Take TriMet to Blazers, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and more!
It’s a busy weekend in Rip City! Let TriMet take you there – whether you’re heading to the Blazers game, the Timbers match, the Winterhawks showdowns, the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta or Cirque de Soleil.
It’s gonna be a Rip City Friday night!
Okay Rip City, it’s time for the Portland Trail Blazers to end the Houston Rockets’ playoff run and send them home to start their summer vacation early. Heading to the game on Friday night or to Rip City Central (aka Rose Quarter Campus)? All four MAX lines, as well as six bus lines, serve the area and provide a convenient way to get to and from the game. But don’t spoil a winning night on the court by fouling out on the MAX. Fares are required on TriMet vehicles including the MAX.
Enjoy a fiesta on the waterfront
Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park transforms into a Mexican celebración for the 30th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Saturday through Monday, May 3-5. Don’t worry about where to park; just take TriMet to the festivities!
All MAX lines and dozens of bus lines serve the downtown Portland area, and will drop you a short walk away. TriMet’s online trip planner makes it easy to plan your trip to the fiesta, with information about service alerts, travel and walk times, transfers and fares. Visit trimet.org, or m.trimet.org from your smartphones.
Sunday run events to cause some service impacts
Sunday morning, the Cinco de Mayo Run events will cause minor MAX and bus delays in downtown as vehicles hold at times to allow runners through. Ten bus lines will also detour around the run events. They are lines 12, 14, 15, 17, 20, 35, 44, 54, 56 and 77. Before you go, check the services alerts page at trimet.org/alerts. Learn more about the Cinco de Mayo events at cincodemayo.org.
Timbers and Winterhawks go for wins on Saturday night
TriMet will have extra service on Saturday night, May 3, as the Portland Timbers take on D.C. United at Providence Park and across town at the Moda Center, the Winterhawks host Edmonton as the puck drops on the Western Hockey League championship series. Game two follows on Sunday.
MAX Blue and Red line trains stop just across the street from Providence Park. Two regular service bus lines, Line 15-Belmont/NW 23rd and Line 20-Burnside/Stark, also serve the stadium. Express buses also will run between downtown Portland and the stadium. Remember, fares are required on all buses and trains.
Meanwhile all MAX lines serve the Rose Quarter/Moda Center area, as do a handful of bus lines. Plan your trip there with TriMet’s online trip planner.
Head to Cirque du Soleil’s final weekend
Also this weekend, Cirque du Soleil’s Totem finishes up its five-week run at the Portland Expo Center with shows on Saturday and Sunday. The MAX Yellow Line drops you off just steps from the Expo Center parking lot where the big top is set up.
Make your phone your fare
Who needs to keep track of yet another ticket? Our new TriMet Tickets mobile app lets you easily purchase and use tickets and passes for the MAX or bus instantly on your phone – anywhere, anytime. Just download the free app, register your debit/credit card in our secure system and you’re ready to buy, activate and go. Learn more at trimet.org/mobiletickets.
Avoid the need to make two purchases by buying a day pass. It’s the same price as two 2-hour tickets.
Day Pass Fares
Honored citizens: $2