Reed 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 the Reed Neighborhood Association, it will impact nearby streets. Runners start the race in Downtown Portland and make their way south to cross over the Sellwood Bridge in Sellwood. They then continue east on SE Bybee Blvd and enter Eastmoreland. The route heads north on Reed College Pl and performs a counter-clockwise loop around the Reed College Campus. It then heads south back down Reed College Pl and returns to Sellwood via SE Bybee Blvd. From Sellwood the runners head north on SE Milwaukie Ave and make their way to the Burnside Bridge to cross back over into Downtown for the race finish.

Special Traffic Considerations In Your Neighborhood

It is recommended that Reed residents do not attempt to use SE 28th Ave to travel anywhere south of SE Steele St from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the day of the race. If it is absolutely necessary to enter Eastmoreland from Reed via SE 28th Ave, traffic control personnel will be present to assist vehicles to do so, but there will be significant delays. Once in Eastmoreland, it will not be possible to continue down SE 28th Ave to cross over 99E on Bybee Blvd. Cesar Chavez Blvd should be used as an alternative for any travel south of SE Steele St.

SE Woodstock Blvd between SE 36th Ave and SE 28h Ave will be entirely closed from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

It will not be possible to drive east/west across SE Milwaukie Ave on SE Holgate Blvd. All vehicles will be turned away one block prior to reaching SE Holgate Blvd. SE Powell Blvd will remain open and unimpacted throughout the entire event, and should be used as an alternative route for westbound travel.

SE McLoughlin Blvd (99E) will be accessible via SE 17th Ave and there will be no impacts to 99E itself.

Westbound travel across the Sellwood Bridge will not be possible between 7:00 and 10:45 a.m.

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

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