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North/East Side Neighborhood Ramble

  • Length:
    15 miles
  • Difficulty:
    Moderate
  • Nearby Cities:
    Portland
  • Region:
    Greater Portland
  • Attributes:
    Small Hills, Urban, Urban Views

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Directions

These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.

Slight right onto NE 13th Ave 141 feet (43 meters)
Turn right onto NE Lloyd Blvd 0.2 miles (329 meters)
Turn right on NE 9th Ave 0.1 miles (177 meters)
Head north on NE 9th Ave 0.3 miles (559 meters)
Continue west on NE Broadway 0.5 miles (792 meters)
Turn right onto N Williams Ave 0.4 miles (660 meters)
Head west on N Russell St 0.4 miles (720 meters)
Turn left onto N Mississippi Ave 0.2 miles (248 meters)
Turn right on N Mississippi Ave 0.4 miles (675 meters)
Continue north on N Mississippi Ave 351 feet (107 meters)
Turn left onto N Beech St 135 feet (41 meters)
Turn right onto N Michigan Ave-Mississippi Ave Alley 0.3 miles (420 meters)
Turn left onto N Mason St 138 feet (42 meters)
Turn right onto N Michigan Ave 0.1 miles (236 meters)
Turn left onto N Michigan Ave/N Prescott St
Continue to follow N Michigan Ave
0.8 miles (1242 meters)
Continue west on N Ainsworth St 1.3 miles (2041 meters)
Head north on N Willamette Blvd 0.2 miles (402 meters)
Head north on N Willamette Blvd 1.3 miles (2018 meters)
Head southwest on N Fiske Ave-Olin Ave Alley 59 feet (18 meters)
Turn right onto N Willamette Blvd 0.4 miles (610 meters)
Head northeast on N Portsmouth Ave 1 miles (1590 meters)
Head south on N Portsmouth Ave 0.4 miles (595 meters)
Sharp left toward N Columbia Blvd 1.5 miles (2359 meters)
Turn right on N Columbia Blvd 148 feet (45 meters)
Head southeast on N Columbia Blvd 56 feet (17 meters)
Turn right onto N Argyle Way 108 feet (33 meters)
Sharp left toward N Wilbur Ave 505 feet (154 meters)
Turn left onto N Wilbur Ave 0.1 miles (212 meters)
Turn left onto N Hunt St 512 feet (156 meters)
Turn right onto N Delaware Ave 0.2 miles (312 meters)
Turn left onto N Kilpatrick St 0.3 miles (433 meters)
Turn right on N Denver Ave 0.1 miles (200 meters)
Head south on N Denver Ave 1 miles (1596 meters)
Head east on N Ainsworth St 0.9 miles (1466 meters)
Turn right onto N Vancouver Ave 0.5 miles (820 meters)
Head east on N Alberta St 66 feet (20 meters)
Turn right onto N Vancouver Ave 0.2 miles (300 meters)
Turn left onto N Going St 0.8 miles (1352 meters)
Turn left onto NE 14th Pl 0.2 miles (303 meters)
Head east on NE Alberta St 525 feet (160 meters)
Turn right onto NE 16th Ave 0.2 miles (303 meters)
Turn left onto NE Going St 249 feet (76 meters)
Turn right on NE Prescott St 302 feet (92 meters)
Head east on NE Prescott St 174 feet (53 meters)
Turn right on NE 18th Ave 374 feet (114 meters)
Turn left on NE Skidmore St 0.8 miles (1287 meters)
Turn right onto NE 33rd Ave 246 feet (75 meters)
Turn left on NE Skidmore St 0.2 miles (397 meters)
Turn right onto NE 37th Ave 0.3 miles (528 meters)
Turn left onto NE Alameda St 151 feet (46 meters)
Turn right on NE Alameda St 525 feet (160 meters)
Head southeast on NE Alameda St 0.3 miles (534 meters)
Turn right onto NE 42nd Ave/NE Alameda St 404 feet (123 meters)
Turn left onto NE Beaumont St 95 feet (29 meters)
Continue onto NE Alameda St 446 feet (136 meters)
Turn right toward NE Alameda St 0.7 miles (1172 meters)
Slight left at NE Sandy Blvd 203 feet (62 meters)
Turn right on NE Alameda St 154 feet (47 meters)
Head east on NE Alameda St 0.2 miles (320 meters)
Head south on NE 62nd Ave 0.1 miles (213 meters)
Turn left onto NE Sacramento St 0.4 miles (626 meters)
Turn right on NE 72nd Dr 0.2 miles (308 meters)
Head south on NE 72nd Dr 0.2 miles (325 meters)
Continue east on NE Tillamook St 0.1 miles (167 meters)
Turn right onto NE 74th Ave 0.3 miles (407 meters)
Head east on NE Halsey Fork 161 feet (49 meters)
Turn right on NE 74th Ave 0.1 miles (188 meters)
Head south on NE 74th Ave 0.6 miles (1009 meters)
Head east on E Burnside St 0.1 miles (162 meters)
Turn right onto SE 76th Ave 0.3 miles (406 meters)
Head west on SE Stark St 128 feet (39 meters)
Turn left on SE 76th Ave 0.1 miles (229 meters)
Head south on SE 76th Ave 0.6 miles (907 meters)
Head southwest on SE Harrison St 0.4 miles (691 meters)
Continue northwest on SE Lincoln St 0.2 miles (393 meters)
Turn left onto Mt Tabor 466 feet (142 meters)
Turn right on SE Lincoln St 0.2 miles (268 meters)
Head west on SE Lincoln St 1.4 miles (2219 meters)
Head south on SE 34th Ave 0.3 miles (512 meters)
Head west on SE Clinton St 0.5 miles (787 meters)
Turn left onto SE 26th Ave 56 feet (17 meters)
Turn right on SE 21st Ave 0.2 miles (388 meters)
Head north on SE 21st Ave 515 feet (157 meters)
Head west on SE Division St 128 feet (39 meters)
Continue northwest on SE Ladd Ave 0.3 miles (470 meters)
Keep right at the fork 89 feet (27 meters)
Continue north on SE 16th Ave 0.1 miles (209 meters)
Slight right onto SE Poplar Ave 161 feet (49 meters)
Turn left onto SE 16th Cir 157 feet (48 meters)
Turn right on SE 16th Ave 305 feet (93 meters)
Continue north on SE 16th Ave 256 feet (78 meters)
Turn left onto SE Hawthorne Blvd 69 feet (21 meters)
Turn right onto SE 16th Ave 0.1 miles (230 meters)
Head north on SE 16th Ave 1 miles (1530 meters)
Continue east on NE Irving St 0.2 miles (333 meters)
Turn left onto NE 12th Ave 453 feet (138 meters)
Turn right onto NE Lloyd Blvd 272 feet (83 meters)
Turn left on NE 13th Ave 75 feet (23 meters)
Continue north on NE 13th Ave 125 feet (38 meters)

