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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Johnson Creek

Click here for a Closure & Detour Route Map showing potentially flooded streets and detour routes for SE Foster Road during Johnson Creek flood events. Sand and sandbags are available to the general public. Shovels aren't provided, so the public must bring their own.


  • SE 88th Avenue just south of Holgate Boulevard in the parking lot at Lents Park. Enter parking lot at the bottom of the hill, and follow one-way traffic to the sand pile at the exit on the east side of SE 88th
  • SE 111th Avenue and Harold Street at the southeast corner of the intersection
  • SW 42nd Avenue and Vermont Street in the lower parking lot of Gabriel Park; enter Gabriel Park from Vermont
  • Click here to track Johnson Creek flood stages
  • Click here for information in English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, and traditional Chinese
  • Click here for more Johnson Creek flood information