Parking & Travel

Race Day Parking

Downtown Parking Lots and Garage
City Center Parking operates a number of pay lots and garages in downtown Portland that are near Waterfront Park. Go to and click on the tab entitled “Lot Locator.”

Enter the distance you want from “Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon” in the lot locator tool. The program will display a list of surface lots and garages in order of proximity to Waterfront Park. These lots and garage require a fee to park.  Parking fees are set by lot operators, not the race organizers.

Additional Lots Available:
US Bancorp Tower (enter on Pine St or 4th Ave)
129 Southwest 4th Avenue
Portland, OR
$8 for race day parking

Public Transportation

Taking MAX or TriMet is an easy way to get to the Shamrock Run and saves the inconvenience of finding a place to park. For the best routes and schedules, call 503/238-RIDE (7433) or go to

MAX riders should step off at SW 1st and Oak Street and walk one block east to SW Naito Parkway and the start area at Waterfront Park.

Driving Directions

The event site is at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, which is located next to SW Naito Parkway between Pine and Salmon Streets.

From I-5 North (south of Portland), connect onto I-405 North and take the 4thAvenue exit. Continue north on SW 4th Avenue to Stark Street. Turn right onto Stark and look for parking in this area. Waterfront Park and the start area are four blocks east.

From I-5 South (north of Portland), take the City Center/Morrison Bridge exit and follow the signs to SW Naito Parkway.

From I-84 West (east of Portland), connect onto I-5 South and then take the City Center/Morrison Bridge exit and follow the signs to SW Naito Parkway.

From Highway 26 (west of Portland), take the Market Street exit and continue east on Market to SW 2nd Avenue. Turn left onto SW 2nd and continue north to SW Stark Street. Look for parking in this area. To reach Waterfront Park and the starting area, walk two blocks east on Stark.