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Traffic Advisory: Avoid west end of Hawthorne Bridge, expect delays, noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 for permitted march in downtown Portland

Route for march west of Hawthorne Bridge

(May 7, 2019) – The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) advises the traveling public to expect road closures from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 at the west end of the Hawthorne Bridge for a permitted rally and march.

The Oregon Education Association plans a rally at 11 a.m. at Gov. Tom McCall Waterfront Park. A march is planned to start at noon, traveling from the park, across SW Naito Parkway, west on SW Taylor Street, south on SW Third Avenue, east on SW Columbia Street, across SW Naito Parkway again and returning to the park.

The traveling public is advised to avoid the area during the expected closures. Use alternate routes and travel cautiously, obeying traffic control barricades and directions from police.

Consider taking public transit, biking or walking to the event or to nearby destinations.

No interruptions to MAX light rail or Portland Streetcar service are expected. See for potential impacts to bus service in the area.

PBOT has been working closely with our partners including Portland Police Bureau and Portland Parks & Recreation. PBOT has issued a permit for use of city streets on the route. Portland Parks & Recreation has issued a permit for use of the park.


The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) is the steward of the City’s transportation system, and a community partner in shaping a livable city. We plan, build, manage and maintain an effective and safe transportation system that provides access and mobility.