No matter how we get around, we're likely to be a pedestrian for some part of the day. The Willamette Pedestrian Coalition invites you to participate in nearly 30 walks and events throughout the month of October.
For those familiar with Pedapalooza - the dizzying two-week bike celebration in June - Walktober operates similarly. Anyone can host a walk by putting up on the Walktober calendar.
The walks cover a great deal of thematic territory - from fall color hikes to weird art tours to historic tours of Chinatown/Oldtown. Nearly all are free; check the calendar to see which walks are family friendly.
The Willamette Pedestrian Coalition is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting walking/rolling and making the conditions safe, convenient and attractive throughout the Portland metropolitan region.