Expo Center station

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Expo Center is a light rail station on the MAX Yellow Line in Portland, Oregon, United States. It is the last stop northbound on the Interstate MAX extension.

Expo Center
MAX Light Rail station
Expo Center MAX Station 8242591999.jpg
Location2060 North Marine Drive
at Portland Expo Center
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates45°36′20″N 122°41′08″W / 45.60556°N 122.68556°W / 45.60556; -122.68556Coordinates: 45°36′20″N 122°41′08″W / 45.60556°N 122.68556°W / 45.60556; -122.68556
Owned byTriMet
Platforms1 side and 1 island platform
Parking300 total spaces
Bicycle facilitiesLockers
Disabled accessYes
OpenedMay 1, 2004
Preceding station   TriMet icon.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
Yellow LineTerminus

This station is a large park-and-ride station located on the grounds of the Portland Expo Center. It is set up as a modified side platform station, with the two platforms serving three tracks. The extra track allows the storage of an overflow train for events at the Expo Center. The 300 park-and-ride spaces are free for commuters arriving before 10 am on weekdays for a maximum 24 hours. At all other times, drivers must pay the Expo Center's usual $7–8 parking fee.

Although tracks and electrification end directly inside the station, it is designed to allow a future northbound extension (to Vancouver, Washington) to be easily constructed.

Both the landscaping and the artwork at the station are themed in a Japanese style. This recalls the temporary Civilian Assembly Center that existed here during the early days of World War II, which processed Japanese-Americans upon the enforcement of Executive Order 9066.[1]

Bus line connectionsEdit

This station is at the Expo Center served by the following bus line:

  • 11 - Rivergate/Marine Dr

Unique station featuresEdit

The station includes several unique decorative features relating to the internment camp theme:[2]

  • Timber Gateway: Traditional Japanese Gates, with steel internment tags strung among them
  • Bronze Trunks: Provide additional seating.
  • Bamboo Glass Blocks
  • Plaque: A plaque showing the prohibited area as defined in Exclusion Order #26 for those of Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien.


  1. ^ Chuang, Angie (September 11, 2003). "Embracing the future, remembering the past: TriMet dedicates the Expo Center MAX Station, once a temporary WW II internment camp". The Oregonian.
  2. ^ "Art on Interstate MAX Yellow Line". TriMet. Retrieved 2009-11-27.

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