How 2 Ride

Have questions about how to ride Portland Streetcar?  This video can help!  Learn more about boarding, fares, ramps and more!

Concept to Reality - The Making of the Modern Streetcar - Portland Streetcar

In conjunction with the celebration of the opening of the Portland Streetcar Loop over the new Tilikum Crossing: Bridge of the People, Portland Streetcar has recorded interviews with the key players, advocates, and builders involved in the 25+ year endeavor of the planning, development and construction of the first modern streetcar system in the United States after a multi-decade hiatus.

K-12 Field Trips FREE on Portland Streetcar Thanks to Next Adventure

Thanks to a generous sponsorship by Next Adventure, all K-12 School Field Trips are free on Portland Streetcar for students, chaperones, and teachers.

Grand Opening Celebration Fireworks

August 22nd, 2015 - TriMet presented a fireworks display in celebration of the upcoming opening of the Tilikum Crossing: Bridge of the People in Portland, Oregon. The bridge will carry Light Rail, Streetcar, and Bus traffic, as well as providing complete pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Presented by Kiewit. Sponsors: Rich Bader, Elemental, Ferguson Wellman. This video by Portland Streetcar.

When I Ride

September 20, 2012 - In Portland's central city, many modes of travel come together. This video explores safety situations and ways all road users can negotiate the streets of Portland enjoyably.

Construction Time Lapse

September 2013 - Time lapse video of the construction of the Streetcar and MAX crossing on SW Moody at the west end of the Tilikum Crossing.

Video provided courtesy of Stacy & Witbeck, Inc.

Portland Streetcar Loop Grand Opening

September 22, 2012 - The extension of the Portland Streetcar to the east side connects several inner city neighborhoods, catalyzes commercial and housing development, and provides additional alternative travel options for Portlanders.

Featured in this video: Rep. Earl Blumenauer, Rep. Suzanne Bonamici, Patrick Quinton (PDC), Michael Powell (Powell's Books & Portland Streetcar Board Chair), Chandra Brown (United Streetcar), and Portland Mayor Sam Adams.

First Portland Streetcar Ride on Central Loop

2012 - Portland’s newest streetcar line (and the first on the city’s eastside in more than 50 years) opens in less than a month on September 22, 2012. In anticipation of this substantial expansion to the existing streetcar network, Mayor Sam Adams, along with members of the Portland Streetcar board and Bureau of Transportation, rode on the first passenger-carrying train to traverse the new alignment earlier this month.

The eastside expansion will bring passengers over the Broadway Bridge from NW Lovejoy Street, connecting to the Lloyd District, the Oregon Convention Center, the Central Eastside’s Produce Row, and OMSI. When the new segment opens, streetcar service will be divided into two lines, which will overlap on 10th and 11th avenues in NW Portland and downtown. The opening of the eastside line will bring enhanced service to the most heavily used section of the Westside alignment (on 10th and 11th between Portland State University and the Pearl District). This section will see trains arriving every 7 minutes, down from the current 12-13 minute wait times. Trains on the eastside, NW 23rd, and the South Waterfront will arrive every 14 minutes. For a map of the new two-line system, click here.

2011 Streetcar Mobile Music Fest - Courtesy of Convey TV and the New~Railvolutionaries

September 19, 2011 - One night in Portland, the local chapter of the New~Railvolutionaries teamed up with Women's Transportation Seminar and PDX Pop Now! to combine our enthusiasm for transit and music.

Eight Bands. Six Streetcars. Three Hours of Fun.

Portland's Streetcar Mobile Music Fest: An Act of Civic Enthusiasm.

Special Thanks

Rick Gustafson - Portland Streetcar, Inc Lenore DeLuisa and Carol Cooper - Portland Streetcar Dan Zalkow and Ian Stude - Portland State University Crista Gardner - Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Terra Lingley - Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Cheryl Juetten - Professional Photographer Benna Gottfried - PDX Pop Now! Chris Hnat - 230 Publicity Ann Becklund - TriMet KGW-TV The Portland Bureau of Transportation

Bob Richardson - Video Lead Armeen Monahan - Video Crew #1 Dominick Noval - Video Crew #1

Sam Beresky - Video Crew #2 Steve Hammer - Video Crew #2 Hart Noecker - Video Crew #2

Our good friends at Rail~Volution

The Portland New Rail~Volutionaries: a group of folks who are very excited about streetcar, with extra thanks to:

Art Pearce, Julie Gustafson, Shoshanah Oppenheim, Benna Gottfried, Lauren Joyner, Todd Borkowitz, Kevin Pozzi, Eric Hesse, Rebecca Hamilton, Kris Nelson, Tom Gihring, Jonathan Winslow, Megan Neill, Steve Fox & his daughters, Jesse Boudart, Sara Giles, and Hillary Paas

Performers: Jared Mees and the Grown Children Left Coast Country Dag B and the Zig Zags Blake Lyman with Ben Graves Sara Jackson Holman Laurent Nickel Leif Anderson Boy and Bean

A sincere and heartfelt thanks to the Operators of the Portland Streetcar who move us forward every day

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Portland Streetcar: Connecting Neighborhoods

2008 - Portland City Commissioner Sam Adams discusses the benefits of Portland Streetcar.