Brooklyn Action Corps
The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. The static map shows the race route in and around your neighborhood. Continue to scroll down to see an interactive map of the entire route. As a rule of thumb it will not be possible to drive on, or drive across, the streets used for the race until the last runner has passed the location and the traffic control devices have been removed. Vehicles will be turned away one block prior to reaching the race route.
Route Description In Your Neighborhood
Runners will enter the Brooklyn Neighborhood by running north from Sellwood-Moreland on SE Milwaukie Ave. They continue north on Milwaukie until turning right (east) onto SE Lafayette, left (north) onto SE 13th Ave, and then left onto SE Rhine St. The route then continues north on Milwaukie again and runs past Brooklyn Park and turns left (west) onto SE Franklin St. Runners then continue west up SE Franklin St and turn right (north) onto SE McLoughlin Blvd (99E) to cross underneath SE Powell Blvd / Ross Island Bridge.
Special Traffic Considerations In Your Neighborhood
It will not be possible to drive on or across SE Milwaukie Ave, SE Lafayette St, SE 13th Ave, SE Rhine St, or SE Franklin St on the portions of those roads used by the race in Brooklyn (please refer to the map) between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
Eastbound and westbound travel on SE Holgate Blvd will not be possible between SE McLoughlin Blvd (99E) and SE 17th Ave. The left-turn off-ramp from southbound 99E onto Holgate will be closed.
Brooklyn residents who live west of Milwaukie and south of Franklin St: To exit the neighborhood during the hours of the event, travel west to access northbound McLoughlin (99E) on Haig St, 7th Ave, Rhone St, Center St, or Reynolds St. It will not be possible to exit your neighborhood by driving east across Milwaukie, north across Franklin St, or south to use Holgate. To re-enter your neighborhood during the hours of the event, you will need to do so by approaching from the south and driving north on McLoughlin (99E), and then enter the neighborhood on Haig St, 7th Ave, Rhone St, Center St, or Reynolds St. Note that you will not be able to use Holgate to access 99E. Consider using SE 17th Ave to access 99E.
Brooklyn residents who live west of Milwaukie and north of Franklin St: Between the hours of 7:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. you will be able to exit your street by traveling north and exiting onto SE Powell Blvd; you will not be able to exit by traveling south to access Franklin St. However, please be aware that you will NOT be able to return to your street during these hours. Vehicles traveling on Powell will not be able to turn south off of Powell onto 7th Ave, 8th Ave, 9th Ave, 10th Ave, 11th Ave, or Milwaukie Ave. Similarly, vehicles approaching Franklin St from the south will not be able to drive across Franklin St at any of the cross streets mentioned above. Residents of this area will need to park their vehicles on a nearby street upon their return home, and should be aware of the traffic impacts in the area in which they plan to park.
Brooklyn residents who live east of Milwaukie will be able to freely exit the neighborhood via SE Powell Blvd or SE 17th Ave. They will not be able to drive west across Milwaukie to access 99E. When returning to the neighborhood, they should approach from the north or east and do so via Powell Blvd or 17th Ave. It will not be possible to exit northbound 99E and use Haig St, 7th Ave, Rhone St, Center St, Reynolds St, or Holgate St to arrive at your home because vehicles will not be allowed to drive across Milwaukie.
The exception to the statement above is for Brooklyn residents who live on the block contained between SE Milwaukie Ave, 13th Ave, Lafayette St, and Rhine St. These residents should plan to park their vehicles on a nearby street (such as SE 14th Ave) before and during the hours of the event if they need to enter and/or exit the neighborhood during that time.
Brooklyn residents who live on the race route on SE Milwaukie Blvd or SE Franklin St and need to travel during the hours of the event should plan to park their vehicles on a nearby street before and during the event, and follow the guidelines above for the area in which they plan to park.
"No Parking" Streets & Driveway Access Along Route
The interactive map below shows the entire race route. Zoom in to see the exact streets that will be used for the race. All streets that are used for the actual race will be posted "No Parking" from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. If your home or business is located on the actual race route, please note that any vehicles parked on the street during the indicated hours will be courtesy towed. Towed vehicles will be taken to the closest possible street that is not posted as No Parking.
"No Parking" enforcement will also be in effect in instances where one-way streets run into the street used for the actual race. If your home or business is located on a one-way street that intersects the race route, you will not be able to park your vehicle within one block of the race route from 2:00 p.m. on Saturday to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. If your car is towed, please call 503-823-0044.
Because it will not be permissible to drive on the streets used for the race while runners are present, residents and businesses whose driveways access the race route will not be able to pull their vehicles into/out of their driveways during the closures; they should instead plan to park their vehicles on a nearby street that is not located on the race route. In your neighborhood, the streets that will be used for the race and will therefore be posted "No Parking" and inaccessible to resident and business driveways are:
- SE Milwaukie Ave between SE Reedway St and SE Franklin St
- SE Franklin St between SE Milwaukie Blvd and SE McLoughlin Blvd (99E)
- SE Lafayette St between SE Milwaukie Ave and SE 13th Ave
- SE 13th Ave between SE Lafayette St and SE Rhine St
- SE Rhine St between SE 13th Ave and SE Milwaukie Ave
Vehicles approaching these streets will be stopped and turned around one block prior to reaching the street until the course has been cleared of runners and re-opened.
Neighborhood Cheer Challenge
Does your neighborhood association want to get involved with the marathon and make some money? All neighborhood associations (including those that are not on the actual race route) are invited to participate in the Neighborhood Cheer Challenge. Here's how it works: If your association decides to participate, you will be assigned a spot on the race course to take over and demonstrate your neighborhood's personality. You are encouraged to bring signs, play music, decorate, and most importantly CHEER on the runners and help them have an unforgettable experience.
After the race, runners will vote on their favorite groups and the top five neighborhood associations will win $500 each, with the first place group taking home the grand prize of $1,000. There is no limit or requirement on the number of people who need to participate, and there is no fee to participate. To sign up your neighborhood, email us at email@example.com.
For questions regarding the City's administration of this permit, please contact Allison Madsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-865-2482.