This rambling route will take you on a delightful cruise through some of Portland’s most vibrant and interesting north- and east-side neighborhoods.

Starting in Holladay Park next to the Lloyd Center, you’ll head through the Lloyd District, skirt the Rose Garden area and end up on Mississippi Street, North Portland’s burgeoning spot for food and entertainment. Then you’ll ride along “The Bluff” on Willamette Boulevard past the University of Portland before turning north toward the Columbia River. (As an alternate, you can find and follow the Columbia Slough Trail – this mapping software won’t follow paths – and circle back on Denver to rejoin this route.)

On Ainsworth you’ll pass by Peninsula Park, home of the Rose City’s first formal rose garden. After that you’ll swing through the Alberta Arts District, home to wonderful restaurants, galleries and boutiques. After passing Wilshire Park, you’ll cruise along Alameda Ridge and its beautiful homes, go right through the Rose City Golf Course, and then cross I-84 toward Mt. Tabor. You can take some time to explore Mt. Tabor Park as a side trip, but either way you’ll then head west down toward the Willamette River. You’ll pass through the unique geometry of Ladd’s Addition before swinging north and back to the start. What a great way to sample the eclectic (and relatively flat) north and east sides of Portland!

Oh, and by the way: Virtually this entire ride is on designated bike routes from the “Portland by Bicycle” map (www.gettingaroundportland.org) – you should either have a bike lane or a good shared roadway 95% of the time.

Motorized Vehicle Traffic: Moderate to heavy

Seasons: All

Photos of this Ride

Comments

  1. For a longer ride with a good climb, take trhe side trip up to Rocky Butte – there’s a great view in all directions from the park at the top. to get there, head east on Tillamook (just south of the golf course) then north on 92nd, and bear right to start the climb on Roc