2024 Community Events  

Forest Park Walk | Saturday June 29, 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Leif Erikson Germantown Trail Head, NW Leif Erikson Dr, Portland, OR 97229. Link to map. (Shuttle pick up at 10:00AM from N/NE Portland). Hosted by AfroNature, Multnomah County REACH and Portland Parks and Recreation

Join us for a guided, group walk along Leif Erikson Drive in gorgeous Forest Park! This 2-mile out-and-back begins and ends at Germantown Road Trailhead at 10:30am. Shuttles are available from two Portland locations to and from the trailhead. Shuttle pick up is at 10:00AM. (See shuttle locations below. Registration required for shuttles.) This walk is suitable for all ages and paces. Volunteers will be available for those that want to turn back at any point.

Shuttle locations

You must register for this event to use the shuttles.

  • NE Health Center 5329 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 97211
  • Charles Jordan Community Center 9009 N Foss Ave 97203

Register at bit.ly/REACHforestpark or call 503-823-4328. You must have a Portland Parks and Recreation account to register. For information on how to set up an account, watch this video: youtube.com/watch?v=RMlO9H_-DAg.

Portland Parks and Recreation Try-a-thon | Saturday, July 13, 10:30AM - 3:30PM

Fernhill Park 6010 NE 37th Ave, Portland, OR 97211. Link to mapHosted by Oregon Walks, Multnomah County REACH and Portland Parks and Recreation

Experience Portland Parks and Recreation classes for free at this try-a-thon! With a variety of low-cost options for residents, these classes are a great resource for families and people of all ages. Find which one you like before signing up! (Registration details coming soon.)

Recurring REACH Walks

Mondays, 4:30PM - 5:30PM | NE Health Center 5329 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd 97211

Tuesdays, 1:00PM - 2:00PM | East End of Lloyd Center, 1241 Lloyd Center 97232 (1st Floor)

Thursdays 5:30PM - 7:00PM | East Portland Community Center 740 SE 106th Ave 97216

What is Active People, Healthy Multnomah?

Multnomah County is participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) national Active People, Healthy Nation initiative which aims to get:


How can you participate?

  • Use hashtags #moveyourway and #activepeoplehealthymultnomah to share your progress. This summer and fall, REACH is challenging Multnomah County residents to move more by joining a community activity and getting out on their own. Let us know how you're doing!

  • Set a reasonable goal to increase your activity. The CDC recommends adults get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity and 2 days of muscle strengthening activity each week. We suggest prioritizing 30 minutes of your preferred type of movement five days a week to reach this goal. This can include walking, yoga, stretching, dancing, gardening or other activities and being active by yourself or with a group. Do what sounds fun for you!

  • Ask family members, friends, and colleagues to join you. Group activities help build community and can make exercise more enjoyable. Having others around you with a shared goal is a great way to stay motivated.

  • Download the WalkerTracker App to track your activity minutes. Use program URL: multcoreach




  • Check the REACH website or Facebook page regularly for events like community bike rides, walks, challenges and more. (Follow and participate on social media with the #ActivePeopleHealthyMultnomah hashtag.)