Portland Sailing Center

Driving Directions

Portland Sailing Center is located on the Columbia River near Portland Airport. We are easily accessed from I-5 to the west, from I-205 to the east, or from I-84 to the south. We are at the end of the main dock at Harbor 1 Marina, 3307 NE Marine Drive. Office phone number is 503-281-6529.

Driving from Interstate 5: When arriving from Interstate 5, either northbound or southbound, take Exit 307, Marine Drive, and access Marine Drive eastbound. Harbor One can be found 1000 feet (2/10 mile) east of the intersection of 33rd Drive and Marine Drive. If you find yourself driving past Salty's on the Columbia restaurant you've missed Harbor One.

Driving from Interstate 205
Marine Drive cannot be accessed directly from Interstate 205. Take the eastbound exit of Airport Way and drive to 122nd Ave., then left (north) to Marine Drive, and turn left again. You are headed west, now. Proceed past the airport to the Harbor One parking lot. If you reach the intersection with 33rd Drive, you've gone a thousand feet too far.

Driving from Northeast Portland (three approaches)
1. Take 33rd Ave. north from I-84 all the way to Marine Dr., then turn right. There is a confusing bridge along the way as 33rd leaves the residential area and crosses Lombard and Columbia Blvd. Proceed over the bridge. At midspan move to the right lane. This will carry you via a single lane ramp up to the right and then down, now facing west. At the bottom of this ramp take the right fork. This is 33rd Drive which will carry you the remaining mile or so to the stop sign at Marine Drive. Turn right, check Parking/Marina instructions below.

2. Via Columbia Blvd. from the east, driving westbound. Immediately past Broadmoor golf course clubhouse take the gentle right turn, an exit ramp, really, rather than going under the looming overpass. This ramp is not well signed. It will lead you to 33rd Drive. Proceed north to the stop sign at Marine Dr. Turn right and check the instructions below for Parking/Marina.

3. Via Columbia Blvd. from the west, driving eastbound. As 33rd Ave. approaches well ahead you will see a concrete overpass. Well before this you must turn right. This poorly signed right turn happens immediately past the "Tarr" sign. Once turned right you will immediately swing around and under Columbia Blvd. Now you are on 33rd Drive. Proceed north a mile or so to the stop sign at Marine Dr. Turn right and check the instructions below for Parking/Marina.


Parking/Marina
You will find the Harbor One parking lots by looking for the Harbor One sign on the north side of the road, 1000 feet (2/10 mile) east of 33rd Drive. You can park in the lot that the sign faces—this is the "upper" parking lot—or proceed 200 feet east to the end of the fence. Enter the main parking lot here.

Now look for the gate and ramp that lead you down to the river. Walk down the ramp and keep going straight. It's 700 feet to the end of the dock where you'll find the PSC office and boats.

Call 503-281-6529 if you get lost.

 

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