Trail Blazers or Timbers Saturday? Taking TriMet is a win-win!

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With nearly 50,000 fans hitting the streets this weekend, going by transit saves time, cuts cost and lessens hassle of getting to the game

Whether you are rooting on Rip City or chanting P-T-F-C, taking TriMet puts you in position for a win this weekend in Portland. On Saturday, April 14, the Trail Blazers will take on the New Orleans Pelicans at the Moda Center in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Across town, Providence Park will be filled with Portland Timbers fans for the MLS homeowner against the Minnesota United Loons. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. Riders should expect TriMet buses, MAX trains and platforms to be crowded and bustling with excitement, so plan a little extra time and head to the games early.

Blazers! Blazers!

Leave the driving on the basketball court and take TriMet to the Moda Center. All MAX lines serve the Rose Quarter area. MAX Blue, Green and Red lines stop at the Rose Quarter Transit Center, and MAX Orange/Yellow Line connects to the Interstate/Rose Quarter Station. Six bus lines – 4, 6, 8, 35, 44 and 77 — also provide a convenient seat to the game. Plan your trip at trimet.org.

When I root, I root for the Timbers!

TriMet is the official Troop Transport for the Timbers, so join an army fans, and make transit your ticket to Providence Park. MAX Blue and Red lines serve the Providence Park MAX station, located just across the street from the stadium entrance. The Kings Hill/SW Salmon St Station will be closed 90 minutes before the match and 90 minutes after it ends. Bus lines 15 and 20 provide a direct connection to Providence Park, and Line 6 has a stop just blocks away.

We’re all on the same team

TriMet asks fans heading to the games to plan ahead and to be patient. Consider getting to your destination early to avoid long lines and the last-minute rush. We’ll have extra buses, trains, security and staff in place as needed.

Remember the rules of the game

  • Proof of fare is required for all rides. Using Hop? Don’t forget to tap with every ride!
  • When boarding buses and trains, let exiting riders off first.
  • In priority seating areas, you are required to move for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • Use crosswalks and look both ways around buses and trains.

Score big with Hop Fastpass™

Hop Fastpass™ is the new way to ride TriMet, C-TRAN and the Portland Streetcar. Get a Hop card from one of nearly 400 retail locations, load money and you’re good to go. Just remember to “tap on” every time you ride.

No Hop card? No problem. Tap your smartphone equipped with a mobile wallet and linked to a valid bankcard to the Hop reader, validate your payment and hop on board. There’s no need to carry cash or keep up with a paper ticket, but please keep your phone charged.

Go Blazers! Go Timbers!

When it comes to the Timbers and the Trail Blazers — TriMet is part of the winning team! We’d like to wish both of our major league teams the best of luck, not just this Saturday but all season (and post-season) long.