columbia slough path

New bike lanes on N Whitaker will connect slough path to Delta Park

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 14th, 2021 at 10:12 am

Existing conditions on N Whitaker Rd looking north from Schmeer. That parking lane on the right will become a bike lane.

[Read more…]

Woman assaulted while biking on Columbia Slough path

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 5th, 2020 at 3:20 pm

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

[Read more…]

Columbia-Lombard plan draft includes new carfree bridge over I-5, extension of Columbia Slough path

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on April 21st, 2020 at 12:33 pm

There are some very exciting bike projects in this plan.
(Photo: Michael Andersen)

[Read more…]

Planning begins on carfree bridge over Columbia Blvd and new path through St. Johns Prairie

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 18th, 2019 at 4:08 pm

Detail of new bridges and path alignment.
(Graphic: Metro)

[Read more…]

You’ve probably ridden in Vanport, the former city wiped out by a flood 71 years ago today

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on May 30th, 2019 at 4:38 pm

Ever raced cyclocross, mountain, or road bikes at Portland International Raceway? Ever biked on the Columbia River Slough northwest of Kenton? Or maybe you’ve enjoyed the annual Winter Wonderland Light Show?

If you answered yes to any of those, you’ve ridden on the streets, across the yards, and around the borders of Vanport.[Read more…]

Advocates say it’s a perfect time to invest in ‘Safe Routes to the Slough’

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on March 8th, 2019 at 1:57 pm

There are great places to ride on and beyond the Columbia Slough. Getting to them should be much easier.
(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland)

With Metro laying groundwork on two major funding initiatives, advocates with the 40-Mile Loop say the time is now to make a substantial investment in the paths, roads, and trails that get people to the Columbia Slough Watershed.
[Read more…]

Ride to a quiet beach just 10 miles away on a route that’s 80 percent carfree

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on August 1st, 2017 at 3:05 pm

Ride from NoPo to Kelley Point Park-31.jpg

This five-mile path parallels Marine Drive and connects Kelley Point Park with Smith and Bybee Lakes.
(Photos: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Did you know there’s a ride that’s 80 percent carfree and will take you from inner Portland to beaches on the Willamette and Columbia rivers on a mix of quiet residential roads, sidewalks, and paths?

View and download route at

We all know how Portland’s 90-mile network of neighborhood greenways are great at getting us across town; but they can also help us get away from town.

A Portland Bureau of Transportation staffer once referred to our neighborhood greenway network as a “bus system for biking and walking.” And similar to how some of us use light rail to expand the scope of rides (like taking MAX to Hillsboro to reach Stub Stewart State Park), our neighborhood greenways enable smaller journeys more suitable for riders of all ages and abilities but no less fun and adventurous.

This past weekend my six-year-old son Everett and I hopped on a borrowed tandem (thanks Peter!) and headed out to Kelley Point Park — an isolated, 100-acre stand of cottonweed trees and grassy meadows at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
[Read more…]

Route advisory: Columbia Slough Bike/Walk Bridge to close for up to 3 months

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 19th, 2017 at 9:45 am

The suggested detour is to use N Interstate/Denver Avenue, which is one mile east of the bridge.
(Graphic: Portland Bureau of Environmental Services)

Get ready for a closure of a popular biking and walking bridge in north Portland.
[Read more…]

Woman seriously injured after mysterious crash on Columbia Slough path

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on September 19th, 2016 at 11:28 am

Ride Along with Ben Sanders - Vancouver to Lake Oswego-23.jpg

Riding along the Columbia Slough path north of Kenton.
(Photo: J. Maus/BikePortland)

Skjelse Rapoch thought she’d just had a very bad crash while riding her bike. Now the police her family thinks she might have been attacked.

It happened Tuesday night while Rapoch was riding on the Columbia Slough path en route to Portland International Raceway where her husband (who works at Velo Cult Bike Shop) was competing in a cyclocross race. Details of the incident are scarce because Rapoch doesn’t remember anything. It was only after she was recovering in the hospital that she spoke to police and began to put the pieces together.

“What we initially thought was a terrible bicycle accident,” her family says, “is the result of something far more sinister…. it would appear an individual(s) was hiding along the path and hit Skjelse in the face with a rock while she was riding by.”

According to statements from Rapoch and her family, the police are now investigating this as a possible assault (update: the police say there is no evidence to suggest it was an attack).

A rider who found Rapoch says they saw a lone suspect fleeing the area as they rolled up. Rapoch says police have found a bloody rock has been found nearby that matches her facial trauma.[Read more…]

Bike path along the Columbia Slough now officially open

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on January 10th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Come on in, the pavement’s fine.
(View looking west from Vancouver Ave.)
(Photos: Portland Parks & Rec)

[Read more…]