Washington Park seasonal service gets underway May 5

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Popular bus line provides visitors access to key Portland attractions for 14th straight year

TriMet’s popular Line 83-Washington Park Loop begins weekend service on Saturday, May 5, with daily service beginning on Memorial Day, May 28. This is the 14th year of service for the bus line that provides a convenient way to visit the park’s popular attractions:

  • Oregon Zoo
  • Portland Children’s Museum
  • International Rose Test Garden
  • Children’s Play Park
  • Japanese Garden
  • Hoyt Arboretum
  • World Forestry Center Discovery Museum
  • Vietnam Veterans of Oregon Memorial
  • Oregon Holocaust Memorial
  • Hiking trails

Line 83 runs about every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. From August 2 through 12, service will be extended for evening concerts being held in the park. The Washington Park Loop connects with MAX and other bus service in downtown Portland. It returns to weekend-only service after Labor Day through October 28.

MAX Blue and Red line riders can catch the 83-Washington Park Loop across from the JELD-WEN Field station or at the Washington Park station. During Portland Timbers matches, the Line 83 will not serve the stop near JELD-WEN Field due to street closures.

The line was formerly called the Washington Park Shuttle, but TriMet changed the name to better alert riders that standard fares are required,

Plan ahead

Riders visiting Washington Park should plan ahead. 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.