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Downtown Traffic Impacts

Last Updated on July 10, 2014

Downtown Construction Projects

The following projects are listed by avenues first, east to west, and streets next, north to south. These projects are permitted long term use of the street and sidewalk to facilitate construction on private property.

  • SW 9th, Park, Yamhill and Taylor: full block, Park Avenue West project underway. Closes SW 9th between Morrison & Yamhill, all hours, all days.  Also an intermittent closures of SW Park between Yamhill & Morrison, M-F, 7am-4pm for concrete pours, equipment staging and deliveries. Projected project completion January 2016.
  • NW 14th & 15th, north of Irving: 1/2 block project for Pearl West Office Building. Closes sidewalkl and parking on east and west sides of the block, includes intermittent lane closures on NW 15th.  Project contact is Dan Zylkowski with Howard S Wright, 503-220-0895. Projected completion date is March 2016.  
  • NW 15th, Pettygrove to Quimby: 1/2 block project begins with demolition of existing building. Closes sidewalks & parking, uses intermittent lane and street closures on east side 15th, north side Pettygrove & south side of Quimby. Project contact is James Scheh at 408.507.1811,  Projected completion is Auguts 2014.   
  • NW Overton, 11th, & 12th: 1/2 block project.  Closes sidewalks and parking, uses intermittent lane and street closures on west side of 11th, north side of Overton and east side of 12th.  Project contact is Bob Brockamp at 503-283-6712. Project completion date is October 2015.
  • NW Overton, 12th, Pettygrove, 13th: full block project.  Sidewalk and parking closures all around, intermittent lane closures on NW 13th. Project completion date is June 2015. Contact is Brian Anthony at 503-283-6712. 

Utility Work, Crane Lifts, & Other Use Resulting in Lane or Street Closures

The following streets (listed by avenues first, from east to west, and streets next, from north to south) are expected to have impacts from private construction, utility work, crane lifts:  

  • SW Naito, Stark - Salmon: August 6-12, intermittent right northbound lane closures during Special Olmpics
  • SW 2nd, Oak - Pine: July 11- August 14, 7am-5pm, two left lanes closed during roofing work
  • SW 3rd, Stark to Alder: July 12-13, all hours, 2 left lanes closed for crane lift
  • SW 6th, Morrison - Yamhill: July 18 & 20, 4:30am-10am & 3pm-5pm, left lane closed for event un/loading at Pioneer Courthouse Square
  • NW 10th, Couch - Burnside: July 12, 8am-10pm, left lane closed for sign work
  • NW 11th, Glisan to Flanders: July 11-31, 6am-6pm, left lane closed for lift in street for repair to adjacent building
  • NW 11th, Couch to Burnside: July 10, 6am-3:30pm, left lane closed for utility work
  • SW 12th, Mill to Montgomery: July 14, 8:30am to 6pm, right lane closed
  • NW 14th, Ivring - Johnson: July 9-14, 7am-4:30pm, left lane closed, bikes and vehicles share one lane
  • NW Glisan, Broadway - 8th: July 7-25, 9am-3:30pm, right lane closed for utility work
  • NW Everett, 11th - 12th: May 24-August 22, intermittent left lane closure for construction
  • NW Couch, 10th to 11th: July 16, midnight to 5am, full street closure for crane lift
  • W Burnside, 10th - 11th: July 12, 8am-10pm, right westbound lane closed for sign work
  • SW Stark 2nd - 3rd: July 14, 6am-5pm, left lane closed during crane lift; bikes autos to share one lane
  • SW Stark, 10th - 9th: July 8- 16, 7am-3:30pm,  left lane closed; bikes and vehicles share one lane
  • SW Alder, 1st - 2nd:July 13-14, 6pm-5am, street closed for vault lid replacement
  • SW Yamhill, 1st to Naito: July 19, 6am-4pm full street closure for crane lift
  • SW Salmon, Naito - 1st: June 12 - Aug 7, full street closure during underground work and road replacement
  • SW Madison, 5th to 4th: July 12, 7am - 4pm, left lane closed for crane lift


Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall & Keller Auditorium School Buses for Performances

