PDX running filter: help me find the safest, prettiest 10 mile route in NE Portland?
October 9, 2012 10:58 AM Subscribe
I'll be in Portland, OR for a wedding this weekend. I need to complete a ten mile run to keep up with training for a half marathon. I'll be staying on the NE side of Portland. I'm a lady running solo. Are there streets/areas I should avoid?
posted by hungrybruno to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total)
I usually do my long runs with my sister so I'm a little nervous about 10 miles alone already, but since I'll be in an unfamiliar city I want to make sure I don't take any stupid turns. We're staying on NE 10th between Prescott and Mason and I was planning to head over to North Vancouver Ave, run north to NE Ainsworth, then zig zag south down NE33rd with long stretches on NE Killingsworth, NE Alberta and NE Fremont.
I've visited PDX before (and I'm so excited to go back!) but I stayed in the city center last time, so: Anything stand out as neighborhood/ streets I should avoid? Or can you suggest a prettier spot? I'm willing to run a mile or two to get to a park where I can do the middle miles and then run home if you can think of something that fits the bill, but I'd like to start and end near our rental house. I'm using mapmyrun.com to try and plan, and will also have the app running as I...run. Heh.
My usual running precautions: I carry ID, phone, $20 for a cab if I need it, and water, of course. Thanks in advance for your help :)