Dear Timbers Fan:
The City of Portland and TriMet are asking fans to consider their transportation options and parking decisions before game day to keep streets and transit running smoothly. TriMet is running extra service and expecting crowded buses and trains, and the City of Portland is encouraging drivers to park downtown and walk or use an express bus to get to the game instead of parking in neighborhoods near the stadium.
Walking and bicycling are great options, too, as well as coming early or staying late on game days to avoid crowds.
Please check out transportation and parking information online to help make your Major League Soccer experience memorable.
FOR PUBLIC TRANSIT AT TRIMET: You can plan your trip at www.trimet.org.
Parking Downtown is easy
Instead of parking in neighborhoods near the stadium, the City of Portland is encouraging Timbers fans to park downtown at SmartPark or one of the many of private parking lots. Consider walking or using TriMet’s express bus between the stadium and major downtown stops. If you're parking downtown, you can also catch an express bus to Providence Park.
Parking in NW Portland and Goose Hollow is discouraged
There are parking restrictions in Goose Hollow and Northwest Portland to discourage fans from parking in neighborhoods so residents and business patrons have access. Timbers fans who choose to park in signed parking zones around the stadium for longer than 90 minutes on game days may receive a $60 citation. Parking maps & information are also available at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/34782.
Walking and Bicycling
Walking and bicycling to the game is fast, easy, cheap and great exercise. Bike parking will be located on SW Morrison Street and SW 18th Avenue. Bike parking for season ticket holders is sold out and there will be a limited number of spaces available for non-season ticket holders. Walk/bike maps are online at http://www.portlandonline.com/transportation/index.cfm?c=39402.
Drivers should plan ahead, be cautious
Streets and sidewalks are expected to be crowded on game days near the stadium. Fans choosing to drive should be safe by following signs and police direction, driving slow and being patient. To save time and avoid traffic congestion, make a plan before leaving home or work for where you will park downtown and whether you can use TriMet’s express bus or walk to the game.
Come early, stay late
Great shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities surround Providence Park. Local bars and restaurants welcome Timbers fans before, during and after games to enjoy all that Northwest and Goose Hollow have to offer. Plus, TriMet is expecting crowded trains and buses so any help to ease the pre- and post-game rush to board transit is much appreciated. Late evening train service comes less frequently – every 35 minutes – with the last train stopping at the stadium station just after 11:30 p.m.