Interstate 205 is the eastern bypass route around the Portland metropolitan area. Drivers heading through the area on their way to Seattle or Salem prefer Interstate 205 to Interstate 5 as it is newer, wider, and generally an easier way to pass through Portland and its suburbs. Southbound Interstate 205 begins in Salmon Creek, Washington, where it splits from Interstate 5. From there it travels through Vancouver and crosses the Columbia River into Oregon. Known as the East Portland Freeway in Oregon, it heads through the eastern neighborhoods of Portland in Multnomah County.
Crossing into Clackamas County near Exit 16, Interstate 205 services the Portland suburbs of Clackamas, Gladstone, Oregon City, and West Linn. It reaches its southern terminus at Tualatin, rejoining Interstate 5.
Mileage-based exit numbering begins in Tualatin and is continues accumulating without resetting to zero once the freeway crosses into Washington State.
Interstate 205 Highway Guides
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View of Interstate 205 & Oregon 213 & 224 from the Oregon 212 & 224 (Clackamas Highway) overpass at Exit 12. First photo taken 08/27/06. Second photo taken 08/27/06.
2006-08-27 by AARoads.
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Page Updated 12-15-2010.