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Come join our Portland Celebration Walk on Sunday

Four New Portlanders celebrate at Sunday Parkways 2018This Sunday, July 21st, Parks for New Portlanders is hosting the third annual Walk with Refugees and Immigrants in partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT)  Sunday Parkways program.  

The walk will begin at the East Portland Community Office (1017 NE 117th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97220) at 11 am. Participants will walk less than a mile to Knott City Park, where various community partners will be hosting a celebration of new Portlanders! There will be food, festivities and entertainment for the whole family as well as a variety of stories and speeches by community leaders here in Portland. 

Additionally, there will be soccer gear and school backpack donations drive at Knott City Park for those looking to stock up on supplies for the fall.   

The Walk with Refugees and Immigrants, which began in 2017, serves as a welcome to Portland’s growing immigrant and refugee community. The walk is a part of Parks for New Portlander’s goal of connecting people who have recently immigrated to Portland with green spaces and outdoor recreation around the city. 

While we are only the 24th largest city in the US, we are proud to rank in the top 10 for refugee relocation.  Oregon was legally declared a sanctuary state in 1987 under Statute 181A.820, and in 2017 Portland was officially declared a sanctuary city. Oregon has a strong history of providing a welcoming home for refugees and immigrants upon arrival in the U.S. and we hope to be a part of building an even better future. 

Join the Outer Northeast Portland community Sunday, July 21st, 2019 to celebrate the immigrants and refugees of Portland at the Walk With Refugees and Immigrants at the East Portland Community Office.  

Celebration Walk starts at 11 am at  East Portland Community Office (1017 NE 117th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97220) 

Walk Start Time: 11:30 am 

Walk End Time: 1 pm

Walk length: 0.8 miles

Start Location: East Portland Community Office (adjacent to Hazelwood Hydro Park) 

End Location: Knott City Park 

Written by Phia Halleen

Sunday Parkways celebrates its 50 event!

Come join us on Sunday, June 30th in North Portland

We are ready to celebrate 50 awesome Sunday Parkways events across Portland!

And in Sunday Parkways fashion, we plan to do the most. For our 50th event we have a jam packed multi-park series of activities! 

Catch them all or just your favorites. Here is what we have in store for you: 

A picture of a Golden Bike

Let's Ride 

The morning is jumping off with the We're Golden Pedalpalooza Ride from the June Key Delta Community Center. It will also be the launch point for the Black Family Ride and the Street Trust Women's Ride. And our theme is GOLD! We encourage people to embrace gold and we will be offering decorations at June Key Delta Community Center for you and your bike !! See you at 11 am. 

For additional resources for women bike rides, click here

Did someone say cake? 

Yes, we did! Who can have a celebration without cake? Not us. We certainly couldn't imagine it. Come grab a gold covered slice on us at June Key Delta Community Center from 11 am - 1 pm. 

A picture of the Kaiser Permanente pin you can win by completing its Sticker Hunt

Your Golden Ticket to Fun 

Kaiser Permanente celebrates Sunday Parkway's 50th event with their Sticker Hunt!  Anyone who completes their Sticker Hunt map will be able to collect the one of a kind North Portland collectible lapel pin.  Come out and participate without the risk of turning into a giant Blueberry!! 

Come join the Oregon Walks Walking Treasure Hunt

Walking Treasure Hunt 

Who doesn’t like finding treasure? Inspired by the Rose Festival Treasure Hunt, Oregon Walks will hold a walking Treasure Hunt. Four items will be hidden across the route between Arbor Lodge and Peninsula Park, whereas a prize will be offered to the 1st and 50th person who turns in photos of their findings! Participation details will be offered on our blog

Maracatu dancing during Make Music Day

Make Music Day 

Sunday Parkways is partnering with Make Music Day, a free celebration of music around the world! Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique. Today, Make Music Day is observed in June in more than 1,000 cities around the world. It is the world's largest annual music event. Come join in at the North Sunday Parkways event at McCoy and Peninsula Parks on Sunday, June 30th. 

For details on any of the above events, click here

Walking Treasure Hunt


Join the Oregon Walks Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt Instructions

  1. Four golden painted items will be hidden along the route between Arbor Lodge and Peninsula Park.
  2. If a participant takes a photo of all four items and show the photo to the staff at the Oregon Walks booth, they can win a prize!
  3. The 1st, 25th, and 50th person to complete this treasure hunt will win a prize!
  4. Sunday Parkways and Oregon Walks will be tweeting hints on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Saturday.

Here is a map of the walking route!

The Treasure Hunt route follows from Arbor Lodge Park to N. Bryant and down towards Congress and Kerby and finally onto N. Ainsworth. 

This is a 1.5 mile walk. There will be four items hidden along the route and one item hidden at each park. 

Look for clues at Sunday Parkways on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Treasure Hunt Route

Make Music Day returns to Sunday Parkways !

Make Music Day is back with a full schedule of music, dance and fun. 

Below is the schedule of the bands and venues for Make Music Day 2019 along with each bands self-described genre(s) and links to videos of them performing. Take a look and see who you're going to come and check out!!

Maracatu dancing at PRIDE in Portland


Time  Band  Genre Video Link Location
11 - 12 pm  Under the Lake Soul Jazz Peninsula Park 
12 - 1 pm  Chihuahua Desert Texas Fiesta Peninsula Park 
1 - 2 pm  Johanna Keith & the Paradigm Crushers 3-piece rock band Peninsula Park 
2 - 3 pm  Chris Baron  Guitar and vocals Peninsula Park 
3 - 4 pm  Z.Z.Rose and Friends Singer-songwriter   Peninsula Park 
Time Band Genre Video Link  Location
11 - 1:45 am  Nurse Band Vocals, 2 guitars and bass McCoy Park
11:45 - 1 pm  Maracatu Brazilian music McCoy Park 
1 - 2 pm  Duke Silvers Ensemble Big Band   McCoy Park 
2 - 4 pm  New Horizons Big Band Big Band McCoy Park 
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