Extra service planned as the Timbers take on the top team in the league


Plan your trip to JELD-WEN Field

TriMet will have extra buses and trains running on Saturday night, April 21, as the Portland Timbers take on the number one ranked Sporting K.C. Here are some important tips for those taking transit to the match:

Kings Hill/SW Salmon St platform closure

Because of safety concerns caused by the potential for large crowds, the nearby Kings Hill/SW Salmon St MAX platform will now be closed two hours before game time. It will remain closed until an hour and a half after the game or until the crowd clears.

Fares checked before and after game

JELD-WEN Field is located outside of the Free Rail Zone, so valid fares are required to ride MAX trains. Riders should expect to have their fares checked when arriving at the JELD-WEN Field Station, as well as before they board trains after the matches. To save time after the game, riders can purchase a pre-validated fare for the ride home from the TriMet Tickets and Information booth set up at JELD-WEN for every Timbers match. Riders without a valid fare face a $175 citation and possibly exclusion from the system for up to 90 days.

Extra MAX service

In preparation for a large volume of post game customers, TriMet will have additional MAX trains available, and will insert the trains as needed, following the match.

Express buses between Downtown/JELD-WEN Field

Express bus service runs between Downtown Portland and JELD-WEN Field on game nights/days.

  • Express buses pick up passengers across from MAX stations at Mall/SW 5th Ave and Galleria/SW 10th Ave.
  • After the game, riders catch the express bus across from the stadium’s main entrance, on Morrison Street at 18th Ave. and are dropped off at three MAX stations (Library/SW 9th Ave, Pioneer Square South and Mall/SW 4th Ave) to get to parking garages or connect with MAX Green or Yellow line trains.
  • Express bus trips require the regular 2-Zone fare.

Plan ahead

Riders should plan ahead and allow for extra time during big events. For complete TriMet schedules and trip planning, or to receive service updates by email, visit trimet.org or call 503-238-RIDE (7433) weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.