Getting on the Esplanade from NE Multnomah?
So, after being hit (again) on NE Broadway, I'm trying to take the Steel Bridge across instead. But I can never figure out the "correct" way to get there! I come down NE Multnomah from 21st... there are bike signs saying the Esplanade is straight ahead.
But then I either take some complicated sidewalk route (so that I can travel the wrong way on one-way streets) around the convention center, or I head through the transit center, use the pedestrian crosswalk across the max tracks, and walk my bike into the bike lane on Interstate.
Is there some way from NE Multnomah onto the Esplanade without using sidewalks or pedestrian crosswalks?