Portland Sunday Parkways offers car-free fun this summer

Walk, bike, or roll along designated routes that are closed to traffic during special events taking place through August.

People walk their bicycles on a paved street with food booths.

There will be plenty of food options along the Cully route for when you work up an appetite.

This summer marks the 16th anniversary of Portland Sunday Parkways, AKA “the city’s biggest family street party.” On dedicated days, the city closes some public streets to traffic and clears the way for Portlanders to walk, bike, roll, and play without worrying about cars.

There are two remaining Sunday Parkways events this summer: Sunday, June 25 in the Cully neighborhood and Sunday, Sept. 10 in Southwest Portland. Each route is accessible, family-friendly, and people are welcome to hop on at any point along the way from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Participants can enjoy live music, free Biketown rides, water bottle fill stations, bike tune-ups, food pop-ups, and workshops (think: skateboarding clinics and circus training) at parks and stops along the Cully route. Be sure to join the Kaiser Permanente Sticker Hunt and redeem your completed map for a special bike bell.

To receive event updates and information about scheduled activities, text “Cully” or “Southwest” to (888) 520-0526. You can also sign up to volunteer.

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