Life in Portland Blog

Portland Streetcar Central Loop Grand Opening Celebration


The Portland Streetcar will be celebrating the opening of their newest line, theCentral Loop, on September 22, 2012. The Loop will connect with the existing streetcar on 10th & 11th in Downtown Portland. From there it will cross the Broadway Bridge traveling along Broadway, Weidler, 7th, MLK and Grand connecting to the Rose Quarter, Lloyd District, Oregon Convention Center, the Central Eastside Industrial District and OMSI.

The Portland Steetcar has a whole day of celebratory events scheduled including:

- “Streetcars Build a City” Exhibit at theArchitectural Heritage Center on SE Grand at Alder from 10AM to 4:30PM

Urban Art Network’s Art Fair at NW 11th & Northrup from 11AM to 5PM


SOLVE Beach and Riverside Cleanup at South Waterfront from 9AM to 12PM

- Community Showcase featuring local businesses and entertainment at the Oregon Convention Center Plaza on NE Oregon between Grand & MLK from 11AM to 5PM.

Also, be sure to remember that as part of the celebration the Streetcar will be free to all passengers September 22-23rd!