caught in the MomentThe day started with the swinging symphony of sounds from the Carroll Raaum Swing Orchestra at Laurelhurst Park, which was soon followed by laughter and chatter as the streets and the park began to fill. The music continued with the entrance of Boys without Toys, followed by DJ Prashant who by mid-day had turned the park into a grassy dance floor. On Oak Street a record number of businesses and organizations offered an array of both food and food for thought. Near the Laurelhurst Pond an enclave of nonprofits provided a breadth of engagement opportunities on topics ranging from local renewable energy options to access to food for all Oregonians.  

The sounds of bluegrass, performed by The Mudtown Stompers, breezed bike riders and pedestrians into Ivon Park. Once there, if it wasn’t the sound of music you heard, it was likely the giggles of children enthralled in play at the Bouncy inflatable playhouse, at the Clif Kid station, or on the swing set.  Awesome Riders

A slightly longer stretch brought one to Colonel Park, the event’s activity center, where the park was bustling with options that included the Northwest Trail Alliance bike skills track, Parks and Recreations Zumba classes, the Fit Body Boot Camp, along with the Spread Da’Love Basketball drills course that provide free school supplies for participants.

If that wasn’t enough, there was still one remaining activity hub to visit. Many finished there day at the Universal Cycles Marketplace where the Bike Transportation Alliance held a Block Party. The Block Party overflowed with music, coffee, delicious foods, smiles and even ran until 6 pm.

Overall, the day began and ended with music, laughter, sun and many many participants. A big thank goes out to all of our sponsors, donors, vendors, volunteers, entertainers, Police and flaggers for making this such a great event.

We hope you join us for the last event of the season on September 28th. Until then, stay in the know or share your stories by joining us on Facebook and/or Twitter.