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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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North Portland Greenway Plan


The vision of a continuous trail along both sides of the Willamette River has long been promoted by trail advocates in Portland. In a continuing effort to complete this trail, Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) applied for and received a Regional Flexible Funds grant from Metro to determine the preferred alignment for the 10.4-mile-long North Portland Greenway Trail. The project trail corridor extends from the Eastbank Esplanade at the Steel Bridge to Kelley Point Park. The North Portland Greenway Trail is a key piece of the metropolitan trail system which allows people to travel from Washington to Oregon and the Columbia River to the Willamette River. As the system grows so do opportunities for alternative transportation and recreation. When the entire trail is finally finished, it will connect the most distant point of north Portland to downtown.

The trail alignment will pass through and parallel a wide variety of land uses, including existing heavy and light industrial uses; environmentally sensitive, formerly contaminated and remediated areas; park and natural areas; the Union Pacific Railroad and Albina yard; and will require major street crossings at Rose Quarter, Lombard Street, and Columbia Blvd. The combination of trail segments will connect the Eastbank Esplanade at the Steel Bridge to Kelley Point Park. The project  consolidated all previous trail research, planning, and design work to create a design package for a buildable trail alignment.

Project Partners
Portland Parks & Recreation, North Portland Neighborhood Services, ODOT, David Evans and Associates, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Metro

Project Manager
Maya Agarwal, 503-823-2507

Project Advisory Committee (PAC)

  • Pam Arden (Kenton)
  • Jim Barnas (Cathedral Park)
  • Spencer Bohaboy (Cathedral Park)
  • Aaron Brown (Boise)
  • Mark Freeman (St. Johns)
  • Rich Hatfield (Overlook)
  • Mark Hill (Cathedral Park)
  • David Lee (Eliot)
  • Heather Mickler (University Park)
  • Marian Rhys (Arbor Lodge)
  • Francie Royce (Northwest)
  • Tom Hughes (Adidas)
  • Phyllis Harris (Daimler)
  • Jim Kuffner (University of Portland)
  • Thad Collins (UPS)
  • Jane Hart (Metro)
  • Kristin Acock (BES)
  • Marisol Caron (BDS)
  • Barry Manning (BPS)
  • Sarah Figliozzi (PBOT)
  • Angela Wagnon (ONI)