Route and Stations


In 2008, jurisdictional partners and the public examined alternatives for the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project. Ultimately, the current alignment of the project was selected in July 2008. The route includes:

  • an extension of light rail from Portland State University south
  • 10 new stations—two on the west side of the Willamette River and eight on the east side
  • The Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Bridge spanning the river from OSHU’s future South Waterfront campus to OMSI
  • a south terminus on SE Park Avenue in Clackamas County


Note: The renderings and station area plans below were produced at 90 percent design of the project. All station and structure designs, as depicted in these graphics, are subject to change.

Fact sheets are provided in Spanish for station areas near a higher number of households with Spanish-speaking members.


Lincoln St/SW 3rd Ave Station

SW Lincoln Street between 2nd and 3rd avenues at the southern end of downtown Portland

South Waterfront/SW Moody Ave Station

Adjacent to the site of the future OHSU South Waterfront Campus

OMSI/SE Water Ave Station

Adjacent to OMSI, Portland Opera’s Hampton Opera Center, and bike route connections to the Springwater Corridor and the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade

Clinton/SE 12th Ave Station

Between SE Division Street and Powell Boulevard at Clinton Street and SE 12th Avenue, in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood

SE 17th Ave & Rhine St Station

South of SE Powell Boulevard on 17th Avenue at SE Rhine Street, in the Brooklyn neighborhood

SE 17th Ave & Holgate Blvd Station

On 17th Avenue north of where it intersects Holgate Boulevard, in the Brooklyn neighborhood

SE Bybee Blvd Station

At the intersection of SE Bybee and SE McLoughlin boulevards, in the Sellwood-Moreland and Eastmoreland neighborhoods (within walking distance of Reed College)

SE Tacoma St/Johnson Creek Station and Park & Ride

Near the intersection of SE Tacoma Street and McLoughlin Boulevard, in the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood (providing a direct connection to the Springwater Corridor)
320-space Park & Ride facility


Milwaukie/Main St Station

Between Main St and SE 21st Avenue in downtown Milwaukie

Oak Grove

SE Park Ave Station and Park & Ride

At SE Park Avenue and McLoughlin Boulevard in north Clackamas County (connects to the multi-use Trolley Trail)
355-space Park & Ride facility

Station Area Planning

In 2007 and 2008, Metro conducted analysis of proposed station areas along the Southeast Portland, Milwaukie and North Clackamas County portions of the alignment. Access the resulting report. Design for station areas approved in the 2008 LPA advanced during the year-long Preliminary Engineering phase, which ended on March 31, 2010. Details of much of this preliminary planning and design work can be found in the project Conceptual Design Report.

Progress on station area planning continues in the current Final Design phase.