This week Metro debuts Our Big Backyard, a quarterly magazine that will bring you up to speed on parks, trails and natural areas – and introduce you to important choices facing the region. In each edition, you’ll find feature stories, field guides, Q&As, event previews, a photography contest and more.
Metro venues from the West Hills to East Portland host special events all month long.
It's quarterly update time with city councils in Washington County District 4!
The Oregon Zoo invites runners and walkers of all ages to its annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 28. The Thanksgiving Day event, organized by the Oregon Road Runners Club, includes a four-mile run and fitness walk, starting at 8 a.m., and a half-mile Tot Trot, beginning at 9:45 a.m. A portion of Turkey Trot proceeds will fund animal care and programs at the zoo.
Fall in Oregon is a quick flash of bright leaves and crisp, sunny afternoons, here and gone again all too quickly. Before this ephemeral season slips once more through our fingers, view this list of Metro employee favorite fall places for outdoor adventure ideas this autumn.
Harrington has been a steadfast supporter of the development of a regional plan for sidewalks, trails and bike lanes, now called the Regional Active Transportation Plan. For her advocacy, she'll be recognized this weekend at the Oregon Walks Weston Awards.
Kids and parents around the world are changing their morning routines, walking or biking to school on International Walk+Bike to School Day held Wednesday, October 9. The global event, promoted in the Metro region by Oregon Safe Routes to School, encourages children, parents, teachers and community members to improve their health and their communities by getting to school on foot or by bike.
Are you interested in what is happening in your local community and our larger metropolitan region? You can learn more about the activities of your local city and Metro at an upcoming quarterly exchange with Metro Councilor Kathryn Harrington and your local city council.
This summer, two popular regional parks are celebrating half a century as public destinations. On July 12, Metro commemorates Oxbow and Blue Lake's 50th anniversaries with free admission and special activities.
It’s nearly time for the annual Carefree Commuter Challenge beginning in July! This year, the Challenge comes with a new way to participate – the Carefree Commuter Challenge +.