Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood Disctrict (HAND)
The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021. 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 will mainly impact the far west side of the neighborhood. Runners will enter the Hosford-Abernethy (HAND) neighborhood by running north on SE McLoughlin Blvd (99E) underneath the Ross Island Bridge and then turning right (east) onto SE Woodward St. The route continues east on Woodward and then turns left (north) onto SE 9th Ave and then left (west) onto SE Division Pl. Runners then make their way to the Eastbank Esplanade via SE 4th Ave and SE Caruthers St.
Runners will stay on the Eastbank Esplanade until reaching SE Clay St, at which point they will connect onto SE Water Ave and continue north to exit the neighborhood. The first runners will enter the neighborhood at approximately 7:55 a.m. and the last runners will exit the neighborhood by approximately 1:30 p.m.
Special Traffic Considerations In Your Neighborhood
The I-5 freeway northbound off-ramp onto SE Yamhill St (Central Eastside Industrial District) will be closed during the hours of the event. Those planning to enter the neighborhood by exiting northbound I-5 during that time frame will need to do so via a detour.
Eastbound and westbound traffic will be allowed across the Ross Island and Marquam Bridges during the entire event, but there will be heavy event traffic in Downtown Portland during the hours of the event and those planning to travel in or through Downtown should expect delays.
Westbound traffic flow exiting the Hawthorne Bridge onto SW Main in Downtown will be temporarily closed from 7:10-7:25 a.m. for the start of the race, but the bridge will otherwise not be impacted. The best way to enter Downtown if arriving from the east anytime before 8:00 a.m. will be to use the I-5 Freeway (Marquam Bridge) and use the 4th Ave exit (1B). The Marquam Bridge (entrance via SE 5th Ave) is also the best way to exit Downtown if heading east during the same time.
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.
The Morrison Bridge will remain completely open for the duration of the event; however, vehicles entering Downtown from the east via the Morrison Bridge will experience delays maneuvering in that area from 7:10-7:45 a.m.
It will not be possible to exit northbound McLoughlin Blvd (99E) onto SE Woodward St during the hours of the event. It will also not be possible to cross SE Milwaukie Blvd going east/west anywhere between SE Franklin St and SE Reedway St (including SE Holgate Blvd).
"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, October 2nd, to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 3rd. 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 Woodward St between SE McLoughlin Blvd and SE 9th Ave
- SE 9th Ave between SE Woodward St and SE Division Pl
- SE Division Pl between SE 9th Ave and SE 4th Ave
- SE 4th Ave between SE Division Pl and SE Caruthers St
- SE Caruthers St between SE 4th Ave and the Eastbank Esplanade
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 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.