Goose Hollow Foothills League

The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2024. 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

The race route within the Goose Hollow Foothills League only touches the neighborhood briefly and mainly remains on the northern border of the neighborhood. Runners exit Downtown and enter Goose Hollow by running west on Alder St near mile two of the marathon. They will continue west on Alder St all the way to Burnside St, and then remain westbound on Burnside St until turning north onto NW 23rd Ave.

Special Traffic Considerations In Your Neighborhood

It will not be possible to drive on or across Alder St or Burnside St on the portions of those roads used by the race (please refer to the map) between the hours of 7:10 and 8:15 a.m.

Because of the restriction on crossing Alder St from 7:10-8:15 a.m., it will not be possible to access the 405 N Freeway from Goose Hollow by using the SW 14th Ave / Couch St on-ramp. Those needing to exit the neighborhood to travel north on the 405 freeway during that time will need to travel east to SW Broadway and then south to use the SW 6th Ave on-ramp to northbound 405.

The most convenient way to exit the neighborhood between 7:10 and 8:15 a.m. will be to use the Taylor St on-ramp to the southbound 405 freeway. There will be no restrictions to access at this location.

During the impacted timeframe those planning to enter Goose Hollow from the east should do so via the 405 North Freeway. Use the Salmon St Exit (Exit 2A). Those planning to enter Goose Hollow from the north should do so via the 405 South Freeway and exiting onto US Hwy 26 westbound. After driving through the tunnel, take the first exit (Exit 72) towards the Oregon Zoo. Use SW Knights Blvd to turn and enter eastbound US Hwy 26. From eastbound US Hwy 26 take the first exit (Exit 73) onto Jefferson St towards Providence Park.

To the extent possible, Goose Hollow residents are encouraged to use the Marquam Bridge (as opposed to other bridges) on their way to/from the east side from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If your family or business would like to cheer on the runners as they pass through Goose Hollow, the climb up Burnside St is an excellent cheering location. This is the steepest climb in the entire route and runners will be very grateful for extra encouragement as they tackle the hill.

"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, Sept. 30 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. 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:

  • SW Alder St between SW Broadway and W Burnside St
  • W Burnside St between SW Alder St and NW 23rd 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.

Interactive Map

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

For questions regarding the City's administration of this permit, please contact Allison Madsen at or 503-865-2482.