Portland Oregon Walk

Join us on October 7, 2023


Welcome to the Out of the Darkness

Portland Oregon Walk  


Event Details

Date: 10/07/2023

Location: Daimler Truck North America LLC, 4555 Channel Ave, Portland, OR 97217

Event Opens: 9:00 am

Walk Start Time: 11:00 am

Contact Information

Walk Chair: Angela Perry (She/Her/Hers), 503-901-7692, oregon@afsp.org

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance, hope, and support. It unites our communities and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental health conditions have affected our lives and the lives of those we love and care about.

If you're looking for support and/or resources, please visit www.afsp.org/get-help and www.afsp.org/resources.

Register to Walk With Us!

Returning participant? Thank you for being a Walk Alumni! When you click the register button be sure to click the blue Login link under "Been Here Before?"

Having trouble registering?  Click here to watch a step-by-step guide. See FAQs below if you have any questions. If you’ve already registered and would like to either create a new team or join an existing one, log into your account and click on the “change team membership” option on the right hand side of your dashboard tab (on mobile you’ll need to click “dashboard” first). View this video tutorial for more help.

Day-of Experience: Resources & Activities


9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Booths and activities open.

11 a.m. - Ceremony begins

The walk immediately follows the ceremony. 

The event closes at 1 p.m.

On-Site Activities

AFSP Info booth and Merchandise Tent

Community Partner Booths

Photo Backdrop

Hope Rocks + Memorial Cranes

Self-Care Station

Honor Beads & Walk Bibs

Honor Beads will be available on-site to show your connection(s) to the cause.

Walk bibs will be available so you can share why you walk. 


Hope & Healing

Visit our Memorial Tent to honor and remember loved ones lost. We will have "In Memory" sheets available for you to fill out. You're also welcome to bring your own photos or signs.

Visit the HOPE sign to leave messages of encouragement for others, or pick up message for yourself. 


Route Information
The walk route is approximately a little over 1 mile, and is fully paved. It runs along Channel Avenue, then turns left and returns along the waterfront. If you're not able to complete the walk, that's just fine - please still join us for the event and ceremony.


What time do I need to be there?

The event opens at 9 a.m. with resources, community partner booths, memorial activities, and more. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m., followed by the walk. You don't have to get there right at 9, but plan to leave enough time to park and get settled before the ceremony begins!​

How do I get there?

The event is at Daimler Truck North America Headquarters, at 4555 N Channel Ave, Portland, 97217. Once you are in the vicinity, please follow volunteer directions, not your GPS. Parking is available off of N. Channel Ave -- see the map below for parking lots marked in orange. Yellow arrows denote the flow of traffic. N Port Center Road will be closed.


If you take public transit, the closest Trimet stop is Stop ID 115 (N. Anchor and Channel), which is served by the 72 and 85 bus lines. Visit https://trimet.org/home/planner to plan your trip.


What should I bring?

Plan to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle, as the weather is predicted to be warm. You are welcome to bring pictures to post in the memorial garden, or signs to carry along the walk.

Do I need to check in when I get there?

You do not need to check in! If you have donations to drop off or a fundraiser t-shirt to pick up, head to the t-shirt pickup booth.

Do I have to register ahead of time? Can I bring someone with me who isn't registered?

It's very helpful for us if people pre-register, but it's not required! You can also register online on event day. If you’re able, please use your smartphone to register to help us reduce lines.

Can I bring my pet to the event?

Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome at the event. Please note that there will be amplified sound and a large crowd. Please pick up after your pet.

Is there food available?

There will be a coffee truck, as well as pizza, cotton candy, and hot dogs for sale.

New Team Incentives

Once again, our top fundraising team will lead the walk and carry our top team banner. 

We also have a new reward -- our top FIVE fundraising teams as of the Friday before the walk will get a "Team Table" at the event! Gather your team, decorate your table, and have a seat while you come together before the walk. 

There's now an app to make it even easier to raise funds and receive updates!

Click below to get started!


And don't forget about all the ways you can FUNdraise!


Ways You Can Help

Promote the Walk in Your Community! 

Click here to print walk flyers to post in your workplace, school, or community!

Follow us on social! @OOTDWalks 

Post on your social accounts, tag us,  and share why you walk with your community!

Team Corner

Become a Team Captain

Team Central

Fundraise to Help #StopSuicide

$150+ - Raise $150 by 10/07/2023 and receive the official Out of the Darkness Walk t-shirt!   Donations can be made to a team as a whole,  but the T-shirt and other incentives are based only on INDIVIDUAL fundraising.  


Create a FB Fundraiser through your account or it will not connect to your page! 

Want to take an extra step to stop suicide?


This event is volunteer-run, and we always need day-of walk volunteers to lend a hand! If you'd like to help out, please sign up here


Sponsoring the Portland Oregon Walk shows your community and employees that your business cares about mental health and preventing suicide. Click here to view our sponsorship information.  Ready to join us? Sign up at afsp.org/walksponsors or  contact oregon@afsp.org.


We invite community partners to table at the event to share their resources and connect with the community. If your organization works in an area related to mental health or suicide prevention, please sign up here

Register by clicking the button at the top of the page

Thank you participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors for your support! Together, we can save lives and bring hope.

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, dial 988 or text TALK to 741-741