Old Town Community Association

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

Runners will make their way through Old Town multiple times during the race. Immediately after the start of the race in Downtown, runners enter Old Town running north on NW 4th Ave. The route then turns left (west) onto Flanders St, and then exits Old Town by traveling south on NW 8th Ave. Several miles later, runners return coming south on Broadway before turning left (east) onto Flanders St and then right (south) onto NW 4th Ave once again. From there, they exit Old Town by turning left (east) on Davis St and then right (south) onto Naito Pkwy. Finally, runners finish the race by crossing the Burnside Bridge from east to west and using NW 3rd Ave and Davis St to connect back on to Naito where they will run south to the finish line located at Naito and Salmon St in Downtown.

Special Traffic Considerations In Your Neighborhood

It will not be possible to drive on or across NW 4th Ave, Flanders St, or Broadway on the portions of those roads used by the race (please refer to the map) between the hours of 7:10 and 9:45 a.m. Additionally, it will not be possible to drive on or across NW 3rd Ave or Davis St on the portions of those roads used by the race between the hours of 7:15 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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.

The Steel Bridge will remain open during the entire event, but vehicles entering Old Town from the east using the Steel Bridge will experience delays as they enter the neighborhood 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.

The six blocks within the area bound by Burnside St, Davis St, NW 3rd Ave, and Naito Pkwy will be inaccessible to vehicles from 7:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Naito Pkwy will be completely inaccessible to all traffic between SW Barbur Blvd and NW Davis St from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. After 10:00 a.m. Naito Pkwy will be accessible between SW Barbur Blvd and SW Jefferson St, but it will not be accessible from SW Jefferson St to NW Davis St until 5:00 p.m.

Although it is not shown on the map, NW Everett St between 4th Ave and 8th Ave, as well as NW Broadway between Everett St and Flanders St, will be used as temporary detour routes for some runners when TriMet vehicles need to cross the race route. Those portions of roadway will be inaccessible from 7:10-9:45 a.m. and will be posted as "No Parking" on Saturday and Sunday.

"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:

  • NW Flanders St between NW 4th Ave and NW 8th Ave
  • 4th Ave between SW Salmon St and NW Flanders St
  • NW 8th Ave between NW Flanders St and W Burnside St
  • NW Broadway between Broadway Bridge and NW Flanders St
  • NW Davis St between NW 4th Ave and Naito Pkwy
  • NW 3rd Ave between NW Davis St and W Burnside St
  • Naito Pkwy between NW Davis St and SW Arthur St

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 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.