Hillside Neighborhood Association

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

Although the actual race route does not enter Hillside, it will impact nearby streets. Runners begin the race Downtown and cross W Burnside St several times within the first few miles. The route eventually travels west up W Burnside St and enters the Northwest District running north on NW 23rd and NW 24th Ave. Runners then head east towards the Pearl District.

Special Traffic Considerations In Your Neighborhood

It will not be possible to travel on or across W Burnside St anywhere east of NW 23rd Ave between the hours of 7:10 and 8:15 a.m. Hillside residents who need to exit their neighborhood traveling east on Burnside during this timeframe will be able to make it as far as NW 23rd Ave / SW Vista Ave and will then be directed south onto SW Vista Ave into the Goose Hollow neighborhood.

From 7:10 to 8:15 a.m. those traveling south down NW Westover Rd will be able to travel as far as NW 24th Pl. They will then be directed south down NW 24th Pl rather than continuing to NW 23rd.

From 7:10 to 8:30 a.m. it will not be possible to cross NW 23rd Ave between Burnside and NW Kearney St, or NW 24th Ave between NW Kearney St and NW Thurman St.

The most convenient way to enter and exit the neighborhood between 7:10 and 8:30 a.m. will be to altogether avoid W Burnside St anywhere east of NW 23rd Ave, as well as NW 24th Ave and NW 23rd Ave. Hillside residents who live close to W Burnside St may consider crossing Burnside into Arlington Heights and traveling down past the zoo to use US Hwy 26. Hillside residents who live farther to the north may consider using NW Nicolai St to use US Hwy 30.

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, 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 info@portlandmarathon.com.

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