Portland Ready to Pilot Shared E-Scooters

e-scooter pilot PDX

The City of Portland is launching a e-scooter share pilot and may permit scooter companies to operate as early as Monday, July 23. PBOT will kick off a 120 day electric scooter share pilot with up to 2,500 scooters this summer. The pilot will test whether scooter share has a role in meeting City transportation and equity goals.

The city has been planning this scooter pilot for several months and we believe have been very thoughtful in their approach to testing out this new form of transportation in the Portland area. Scooter share is an emergent business; it has generated a lot of ridership and concerns. The biggest concern is sidewalk riding that reduces pedestrian safety and comfort. Riding scooters on sidewalk is illegal in Oregon, and riding in Parks is prohibited by City code. The legal place to ride scooters is in bikeways or the roadway.

For more info see PBOT’s FAQs that explain to how the scooters would operate in Portland as well as some of the possible concerns.

If there are issues that you see with scooters either being used in the wrong manner or being parked in the wrong place you may contact e-scooter@portlandoregon.gov.

North Park Blocks hosts Green Loop / Sunday Parkways

Sunday parkway map close up

North Park Blocks will be one of the best stops along  (7 mile) Green Loop / Sunday Parkways on July 22, 2018
(11:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Here’s the activities we are hosting:

  • All Day Zumba Classes from Portland Parks and Recreation
  • Kids soccer nets
  • BIKETOWN – Portland’s bike share system: sign up and take your first ride today!
  • Pacific NW College of Arts: Check out the interactive art station and take a tour of PNCA
  • The Circus Project: Aerial acrobatic performances
  • Prosper Portland: See and hear about the exciting development options for the Post Office relocation
  • New Seasons Market: Your friendly neighborhood grocery store. Stop by and say hi!
  • Potluck in the Park -Feeding Portland Homeless since 1991
  • Kaiser Permanente sticker stop

More info:

Free Yoga in the Park 2018

Free yoga in the North Park Blocks Summer 2018

Yoga in the Park! Thursdays at noon! R2C Group will be hosting the 3rd annual ‘Yoga in the Park’! No sign up necessary, bring a mat, and join us in the North Park Blocks at NW Park and Davis! Feel free to invite friends, neighbors, and coworkers.

We look forward to enjoying the Park this summer! Starting Thursday, June 7th, R2C Group is hosting Yoga in the Park!  Olivia Stephens will be leading the group every Thursday (June 7th – August 30th, except July 5th & August 2nd), weather permitting. No sign up required. Bring your own yoga mat.

Big shoutout to our Park Blocks neighbors – R2C Group

NPB: Starting Point for “March for Our Lives PDX”

March for Our Lives PDX

The North Park Blocks is proud to serve as the staging area for the “March for Our Lives PDX” Event Facebook Page

On Saturday March 24, student organizers from Portland-area middle schools, high schools, colleges, and universities will lead March for Our Lives PDX. Thousands of Portlanders will join more than 500 worldwide events to demand an end to gun violence in our schools and communities.

Supporters will gather at the North Park Blocks at 10:00 a.m. and march to Pioneer Courthouse Square from 10:30 to noon. The Grammy-winning band and Portland-based band, “Portugal. The Man”, will perform a concert in the Square beginning at noon. The event is expected to wrap up by 2 pm.

Event organizers have worked with the police and proper authorities and have permits for the march and gathering at the Square. As of today, 7000 people are signed up to attend.

Marchers are encouraged to use public transportation,  expect downtown to be very busy on Saturday.

March for Our Lives Press Release

March for Our Lives Route

Free Yoga in the Park Extended

Yoga in the Park extended through September! 

R2C Group will be hosting the 2nd annual ‘Yoga in the Park’! No sign up necessary, bring a mat, and join us at Park and Davis! Feel free to invite friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Yoga in the Park will be hosted on the following days 12PM-1PM: September 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th

Big shoutout to our Park Blocks neighbors – R2C Group