  • None scheduled

Keller Auditorium stage set load in/out: July 20

  • SW 3rd, Clay to Market: right lane closed, valid all hours except pm peak of Mon-Fri, 3:30pm to 6:30pm
  • SW Clay, 3rd to 2nd: left lane closed, valid all hours except am peak of Mon-Fri, 7am to 9am
  • SW Market, 4th to 2nd: left lane closed, valid all hours except pm peak of Mon-Fri, 3:30pm to 6:30pm  

SW Main Street (gates), SW Broadway to Park: closures for performances & events

  • Saturday, 7/12: Gate closed from 7pm to 11:30pm
  • Sunday, 7/13: Gate closed from 7am to 7pm

Multnomah County Bridges Use link for bridge closures & updates


One-Time and/or Ongoing Community and Special Events

First Thursdays, from 2pm to 11pm: 7/3/14, 8/7/14, 9/4/14, Urban Art Network to close NW 13th Ave between Hoyt and Johnson for the First Thursday Street Gallery. Thursday, 10/2/14, from 2pm to 11pm, Urban Art Network to close NW 13th Ave between Irving and Johnson only.

Wednesdays, from 7am-4pm, through 11/26/14, Portland Farmers Market to close SW Main St between E Park and W Park for the Portland Farmers Market at Shemanski Park.

Wednesdays, 7/16/14, 7/30/14,8/6/14, 8/13/14, 8/20/14, 8/27/14 from 8am to 9pm, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts to close SW Main St between Broadway and Park for Summer Arts on Main, Music on Main.

Thursdays, 7/10/14, 7/17/14, 7/24/14 and 7/31/14 from Noon-10pm, Ecotrust to close NW Irving St between 9th and 10th and NW Johnson St between 9th and 10th for the Ecotrust Sundown Concert Series.

Saturday, 7/12/14 from 6am to 8pm, Wold Domination Summit to close SW E Park Ave between Madison and Salmon, SW Main St between Broadway and E Park Ave and SW Madison St between W Park and E Park for the World Domination Summit.

Saturday, 7/12/14 fro 8am to 1pm, Superhero Fun Run to close SW Yamhill between Naito and 1st and SW 1st between Taylor and Yamhill for the Superhero Fun Run to benefit Portland Public Schools.

Sunday, 7/13/14 from 12:01am to 6am on Monday, 7/14/14, Paddy's Bar and Grill to close SW Yamhill St between Naito and 1st for Super Soccer Saturday to benefit AC Portland.

Sunday, 7/13/14 from 4am to Noon, Be the Match Foundation to close SW 1st Ave between Taylor and Salmon for the Be the Match Walk + Run.

Friday, 7/18/14 at 6am until Saturday, 7/19/14 at 6:30pm, Food First Marketing to close NW Irving St between 9th and 10th for The Oregon Berry Festival.

Saturday, 7/19/14 at 8am to 10pm, REI to close NW Johnson St between 14th and 15th for the REI Village to benefit Portland Parks Foundation.

Thursday, 7/24/14 from 12:01am-11:59pm, Prem Group to close NW Couch St between 11th and 12th for A Night on the Blocks to benefit Portland Center Stage.

Friday, 7/25/14 from 2pm to 10:30pm, INDUSTRY and Oregon Manifest to close NW 13th Ave between Johnson and Keraney for the Oregon Manifest Bike Design Project Reveal Party.

Friday, 8/15/14 7pm through Monday 6am 8/18/14, Dew Tour closes SW Broadway between Salmon and Jefferson, Main and Madison between 6th and Park.

Wednuesday, 8/13/14 from Noon to 11pm, R2C Group to close NW Park Ave between Davis and Everett for the R2C Media Summer Party to benefit the Pearl District Neighborhood Association.

Saturday, 9/27/14 from 5am-9pm, Multnomah County LIbrary to close SW Taylor St between 10th and 11th for the Multnomah County LIbrary 150 Year Celebration.


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The above information from the Portland Bureau of Transportation on expected traffic conditions was prepared based on known construction traffic control plans at the time of writing. The information is subject to change as new information becomes available.: