Sam Balto (Contributor)

Sam Balto (Contributor)

Sam Balto is a northeast Portland resident who teaches physical education at a local public school. In 2019 he was honored with a Weston Award from Oregon Walks for his school-based traffic safety advocacy. Follow him on Twitter at @CoachBalto.

How to make the most of your carfree Healthy Block this summer

The saying better late than never definitely applies to PBOT’s new Healthy Blocks program. During the pandemic, PBOT prioritized business permits for outdoor dining and paused popular programs like block parties, street paintings, Sunday Parkways and Play Streets. Now PBOT has reimagined their permit process for street closures and has made it easier for Portlanders … Read more