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1st Ave MAX improvements Updated: 5:26 a.m., Wed. Apr. 27, 2016

A MAX improvement project in Downtown Portland will disrupt Blue, Green and Red lines, and reduce frequency on all MAX lines May 8 through May 21. More

The Portland Transit Mall

Bus and rail service on 5th and 6th avenues downtown

The Portland Transit Mall (also known as the "Transit Mall" or the "Portland Mall") is Downtown Portland's transit hub, spanning more than 57 blocks along 5th and 6th avenues.

About the Mall

  • Wayfinding signs on the Portland MallAll bus stops and MAX stations on the Mall are located on the right-hand side of the street, so transfers are safe and convenient.
  • Large signs and convenient stop groupings make it easy to find your stop or station.
  • Bus and MAX shelters are designed for visibility and well-lit for safety. The shelters feature real-time arrival information displays, seats and windscreens.
  • Security cameras monitor shelters and station areas.
  • Cars and bikes can travel the entire length of the Mall, but only in the left-hand traffic lane. Cars and bikes are not allowed in the transit lanes, and right turns are not allowed from 5th or 6th avenues, except where indicated.
  • Along the Mall, you'll find a great collection of public art by local and regional artists.

Bus and Rail Service

Look AliveFor your safety

Buses, trains, cars and bikes all share the road on the Mall. It's important to "look alive" and obey all signs and signals.

Learn more about traveling safely on the Mall