In this holiday season we want to give thanks to our riders: 

  • Thank you for helping us reach new heights with our highest daily ridership ever of 15,921 riders per day in October and the milestone of 50,000,000 Lifetime riders in August.
  • Thank you for your feedback and insights during our trial closure of the 5 stations that were closed this year.  
  • Thank you for your support of each other with the daily help we witness on board.  
  • Thank you for participating so enthusiastically during our first ever "Inspired by Streetcar" Art Contest.
  • Thank you for all of the photos, emails, comments, and other forms of feedback that help us to strengthen our connections with you and improve the service we provide.
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Portland Streetcar and Portland Center Stage are partnering to give one lucky winner two tickets to see "Little Shop of Horrors" at The Armory and a $50 gift card to Isabel Pearl restaurant.  To enter simply post a photo of any Portland Streetcar on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #LittleShopStreetcar.  Each unique photo of any Portland Streetcar counts as one entry.  Photos of the Streetcar featuring "Little Shop of Horrors" on the side count as two entries into the contest.  Re-Posts of photos from Portland Streetcar or Portland Center Stage do not count.

All entries must be posted by Monday, October 10 at 2:00pm to be valid for contest entry.  The winner will be randomly drawn from all entries and notified Monday afternoon.  Good luck!

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On September 22, 2012 the Central Loop opened providing streetcar service to the Inner Eastside for the first time in nearly 60 years.  The 3.35-mile extension of the original North|South (NS) Line crossed the Broadway Bridge connecting the Rose Quarter, Lloyd District, Convention Center, Central Eastside Industrial District and the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry.  


Now, four years later, we have two lines serving the east side, crossing both the Broadway Bridge and the Tilikum Crossing with over 6,400 combined riders and over 2,000 riders on the east side.  

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One year ago, on September 12, 2015, Portland Streetcar, TriMet, and the community celebrated the Grand Opening of the A & B Loops, the Tilikum Crossing and the TriMet Orange Line.  At the time, east side ridership for Streetcar hovered around 850 riders per day with 3,260 riders on the old Central Loop (CL) line.  Ridership has more than doubled with over 2,000 daily riders on the east side alone and 6,420 riders on the combined A & B Loop streetcar service.  With more buildings opening soon all along the alignment, increased awareness and a focus on reliability, we are excited for what the coming year will bring.  Thank you for taking the ride with us!

Share your Portland Streetcar or Loop stories with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #pdxstreetcar.

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Portland Streetcar is proud to partner with Next Adventure on an innovative sponsorship.  To help promote all of the ways to get around town for our school children, Next Adventure has sponsored all K-12 School Field Trips on Portland Streetcar.  This means that all the fares for the students, chaperones, and teachers have been paid for and they ride for free.  To get the word out, Next Adventure owners Deek Heykamp and Bryan Knudsen along with our Executive Director Dan Bower created a video.  The video is available on YouTube and on our Video Gallery.

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