The Portland Parks Foundation is proud to present Paseo, a free new festival and community gathering on July 15-17. Paseo will feature music, dance, spoken word, and other creative forms, along with yoga and healthful, family activities in the heart of downtown at the South Park Blocks and Director Park.
Paseo is a trauma-informed healing event to celebrate and uplift the voices and accomplishments of our city’s diverse artists, community advocates and mutual aid groups. We hope to boldly awaken downtown by showcasing the power of community strength, creativity, and unity while not ignoring the very real change the streets of Downtown have seen in the last 18 months.
The vision for this gathering is to celebrate and amplify the voices and accomplishments of our city’s diverse artists, community advocates and mutual aid groups. Paseo’s programming will encompass most artistic mediums — music, spoken word, theater, dance, visual arts installations, and, hopefully wholly unexpected things. There will be food and market stalls/carts with a focus on BIPOC vendors. Woven into all will be tabling, info stations, and call-outs of various kinds — within the stalls and from the stages — to many of the grassroots groups that have worked so hard for our community.
Learn more at: https://paseopdx.org/