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Phone: 503-823-5185

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Fun, Fish, and Food at Foster Flood Plains

kids on bikesSunday, May 15th be sure to stop by the Foster Floodplain Natural Area, where the Springwater Corridor Trail crosses Foster Road (around SE 106th Avenue). Once again, the Bureau of Environmental Services will be hosting a fun, nature-based Sunday Parkways stop featuring our very popular – and free – FISH HATS!

Sunday Parkways is a great way to get out and enjoy your neighborhood and your watershed.
Learn about Portland’s streams and watersheds, landscaping with native plants, taking care of green streets, tree planting, and reducing pavement.

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Enjoy BIRDS (thanks to Audubon’s Birds of Prey and an expert birder from the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership), GAMES, MUSIC (Train River), FOOD (Scoop Handmade Ice Cream and Poblano Pepper), FISH HATS, and FUN!

So bike, walk, or roll on over to see what is happening to improve Johnson Creek and find out how you can get involved. And check out fun and informative activities by the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Green Lents, Depave, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Zenger Farm, Leach Botanical Gardens, OTAK, and Portland Parks & Recreation.

Mark your calendar for May 15th as your day to get out, gets some exercise and get to know the Johnson Creek watershed. And don’t forget to pick up your fish hat!

A Trip to Milwaukie: An Introduction

DogwoodMilwaukie is located within a few miles of downtown Portland, and provides easy access to regional activities and services. The city's downtown area is undergoing a revival with new housing and retail spaces envisioned through urban renewal and the development of Milwaukie Riverfront Park

In September 2015, the Max Orange Line opened connecting the city with Southeast Portland, Portland State University and the Portland city center. The new Orange Line also uses the region's newest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing. The city is committed to enhancing sustainability practices to create a community where people and nature thrive, and is currently updating Milwaukie's sustainability plan. 

Milwaukie hosts a number of community events throughout the year, including the Sunday Farmers Market, First Fridays and the Umbrella Parade (see photos here), as well as neighborhood concerts and picnics during the summer, which gives the city a unique and cultural, small-town feel. 

We are excited to team up with the City of Portland in holding our first joint Sunday Parkways! 

For more information, please visit, find the city's Facebook at or follow the city on twitter @cityofmilwaukie.

News Release: Sunday Parkways announces 2016 season

2016 season features new route linking Milwaukie to Portland, new Sellwood Bridge

Map of the 2016 Route (Feb. 17, 2016) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation and presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanete announced the Sunday Parkways 2016 schedule, featuring five-traffice free events through Portland neighborhoods, including a new route linking the cities of Portland and Milwaukie and crossing the new Sellwood Bridge. 

"Sunday Parkways is a great celebration of Portland," said Commissioner Steve Novick, who oversees PBOT. "It connects our neighborhoods and inspires people to try biking and walking for fun, health, and transportation. After trying Sunday Parkways, Portlanders often add biking and walking to their daily lives."

The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente begins on May 15 in East Portland and finishes in October with the Sellwood/Milwaukie event. To read the full article visit:

Sunday Parkways knows PDX Streets (2016)

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 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 October. The routes connect to a series of Activity hubs/Marketplaces that are usually stationed at parks. At these Marketplaces 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 green and 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 or flyers 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 to see a range of products that Portland has to offer. Stop by our marketplaces located at each park.

3) Most of all - have fun! Ride your bike. Walk the Route. Dance, sing, rock out, 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 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 and expand your connections throughout the city. 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!