Walkscore: Portland, OR

The top 7 neighborhoods in Portland are walkers' paradises with Downtown Portland earning a walk score of 96/100. The City of Portland has been referred to as one of the most environmentally conscious or "green" cities in the United States.

Downtown Portland is praised for its walkability, earning a 96 out of 100 points on the website Former Mayor Sam Adams explains why Portland has earned the title of one of the most walkable cities in the US, featuring Portland's main attractions as the Portland Art Museum, one of the oldest museums in the US, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Tom McCall Waterfront Park.


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Design Is People

The premiere episode of City Walk shines a spotlight on the most exotic and exciting walks in America, and travels to cities across the country that are currently transforming themselves into more walkable communities. With stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C., and New York City, the episode offers a personalized look at the changing landscape for pedestrians. We also discover how walking rehabilitation helped teenager Daniela recover from a sudden stroke, and how technology that once promised an easy future may now be harmful to your health.

  • 2016-10-22T05:00:00-07:00
  • 2016-10-26T19:30:00-07:00

Every City Is a Living Body

This episode of "City Walk" journeys from Los Angeles to Boston. We take a closer look at something many of us take for granted -- our own two feet. The series will take a look at the city wide cycling/walking extravaganza known as Ciclavia in Los Angeles, the pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and public transportation system of San Francisco, and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace, and the newly completed Greenway in the heart of the city.

  • 2016-10-27T14:30:00-07:00
  • 2016-10-29T05:00:00-07:00
  • 2016-11-02T19:30:00-07:00

What Is the City But Its People?

The walking revolution spreads across the country, from New York City parks to the rugged canyon trails of Orange County. Along the way, meet Maryland's Iverson Mall Walkers..

We witness first hand the pedestrian experience over a century ago on the doublewide sidewalks of old New York, then traverse the present day parks of Manhattan including a visit to a vibrant public space where we’re surprised to find out that not every park is green.

  • 2016-11-05T05:00:00-07:00
  • 2016-11-09T18:30:00-08:00

You'll Never Find a Rainbow If You're Lookin' Down

This episode of "City Walk" begins with a Big Parade in Los Angeles and then boldly strides from Austin to Atlanta, as communities everywhere embrace the walking revolution. 

There are over 300 staircases in the city of Los Angeles and during the Big Parade, a resilient group of City Walkers led by Los Angeles journalist Dan Koeppel is determined to climb them all.

  • 2016-11-12T04:00:00-08:00
  • 2016-11-16T18:30:00-08:00

It Is a Great Art to Saunter

In this episode of "City Walk," saunter along the hidden shorelines of Manhattan before stopping in Denver, Portland, and Washington DC to join communities across America rediscovering their sidewalks and trails.

  • 2016-11-19T04:00:00-08:00