Come Celebrate with Us!

October 27, 2019


Event grounds open;
shuttles from Washington Park MAX Station at the Oregon Zoo begin. Preregistration required (SHUTTLES ARE AT CAPACITY)

Grand Ronde Color Guard leads a parade from NW 24th Place and W. Burnside up to the event grounds(Bicycles welcomed, but must be walked)

All-you-can-eat pancakes
by Chris Cakes (Preregistration required here)
Bob’s Bars by Bob’s Red Mill (free while they last)
coffee and water

100m Wildwood Dash run by Foot Traffic (Prize for the best Wildwood-themed costumes!) Preregistration requested here.

Ceremony begins with “Ribbon Tying” by Michael Curry and Bodyvox.

Song and blessing from
Siletz and Grand Ronde tribes.

Remarks by Adena Long, Portland Parks & Recreation Director, Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, Metro Councilor Sam Chase, US Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and others.

“Walk the Walker Crossing” on your own or with experts from Forest Park Conservancy, Pittock Mansion, Hoyt Arboretum

11:00AM - 12:00PM
Shuttles return from NW Barnes Road to Washington Park MAX Station

Event Ends

All Afternoon
Explore the bridge and the trails of Washington Park and Forest Park!

What you need to know:

Where is the Party?
In the middle of W. Burnside. We’re shutting it down between NW Hermosa Blvd and NW Barnes Rd!  
Event Site Map

How do I get to the party?
There are only two ways to access the party.
(1) By foot or bike:
The east entrance to the party is at West Burnside and NW 24th Place. We are closing the eastbound lane of Burnside so you can walk or run up to the party starting at 8 a.m. - It’s 0.75 miles from the entrance to the event. Bikers must walk.

To get to the entrance, walk, bike or take a bus (Nos. 15, 18, and 20). If you are driving, park on the streets (free until 1 pm!) or in a paid lot. DO NOT park in business parking lots. 
(If you live in an adjacent neighborhood that connects to Burnside between NW 24th and Barnes, walk on in!)

(2) By shuttle:

FREE Shuttles to the party will run every 15 minutes between 8 and 9 am from the Washington Park MAX Station. If you are taking the shuttle for the 100-meter dash, take the 8 am shuttle.
You MUST pre-register to take a shuttle. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate additional registrations at this time. If you haven’t registered for a shuttle yet, please use the NW 24th Pl entrance to walk up to the event. 

Where is the 100-meter Wildwood Dash?
The 100-meter dash hosted by Foot Traffic starts near the entrance of the party at NW Hermosa and W Burnside.

Do I need a ticket? How much does it cost?
The Barbara Walker Crossing is free and no ticket is required. But if you want to take the shuttle or all-you-can-eat pancakes, you have to register.

Where can I park?
You can park at the Washington Park MAX Station and take the shuttle to NW Barnes and Burnside. Or you can park on the streets (free until 1 pm!) or in a paid lot and walk or run up Burnside from NW 24th. Please do not park in private business parking lots. Note: Payment is required for all numbered parking spaces in Washington Park begining at 9:30 am.

What should I wear?
There is no bad weather in Oregon, only bad clothing! Come prepared. And remember, it’s almost Halloween: Wildwood-themed costumes encouraged!

Can I hike the Wildwood Trail after the party?
You bet, but only after the event ends at 10:30 am. From the party, there is only one access: Walk up Burnside, turn left at SW Fischer, and about ¼-mile up you can access the Wildwood Trail--about a ¾-mile walk, in all. You can do it on your own, or connect with our friends from Hoyt Arboretum, Pittock Mansion, or Forest Park Conservancy.

How do I get back to my car or to transit?
Shuttles will return to Washington Park MAX Station from 11 am-noon. 
Remember: you must preregister to take the shuttle.
The party ends promptly at 11:30 am as W. Burnside will open soon after.
DO NOT walk on Burnside after party.

Can I bike to and from the party?
Yes, but there will be no formal bike parking. And you must walk your bike inside the entrance.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

Thank you to our event partners:

For more information, contact Jessica Green at or 503.445.0994.