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Event Details

Event Details

At Take Steps, we’ll come together to honor the journeys of those living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Every step we take, and every dollar we raise will create awareness, fund critical research, and show everyone touched by this isolating disease that they are not alone.

Event Schedule
Trailhead Check-In Area Opens: 9:30 am
Dedication Ribbon Ceremony: 10:30 am

We welcome our IBD community to stay and enjoy our reserved picnic space following the walk. We invite you to bring your own picnic (BYOP). Bottled water and light snacks will be available.

Location & Parking
Address: Oaks Amusement Park Picnic Area 9, 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202

The event space will be in Picnic Area 9, highlighted on the map below along with the restroom locations (their hours and locations are also detailed below). You can view a full, larger map on the Oaks Park website

Parking Details: Oaks Park requires a parking fee. Parking fees are $5 per day and are only payable onsite via self-service parking meters or on your mobile device at Parking spaces are first-come, first-served. The closest bus stop is approximately 1 mile away. Bike racks are available near the Ferris Wheel. The top five Take Steps teams will receive free parking for two vehicles per team. Team Captains will receive the parking code prior to the event.

Walk Route Length
Approximately 1 mile

Bathroom Access
Take Steps participants will have access to the Oaks Park restrooms. The restrooms located by the Tilt-A-Whirl will be open starting from 7 am. These are the restrooms closest to our event area in Picnic Area 9. The restrooms across the center parking lot will be open by around 10 am. There are single-user restrooms near the front entrance to the roller rink that will be open by around 10 am. The restrooms by the main office will be open by around 11:30 am.

To download a map of Oaks Park, click here

Furry Friends
Friendly pets are allowed at Portland Take Steps! Please be sure that they remain on a leash and that you pick up after them.


Start at our Trailhead area. Check-in, submit donations, and IBD patients — you’ll find a special green T-shirt!

Next, grab a Dedication Ribbon that represents your connection to IBD. Hold on to it for our Dedication Ribbon Ceremony!

Head over to Base Camp to learn more about support and resources — and our work towards IBD cures.

At Base Camp, select your Badges. Wear them proudly to show your connection to the IBD community!

Your IBD journey is unique — and important. Patients and caregivers, add a marker on our IBD Journey Map in honor of where you've been and where we're headed: Mt. Remission & IBD cures.

Join in on fun activities and crafts for kids of all ages at Camp Oasis Corner!

Let patients and caregivers know they’re not alone when you participate in the Dedication Ribbon Ceremony.

There are more areas to explore and enjoy while at Take Steps. From our photo area at Mt. Remission, to Trailblazer Lodge for our Top Fundraisers, and more — there is fun for all ages. We can’t wait to see you!


Do you follow us on social? Use the hashtags #TakeSteps and #TakeStepsEffect to interact with us and share all of the fun at Take Steps.


Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.

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