This Sunday, 30,000 runners and walkers will meet up at Waterfront Park for a little bit of a run and a whole lot of party for the 2011 Shamrock Run.
Downtown Portland will be closed during the race from Broadway to the waterfront, which means the Burnside, Morrison, and Hawthorne Bridges are also inaccessible. Public Transit is always encouraged and will most likely be the easiest way to get downtown tomorrow.
The start for all races is on SW Naito at SW Pine, heading North. That means that thousands of people will be lined up on Naito to the south of SW Pine. If you are heading that way, plan accordingly and know it will take nothing less than a small miracle to find a parking space!
After the race, you’ll definitely want to grab a bit to eat to make up for all your hard work, Even sideline support can work up an appetite! It may be a good idea to skip the downtown hot spots and head to some further out of the way brunch spots on the East side such as; Tin Shed, Genies, Gravy, and Pine State Biscuits.
Best of luck to all the runners and supporters!