Eliot Neighborhood Association
The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021. The static map shows the race route in the proximity of 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
The new Portland Marathon does NOT take the same route as it has in past years through the Eliot Neighborhood Association. Although the actual race route does not enter Eliot, it will impact nearby streets. Runners begin the race Downtown and run through Old Town, Northwest District, and the Pearl District before accessing the Broadway Bridge. They then use the Broadway Bridge to cross to the east side and perform a clockwise loop around the Moda Center. The route then heads back west across the Broadway Bridge and makes its way south down Naito Pkwy into South Portland.
Special Traffic Considerations In Your Neighborhood
The Broadway Bridge will be entirely closed to all vehicles (including Portland Streetcar) from 7:15-9:45 a.m. After 9:45 a.m. there will be no restrictions on use of the Broadway Bridge. No vehicles will be able to travel west on Broadway anywhere past Benton Ave.
The Steel Bridge will remain open during the entire event, but vehicles entering Old Town from the Lloyd District using the Steel Bridge will experience delays from 7:15-9:45 a.m.
The Burnside Bridge will always maintain one eastbound lane and one westbound lane open during the entire event, but vehicles traveling west up Burnside from the Bridge will experience delays from 7:00-8:00 a.m., including a complete temporary closure of Burnside from 7:10-7:30 a.m.
N Interstate Ave will not be restricted and should be used to cross underneath the race route on the Broadway Bridge if access across the route is needed in that area between 7:15 and 9:45 a.m. The only special consideration on N Interstate Ave is that the fly-over exit from southbound N Interstate Ave onto N Larrabee Ave will be closed from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m.
Those needing to travel between Eliot and the west side of the river will experience the least amount of inconvenience by doing so via the I-405 or I-5 freeways (Fremont or Marquam Bridges).
The I-5 Southbound freeway on-ramp at the northeast corner of the Moda Center (Wheeler Ave / Williams Ave) will remain open and unobstructed during the entire event.
Entire Race Route
The interactive map below shows the entire race route. Zoom in to see the exact streets that will be used for the race. If you plan to travel into or through any neighborhoods near the race route between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct 3, please take a moment to read the detailed traffic control description for that neighborhood by returning to the main Traffic page and selecting the neighborhood in question.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the City's administration of this permit, please contact Allison Madsen at email@example.com or 503-865-2482.