March Madness comes to the Moda Center March 19 and 21


Take TriMet to take in all the hoop action

Get your game on with TriMet as March Madness comes to the Moda Center! Portland is playing host to NCAA Tournament action Thursday, March 19 and Saturday, March 21. The games get underway Thursday at 11:10 a.m. and run into the evening. With basketball fans and weekday workers jockeying for the same parking options, plan ahead and take TriMet to the games. All MAX lines and six bus lines (4, 6, 8, 35, 44 and 77) serve the Rose Quarter area. Plan your trip.

Lumberjacks, Hoyas and Utes, oh my!

In the rush to cheer on your team, remember safety first. Please be mindful and aware around our buses and trains, and obey all pedestrian signals while walking through the Rose Quarter area.

Don’t foul out getting caught without a fare

Leave the madness on the court and play by the rules. Fares are required on all TriMet vehicles including the MAX. Foul out with no fare and you face a $175 citation or exclusion from the system.

Purchase a Day Pass so it’s easier to board trains following the games. Or use the free TriMet Tickets mobile app. Easily purchase and use tickets and passes 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

Park & Ride options for getting to the games

Close-in Park & Ride lots will be full with commuters on Thursday, including Parkrose/Sumner Transit Center, Gateway Transit Center and Sunset Transit Center lots. However, many other lots typically have space available on weekdays:

Beaverton Creek – 417 spaces
SW 153rd and Millikan Way
MAX Blue Line

Willow Creek/SW 185th Ave TC – 595 spaces
375 SW 185th Ave
MAX Blue Line

E 122nd/Menlo Park – 612 spaces
12202 E. Burnside St
MAX Blue Line

E 181st Ave – 247 spaces
18324 E. Burnside St.
MAX Blue Line

SE Main St – 420 spaces
1119 SE 96th Ave
MAX Green Line

Clackamas Town Center Garage – 750 spaces
9225 SE Sunnyside Rd.
MAX Green Line

Delta Park/Vanport – 304 spaces
1940 N Victory Blvd
MAX Yellow Line
*Note: there are several additional parking lots near Delta Park on the west side of Expo Road.

Visit for locations and hours of availability

Plan ahead

TriMet’s online trip planner makes it easy to plan a trip, with information on travel and walk times, transfers and cost. Visit, for smartphones.