Kings Hill / Southwest Salmon
|Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon
MAX light rail station
|Address||Southwest 18th Avenue & Salmon Street|
|Line(s)||MAX Light Rail|
|Opened||August 31, 1997|
The Kings Hill/SW Salmon station is a light rail station on the MAX Blue and Red lines in the Goose Hollow neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Its incorrectly punctuated name refers to the hillside to the west of the station, which has historically been referred to as King's Hill. A section of King's Hill, which contains many historic buildings, qualified for inclusion within the King's Hill Historic District, the easternmost boundary of which is at SW 21st Avenue. The station is located in the center of SW 18th Avenue and has a single platform between the tracks. The platforms are accessed from the left-hand side of the train.
Despite the Providence Park eastbound station being only a few blocks away, the station was added at the request of the neighborhood. It provides service to Lincoln High School and the Multnomah Athletic Club. Though one of the least used downtown MAX stations, a new condominium development nearby is expected to boost ridership.
Artwork around the station recalls Tanner Creek, which was buried and infilled early in Portland's history, and a bronze goose paying tribute to the Goose Hollow neighborhood. Simpsons creator Matt Groening etched Bart Simpson into the east sidewalk of SW 18th Avenue in 1996 during the construction of this station. The City of Portland has opted to leave the sidewalk intact. SW 18th Avenue runs behind Lincoln High School, where Groening graduated in 1972.
Bus line connections
This MAX station is served by the following bus lines:
- 15-Belmont/NW 23rd Ave
- 63-Washington Park
- 83-Washington Park Shuttle (runs May–October only)
The Washington Park Shuttle began serving this station in 2010 (at which time the route was unnumbered).
- Prince, Tracy J. (2011). Portland's Goose Hollow. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7385-7472-1.
- "King's Hill Historic District Guidelines" (PDF). Planning Bureau, City of Portland. 2001. pp. 133–138. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
- Cost of prime site with MAX access: $1 Portland Tribune, August 22, 2006.
- "Summer season begins on Washington Park Shuttle: Route extended to make additional connections to downtown MAX stations". TriMet. May 28, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
- Station information (with northbound/eastbound ID number) from TriMet
- Station information (with southbound/westbound ID number) from TriMet
- MAX Light Rail Stations – more general TriMet page