Expo Center (MAX station)

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Expo Center
MAX light rail station
PortlandMAX Expo station.jpg
Two single Type II cars at the Yellow Line terminus
Station statistics
Address 2060 North Marine Drive at Portland Expo Center
Portland, OR
Coordinates 45°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
Line(s) MAX Light Rail
Platforms Side platform and island platform
Tracks 3
Parking 300 total spaces
Bicycle facilities Lockers available
Other information
Opened May 1, 2004
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by TriMet
Fare zone 2
Preceding station   TriMet logo simplified.svg MAX Light Rail   Following station
toward PSU South
Yellow Line Terminus

The Expo Center station 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.

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.

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 connections[edit]

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

  • 11 - Rivergate/Marine Dr

Unique station features[edit]

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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